NEWS: Wolf Alice / 2022 UK + Ireland Tour
WOLF ALICE have announced a UK and Ireland tour for January 2022, their first headline shows since 2018. The tour will see the band performing songs from their eagerly-anticipated third album BLUE WEEKEND, including evocative new single THE LAST MAN ON EARTH. The album is the follow up to the 2018 Mercury Prize winning Visions of A life and is set for release on 11 June 2021 via Dirty Hit.
Fans have the opportunity to receive exclusive first ticket access to the tour by pre-ordering any BLUE WEEKEND format or bundle by 5.00pm GMT on Tuesday 23 March via the Wolf Alice or Dirty Hit stores. Pre-sale begins at 9.00am GMT on Wednesday 24 March before tickets go on general sale on Friday 26 March. Fans who have already pre-ordered the album via the Wolf Alice or Dirty Hit stores will automatically receive a pre-sale code. Pre-order here
WOLF ALICE | UK and Ireland Tour
Fri 07 GLASGOW Barrowland
Sun 09 NEWCASTLE O2 City Hall
Mon 10 NORWICH UEA
Wed 12 MANCHESTER O2 Apollo
Fri 14 SHEFFIELD O2 Academy
Sat 15 LIVERPOOL O2 Academy
Tue 18 LONDON Eventim Apollo
Sat 22 SOUTHAMPTON O2 Guildhall
Sun 23 BEXHILL-ON-SEA De La Warr Pavilion
Tue 25 DUBLIN Olympia Theatre
Thu 27 BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Fri 28 PLYMOUTH Pavilions
Sun 30 BRISTOL O2 Academy
Wolf Alice are ELLIE ROWSELL (vocals and guitar) JOFF ODDIE (guitar and vocals) THEO ELLIS (bass) and JOEL AMEY (drums and vocals). It has been a decade since the band began as a duo of Ellie and Joff, later expanding to a four-piece with Joel and Theo joining the group.
Since then, the band have seen their 2015 debut album My Love Is Cool soar to #2 on the UK album charts, their sophomore album Visions of a Life also reach #2, win the 2018 Hyundai Mercury Prize and receive a GRAMMY nomination for Best Rock Performance. The band also played a massive 187 shows on the Visions of a Life world tour, including a sold-out Alexandra Palace in London, two sold-out dates at Brixton Academy and a set on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury.
It was no surprise that creating a follow up to Visions of a Life was a daunting task. The record was a huge success which subsequently led to many months spent on tour, with intercontinental flights, hotels and long bus journeys taking its toll.
The band decamped to an Airbnb in Somerset, and it was here that they reconfigured who they were together, far away from festival stages, tour buses, awards shows and fans. They cemented their friendship and set to work on some fledgling demos in a converted church.
These demos evolved into BLUE WEEKEND, a record produced by Markus Dravs (Arcade Fire, Bjork, Brian Eno, Florence and The Machine) who has aided the band in refining their sound to an even sharper point. Ellie Rowsell’s personal storytelling is at the core of BLUE WEEKEND, an album that sees Wolf Alice embrace a newfound boldness and vulnerability in equal measure.
BLUE WEEKEND will be released on 11 June 2021 via Dirty Hit and will be available on all DSPs, vinyl, CD and cassette.