Live: Villagers Announce UK & European 2018 Autumn Tour

Photo Credit: Rich Gilligan

Last week heralded the news of Villagers’ return; Conor O’Brien’s fourth studio album, will be released 21st September

Having shared a new song and video for A Trick Of The Light, Villagers are now pleased to confirm UK and European headline live dates including London’s Hackney Arts Centre and Dublin’s Metropolis Festival, which they’ll headline and curate on 27th October

Dates below…

17th Oct – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
18th Oct – Art School, Glasgow
19th Oct – Gorilla, Manchester
21st Oct – Wardrobe, Leeds
22nd Oct – O2 Academy 2, Oxford
23rd Oct – Hackney Arts Centre, London
25th Oct – Arts Club, Liverpool
27th Oct – Metropolis Festival, RDS, Dublin
30th Oct – Trinity, Bristol
31st Oct – Old Market, Brighton
1st Nov – La Madeleine, Brussels
3rd Nov – Zoom, Frankfurt
5th Nov – Vega, Copenhagen
6th Nov – Gruenspan, Hamburg
8th Nov – Kesselhaus, Berlin
9th Nov – Hybrydy, Warsaw
10th Nov – Futurum, Prague
12th Nov – Doornroosje, Nijmegen
13th Nov – Melkweg (Old Hall), Amsterdam
14th Nov – Trabendo, Paris
16th Nov – Le Boucau, Biarritz
18th Nov – Kafe Antzokia, Bilbao
19th Nov – Chango, Madrid
20th Nov – Razzmatazz 2, Barcelona
22nd Nov – Ridotto Teatro Regio, Parma
23rd Nov – Spazio 211, Turin
24th Nov – Port-Franc, Sion
26th Nov – Papiersaal, Zurich
27th Nov – Kulturkirche, Cologne
28th Nov – Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht

All tickets on general sale at 9am on 22nd June

Following the exquisitely sparse, intimate aura of 2015’s Darling Arithmetic, O’Brien’s new record reconnects with the multi-faceted approach of Villagers’ 2010 album debut Becoming A Jackal and 2013’s {Awayland} while adding a new-found soulfulness, rhythmic nous and dazzling panoply of sonic detail, both analogue and digital, creating feverish moods while writing effortlessly accessible tunes. Balanced with subtle aspects and lyrical themes that embrace existential fears and hopes in this desperate, technologically-centred dystopian age, The Art Of Pretending To Swim is the most brilliantly realised Villagers album to date