Paolo Nutini has joined teh campaign to save Sheffield’s Leadmill, which is under threat of closure with the club’s landlord threatening eviction.

The gig on May 14 will be his first English show in seven years.

A petition was recently launched to help save the venue, which has existed for 40 years and helped break the careers of bands ranging from local heroes such as Pulp and the Arctic Monkeys, as well as the likes of Primal Scream, Manic Street Preachers, White Stripes, White STripes and Culture Club all appearing on their way to mainstream success.

Nutini will then take up residence at London’s 100 Club from May 16 – 20, before returning to Scotland on May 27 for two consecutive shows at Oban’s Corran Halls.

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Tuesday (10.05.22) and are expected to sell out fast.

The 35-year-old singer-songwriter is also set to support Liam Gallagher at Knebworth on June 3, one of several festival appearances this summer, also including Glasgow’s TRNSMT and Portsmouth’s Victorious Festival.

Nutini – whose last studio album was 2014’s ‘Caustic Love’ – is known for campaining for music businesses under threat of closure, having previously performed at Feel The Groove on Paisley’s Causeyside Street in 2017.

He said at the time: “We want to encourage that thing of making the trip to your local record store.

“It’s easy to go on iTunes or Spotify and get a song.

“It’s not like I have a record out that I’m trying to sell. The idea is you buy any music in the shop. You spend a fiver, you get a token. A tenner, you get two. £20 and you get four. Each token is a chance to win.

“I like the idea of rocking up with a kit and a couple of amps and doing it as a four-piece but keeping it electric. We’ll get in, have the chance to say hi and maybe conjure up a couple of surprises too.”

Paolo Nutini’s May UK tour dates:

14 – Sheffield, The Leadmill
16 – London, 100 Club
17 – London, 100 Club
19 – London, 100 Club
20 – London, 100 Club
27 – Oban, Corran Halls
28 – Oban, Corran Halls

Tickets are on sale now.