NEWS: Yeah Yeah Yeahs confirm first UK shows since 2018

NEWS: Yeah Yeah Yeahs confirm first UK shows since 2018

New York art rockers Yeah Yeah Yeahs have announced their first two U.K shows since 2018’s All Points East Festival. Confirming the dates in Manchester and London in a statement, the trio have also promised to play some highly-anticipated new material. Support will come from Dry Cleaning and Anika in London and English Teacher in Manchester, the band said:

“OK UK! We are coming to lend our light to dark ages and holy shit are we ready to play our hearts out for you!! Yeah it’s been 9 years since we’ve graced your club stages! Yeah we’ve got some tunes so fresh and so NEW to try out on you! Yeah the bill is so MAJOR with Dry Cleaning and Anika in London and English Teacher in Manchester. Dress up! Make a night of it! Support your fave band that you may have seen debut at Brixton back in ’02!! Yeah let’s not wait another decade to see each other again! CANNOT WAIT! They don’t love ya like we do!! Luv YYYs”

The UK dates are part of a wider tour of the world, with several festival dates already confimed, including Primavera Sound. The tour is the band’s first since 2019 and this year the band celebrated 20 years since their debut self-titled E.P last year.

Back in February 2020, Karen O said she felt ready to record more music with the band following a lengthy hiatus “It feels like time to have something new out there,” she explained. “But that’s yet to happen, so we’ll see how this year goes.” The ongoing pandemic delayed that, but she did have time to record her Lux Prima album with celebrated producer Danger Mouse. If an album was to be released this year, then it’ll be the three-piece’s first since 2013’s Mosquito.

The two dates are:

Manchester O2 Apollo – June 5th

London O2 Academy, Brixton – June 7th

Tickets go on general sale this Friday 18th March and an O2 and a Bandsintown/artist pre-sale  on Wednesday March 16th.

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