Following the success of Holm Front‘s second annual trip to Margate this past Friday, where the band played a secret headline set alongside Swim Deep, The Rhythm Method and Walt Disco (with DJ sets from Wolf Alice, whenyoung and Ladybird), Sports Team today announce news of their first full run of North American dates. Beginning October 19th in Philadelphia, they’ll play seven shows across the country with stops in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, before closing out the run with a special Halloween show in Chicago.
The band’s momentum has continued to build behind their bizarre and visceral live shows that they began whilst still attending the University of Cambridge, quickly achieving cult status amongst students. With shows that see singer Alex Rice lead a skilfully coordinated yet slightly unhinged performance against a steely faced Ben Mack they have attracted an obsessive fanbase in the UK and Europe, recently selling out the Electric Ballroom in London, and are now bringing their infectious live energy across the states.
The band play Reading and Leeds festival in the UK this weekend, ahead of consecutive tours with Pale Waves and Two Door Cinema Club.
See below for UK tour dates and stay tuned for more from Sports Team coming soon.
Upcoming live UK dates:
Aug 24th | Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
Aug 25th | Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
Aug 31st | Bingley, UK @ Bingley Weekender
Sep 1st | Glasgow, UK @ Indian Summer
The band started 2019 picking up where they left off with the release of January’s anthemic ‘M5’, a single that was named Annie Mac’s Track of the Week and one that backed up the band’s seemingly audacious arena claims. As part of Spring’s Keep Walking! EP, alongside ‘Get Along’, it showed a band nearing the peak of their songwriting powers and with a barnstorming sold out performance at Camden’s Electric Ballroom it gave yet another reason to solidify the sextet’s standing as the UK’s most exciting band.