Having announced their first show since 2012 last week, Razorlight have now sold out the Electric Ballroom.
The band will play the London show as a lead in to summer festivals. Johnny Borrell, who put Razorlight on hiatus while he worked on his solo project Johnny Borrell & Zazou, plans to lead a double life through the summer, taking both bands on the road, to play same day shows, at many of the festivals.
Razorlight’s line up will be Johnny Borrell on vocals and guitar, Gus Robertson – guitar, Skully – drums, and eighteen year old Brazilian, João Mello – bass. João joins Razorlight on bass after spending the past year touring with Johnny and Zazou as their sax player.
Zazou’s line up comprises Johnny Borrell – vocals, guitar, Darren Berry – drums, shakers, riqq, vocals, João Mello – saxophone, piano. A string section will join Zazou for summer shows.
Razorlight’s summer activity celebrates Johnny Borrell’s huge current enjoyment of the various strands of his musical life, allowing him to play with a wider pool of musicians and to further ideas for recording on both sides.
He recently recorded a 4 track EP as Johnny Borrell & Zazou. ‘The Artificial Night’ is released through Atlantic Culture Recordings on Monday 28th April, accompanied by a London Water Rats show on Tues 29th April.
Razorlight’s show at the Electric Ballroom falls 10 years after the release of the band’s critically acclaimed, multi-platinum, debut album ‘Up All Night’.
Mon 28th April JB&Z – Guildford, Boileroom
Tues 29th April JB&Z – London, Water Rats
Weds 30th Apr JB&Z – Southampton, Lennons
Sat 24th May RAZORLIGHT and JB&Z – Plymouth, Volks Festival
Weds 4th June RAZORLIGHT – London, Electric Ballroom SOLD OUT
Sat 7th June RAZORLIGHT – Chester, Chester Rocks
Sun 8th June RAZORLIGHT – Gloucester, Sportbeat Festival
Sat 12th July RAZORLIGHT and JB&Z – Pwllheli, Wakestock Festival
1st – 3rd Aug RAZORLIGHT and JB&Z – Derbyshire, Y Not Festival
Sat 2nd Aug RAZORLIGHT and JB&Z – Kendall , Kendall Calling
Sat 9th Aug RAZORLIGHT and JB&Z – Beauly, Belladrum Festival
Sat 23rd Aug RAZORLIGHT and JB&Z – Portsmouth, Victorious Festival
Sat 31st Aug RAZORLIGHT and JB&Z – Chelmsford, Brownstock Festival