ANNOUNCE SEPTEMBER UK SHOWS
HOLLYWOOD BOWL WITH GRACE JONES
Photo by Tim Saccenti
Future Islands have announced a handful of new UK tour dates for 2015, playing their largest headline shows outside of London. Tickets for all shows go on general sale this Friday, 13th February.
8th September – MANCHESTER, Academy
9th September – GLASGOW, Barrowlands
10th September – NEWCASTLE, O2 Academy
The trio of William Cashion, Samuel T. Herring and Gerrit Whelmers are already set to return to the British Isles in March to play sold-out shows in Sheffield (Plug, 29th March) and London (Roundhouse, 30th and 31st March, as well as appearing as Noel Gallagher’s guests at the Royal Albert Hall for the annual Teenage Cancer Trust benefit.
Over in the US, Future Islands will open for Grace Jones at the Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, on September 27th. Tickets go on sale on May 3rd.
For more information on tour dates head to the band’s website – www.future-islands.com
Having spent the best part of a decade touring relentlessly and with three albums already under their belt, Future Islands have certainly earned their stripes, but undoubtedly 2014 was a champagne year for the trio with the release of fourth record Singles. Jettisoned by memorable performances of Singles opener ‘Seasons (Waiting On You)’ on both sides of the Atlantic (Late Show with David Letterman in February; Later…With Jools Holland in November), the band has won a legion of supporters to add to their already cult following. Critical accolades poured in for both Singles and ‘Seasons (Waiting On You)’ – the latter crowned Track of the Year by The Guardian, NME, MOJO, Time Out and The Line Of Best Fit. Singles has featured in Album of the Year polls for the likes of Q, Uncut, MOJO, The Sun and more.
Watch the video for latest single ‘A Dream Of You And Me’:
Watch Road Dawgs – a short film about Future Islands:
“At their most joyously pop… Future Islands’ ecstatic melancholy has never sounded so free.” MOJO ****
“Only the most hardened of hearts could resist Future Islands.” NME 8/10
“Stirring synth-pop writ in bold emotional colours.” Uncut 8/10
“A brilliant, bewitching album.” Q ****
The Guardian **** | The Daily Telegraph **** | The Times ****