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Ida Mae announce eight UK instores

Ida Mae are pleased to also announce eight UK instores in the run up to the release of their debut album, ‘Chasing Lights’, on July 12th.

Following the exciting announcement of their album launch show at The Kings Head on July 11th, to continue the celebrations, Ida Mae are pleased to announce eight UK instores in the run up to the release of their debut album, ‘Chasing Lights’, on July 12th. Chris and Stephanie will also play a string of UK festivals this summer including the Black Deer Festival and Larmer Tree Festival.

Ida Mae will play the following UK instores. Tickets on sale now:



Tues 18th   TOTNES, Drift Records

Thurs 20th CHELTENHAM, Badlands

Thurs 27th BRISTOL, Rough Trade

Fri 28th NOTTINGHAM, Forever

Sat 29th NEWCASTLE, Reflex


Tues 2nd NORWICH, Soundclash

Wed 3rd SOUTHAMPTON, Vinilo

Sun 14th CHESTERFIELD, Tallbird

‘Chasing Lights’ was helped to become the masterpiece it is with the guidance of legendary producer Ethan Johns (Ray LaMontagne, Laura Marling, Kings of Leon). The duo’s natural chemistry proved to be an ideal fit for Johns’ minimalist approach to production. “Ethan records live and very quickly,” explains Chris. “He loves the naïve discovery of early takes. It could be terrifying at times, but we always trusted his judgment.”

Blending elements of vintage Delta blues and gritty rock and roll with boldly modern arrangements and fearless punk swagger, ‘Chasing Lights’ captures Ida Mae in its purest form. From the pulsating ‘Higher Than Light’ to the Beat poet-inspired ‘My Girl Is A Heartbreak’, ‘Chasing Lights’ is an impressive eclectic debut. Singing together, the couple have an unusual ‘which-is-which’ dynamic.

As well as supporting Greta Van Fleet on their summer US tour and headlining The Kings Head on July 11th, Ida Mae will also play the following UK dates. Tickets for the album launch show on sale now.


Fri 21st TUNBRIDGE WELLS, Black Deer Festival


Thurs 11th LONDON, The Kings Head

Thurs 18th DORSET, Larmer Tree Festival

Friday 19th STIRLING, Doune The Rabbit Hole

Sun 21st GATESHEAD, Summer Tyne Festival