Editors follow ‘No Harm’, their first new music in two years which “leaked” via a hidden track on a Play It Again Sam label sampler, with the release of a further new song, ‘Marching Orders’ today.
Coming in at just short of 8 minutes ‘Marching Orders’, in all its unexpurgated glory, was recorded by the band in the Western Highlands of Scotland in early 2015 and mixed by Alan Moulder.
In a similar spirit to the ‘release’ of ‘No Harm’ (discovered by and posted to Youtube by an excited fan) Editors will continue their long standing relationship with Oxfam by gifting 300 hand stamped 12” test pressings of Marching Orders. These will be randomly placed and sold in selected Oxfam stores in the UK, Germany and Belgium. The initiative continues a long standing relationship between the charity and the band as Tom Smith explains:
"We've been supporters of Oxfam's amazing, vital work for many years, from supporting their Oxfam unwrapped campaign back in Xmas 2007, performing at Oxjam gigs and also hosting Oxfam campaigners on our tours to help raise funds and spread the word about the charity with our fans."
Following Rahi Rezvani’s gloriously stark film for ‘No Harm’ a further visual collaboration follows for ‘Marching Orders’.
Editors have announced an extensive UK and European tour from October. All dates are as follows
OCTOBER 2015 Fri 9, UK, Belfast, Limelight Sat 10, Ireland, Dublin, Olympia Theatre Mon 12, UK, Bristol, Colston Hall Tue 13, UK, London, Hammersmith Apollo Thu 15, UK, Portsmouth, Pyramid Centre Fri 16, UK, Birmingham, O2 Academy Sat 17, UK, Leeds, O2 Academy Sun 18, UK, Glasgow, O2 ABC Tue 20, UK, Newcastle, O2 Academy Wed 21, UK, Cambridge, Junction SOLD OUT Thu 22, UK, Manchester, Manchester Academy SOLD OUT Wed 28, France, Paris, Le Trianon Thu 29, France, Lille, Splendide SOLD OUT Sat 31, Belgium, Brussels, Palais 12
NOVEMBER Sun 1, Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Den Atelier Mon 2, Germany, Cologne, Koln Palladium Wed 4, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Heineken Music Hall SOLD OUT Thu 5, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Heineken Music Hall SOLD OUT Fri 6, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Heineken Music Hall Sun 8, Germany, Hamburg, Mehr Theater Mon 9, Germany, Berlin, Columbiahalle Tue 10, Germany, Offenbach, Stadthalle Thu 12, Germany, Munich, Tonhalle Fri 13, France, Strasbourg, Laiterie Sun 15, France, Lyon, Radiant Mon 16, Spain, Barcelona, Razzmatazz Tue 17, Spain, Madrid, La Riviera Fri, 27 Switzerland, Lausanne, Les Docks Sat 28, Italy, Bologna, Paladozza Sun 29, Austria, Vienna, Gasometer
DECEMBER Tue 1, Slovenia, Ljubljana, Kino Siska Wed 2, Croatia, Zagreb, Culture Factory Fri 4, Greece, Athens, Gazi Music Hall Sat 5, Greece, Thessaloniki, Principal Club Theatre Sun 6, Turkey, Istanbul, Volkswagen Arena Tue 8, Hungary, Budapest, Barba Negra Wed 9, Czech Republic, Prague, Roxy Thu 10, Poland, Warsaw, Progresja Music Zone Fri 11, Poland, Poznan, MTP2 Sun 13, Switzerland, Zurich, X-tra Mon 14, France, Marseille, Espace Julien Tue 15, France, Bordeaux, Le Rocher De Palme