Vanyaland have reported on the exciting news of Paul Draper’s 2018 U.S. tour dates, supporting long-time friend and sometimes musical collaborator Steven Wilson, saying

Amazingly, these dates will be the first time Draper has performed in the U.S. since Mansun’s Grey Lantern tour in the late-’90s“.  They go on to quote Paul saying

It’s an amazing honour to return to the States to play eight shows supporting my good friend Steven Wilson.  It’s been 20 years since I played in the USA and I’m really looking forward to performing songs from my solo records as well as one or two Mansun classics for fans in the United States. I literally can’t wait to see you at the concerts.

Tour dates are as follows:

24 April – Washington DC, 9:30 Club
25 April – Philadelphia, PA, The Keswick Theatre
27 April – Boston, MA, Berklee Performance Center
28 April – New York, NY, PlayStation Theater
29th April – New York, NY, PlayStation Theater
1st May – Chicago, IL, The Vic Theatre
2nd May – Chicago, IL, The Vic Theatre
3rd May – Milwaukee, WI, Pabst / Riverside / Turner Hall

Tickets are available here –