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Gigs & Tours Round-Up: Peace, Conor Oberst, Wye Oak and Courtney Barnett

By | Published on Tuesday 18 March 2014

Conor Oberst

Yo. Indie fans’ dreams incarnate Peace have listed a load of live dates to follow their appearances at this year’s tri-city Dot To Dot festivals on 23-25 May. The first of the band’s headline shows, which will feature support acts Big Deal and Drowners, is on 27 May at Keele’s University Ballroom, and the last is at the Worthing Pavilion on 13 Jun.

Find the details here.

Conor Oberst (pictured) is touring, too, taking on a round of UK shows in July. The tour runs from 8 Jul at Manchester Cathedral, and winds up at Glasgow’s ABC on 21 Jul. This is a link to info on those shows, and this, well this is ‘Hundreds Of Ways’, a song off his forthcoming album ‘Upside Down Mountain’, and the single Oberst is releasing for Record Store Day on 19 Apr:

US folk pairing Wye Oak have their own live obligations to fulfil this summer, in the shape of a European tour. The first of the band’s four UK stops is at the Islington Assembly Hall in London on 10 Jun, and the last is at Glasgow’s King Tut’s on 13 Jun. That’s in addition to two Irish shows, at Dublin’s Sugar Club on 14 Jun, and McHughs Basement in Belfast on 15 Jun. Behold its listings, and Wye Oak’s wonderful new single ‘Glory’, now:

The also-glorious Ms Courtney Barnett is coming over to the UK, all the way from Australia, in May, to play some shows around stop-ins at Liverpool Sound City, Live At Leeds at, most wondrous of all, The Great Escape festival in Brighton. It’s all in honour of ‘The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas’, which came out in 2013, so now you know.

The first of her non-festival appearances is at Newcastle’s Cluny 2 on 6 May, and the British part of the trip wraps on 20 May at Joiners in Southampton, after which Courtney moves on to play Primavera Sound, and comes back on 7 Jun for Field Day in London. Go to this page to find the journey plotted more thoroughly.