The Subways announce UK tour/album


Following the release of a free download last week via their website, THE SUBWAYS have announced a UK tour for September and the release date of their third album. ‘Money and Celebrity’ is released on 19th September 2011 on Cooking Vinyl and was recorded and produced by Stephen Street in London earlier this year.  The tour kicks off in Oxford the same week as the release, their first full UK outing since October 2008.

The Welwyn Garden City trio (Billy Lunn – guitar/vocals, Charlotte Cooper – bass/vocals and Josh Morgan – drums) started playing in their local area in 2003 and, after beating 5000 aplicants, they won a competition slot to play Glastonbury, they released their debut album ‘Young For Eternity’ in 2005.  Quickly becoming festival favourites with their energetic and thrilling live shows, the band travelled the world before starting work on the follow up ‘All Or Nothing’ with producer Butch Vig.  On it’s release in summer 2008 the band again hit all the Uk and European festivals consolidating their reputation as a dynamite live act. Finishing the album cyle in style with a show at Rock Am Ring Germany in front of a 75,000 strong crowd.

The Subways released the brand new song ‘It’s A Party’ on Thursday afternoon (16th June) via their website with no prior warning, and the track was downloaded over 1,000 times within the hour almost cashing their server.  By yesterday over 10,000 copies were downloaded.   An infectious pop-rock sound with killer hooks and sing along chorus the song is sure to sound even better when you’re bouncing around at a show.  The 12 track album features music across the spectrum, melding their first album’s melodic immediacy with the second’s energetic rock power.   As the title suggest, the songs were inspired by the overwhelming celebrity culture and also the financial crisis affecting the world today and how these things influence people.

 

On tour:

17 September             Oxford, O2 Academy                                    0844 477 2000
18 September             Falmouth, Princess Pavilion                        0871 220 0260
20 September             Birmingham, O2 Academy                        0844 477 2000
21 September             Nottingham, Rescue Rooms                        0845 413 4444
23 September             Wrexham, Central Station                        01978 358 780
24 September             Glasgow, Oran Mor                                    08444 999 990
25 September             Newcastle, O2 Academy                        0844 477 2000
27 September             Manchester, Academy 3                        0161 832 1111
28 September             Sheffield, Foundry                                    0114 222 8777
30 September             Swansea, Sin City                                    01792 654 226
1 October                    Bristol, Thekla                                                0845 413 4444
3 October                    Southampton, University                        023 8063 2601
4 October                    London, Koko                                                0844 847 2258

Tickets go on sale Wednesday 22 June priced £10.50 (ex/ Southampton £11/ London £13.50) + booking fees – online tickets at http://thesubwaystickets.sandbag.uk.com

 

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