Pete & the Pirates' new single, 'Half Moon Street' will be released on August 29th 2011 as a digital download and is taken from the band's second album, 'One Thousand Pictures', which is out now.
The Reading based five-piece are set to tour the UK and Europe in coming months with their tour kicking off in Manchester at The Deaf Institute on September 22nd. Preceding the tour, the band are also scheduled to support The Kaiser Chiefs at a special one off gig at Kirkstall Abbey on the outskirts of Leeds City Centre.
Since the release of their debut album 'Little Death' in 2008, Pete And The Pirates have created a name for themselves as one of the UK's finest purveyors of melodic pop songs. For their second studio album, the band headed to the studio with Brendan Lynch (Paul Weller and Primal Scream) who took up production duties.
The video for 'Half Moon Street' was directed by the band's drummer Jonny Sanders.
22 Manchester, Deaf Institute
23 Leeds, Cockpit
24 Liverpool, Mojo
25 Edinburgh, Cabaret Voltaire
26 Glasgow, Captains Rest
28 Birmingham, Hare and Hounds
29 Milton Keynes, Sno Bar
30 Sheffield, Leadmill
01 Bristol, Cooler
03 Brighton, Komedia
04 London, Scala
07 Dublin, Academy
08 Belfast, Stiff Kitten
16 Tivoli de Helling - Utrecht, Netherlands
18 Patronaat - Haarlem, Holland
19 Rotown - Rotterdam, Holland
20 Vera - Groningen, Holland
21 Trix - Antwerp, Belgium
22 Botanique - Bruxells, Belgium
23 13 - Tilburg, Holland
25 Comet - Berlin, Germany
26 Atomic Caf' - Munich, Germany
27 Spazio 211 - Torino, Italy
28 London's Corner - Parma, Italy
29 Covo - Bologna, Italy
1 Grabenhalle - St.Gallen, Switzerland
2 Mascotte - Zurich, Switzerland
4 Postgarage - Graz, Austria
5 Groáe N8Musik Indoor City - Salzburg, Austria
6 Chelsea - Vienna, Austria
8 Studio 672 - Cologne, Germany
10 La Feche D'or - Paris, France
Pete and the Pirates:
Thomas Sanders - Vocals/Guitars
Pete Dog - Bass/Vocals/keyboards
David Thorpe - Guitar
Jonny Sanders - Drums
Pete Hefferan - Guitar/Vocals
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