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CHAL RAVENS blogged this
25 November 2010:

Chal Ravens

"...it's just a guy, about my age, on his way back from a gig. He asks us if we know who Laura Marling is, and we say we do, and he says we look like we would (I don't know what that means). He'd been to see her that night, on his own, and had been standing right in front of the stage and had lifted his leg up there to reveal to Laura Marling a tattoo, from his ankle to halfway up his calf.

"It said 'Laura Marling'. In child-like hand writing, large, with two child-like flowers at each end.

"It was not the best tattoo I'd ever seen.

"The woman herself saw it and proclaimed him to be 'the most chronically weird' fan ever, to which he replied that he was drunk when he got it done. So she told him he was 'the coolest' fan ever. Respect to her for acknowledging him. It must be really, really odd when people you've never met ink your name on their body permanently."

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MARLING'S 2017 TOUR DATES

22 March - The Apex - Bury St. Edmonds, UK (solo show) - SOLD OUT
24 March - Stocton Arts Centre - Stockton-on-Tees, UK (solo show) - SOLD OUT
25 March - Central Station - Wrexham, UK (solo show) - SOLD OUT
26 March - Lemon Grove - Exeter, UK (solo show) - SOLD OUT
28 March - Waterfront - Norwich, UK (solo show) - SOLD OUT

*-- Valley Queen will support Marlling at the following 17 performances

26 April - Vogue Theatre - Vancouver, B.C. - TICKETS
27 April - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR - TICKETS
28 April - The Showbox - Seattle, WA - TICKETS
30 April - The Filmore - San Francisco, CA - TICKETS
2 May - Mayan Theater - Los Angeles, CA - TICKETS
5 May - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN - TICKETS
6 May - Majestic Theater - Madison, WI - TICKETS
7 May - Metro - Chicago, IL - TICKETS
9 May - Magic Stick -Detroit, MI - TICKETS
10 May - Danforth Music Hall - Toronto, Ontario - TICKETS
11 May - Rex Theater - Pittsburgh, PA - TICKETS
13 May - Corona Theater - Montreal, Quebec - TICKETS
14 May - Academy of Music Theater - Northampton, MA - TICKETS
16 May - Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA - TICKETS
19 May - Theater of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA - TICKETS
20 May - Brooklyn Steel - Brooklyn, NY - TICKETS
21 May - 930 Club - Washington, D.C. - TICKETS

12 June - Vivid Live - Sydney Opera House - Sydney, Australia - TICKETS
7 July - Mouth of the Tyne Festival - Tynemouth, UK
16 July - Citadel Festival - London, UK - TICKETS

Past Performances

19 January - Celtic Connections Festival - Glasgow, Scotland
- (with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra)
7 March - His Master's Voice - London, UK
8 March - O2 Academy - Leeds, UK
9 March - Colston Hall - Bristol, UK
10 March - O2 ABC - Glasgow, UK
12 March - Albert Hall - Manchester, UK
13 March - O2 Academy Oxford - Oxford, UK
14 March - Institute - Birmingham, UK
16 March - Dome - Brighton, UK
17 March - Roundhouse - London, UK
18 March - City Hall - Salisbury, UK
21 March - Roundhouse - London, UK - SOLD OUT