Charlie Simpson might be a stranger to some people in the US, but he shouldn’t be. As a former member of BRIT Award-winning band Busted and the frontman of Fightstar, he’s dabbled in quite a few different genres. Now performing as a solo act, the indie rocker has just added another to the list. His debut solo album, ‘Young Pilgrim,’ was released to many favorable reviews in August of last year and peaked at #6 on the UK Albums Chart. With that being said, Simpson is set to head out on The Pilgrimage Tour, which spans 11 dates across March and April.
Before embarking on his upcoming UK tour, the 26-year-old Woodbridge native decided to conquer his first SXSW. During some downtime, the man himself sat down with Rock Edition to talk about making the leap between genres, his latest music video, and the prospect of a US tour.
Pick up Charlie Simpson’s latest album, Young Pilgrim (Deluxe Edition).
For his upcoming tour dates, check out his Facebook page.