Tune-Yards Announces UK Tour Next March, Appearing On ‘Later… With Jools Holland’ Tonight

Tune-Yards Announces UK Tour Next March, Appearing On ‘Later… With Jools Holland’ Tonight

tUnE-yArDs UK Tour Next March.
Appearing Tonight On
Later… With Jools Holland.

Ahead of their European tour starting later this week at Pitchfork Paris, tUnE-yArDs will make their UK TV debut tonight as guests on Later… With Jools Holland. The show goes out live at 10pm on BBC 2 (11.20pm in Northern Ireland), with a longer version of the show being broadcast at 11.05pm this Friday.

“Merrill Garbus orchestrates a joyous performance that is simultaneously metropolitan and tribal.” The Guardian (5/5)

Their upcoming European tour will take 15 countries in a month but not included in this run are any UK or Irish shows. Instead, they’ll play here again next March.

All headline shows, the March tour will take in Dublin, Liverpool, Gateshead and Glasgow for the first time on this record (Nikki Nack). Also being announced is their participation in the Southbank Centre’s WOW – Women of the World Festival in London, an annual event set up by the Centre’s Artistic Director, Jude Kelly OBE, to promote equality for women and girls and celebrate their achievements.

Tickets for all shows go on sale this Thursday (30th) at 10am GMT.

tUnE-yArDs UK Tour – March 2015
3rd – Vicar Street, Dublin (Tickets)
5th –  WOW – Women of the World Festival @ Southbank Centre, London (Tickets)
6th – Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool (Tickets)
8th – Sage Gateshead, Gateshead (Tickets)
9th – The Art School, Glasgow (Tickets)

Their third album, Nikki Nack, is out now on 4AD.

Photo by Holly Andres


tUnE-yArDs Nikki Nack
Press Quotes

“An artist at the peak of her powers. Let her convince you.” The Arts Desk (CD of the Week – 4/5)
“Invigorating, willful and wildly exuberant.” Clash (8/10)
“Experimental but not indulgent, unfathomable and yet sincere, Garbus is again proving herself a visionary.” Crack (17/20)
“Listening to tUnE-yArDs is unlike listening to anyone else… a rainbow of sounds, raining down in vivid, joyous life-affirming Technicolour.” DIY (4/5)
“An album with sounds you can see, a voice you can feel, and music you can all but touch.” Drowned In Sound (8/10)
“Unlike anything you’ll hear elsewhere… tUnE-yArDs continue to remain as individual and inimitable as ever.” Future Music (Album of the Month – 9/10)
“She could sing about what she had for a breakfast and make it sound scintillating.” The Guardian (4/5)
“Since her debut album, Tune-Yards finds a new way to make pop music.” The Independent on Sunday (5/5)
“Nikki Nack frantically succeeds on so many levels. Garbus ticks every box with aplomb and swagger, making a record that’s confrontational, boundary-bending, enigmatic, topical and sheer fun.” The Line of Best Fit (8.5/10)
“Sublimely barmy, joyfully brash, fearlessly brave and utterly original.” Loud & Quiet (8/10)
“The result feels a bit like Gracelands fed through an Aphex Twin remix.” Metro (4/5)
“Garbus’s uninhibited fusion of hip hop, Afrobeat, playground chant and field holler has earned her star-in-waiting status.” MOJO (4/5)
“Merrill Garbus has produced yet another deftly thrilling listen.” Music OMH (4.5/5)
“Easily Tune-Yards’ finest work… Chaotic, eclectic and unique.” NME (8/10)
“A unique and thrilling voice forging a new folk tradition” Q (4/5)
“If there’s a more eclectic, vibrant and inventive singer out there than Merrill Garbus, suggestions on a postcard please.” The Sun (4/5)
“An album bursting with adventure and originality.” Uncut (8/10)
“A terrific album charm and invention to spare, offering more fun a second than most current dance music.” The Wire



tUnE-yArDs  Nikki Nack
1. Find A New Way
2. Water Fountain
3. Time Of Dark
4. Real Thing
5. Look Around
6. Hey Life
7. Sink-O
8. Why Do We Dine On The Tots?
9. Stop That Man
10. Wait For A Minute
11. Left Behind
12. Rocking Chair
13. Manchild

For more information, contact Rich at 4AD

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