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Futureheads announce tour dates for debut album’s 15th anniversary

By | Published on Tuesday 11 June 2019


The Futureheads have announced UK tour dates for December which will double up as promotion for their new album ‘Powers’ and a celebration of the fifteenth anniversary of their debut LP. As such, they will perform their debut in full, as well as newer tracks.

The tour and new record end an extended break for the band, who haven’t released an album since 2012’s acapella ‘Rant’. It’s their first featuring instruments since 2010’s ‘The Chaos’ and sees them delving into “the balance of power in a personal, political and relational sense”.

Covering topics such as mental health and fatherhood, the band also throw themselves into politics – particularly from the perspective of being residents of Sunderland – on album track ‘Across The Border’. “As a band, we were always interested in personal politics and behaviour, but we never spoke about the state of the nation or big picture politics”, says the band’s Ross Millard.

“But in the meantime the world’s changed so much and there are things to really kick against”, he adds. “We live in a region that’s somehow or other been tagged as the poster boy for Brexit, and the misinformation and aggression that this referendum has brought out in people has become a really terrifying thing that I haven’t seen in my lifetime. It’s a defining moment in British politics that’s impossible to ignore if you’re making art”.

Here are the new tour dates:

6 Dec: London, Electric Ballroom
7 Dec: Birmingham, Institute
8 Dec: Leeds, Beckett University
13 Dec: Newcastle, Northumbria University
14 Dec: Glasgow, QMU
15 Dec: Manchester, Ritz