Live: The Handsome Family Announce UK Tour

The Handsome Family have announced their biggest UK tour to date, following the release of their superb record Unseen last year

Brett Sparks (guitar/vocals) and Rennie Sparks (banjo/bass/vocals) are set to be joined on tour by drummer Jason Toth and multi-instrumentalist Alex MacMahon – dates below…

01 March – Birmingham, Mama Rou
02 – Gateshead, Sage 2
03 – Liverpool, Leaf
04 – Manchester, Academy
06 – Cardiff, Tramshed
07 – Exeter, Phoenix
08 – Hebden Bridge, Trades Club
10 – Edinburgh, La Belle Angele
11 – Glasgow, ABC
12 – Aberdeen, Lemon Tree
13 – Stirling, Tolbooth
15 – London, Round Chapel
17 – Leeds, Howard Assembly Room
18 – Sheffield, Plug
20 – Norwich, Waterfront
21 – Cambridge, Junction
22 – Bristol, St Georges
23 – Southampton, Brook
24 – Brighton, St Georges Church
25 – Folkestone, Quarterhouse

In 2015 The Handsome Family became best known for providing the theme tune, Far From Any Road, to Season 1 of HBO’s hit TV drama series True Detective, introducing them to a whole new audience and a whole load of new fans. However, even before this worldwide success, the band weren’t short of admirers, counting Bruce Springsteen and Ringo Starr amongst their fans, and with the likes of Jeff Tweedy, Amanda Palmer, Cerys Matthews, Christy Moore and Andrew Bird all having covered their songs