Wolf Alice announce new 2022 UK and Irish tour dates

From the NME.

Wolf Alice have announced their live return, scheduling a huge UK and Irish tour for early 2022.

The north London band returned last month with ‘The Last Man On Earth’, the first taste of their forthcoming third album ‘Blue Weekend’ (out June 11 via Dirty Hit).

Having wrapped up touring commitments for the Mercury Prize-winning ‘Visions Of A Life’ in September 2019, Wolf Alice will head back out on the road next January.

The tour, which runs throughout the month, begins in Glasgow at the Barrowland Ballroom on January 7 before wrapping up on January 30 in Bristol. A London date comes at Hammersmith Apollo

“We’ve finally got a tour to announce and it feels soo gooood (promoters get the hummous ready) we are coming home,” the band wrote on Twitter to announce the shows.

7th – Glasgow, Barrowland Ballroom
9th – Newcastle, City Hall
10th – Norwich, UEA
12th – Manchester, O2 Apollo
14th – Sheffield, O2 Academy
15th – Liverpool, O2 Academy
18th – London, Eventim Apollo
22nd – Southampton, O2 Guildhall
23rd – Bexhill-on-Sea, De La Warr Pavilion
25th – Dublin, Olympia
27th – Birmingham, O2 Academy
28th – Plymouth, Pavilions
30th – Bristol, O2 Academy

Sharing a statement alongside the tour announcement on Facebook, the band wrote: “i can not wait to wake up extremely dehydrated on the tour bus and step outside to see theo kicking a ball about in norwich UEA car park, to drink my breakfast beer to the sweet tones of joff’s noodling in glasgow barrowland’s dressing room (up there with my favey d rooms i must say).

“i can’t wait to request some horrific songs at joel’s dodgy dj set post btown (btown omg ive missed u!) 02 academy sipping on something blue but most importantly i can not wait to see you all again old fans and new even the friend you’ve dragged along who doesn’t even want to be there i can’t wait to see you too.

“i can’t wait to play these new songs live they are gonna sound so gooooood. joff’s pedal board literally sounds like an orchestra at the moment and you have no idea how sweet theo’s falsetto is rn. this message is gonna be really embarrassing if no one turns up to these shows so please buy a ticket i know it seems far away right now but it will be worth it promise.”

The update comes after the UK government set out its proposed ‘roadmap’ out of the coronavirus-enforced lockdown last month. With the four-stage plan aiming to gradually remove all COVID restrictions by June 21, many shows and festivals have been announced for later in the summer.

Speaking in a recent cover interview with NME, Wolf Alice explained the story behind the title of their upcoming new album. Frontwoman Ellie Rowsell suggested to drummer Joel Amey that the band should head to a nearby forest for a day out “on the next blue weekend”.

“Blue is a nice colour, but it also means sad,” she continued. “And I often think the weekend is so fun, but lots of drama takes place then so sometimes it’s the catalyst for your downfall.

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