â€œWe are going on a tour of some beautiful venues which don’t smell of piss and serve piss for beer, so you should come and enjoy thatâ€- Bombay Bicycle Club
After concluding the NME tour in style and being crowned â€œBest New Bandâ€ at the NME awards, Bombay Bicycle Club have been putting the finishing touches on a brand new acoustic album which will be released on July 11th.
Full details of the yet to be titled album will be announced shortly, but the band has confirmed a full acoustic UK tour to tie in with the LP, in churches and arts centres up and down the country.
Singer, Jack Steadmanâ€™s love of Appalachian music coupled with the folk heritage of guitarist Jamie MacColl (son of Neill and grandson of Ewan) has given these new tracks a distinct acoustic feel, as heard on the bandâ€™s recent cover of Loudon Wainwright IIIâ€™s â€˜Motel Bluesâ€™ and spell-binding b-side â€˜Jewelâ€™.
Bombay Bicycle Club July acoustic tour dates:
MON 12th JULY â€“ MANCHESTER, ST PHILIPS CHURCH 0161 832 1111
WED 14th JULY â€“ BRISTOL, ST GEORGES 0845 4024 001
THU 15th JULLY – BIRMINGHAM, ST PAULS CHURCH 0871 2200 260
MON 19TH JULY â€“ GATESHEAD, SAGE 2 0191 443 4661
TUE 20TH JULY â€“ NORWICH, ARTS CENTRE 01603 660 352
WED 21ST JULY â€“ BRIGHTON, ST GEORGES CHURCH 01273 325 440
FRI 23RD JULY â€“ LONDON, UNION CHAPEL 020 7403 3331
Previously announced UK dates:
23rd APRIL – Academy 1, Manchester
24th APRIL – HMV Forum, London
14th MAY â€“ Academy, Dublin (supporting Foals
12th JUNE – Isle Of Wight Festival
25th JUNE – Glastonbury Festival
10th JULY – T In The Park Festival
11th JULY – Oxegen Festival
16th JULY – Lovebox festival
17th JULY – 2000 trees festival
The critically acclaimed debut album â€˜I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Looseâ€™ is out now.