North London’s finest, Bombay Bicycle Club, will be joining the line-up for BBC Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend, which as part of Radio 1’s Big Weekend, is the UK’s biggest free ticketed music event and takes place at Hackney Marshes, London on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June.
The band have already sold more than 10,000 tickets to their local homecoming gig at Alexandra Palace on Saturday April 28 2012.
In recent years the legendary venue has become famous for hosting notable shows by the likes of Jay-Z, Arcade Fire and Arctic Monkeys while their date follows on the heels of shows there by The Black Keys and Florence & The Machine.
They release new single ‘How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep’ on April 9th through Island Records which is expected to further swell the band’s 175,000 single sales to date.
The quartet are also about to embark on their first ever North American headline tour which is selling so well that several venues – some up to a capacity of 1,200 people – are being upgraded to accommodate demand.
In March they tour Australia with Elbow and they have just returned from shows in the Far East to rave reviews, which follow on the heels of those for the album:
Also confirmed are the support for their UK Tour starting on Sunday 15th April:
Sunday 15 – Cambridge Corn Exchange – Lianne La Havas / Rae Morris
Monday 16 – Brighton Centre – Lianne La Havas / Lucy Rose
Tuesday 17 – Wolverhampton Civic Hall – Lianne La Havas / Lucy Rose
Thursday 19 – York Barbican – Lianne La Havas / Rae Morris
Friday 20 – Edinburgh Corn Exchange Lianne La Havas / Rae Morris
Saturday 21 – Liverpool Guild Of Students – Lianne La Havas / Rae Morris
Monday 23 – Plymouth Pavilions- Lianne La Havas / Rae Morris
Tuesday 24 – Portsmouth Guildhall – Lianne La Havas / Rae Morris
Wednesday 25 – Leicester De Montfort Hall – Lianne La Havas / Rae Morris
Friday 27 – Blackpool Empress Ballroom – plus special guests Everything Everything / Rae Morris
Saturday 28 – London Alexandra Palace – Lianne La Havas / Rae Morris
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