On Friday (October 5) Gad de Combes of Shortstraw fame is releasing the first track he’s recorded this year under his solo project Adventure Man. Called Queen Anne Tea, the song imagines a future where a couple lives together in harmony with their pets, in a world where everything comes together with a cup of tea. It’s a departure from Adventure Man’s usual sound, as he introduces a more electro-pop feel into his trademark combination of playful storytelling, humour and heart.
This new release comes ahead of Gad’s upcoming international tour across Europe, which marks his first solo venture overseas as Adventure Man. He is no stranger to international audiences, having performed several times with Shortstraw across Europe, Australia and Japan, and is excited to showcase his refreshing blend of light-hearted earnest indie pop in new places. Beginning in mid-October, he’ll be opening for South Africa’s largest rock act The Parlotones across Europe, performing in 14 cities in three weeks. The tour kicks off in Konstanz in Germany and weaves through most of the country, including stops in hotspots like Munich, Berlin, Frankfurt and Hamburg. He will also performing in Austria and Switzerland in between, before ending off in Prague in the Czech Republic. With just his keys and ukulele, Gad will delight audiences with his catchy melodies, quirky lyrics and a touch of nostalgia as he sings about his dogs, favourite movies and classic video games.
Full list of show dates and venues:
16/10/18 Konstanz – Kulturladen
18/10/18 Köln – Luxor
19/10/18 Frankfurt – Zoom
20/10/18 Nürnberg – Stereo
21/10/18 Wien(au) – Chelsea
23/10/18 Solothurn (ch) – Kofmehl
24/10/18 München – Hansa 39
25/10/18 Stuttgart – Club Zentral
27/10/18 Göttingen – Musa
29/10/18 Hannover – Lux
30/10/18 Berlin – Binuu
31/10/18 Leipzig – Werk 2
02/11/18 Hamburg – Knust
04/11/18 Prag (cz) – Rock Café
About Adventure Man:
Five years ago, Shortstraw’s Gad de Combes launched his solo project Adventure Man, where he tells stories about his dogs, pop culture and the supernatural in his unique blend of indie pop. As Adventure Man, Gad sometimes performs solo with his keys and ukulele, and at other times with a full band. He has released two full-length albums, Out of Order in 2013 and Dog Daze in 2017, which can be streamed on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play and Deezer.