Courteeners have announced a major UK tour that crowns what is unarguably the band’s most successful eighteen months to date.
The tour sees the band play a series of dates up and down the country before taking in a five-night stint at Manchester’s O2 Apollo. This unprecedented run is the first time any band has played so many consecutive nights at the iconic venue.
The autumn tour crowns an incredible eighteen-month period for the band that began with their highest charting album so far (the top 3 Concrete Love). That release was quickly followed by headline slots at Reading and Leeds, primetime appearances at Glastonbury, Isle of Wight, T in the Park and V Festival and a historic hometown gig at Manchester’s Heaton Park in June. All 25,000 tickets for that show sold out in under an hour. Q magazine went on to award the show a gushing 5 star review, describing it as “their equivalent of the Stone Roses’ Spike Island or Oasis’ Maine Road… less like a ‘performance’, more like a reciprocal communion”.
This autumn, Courteeners will play:
Thur Nov 26th Stoke Victoria Hall
Fri Nov 27th Lincoln Engine Shed
Sun Nov 29th Glasgow O2 Academy
Mon Nov 30th Newcastle O2 Academy
Tues Dec 1st Leicester O2 Academy
Thur Dec 3rd Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
Fri Dec 4th London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Tues Dec 8th Manchester O2 Apollo
Weds Dec 9th Manchester O2 Apollo
Thur Dec 10th Manchester O2 Apollo
Fri Dec 11th Manchester O2 Apollo
Sat Dec 12th Manchester O2 Apollo
Tickets go on sale Wednesday 26th August at 9am at gigst.rs/CT
The band release a new single - Small Bones - next week. The track, taken from Concrete Love, comes accompanied with a video shot live at the Heaton Park show.