Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros today announce a major European tour for early 2014, beginning in Brussels on 27 January and culminating in their biggest UK show to date at London's Brixton Academy on 11 February. The band - fresh from curating their own four day Big Top festival in the Los Angeles State Historic Park - will be returning to these shores for the first time since a run of summer shows that took in a UK tour, including a sold out show at London's Somerset House, and appearances with Mumford & Sons at their Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park show in London and Gentlemen of the Road stopover in Lewes.
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros European tour 2014
27 January 2014 Brussels, AB
28 January 2014 Paris, Olympia
30 January 2014 Den Haag, The Hague
31 January 2014 Amsterdam, Paradiso
02 February 2014 Cologne, Live Music Hall
03 February 2014 Berlin, Astra
06 February 2014 Glasgow, ABC
08 February 2014 Dublin, Olympia
11 February 2014 London, Brixton Academy
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros will release their epic, rousing new single Life Is Hard on 2 December 2013. The song is the second to be lifted from the band's self-titled third album, released to widespread acclaim in August via Mumford & Sons' Gentlemen of the Road - the album is the label's first release by a band other than Mumford & Sons.
Mixing soulfulness, raw exuberant pop and psychedelia, 'Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros' shows a band constantly evolving and hopeful for the future. Produced by frontman Alex Elbert, its twelve tracks are upbeat, boisterous and passionate, with gospel harmonies, raw vocals, and deep-in-the-pocket rhythms.