03 – LEICESTER DE MONTFORT HALL
04 – PLYMOUTH PAVILIONS
05 – BOURNEMOUTH BIC SOLENT HALL
07 – MANCHESTER O2 APOLLO
10 – WOLVERHAMPTON CIVIC HALL
11 – EDINBURGH USHER HALL
12 – NEWCASTLE O2 ACADEMY
13 – LONDON EARLS COURT (ALREADY ON SALE)
Support from: Peace (main support) and Sivu (first on)
Tickets, costing £24, go on sale at 9am on Thursday 21 August from:
Leicester / Manchester / Wolverhampton / Newcastle / London:
Plymouth / Bournemouth:
Today we are pleased to announce that Bombay Bicycle Club will embark on their biggest and most ambitious tour yet, a seven-date run of the UK before their London’s Earls Court show on 13th December, which has already had extra seats added due to popular demand.
Bombay Bicycle Club’s critically acclaimed fourth album, So Long, See You Tomorrow, captures the results of singer Jack Steadman’s picaresque adventures in the likes of Turkey and India throughout 2013. Joyously escapist, its electronic-inflected and Bollywood-referencing sound made good on the Eastern promise, as it went straight to Number 1 in the album charts (Feb 2014) and reached silver status in record time. The press were effusive with their praise: ‘Buoyant, wistful and heart-rending’ said TheTelegraph, ‘sensational’ said Sunday Times Culture, whilst The Times chimed in “Bombay Bicycle Club remain one of the most inventive indie bands out there”.
The band’s broad and varied body of work means the North London four-piece are both as at home with the intimate acoustic nature of ‘Eyes Off You’ as they are with the euphoric highs of first single ‘Carry Me’ and the exhilarating rush of album opener ‘Overdone’. In songwriting terms Bombay Bicycle Club, who are still only 24 years old, posses a kind of dynamism that’s been missing from young British bands for years. They have mastered the melodic, the melancholic and at the same time, the euphoric.
With an expanded live line-up to cater to the ever-increasing range and complexity of their songs, this tour is not only their biggest in terms of venue, but also in terms of sound.
It follows on from their poignant, career augmenting performances on the Other Stage at Glastonbury and the Radio One stage at T in the Park, and their appearances to come at Reading and Leeds (NME/Radio 1 stage headliners).
“Bombay Bicycle Club have grown from talented teens overflowing with ideas into a slick outfit with a confident grasp of their place in pop” – The Times 4*
“(They ) continue to confound expectations” – The Independent 4*
“Sensational” – Sunday Times Culture
“A brooding, impressive return” – Uncut 8/10
“A real standout” – The Sun 4*
“One of 2014’s most exhilarating returns” – NME
“Sincerely captivating and euphorically playful.” – Clash 9/10
“Bombay Bicycle Club remain one of the most inventive indie bands out there” – Saturday Review
Bombay Bicycle Club are:
Jack Steadman, guitar and vocals
Jamie McColl, guitar
Suren de Saram, drums
Ed Nash, bass