The Pierces have announced details of a full UK headline tour in September in support of their new album ‘Creation’ which is released on September 1st. Starting in Edinburgh, the tour takes in 10 cities and includes a show at London’s O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on September 23rd.
‘Creation’ is the follow-up to sisters Allison and Catherine Pierce’s 2011 breakthrough album, ‘You & I’. The Alabama-born siblings now reside in California and the relocation can be heard on their radiant new record.
‘Creation’ marks a stunning sonic evolution for the duo. From the opening title track, the thirteen songs retain the breezy, melodious charm of their previous work whilst injecting a world-wise, sun-drenched sparkle. Tracks such as ‘Kings’ and ‘The Devil Is A Lonely Night’ match taut grooves to soaring harmonies and there’s a life-affirming glow to the lolloping stomps of ‘Creation’ (their new single due for release on September 1st), ‘Believe In Me’ and ‘Honest Man’. Elsewhere, folk-pop ballads such as ‘The One I Want’ and ‘Flesh And Bone’ blend Laurel Canyon sing-alongs with melancholic reflections. The Pierces sound at the peak of their powers.
The new UK tour follows three sold out intimate UK shows in June that saw the sisters praised with critical acclaim of their ‘magical, sinuously intertwined voices’ (The Guardian).
Tickets for the tour go on sale on Friday 1st August at 9am.
The dates are:
Tuesday 16th Edinburgh Queens Hall
Wednesday 17th Gateshead The Sage
Friday 19th Bristol Trinity Centre
Saturday 20th Sheffield Leadmill
Sunday 21th Manchester Academy 2
Tuesday 23th London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Wednesday 24th Birmingham Glee Club
Thursday 25th Cambridge Junction
Saturday 27th Liverpool O2 Academy 2
Sunday 28th Nottingham Rescue Rooms