‘Violence’ Released March 9th on Play It Again Sam on CD, LP, Limited Edition and Digital Formats

A dizzyingly bright, yet barbed opening salvo, ‘Magazine’ marks an intriguing stylistic shift for Editors. The single, the band’s first in three years, is an anthemic pop song that savagely attacks the empty gestures and posturing of those in power. Built around a rousing chorus, swelling keys and crunching, industrial chords, ‘Magazine’ is a muscular, dynamic call-to-arms. Sure to whet the appetite for ‘Violence’ and strike an emotional chord with their legions of fans, ‘Magazine’ demonstrates an ambition from Editors that their latest work is destined for the biggest stages this summer.

Talking about ‘Magazine’, Editors frontman Tom Smith says ‘‘Magazine is a pointed finger aimed at those in power...some corrupt politician or businessman...a character, and a tongue in cheek poke at the empty posturing and playing to the masses of the power hungry.”

‘Violence’ is the sixth album from Editors, and follows 2015’s acclaimed top 5 ‘In Dream’. It is produced by Leo Abrahams (Wild Beasts, Florence & The Machine, Frightened Rabbit) and Editors with additional production from Benjamin John Power (Blanck Mass, Fuck Buttons) and mixed by Cenzo Townshend, except ‘Hallelujah (So Low)’ mixed by Alan Moulder.

The ‘Magazine’ video was shot in Amsterdam by renowned photographer, director and long term Editors collaborator Rahi Rezvani.

‘Violence’ Tracklisting:
1. Cold
2. Hallelujah (So Low)
3. Violence
4. Darkness At The Door
5. Nothingness
6. Magazine
7. No Sound But the Wind
8. Counting Spooks
9. Belong

‘Violence’ is released on March 9th via Play It Again Sam on the following formats:

• Standard CD
• Ltd edition deluxe CD features two bonus tracks, housed inside a rigid box, which also contains 2 fridge magnets, 12 inserts and a fold out poster
• Standard LP, pressed on 180g vinyl including download code
• Ltd edition deluxe LP is pressed on 180g red vinyl and contains a download code including two bonus tracks. The vinyl sits inside a triple gatefold sleeve, containing 12 inserts

Editors will play three intimate album launch shows in special venues that they've never played previously, starting in their adopted home city of Birmingham on March 4th, visiting Manchester and ending in London on March 6th.

Fans can gain access to an exclusive ticket presale for these shows by pre ordering the band’s new album from www.editorsofficial.com

Sun, 4 UK, Birmingham, Town Hall
Mon, 5 UK, Manchester, Cathedral
Tues, 6 UK, London, The Clapham Grand

Editors also play the following other live dates this year:

Fri, 16 France, Lille, Condition Publiques - sold out
Sat, 17 Belgium, Antwerp, Sportpaleis - sold out
Sun, 18 Germany, Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
Tue, 20 France, Strasbourg, La Laiterie
Wed, 21 Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Den Atelier
Fri, 23 France, Paris, Olympia
Sat, 24 Germany, Munster, Jovel
Sun, 25 Germany, Cologne, Palladium
Tue, 27 Netherlands, Amsterdam, Ziggo Dome - sold out
Wed, 28 Denmark, Copenhagen, Vega
Thu, 29 Sweden, Stockholm, Berns
Sat, 31 Germany, Hamburg, Mehr Theater

Sun, 1 Germany, Berlin, Tempodrom - sold out
Mon, 2 Germany, Leipzig, Aunsee
Wed, 4 Poland, Warsaw, Progresja Music Zone - sold out
Thu, 5 Poland, Krakow, Club Studio
Fri, 6 Czech Republic, Prague, Meetfactory - sold out
Mon, 16 Hungary, Budapest, Akvarium Klub
Tue, 17 Croatia, Zagreb, Culture Factory
Wed, 18 Austria, Vienna, Gasometer
Fri, 20 Germany, Munich, Tonhalle
Mon, 21 Switzerland, Zurich, Komplex 457
Sun, 22 Italy, Milan, Live Forum
Tue, 24 Switzerland, Lausanne, Les Docks
Wed, 25 France, Lyon (Villeurbanne), Transbordeur
Thu, 26 Spain, Barcelona, Razzmatazz
Sat, 28 Spain, La Coruna, Sala Pelicano
Sun, 29 Spain, Madrid, La Riviera - sold out

Sun, 27 UK, Manchester, Neighbourhood Weekender - sold out

Sat, 23 Greece, Ejekt Festival

Sat, 7 UK, London, British Summer Time @ Hyde Park - sold out
19 -22, Germany, Deichbrand Festival
Fri, 27 Germany, Stimmen Festival
Sat, 28 Germany, Juicy Beats Festival

17 - 19 Germany, Highfield Festival

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