Having just announced the biggest headline show of their career to date at Manchester’s 2600 capacity Academy 1, the fast rising Larkins can now reveal details of their rest of their UK tour which commences next April.
In addition to the Academy show, which will see them become the first Manchester band to sell-out the venue before releasing their debut album in over 50 years, Larkins are also raising their game in London. They’ll play Heaven on April 22nd, a venue that holds a significantly bigger capacity that their previous sold-out London dates at The Garage and Dingwalls.
From The Smiths to The Stone Roses and Oasis, the Manchester music scene has made a huge impact on global music culture. Blending anthemic indie and synth-heavy alt-pop, Larkins are being tipped to follow in those legendary footsteps and elevate themselves towards arena status. Next April’s UK tour, listed below, will see them take the next step towards fulfilling their world class potential.
15th – Bristol, Thekla
16th – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
17th – Birmingham, Castle & Falcon
19th – Glasgow, Stereo
22nd – London, Heaven
23rd – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
24th – Liverpool, Academy 2
25th – Manchester, 02 Academy 1
A presale for the tour is now open before tickets go on general sale from 9am this Friday, December 13th.
The tour adds to Larkins’ growing momentum in 2020. They’ll release their second EP early next year on Good Soldier Records, which they recently previewed by sharing the new track ‘Make You Better’. They’re also confirmed to play Jack Saunders’ Hopscotch club night.
The announcement comes as Larkins complete a huge UK and Ireland tour that has spanned 30 shows. Numerous nights have sold-out as the band have reached a landmark of 8000 ticket sales. Other live highlights of the year have included festival sets at Reading, Leeds and SXSW, and a tour as guest to Love Fame Tragedy, a new project from The Wombats’ frontman Murph.
Larkins’ previous releases in 2019 – the ‘TV Dream’ EP and the ‘Not Enough Love’ single – have already amassed 5 million plays. That huge potential has been further underlined with support from Radio 1 (Jack Saunders), Beats 1 (Zane Lowe), BBC Introducing and Radio X.
Larkins formed after Josh Noble (vocals) and Dom Want (guitar/synth) started making music together at school, but things really progressed in college. The duo would write song ideas together in their English class, before sneaking into the studio after hours to bring those songs to life. Their sound was broadened when Henry Beach (bass/synth) and Joe Gaskell (drums) were added to the line-up.