Alvvays tour starts this week – inc. Reading + Leeds & End of the Road festivals- Biggest ever headline show at O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, Sept 11th

August 25, 2015
 Colin Medley

Colin Medley


Tour starts this week, including dates at Reading & Leeds and End of the Road festivals.

Biggest ever headline tour includes a final date at Shepherds Bush Empire

Canada’s Alvvays return this week for their final UK tour of 2015, starting with dates at Reading and Leeds Festival and finishing with their biggest ever headline show at London’s O2 Shepherds Bush Empire – a venue which they opened as the support act less than a year ago. The tour takes in 13 shows and also includes dates at Ireland’s Electric Picnic Festival and End of the Road Festival.

The indie-pop band have enjoyed massive success off the back of their acclaimed self-titled album, released last year via Transgressive Records. Having toured the globe for over a year,  Alvvays have quickly moved up to bigger and bigger venues and this year played their first Glastonbury Festival on the John Peel stage. The album, which includes the singles ‘Archie, Marry Me’, ‘Next of Kin’ and ‘Party Police’ has also been noimated for Canada’s Polaris Prize, alongside acts including Drake, Caribou and Tobias Jesso Jr.

Support for the headline shows comes from acclaimed Louisville garage-rock band White Reaper. The Babies/former Woods member Kevin Morby will also play at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire show. Tickets for all shows are available now.

Full list of dates:

28th August                         Richfield Ave                      Reading Festival                              Tickets
29th August                         Bramham Park                  Leeds Festival                                 Tickets
30th August                         York                                     The Duchess*                                Tickets
31st August                          Sheffield                             The Leadmill*                                 Tickets
1st September                   Cardiff                                  The Globe*                                        Tickets
2nd September                  Bristol                                  Fleece*                                             Tickets
3rd September                   Nottingham                        Rescue Rooms*                              Tickets
5th September                   Stradbally, IRE                   Electric Picnic Festival                     Tickets
6th September                   Larmer Tree Gardens     End of the Road Festival                 Tickets
7th September                   Brighton                             Concorde 2*                                      Tickets
9th September                   Glasgow                            Oran Mor*                                           Tickets
10th September                 Manchester                       Academy 2*                                        Tickets
11th September                 London                               O2 Shepherds Bush Empire* #     Tickets

w/ White Reaper
# w/ Kevin Morby

Praise for Alvvays:

“… you cannot help but be drawn in” – Sunday Times Culture – Debut of the Week
“… genuinely great moments” – Guardian
“Charming and cherishable” – MOJO
“A great debut record laced with melancholy and beautiful moments.” NME – 8/10
“It’s a timeless, modern classic.” The Line of Best Fit – 9/10
“With each effort packing at least half a dozen unique hooks, it’s difficult for anything to come off remotely dull.” DIY – 4/5
“Stardom beckons.” The 405 – 8/10
“the songs on Alvvays are pretty indestructible” Drowned In Sound – 8/10
“This is the sound of pristine pop music” Pitchfork – 7.6 | |

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