With their third studio album - Encyclopedia - released in September, The Drums have announced a run of UK and European dates in the fall.
With a reputation for intense, high powered performances, The Drums - now the duo of founder members Jonny Pierce and Jacob Graham - play 10 headline shows across Europe in November including 3 shows in the UK. Tickets for the tour go on sale on Friday August 8th.
12 - Holland, Amsterdam - Paradiso Noord
13 - Germany, Berlin - Fraanz
14 - Germany, Hamburg - Molotow
15 - Belgium, Brussels - VK
17 - France, Paris - Trabendo
18 - LONDON - SCALA
19 - MANCHESTER - Gorilla
20 - GLASGOW - Art School
22 - Spain, Madrid - Arena
23 - Spain, Barcelona - Razzmataz
New single Magic Mountain marks a new chapter for Pierce and Graham. "Magic Mountain is a sparkling reflection of our last three years", says Pierce. "It's about shedding off what binds you and protecting what's good, finding a safe place away from everyone and everything that wants to destroy you."
The resulting album is an exciting display of personal emotion and an unashamed writing style. "Encyclopedia is full of magic and surprise while maintaining a serious, more weighty tone throughout,” says Jonny. “We were feeling very angry, confused, and alone when we made this album; and we wanted to be very honest this time around, even if being honest meant making some people uncomfortable. We’ve left the beach for higher ground, always searching for hope.” Exploring themes of loss, nostalgia, redemption, vulnerability and love, they’ve embraced a darker sound on their new material.