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The Tallest Man on Earth - Mandela Hall

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Thursday 25th October 2012 21:00

The Tallest Man on Earth will return to the Mandela Hall this October as he tours his new E.P Sometimes The Blues is Just a Passing Bird.

The Tallest Man on Earth released the acclaimed album The Wild Hunt this past April, quickly finding its way into the hearts of fans everywhere. The connection that the Tallest Man on Earth (aka songwriter Kristian Matsson) has with his fans is a sight to behold — he has performed around the world, at clubs and festivals, and the bond between Matsson and his audience is breathtaking. Matsson is the rarest of performers, charismatic and captivating, and his passion for performance bleeds through every single time he takes the stage.

At many of the Tallest Man on Earth shows this year, Matsson closed his set with a new song titled "Like the Wheel." It quickly became a fan favorite, with YouTube videos spreading virally, and the sets closing on a high note night after night.

"Like the Wheel," along with four other new songs, make up Sometimes The Blues Is Just a Passing Bird, an EP written entirely after The Wild Hunt. Recorded during a quick break from touring in the summer of 2010, "Like the Wheel" is joined by "The Dreamer," a soon-to-be-classic that Matsson performs on electric guitar. Sometimes The Blues Is Just a Passing Bird is an open and shut chapter in the Tallest Man on Earth's songbook — five new additions to those magical performances.

Tickets, priced £16, will be available from Queens Students Union Reception and Ticketmaster outlets from Monday the 14th of May

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Artists » The Tallest Man On Earth

Behind the name The Tallest Man On Earth is Kristian Matsson (born April 30th, 1983 in , Sweden). He plays guitar, banjo and piano and has released three full length albums, the first entitled Shallow Grave and the second entitled The Wild Hunt. His most recent album, There's No Leaving Now, was released June 12th 2012 via Dead Oceans. He has also released a self-titled 5-track EP on the Swedish label gravitation, as well as a second 5-track EP entitled Sometimes the Blues Is Just a Passing Bird, recently released on Dead Oceans.

Read more about The Tallest Man on Earth on Last.fm.

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Top Tracks:

  1. Love Is All
  2. The Gardener
  3. 1904
  4. King of Spain
  5. I Won't Be Found
  6. The Dreamer
  7. The Wild Hunt
  8. Troubles Will Be Gone
  9. Burden of Tomorrow
  10. Pistol Dreams

Top Albums:

  1. The Wild Hunt
  2. Shallow Grave
  3. S/T
  4. Pistol Dreams
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