Tom Grennan scores a UK No. 5 album and breaks a Guinness World Record

Tom Grennan has scored a UK No. 5 album today with his debut Lighting Matches, released via Insanity Records.

He is one of only four British artists this year to chart their debut album in the top 5, the others being Annie Marie, Jorja Smith and Calum Scott, and one of 6 acts internationally, the two others being Camila Cabello and Cardi B.

To celebrate the album release, Tom also broke a Guinness World Record, for the most live concerts in 12 hours in multiple towns.

The successful title attempt saw him play free and intimate shows across 10 towns, starting at 6:45am in Manchester and ending at 6:45pm in Marlborough.

You can listen to Lighting Matches here, and get tickets for Tom’s upcoming headline UK tour dates here.


10 Oct – Newcastle, Northumbria Institute

11 Oct – Leeds, O2 Academy

12 Oct – Manchester, Academy

14 Oct – Bristol, O2 Academy

15 Oct – Southampton, O2 Guildhall

16 Oct – London, O2 Academy Brixton

18 Oct – Oxford, O2 Academy

19 Oct – Leicester, O2 Academy

20 Oct – Liverpool, O2 Academy

21 Oct – Norwich, UEA

23 Oct – Birmingham, O2 Academy

24 Oct – Sheffield, O2 Academy

25 Oct – Margate Winter Gardens

27 Oct – Dublin, Academy

28 Oct – Belfast, Limelight 2

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