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Tattoos and Elvis Guitar Picks
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | June 19, 2023
Presented by Rough Trade East, Damian performed a stripped back set plus live album signing at the Old Truman Brewery located at 150 Brick Lane in London on Monday, June 19, 2023. His performance started at 8:00 p.m. and the album signing began at 9:00 p.m. This unique event was for 300 lucky attendees celebrating the release of Damian’s debut album Mission Creep. More photos from the event in our Gallery.
We were one of those lucky 300 attendees – with boots on the ground – and we didn’t come empty handed. We gifted Damian with some Elvis Presley guitar picks for Christmas (straight from the Graceland store), but forgot to take them to London to one of his other gigs just before the holiday season. So Damian received the picks today as a Happy Album Release Day gift instead. And believe it or not, Damian used one of the Elvis picks at tonight’s gig! 🙂 Watch video about the Elvis pics below:
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Mission Creep: Down Under
by Karishma Sarkari | 9Honey Celebrity AU | June 16, 2023
Homeland star Damian Lewis celebrated a special day over the weekend – the release of his debut album, Mission Creep. On the day his new record came out, and in between filming his new vampire movie The Radleys, the 52-year-old took to the stage to perform at Black Deer Festival of Americana, held in the UK.
Lewis revealed he grew up going to a number of music festivals in “my young 20s, when I started going with pals” and enjoys now sharing the British summer tradition with his children.
“I’ve been to lots of different festivals and I love it. [I] take my kids to Latitude. There’s glamping ways of doing it and there’s real camping ways of doing it – I won’t tell you which one I prefer but I can say I’ve done both,” he laughed.
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Southern Comfort and British Spirit Unite
by Jen Long | The Line of Best Fit | June 17, 2023
Bringing together a diverse line-up, all under the umbrella of Americana, Black Deer’s 2023 edition kicked off with a celebratory sense of collaboration and more than a kiss of sunshine. Everything from folk and bluegrass to gospel and rock’n’roll, Black Deer Festival embraces and celebrates all that rolls into the canon of Americana. Based in Kent’s Eridge Park, the garden of England is transformed into a sea of cowboy boots and stars and stripes for three nights.
British actor-turned-musician Damian Lewis channeled his formative love of Elvis into a raucous set of rockabilly jams and segued from bolstering country-rock to London accented banter with a seamless charm. Playing at The Ridge, the festival’s tent-covered second stage, Damian brought together one of the bigger crowds of the early afternoon with his honky-tonk-ready rock n roll. His Elvis inspiration is detailed in our recent Nine Songs chat. Outside the tent the sun beat down, “I didn’t know we were gonna be inside. I’ve got factor fifty on, and now it’s all in my eyes,” he joked. View more photos from the event in our Gallery.
Today Damian released his fourth single and official music video, this time for the track ‘She Comes’ shot by Squire Studio on March 16, 2023 and directed by none other than Nick Murphy, the same director for Damian’s recent MGM+ and ITVX mini-series A Spy Among Friends. Location of the music video shoot was Master Shipwright’s Palace in Deptford, London, off the banks of the River Thames. The venue is described as “a peculiar new theatre in Deptford’s secret palace” that is “10 minutes from London Bridge.” View more behind the scenes photos from the video shoot in our Gallery here.
“She Comes is the first song I wrote for my debut album, so that makes it… my first song (That I’ve shared with the world, at any rate….). It’s about ghosts, and one ghost in particular. The album has hybrid sounds all through it, but this song leans heavily on a folk set up before crescendoing with a jazz feel brought by my brilliant band.”
As for the video: “We hoped to convey the feeling of an abandoned house, of the ghost of the woman that once lived there and a group of friends gathering to celebrate her.”
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by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | May 30, 2023
With a little over two weeks before his debut album is set for release on June 16, Damian took to social media to share a glimpse of him in the visual studio with artist Charlie Drinkwater to collage the artwork for Mission Creep. The cover art was influenced by Damian’s love of David Bowie, who worked with Andy Warhol and this idea of painting onto photographs. See the album artwork by Drinkwater, studio photoshoot by photographer Rhys Frampton and music videos in our Gallery here. Pre-order your album copy today and join the Damian Lewis Music mailing list from the music store links below.
‘Mission Creep’ Album – Damian Lewis Music Store (UK) here
‘Mission Creep’ Album – Damian Lewis Music Store (US) here
‘Mission Creep’ Album – Several digital/CD music services here or Target
‘Down on the Bowery’ – Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, Amazon and more here
‘Zaragoza’ – Pandora, Tidal, Spotify, YouTube, Amazon and more here
‘Makin’ Plans’ – Napster, Pandora, Tidal, Spotify, iTunes, Amazon and more here
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Lady Liberty and Some Pips
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | May 24, 2023
Photo Cred: Damian Lewis. Graphic art by Alison Mosshart
In true New York tourist-y fashion, Damian and Alison took “a slow cruise in a circle around a statue” on Wednesday, May 24, 2023…meaning the Statue of Liberty. Probably the Liberty Cruise around Manhattan. Downtime from the Writer’s Strike has paused filming Billions in New York City so as Damian put it, “what would you do with a day off?” They look like they are having so much fun! More photos like this, please 🙂 They also played a little backgammon at Bandits Diner and Dive, rode the subway and attended several art shows here and here. More photos in our Gallery here.
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A Musician and His Sharpie
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | May 22, 2023
It may not feel like a big milestone, but when a musician physically lays his hands on his first ever record album and autographs several copies, it’s a joyous feeling and a sense of accomplishment. Today Damian shared photos and videos of him signing his debut album Mission Creep, set for release on June 16, 2023 and can be pre-ordered from several outlets here. Congrats, Damian! View more photos in our Gallery here.
It looks as though Damian attended the Jake Chapman art exhibit titled Extinction Annihilation at ‘Tennis Elbow at The Journal Gallery’ in New York on opening night, Thursday, May 19, 2023. Damian is pictured here with fellow actor Sean Pertwee, best known for his portrayal as Alfred Pennyworth in the television series Gotham. British artist Chapman’s solo show was curated by Sozita Goudouna for Greece under the Greek Ministry of Culture – the mission being to promote contemporary Greek and Cypriot art in the US. His show runs through June 6, 2023. For more information visit Tennis Elbow at The Journal Gallery and Jake Chapman Studio. View more images in our Gallery here.
A fan took to social media to share this photo of her casual encounter with Damian, tagging it from Bergdorf Goodman in New York. More photos of Damian and Alison carrying BG shopping bags on the subway confirm they did a little high-end designer shopping, probably while Billions filming is on hold due to WGA strike. Nothing wrong with some retail therapy 😉 See more photos in our Gallery here.
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A Spy Among Friends: Best Mini-Series
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | May 14, 2023
Damian, looking super suave in his suit, attended the The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards this evening on Sunday, May 14, 2023 at Royal Festival Hall in London. In usual fashion Damian hammed it up for photographers with a series of very animated poses at the step and repeat board, at times taking videos of the onlookers to document the experience. View the most hilarious photos from tonight’s event in our Gallery here.
His ITVX drama A Spy Among Friends was nominated for best TV mini-series of 2022 but lost to Mood. Damian was also a presenter at the evening’s ceremony, presenting the Leading Actress Award to Kate Winslet. According to Huffington Post, Damian jokingly told the audience:
“I’m surprised you’re all still here. It’s a brilliant bar out there, I’ve been in a couple of times.”
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Premiere and Afterparty
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | May 9, 2023
Damian and Alison Mosshart attended the premiere of Book Club: The Next Chapter afterparty at Tavern On the Green in New York City on Monday, May 8, 2023. Others in attendance were Jane Fonda, Mary Steenburgen, Peter Gallagher, Eve Plumb, Diane Sawyer, Ted Danson, Carol Kane, Clive Davis, Judd Hirsch, Top Chef Judge Gail Simmons, Real Housewives of New Jersey Margaret Josephs and former Real Housewives of New York Jill Zarin and Luann De Lesseps. The Focus Features film follows the new journey of four best friends as they take their book club to Italy for a fun girls trip they never had. Cast include Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Mary Steenburgen, Candice Bergen, Don Johnson, Craig T. Nelson and Andy Garcia. View more images in our Gallery here.
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David Bowie Vibes
by Gingernsap | damian-lewis.com | May 1, 2023
Damian performed a live gig at Cheltenham Jazz Festival at Montpellier Gardens in the Jazz Arena on Monday, May 1, 2023 from 2:30-4:00 p.m. He and his band sounded incredible and audience members commented about Damian’s Bowie-esque look and vibe. Damian performed songs from his upcoming debut album out June 16, as well as covers like ‘Werewolves of London.’ View more images in our Gallery here. Next gig is Union Chapel! Watch brief interview from Cheltenham Jazz Festival with Tony Minvielle of Jazz FM here: