Glass Animals Announce October 2016 UK Tour

Glass Animals Announce October 2016 UK Tour






Praise for Life Itself:

“A shimmering lagoon of pop perfection” DIY

“Phenomenal” The

Line Of Best Fit

“As exotically off-kilter as ever” Metro


Glass Animals announce their highly anticipated new album, ‘How To Be A Human Being’ released via Caroline International / Wolf Tone on 26th August which is available to pre order now. This coincides with the reveal of the new video for Life Itself, which is the first single to be taken from the album. Watch here


The band have also announced a UK tour for October, which will include London’s Roundhouse on 25th, the band’s biggest UK headline gig to date.


‘How To Be A Human Being’ is a scrapbook of their time spent on the road, gathering memories and perceptions of different types of people from all around the world. Many of lead singer Dave’s lyrical ideas came from live recordings of people saved on his phone, as though he’d been operating as some sort of roaming journalist all this time. “I try to sneakily record people, and I have hours and hours of these amazing rants from taxi drivers, strange people we met outside of shows, people at parties. People say the strangest shit when they don’t think they’re ever gonna see you again.” The voice notes sparked ideas for characters that Dave developed, writing an album like a TV screenwriter might approach a script. “I’d obsess over what they ate, where they lived, what their furniture looked like, what they wore,” he laughs. Unveiled in mid May as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record, ‘Life Itself’ has already elevated the band’s sonorous buzz to a whole new level. The track is an immersive, exotic and characteristically offkilterearworm, reintroducing the band in the wake of their sensational ascent into a force to be reckoned with .Dave makes a point of not listening to his contemporaries when making music, preferring to look inwards to the world Glass Animals have built. In crafting this record, his thoughts returned to one factor he couldn’t even dream of on ‘Zaba’ the huge live audiences they’d been drawing. “You sense what the crowds react to: big drums, bass, high tempo.” Glass Animals’ debut ‘Zaba’, released on Paul Epworth’s label Wolf Tone, has so far sold nearly half a million copies worldwide and amassed a staggering 200 million Spotify streams, obliterating all expectations simply by word of mouth. Their anomalous rise has gained the Oxford fourpiece a legion of fans all over the world, including festival appearances at the likes of Falls in Australia, Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Glastonbury and has resulted in the band playing 2 sold out headline shows at LA’s 2000capacity Wiltern and NYC’s 3000capacity Terminal 5.


‘How To Be A Human Being’ tracklisting:

1. Life Itself

2. Youth

3. Season 2 Episode 3

4. Pork Soda

5. Mama’s Gun

6. Cane Shuga

7. Premade Sandwiches

8. The Other Side Of Paradise

9. Take A Slice

10. Poplar St

11. Agnes

The band will play an intimate show at the ICA in London on 15th June.


Album preorder:

Artist Store (Preorder any time before June 8th at 14.00PM BST to get access to an exclusive ticket presale for Glass Animals’ Autumn UK/EU Tour. All orders include an exclusive track download) iTunes –


UK/IRE tour dates:

15/06 ICA, London, UK

07/08 Wilderness Festival, UK

03/09 Electric Picnic, Ireland

10/09 Bestival Festival, UK,

21/10 O2 Academy 1, Oxford, UK

22/10 Dome, Brighton, UK

25/10 Roundhouse, London, UK

26/10 Academy 2, Manchester, UK

27/10 Arts School, Glasgow, UK

28/10 Academy 2, Liverpool, UK

29/10 The Olympia, Dublin, Eire

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