NEWS: Yard Act announce Spring 2023 tour dates and share new live video for 'Rich'

NEWS: Yard Act announce Spring 2023 tour dates and share new live video for ‘Rich’

Mercury Prize Nominees, Yard Act, have just announced their biggest headline shows to date in their scheduled 2023 Spring Tour. The Leeds quartet will play at O2 Academy, Brixton, Albert Hall, Manchester, Barrowlands, Glasgow and Vicar Street, Dublin. General sale commences on Tuesday 18 October. To celebrate the upcoming shows, they have released a specially recorded live performance of ‘Rich,’ a track that seems more relevant than ever in the current political climate, filmed at the band’s spiritual home: Leeds’ legendary Brudenell Social Club. 

Watch the superb video here:

Fans won’t have to wait that long for a notoriously riotous Yard Act gig in a town near them soon. Renowned for their verve, banter, intelligence, musical prowess wit and pathos, Yard Act kick off their entirely sold out autumn/winter tour next month – which includes London’s O2 Kentish Town Forum on 1 December. This follows another sold out run in February and March this year, after playing festivals including Glastonbury and recent shows supporting Jack White.

Yard Act’s 2022 debut album The Overload is shortlisted for the 2022 Mercury Prize and the band will perform live from the ceremony on BBC Four and iPlayer on Tuesday 18 October. Yard Act will also make their first trip to Australia and New Zealand in January and February to play Laneway Festival alongside  Fontaines DC, Phoebe Bridgers, and more.

The Overload was the subject of stellar reviews across the board, with the Official Charts Company also confirming Yard Act as the year’s Biggest Breakthrough Act so far crowningThe Overload as the best selling album on vinyl of Q1 2022. 

This summer the band released a special version of the beautifully existential and uplifting album track ‘100% Endurance,’ featuring the legendary Elton John, which was crowned Jo Whiley’s Tune Of The Week on BBC Radio 2. The music video for the original version of ‘100% Endurancestars multi-award winning actor and fan of the band David Thewlis and represents the first time Thewlis has filmed in his hometown Blackpool. The video is nominated for Best Alternative Video – UK and Best Performance in a Video at this year’s UK Music Video Awards taking place on 27 October. With Lyrics like,“All you ever needed has always been within you/ Gimme some of that good stuff that human spirit/100% endurance,” it could absolutely be a 21st Century post pandemic anthem.

Yard Act made their UK television debut last November, performing the album’s title track and lead single on Later… with Jools Holland. The band were recently awarded the Grulke Prize for Developing non-US Act at SXSW this year, playing no less than 10 completely packed out shows at the festival. They also made their US TV debut on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and have just toured the country’s east coast with Gustaf in support. Tonight, they will play at The Mercury Awards, which can be watched on BBC FOUR or BBC iPlayer. See a live show while you can! Tour dates below:


See Yard Act live in 2022/23:


22 QMU, Glasgow, UK  SOLD OUT

23 NUSU, Newcastle, UK SOLD OUT

24 O2 Academy, Leeds, UK SOLD OUT

25 O2 Ritz, Manchester, UK SOLD OUT

26 Marble Factory, Bristol, UK SOLD OUT

27 Tramshed, Cardiff, UK SOLD OUT

29 1865, Southampton, UK SOLD OUT

30 Chalk, Brighton, UK – SOLD OUT


1 O2 Kentish Town Forum, London, UK SOLD OUT


7 Rockaway Beach, Bognor Regis, UK

30 Laneway Festival, Auckland, NZ


04 Laneway Festival, Brisbane, AU

05 Laneway Festival, Sydney, AU

10 Laneway Festival, Adelaide, AU

11   Laneway Festival, Melbourne, AU

12 Laneway Festival, Perth, AU


26 Vicar Street, Dublin

28 Barrowlands, Glasgow

29 Albert Hall, Manchester


4 Brixton Academy, London

Photo credit: Jamie Macmillan

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