The Hoosiers have today announced they are heading out on a headline tour of the UK in May, in support of their brand new studio album 'THE NEWS FROM NOWHERE', released on April 14th 2014. The tour will the first major headline tour the band have undertaken since promoting their top 10 album 'The Illusion Of Safety' in 2011.
Joining the Hoosiers on tour will be NYC based electro pop outfit Ariana & the Rose, whose new EP "Head vs Heart" is out now.
Dates in May are as follows:
Mon 12 Bristol The Fleece
Tues 13 Liverpool Arts Club
Wed 14 Wakefield Warehouse 23
Thu 15 Newcastle Think Tank
Fri 16 Edinburgh Cabaret Voltaire
Sat 17 Glasgow Record Factory
Sun 18 York The Duchess
Tues 20 Preston 53 Degrees
Wed 21 Nantwich The Loft
Thu 22 Manchester Academy 3
Fri 23 Birmingham The Institute
Sat 24 Norwich Open
Mon 26 Hay On Wye HTLGI Festival ** Hoosiers only
Tues 27 Cardiff The Globe
Wed 28 Reading The Bowery
Thu 29 London Academy Islington
Fri 30 Brighton The Bermuda Triangle
Sat 31 Nuneaton The Big Boro Festival ** Hoosiers only
The News From Nowhere was produced by The Hoosiers, and recorded in the East London warehouse where bassist Martin Skarendahl has amassed a collection of vintage recording equipment and instruments. "Doing it on our own terms,"says lead singer Irwin Sparkes, "and actually having a proper say in it, felt wonderful. We have nothing to lose, but a lot to prove."
From the opening bars of 'Somewhere in the Distance' to the closing notes of 'Nathan's Loft', The News From Nowhere is the sound of a band who have rediscovered what they love about music, and why they need to make it together. Gone is the self-consciousness of the dog days around their second album; gone, too, the self-doubt. In their place is a deeply rooted - and hard-won - confidence, and a determination to lock back in to the freedom and joy of the early days.