Press Release


George Ezra

debuts new single

‘Green Green Grass’

the second song to be taken from new album

Gold Rush Kid, due 10 June

announces full UK arena tour, to follow biggest ever headline show at London’s Finsbury Park

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George Ezra, 2022 – please credit Adam Scarborough

“another insatiable earworm” – The Guardian

“a sugar-sweet pop banger that’ll catapult his ascent even higher,” – DIY

“its arena-friendly chorus already sounds like classic Ezra” – The Times

BRIT Award-winning, multi-platinum selling musician George Ezra today debuts his hugely infectious new single ‘Green Green Grass,’ the second song to be lifted from his forthcoming new album Gold Rush Kid, due for release on 10 June via Columbia Records. The single arrives alongside the announcement of a huge nationwide UK arena tour, scheduled for September and October, following George’s special show at London’s Finsbury Park in July

Listen to ‘Green Green Grass’

Pre-order / pre-save Gold Rush Kid

‘Green Green Grass’ is an irresistibly joyful song about making the best of things, even when it might feel like the worst of things are afoot: “Green green grass, blue blue sky, you better throw a party on the day that I die.”

“I  was  on  holiday  in  St  Lucia  with  a  few friends at Christmas 2018, with two of my closest mates  from  home,”  explains  George.  “We  were  in this beach bar, drinking homemade rum punch and Piton, the local lager, flip-flopping between the two, pissing about with three local guys who worked there. And this music started up, three streets back from the sea.

“After about half an hour, I had to go see what it was. And there was a street party going on, with three different sound systems, people cooking in the street. I asked a woman what was going on and she told me it was a funeral – for three people. They were celebrating three lives! I thought: that is not how we do this at home. And it’s really beautiful.”

‘Green Green Grass’ follows the euphoric first single and album opener ‘Anyone For You,’ which continues to climb the UK Official Singles Chart and is the number one song at UK radio, with A-list rotation across all major stations.

George debuted both songs to a rapturous reception at his recent intimate gigs in London, Manchester and Edinburgh – shows praised as “a joyous singalong that was impossible to resist” (5*, The Telegraph), “blazing sunshine tempered by subtle shadow” (4*, Evening Standard) and a set filled with “hooks so plentiful he could go long-line fishing with them” (4*, The Guardian).

Listen / watch ‘Anyone For You’

“The  Gold  Rush  Kid?  That’s  me,” says George, reflecting on the title of his third record – a 12-strong  suite  of  marvellous,  transporting,  elevational  songs,  that  more  than  anything “sound like me. That’s what ties them together.”

After two blockbuster albums – Wanted On Voyage (2014) and Staying At Tamara’s (2018), both of which reached number 1 in the UK and sold millions around the world, and the  latter  of which earned him his first number 1 single in ‘Shotgun’ and won him the 2019 Brit  Award  for  British Male Solo Artist – it was time to return to heart and hearth, with an album written and produced entirely in London with longstanding collaborator Joel Pott.

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George Ezra – Gold Rush Kid album art

Following  the  release  of  Gold  Rush  Kid,  Ezra  will play his biggest headline show to date, a special  all  day  event  at  London’s  Finsbury Park on 17 July 2022. Joining George at his first  live  show  in  almost  three  years,  presented  by  Festival  Republic,  will be special guests Blossoms,  Holly  Humberstone,  Mimi  Webb,  The  Big  Moon,  Mychelle  and  the London International Gospel Choir. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster.

He  today  announces  a  full  nationwide  UK  arena  tour  to  follow in September and October, beginning  at Liverpool M&S Bank Arena on 13 September and taking in 11 shows, finishing at Sheffield FlyDSA Arena on 2 October. Fans who pre-order Gold Rush Kid before 3pm on Tuesday  26  April  can  access  tickets via exclusive pre-sale, before they go on general sale at 10am, Friday 29 April via Ticketmaster.

George Ezra tour 2022 Sunday 17 July – Finsbury Park, London

Tuesday 13 September – M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool Wednesday 14 September – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff Friday 16 September – The AO Arena, Manchester

Tuesday 20 September – Utilita Arena, Newcastle upon Tyne Thursday 22 September – Utilita Arena, Birmingham Sunday 25 September – P&J Live, Aberdeen

Monday 26 September – The Ovo Hydro, Glasgow Wednesday 28 September – SSE Arena, Belfast Thursday 29 September – 3Arena, Dublin Saturday 1 October – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham Sunday 2 October – FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield

Alongside  the  tour  announcement,  George  has  partnered  with  YouTube  Music  to  be  their Sustainability   Partner   for   2022.   He  says:  “I  am  conscious  that  creating,  touring  and promoting a record has an impact on the environment, so I am delighted to announce I will be  working  with  YouTube  Music  as  their  Sustainability  Partner  for  2022.  They  have  very generously  provided  a  significant  financial contribution to support a cause of my choosing; this is going to be The National Trust, who are working hard to reverse the decline in nature and  reduce  the  impact  of  climate  change  by  planting  trees  and  restoring  landscapes. Together, we’ll directly use this money to plant 17,000 trees across the UK.”

The  National  Trust  has  committed  to  planting  or  establishing  20 million trees covering an area  the  size  of  Birmingham  as  part  of  their  plan  to become net zero by 2030. The carbon benefits from the 17,000 trees will go towards the charity’s own net zero ambitions.

National Trust Director General Hilary McGrady said: “We are enormously grateful to George for this donation, and it serves as an important reminder that only by a collective will and everyone playing their part will we help reverse some of the impacts of climate change and help the nation to reach net zero.

“This gift represents an important step as part of our ambition to try and tackle the effects of climate change. We are planting the trees in the right places to maximise the impact they will have in locking in carbon.”

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