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The Cribs announce Leeds homecoming show

By | Published on Tuesday 22 March 2016

The Cribs

The Cribs have announced a big old homecoming show at Millennium Square in Leeds on 22 Jul. The open air show, which will also feature performances from Thurston Moore, Pulled Apart By Horses and Menace Beach, will, they promise, be “the Cribs show to end all Cribs shows”.

Announcing the gig, the band said on Facebook: “Over the last couple of years, whenever someone asked us when we would be playing in Leeds again, we always said that we were saving something special for our hometown show – after the Cribsmas shows of 2007 and 2013 we got to the point where we didn’t feel like we could just show up and play a regular show. We felt an obligation and expectation to come back and try to top those gigs”.

“The idea that we kept coming back to, was to curate and stage our own mini-festival, with bands and artists that we love, and put it in the centre of Leeds in the open air”, they continued. “Just like the original Cribsmas, we wanted this to be the kind of show that people feel is worth traveling for – where Cribs fans old and new can stage meet-ups and reunions and all converge in the same place. That was a big part of the magic of those original gigs, so that intangible feeling is something that we have been looking to capture again ever since”.

“So there you have it”, they concluded. “This is what everything has been building towards: The Cribs show to end all Cribs shows. This is gonna be our Live Aid/Wembley 86/Reading 92/Spike Island/Knebworth (delete as applicable). It’s been three years in the making, and finally everything has come together. A summer’s night out under the stars in our favourite town, with our favourite artists, and hopefully all of our favourite people (you guys, of course)”.

Tickets for the show will go on sale tomorrow.