FFD London copyThe incredible Fat Freddy’s Drop will officially give flight to their new album Blackbird at the at Shoreditch’s Village Underground, with an intimate show on 26th June.

To ensure that fans have a fair chance at purchasing tickets to this exclusive event, the band are making tickets available through a ballot system this week where winners will be chosen at random and provided access to purchase up to 4 tickets each.

Only 500 tickets will be available to fans in total. Enter online HEREBLACK BIRD1
Chopper says: “The song forms are unruly – just like our live shows – and we’ve really tried to craft arrangements that showcase Joe Dukie’s voice. It’s an unholy mix of disco, rootsy dub, blues, soul and electronic funk – but it’s what we love to do.

‘“Blackbird’ is truer to The Drop’s musical philosophy than anything else we’ve done”, saxophone player Chopper Reeds says. “We’ve pushed ourselves to deliver rich and deeply layered arrangements that showcase Joe Dukie’s exceptional voice, without losing the free-wheeling spirit of our live shows. Our audience knows we are at our best when we’re melding together an unholy mix of dub, disco, soul, techno and blues.””FAT FREDDYThe album release in London comes a decade after Fat Freddy’s Drop first trekked from hometown Wellington to Europe armed with two pieces of vinyl – the now legendary Midnight Marauders and Hope For A Generation.

UK and Ireland live dates:
Sat 22nd Jun Sea Sessions Festival BUNDORAN, IRELAND
Sun 23rd Jun Vicar St Dublin, Ireland
Fat Freddy’s Drop, Blackbird Album Release Show
Village Underground, London 26th June 2013
Oct 1st – O2 Academy Oxford
Oct 2nd – Colsten Hall – Bristol
Oct 4th – Manchester Academy
Oct 5th – O2 Academy Brixton

European live dates:
Fri 28th Jun Garorock Festival Marmande, France
Sat 29th Jun Couleur Café Festival Brussels, Belgium
Sun 30th Jun Mundial Festival Tilburg, Holland
Tue 2nd Jul Carroponte Milan, Italy
Wed 3rd Jul Meet in Town Festival @ Parco Della Musica Rome, Italy
Fri 5th Jul Pitch Festival Amsterdam, Holland
Sat 6th Jul TFF Rudolstadt Rudolstadt, Germany
Sun 7th Jul Summerjam Festival Cologne, Germany
Sat 27th Jul Splendour In The Grass Byron Bay, Australia
Tue 8th Oct Vega Copenhagen, Denmark
Sat 12th Oct Voxhall Aarhus, Denmark
Sun 13th Oct Grosse Freiheit Hamburg, Germany
Tue 15th Oct Huxleys Berlin, Germany
Wed 16th Oct Live Music Hall Cologne, Germany
Fri 18th Oct Zenith Paris, France
Sat 19th Oct Salles des Fetes de Thonez Geneva, Switzerland
Sun 20th Oct Muffathalle Munich, Germany
Mon 21st Oct Komplex 457 Zurich, Switzerland
Wed 23rd Oct Arena Vienna Vienna, Austria
Fri 25th Oct Estragon Bologna, Italy
Mon 28th Oct Coliseum Lisbon, Portugal at 22nd Jun Sea Sessions Festival BUNDORAN,