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NEWS: Blancmange announce new single and album and extensive UK tour

Blancmange have announced the release of a new album.

Private View will be released on vinyl, CD and digitally on 30 September 2022, through London Records, forty years after the label released their debut Happy Families.

Speaking about the forthcoming album, lead singer Neil Arthur says: ‘ I don’t know whether I’m on a roll but I feel something in me has been released. I used to hold back and I didn’t trust myself. While I’m still full of self-doubt I’m now quite comfortable with it. This is it. We’ve only got one time around the block, so make the most of it.’

The album tracklisting is as follows:

1. What’s Your Name
2. Some Times These
3. Reduced Voltage
4. Here We Go Go
5. Chairs
6. Who Am I
7. Everything Is Connected
8. I Tried To Be You
9. Private View
10. Take Me

The video for the first track to be released from the album ‘Some Times These‘ can be seen below:

Blancmange will p[lay alongside John Grant at part of Grace Jones‘ Meltdown on June 17 at London’s South Bank Centre. They will then embark on a three month UK Tour as follows:

OCTOBER

6th: The HMV Empire – Coventry
7th: The Junction – Cambridge
8th: Subscription Rooms – Stroud
13th: Arts Centre – Colchester
14th: University Y Plas – Cardiff
15th: Cheese and Grain – Frome
20th: Sub 89 – Reading
21st: The Level – Nottingham
22nd: Glassbox Theatre – Gillingham
27th: The Fleece – Bristol
28th: The Boilerroom – Guildford
29th: Tivoli Theatre – Wimborne

NOVEMBER
4th: Exeter Theatre -Exeter
5th: The Brook – Southampton
10th: The Mill – Birmingham
11th: Kanteena – Lancaster
12th: The Forum Theatre – Barrow-in-Furness
17th: Corn Hall – Diss
18th: Gorilla – Manchester
19th: Hangar 34 – Liverpool
24th: The Wardrobe – Leeds
25th: The Leadmill – Sheffield
26th: The Riverside – Newcastle

DECEMBER
1st: The Lemon Tree – Aberdeen
2nd: The Liquid Room – Edinburgh
3rd: Queen Margaret Union – Glasgow
9th: Concorde 2 – Brighton
10th: Islington Assembly Hall -London

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