Competition: WIN tickets to see Gruff Rhys live

Polly Checkland Harding

Gruff Rhys brings a topographical, musical masterpiece to Manchester Academy – and we’re giving away a pair of tickets.

Gruff Rhys’ latest project, which spans an album, book, film and an app, was inspired by a Welsh man who, in 1792, travelled to America to hunt Bison, discover “imaginary volcanoes” and map the Missouri River. American Interior stems from a journey in which Rhys retraced the route that explorer John Evans took across the continent over two centuries earlier – and now the project is coming to Manchester, for a live performance at Manchester Academy this February.

Rhys, who is himself a distant relative of Evans, blurs the boundaries between music, storytelling, film and technology: the album version of American Interior, Rhys’ fourth solo LP, looks at fantasy, history and myth-making. Written partly on the road during his “Investigative Concert Tour”, and in the company of a three-foot high felt version of John Evans, it’s a rock ‘n’ roll triumph like no other. This is a performance that’s not to be missed.

Which is handy, as we’re giving away a pair of tickets to see American Interior live at Manchester Academy on 13 February 2015. To enter, all you have to do is enter your details below. The competition closes at 10am on Thursday 29 January – good luck!


Terms and Conditions: The winner will be the first correct entry selected at random from all correct entries received. No purchase necessary. No cash alternative given. Employees of Creative Tourist or Manchester Academy or associated companies are not eligible to enter. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Winners will be notified as soon as possible after the closing date. Only one entry per person. We apologise for the fact we are unable to post prizes outside of the UK. Entrants will automatically be added to the Creative Tourist mailing list – don’t worry, we never share data and we promise not to bombard you with endless emails. Closing date: Thursday 29 January.

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