Okay, so, we’re sick of being called “the new Bush”. Yeh, we’re pretty much The Biggest Band In America these days, but now is the time to return to the UK and to remind you all of what you’ve been missing since LC! have been away. Or rather, OCTOBER, is the time.
For, over the course of 11 days, in 10 gigs, we will play our first UK shows in a year, which also be our first gigs post-Aleks’ departure, first with the new Campesinos! and our first time playing material from our forthcoming album, in the UK.
The gigs will run as follows:
Or if you prefer:
WED 21 OCT Kasbah, Coventry 14+
THURS 22 OCT Joiners, Southampton 14+
FRI 23 OCT Phoenix, Exeter 14+
SAT 24 OCT TThe Gate, Cardiff 14+
MON 26 OCT Deaf Institute, Manchester14+
TUE 27 OCT University, Newcastle 14+
WED 28 OCT Garage, London 14+
THU 29 OCT Zodiac, Oxford All Ages (Under 14s to be accompanied by an adult)
FRI 30 OCT Cockpit, Leeds14+
SAT 31 OCT King Tut’s, Glasgow 18+
Tickets are on sale right now, and I’ve attempted to html links to the cheapest ticket distributors I could find (that means ones with the least embarrassing booking fees). If you find anywhere cheaper, please let me know, and I’ll update it. Currently, I’m unable to find links for the first three gigs.
On this tour we will have the pleasure of being joined by two of our absolute favourite UK bands:
Copy Haho and Sparky Deathcap
* This is the first time we’ve had the pleasure of playing in Coventry. Thanks for having us. I just checked google maps and the trainline.com, and it’s a piece of cake to get from Brum to Cov, so if you live in Birmingham, don’t feel obliged to come, but don’t you DARE come giving me the doe eyes and sobbing that we’re not playing near you.
* Our Cardiff show is a part of Swn Festival. Our friends there have asked us to CURATE our own stage, which means it is BOUND TO BE INCREDIBLE, because it’s the only way we know. So, as well as our touring buddies above, we will be playing with (amongst yet more bands TBA) DANANANANAYKROYD. We’ve been huge fans of eachothers’ bands for what seems like forever, but somehow have never shared a stage, until now. Also, this’ll be our first ‘hometown’ show in over a year, so all in all, this should be a really special gig.
* All shows are 14+, excluding, sadly, the Glasgow show. I’m really sorry about that. You’d have thought a place that puts on so many gigs as Tut’s would be able to lower age restrictions, wouldn’t you? But sadly, not. I am sorry to anyone who’s disappointed.