Liars – Angus Andrew, Aaron Hemphill and Julian Gross – announce a UK & European tour in October including London’s Scala on 16 October. The dates follow an incredible run of dates around the release of WIXIW that saw Liars play a series of intimate shows, including Field Day and a riotous sold out XOYO show, http://bit.ly/MBcT9x
The October UK tour sees Liars performing as a three-piece, and follows the release of their critically acclaimed sixth studio album, WIXIW (pronounced “wish you”), the follow up to Sisterworld (#9 in the NME’s Albums of the Year 2010). The band then return to Europe for a tour that includes Pitchfork’s Parisian festival on 3 November.
Full dates below, on sale from Wednesday 20 June.
WIXIW was recorded in LA, self-produced by the band with additional production from Daniel Miller and mixed by Tom Biller. It’s an album that is hard to shake, tough to pin down, and impossible to get out of one’s head even after an initial listen. Simultaneously the most accessible and most challenging release from these iconoclasts, it is both a summation of Liars’ work up to now, and a complete break from anything you’d ever heard the band do previously.
Watch a video of Liars talking about Side A of WIXIW, track by track here and keep your eyes peeled for Side B, coming later this week.
LIARS LIVE DATES
10 Oct – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
11 Oct – Glasgow, SW3
13 Oct – Norwich Sound & Vision Festival, Norwich Arts Centre
14 Oct – Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
15 Oct – Cambridge, Junction
16 Oct – London, Scala
18 Oct – Birmingham, Rainbow Warehouse
20 Oct – Oxford, Gathering Festival, The Bullingdon
21 Oct – Manchester, Sound Control
23 Oct – Berlin, Festsaal Kreuzberg
24 Oct – Heidelberg, Karlstorbahnhof, Club K
25 Oct – Strasbourg, La Laiterie
27 Oct – Bologna, Locomotiv
28 Oct – Milan, Magazzini Generali
29 Oct – Zurich, Abart
30 Oct – Munich, 59 to 1
31 Oct – Vienna, Szene
2 Nov – Brussels, Botanique
3 Nov – Paris Pitchfork Festival, Grande Halle de la Villette
4 Nov – Cologne, Underground
5 Nov – Amsterdam, OT301
6 Nov – Hamburg, Hafenklang
11 Nov – Melbourne, Harvest Festival
17 Nov – Sydney, Harvest Festival
18 Nov – Brisbane, Harvest Festival