Noah and the Whale's new single, Give It All Back, is the fifth to be taken from their third album Last Night On Earth and will be released on January 2nd, 2012. It follows on from their previous single, Waiting For My Chance To Come, which was released in September 2011. Noah and the Whale have announced a UK tour, which will start in March 2012 and continue into April.
The video for Give It All Back sees the band as children, performing for a school concert. Noah and the Whale themselves perform their song in a large, deserted house and was directed by the bands own Charlie Fink.
Last Night On Earth is one of the top 30 biggest selling albums in the UK in 2011, beating the likes of Kasabian; Arctic Monkeys and The Vaccines; and steadily catching up to Elbow; Coldplay and Mumford & Sons. Last Night on Earth peaked at number 8 in the UK album charts, making it their second album to reach the top 10; their debut album Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down reached number 5 in 2008 and their second album, The First Days Of Spring, reached number 16 in 2009.
Noah and The Whale are set to embark on a UK tour throughout March 2012:
Saturday 17th MARCH DUBLIN, Olympia
Tuesday 20th EDINBURGH, Picture House
Wednesday 21st NEWCASTLE, O2 Academy
Thursday 22nd SHEFFIELD, O2 Academy
Saturday 24th YORK, Barbican
Sunday 25th PORTSMOUTH, Guildhall
Monday 26th SOUTHEND, Cliffs Pavilion
Wednesday 28th PLYMOUTH, Pavillion
Thursday 29th WOLVERHAMPTON, Civic Hall
Friday 20th MANCHESTER, O2 Apollo
Monday 16th APRIL LONDON, ROYAL ALBERT HALL
Tuesday 17th LONDON, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Many ticket-holders couldn't get into the O2 Arena show on Tuesday night (September 19th) because they didn't bring photo ID to match their booking.
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