Stornoway Announce ‘The Farewell Tour’
Oxford Band Set For Eleven Date Run
Oxford favourites Stornoway today announce ‘The Farewell Tour’, set to take place in February/ March 2017. After more than ten years playing together the band have decided that now is the right time to end, and see the upcoming dates as the perfect way to send off. The band will be playing eleven shows across the UK, beginning in Gateshead on February 27th and ending with a hometown gig at Oxford’s New Theatre on March 12th.
The band have also shared a new video, set to Night Drive, a bonus track on last year’s Bonxie.
Stornoway have released three studio albums, a surprise mini album and two EPs. Their most recent effort, 2015’s Bonxie, saw the band combine their two great passions, music and nature, to create a record indebted to the natural world and specifically, birds. Produced by Gil Norton of Foo Fighters and Pixies fame, the record saw Stornoway take a step out of their comfort zone, creating something bold and inherently beautiful. The record was a success, entering the UK Charts inside the Top 20. The touring cycle saw the band play two, sold out shows at Oxford’s Sheldonian Theatre, five years after they were the first pop band to play the venue.
Having initially formed in 2005, Stornoway have had an undoubtedly stellar career, full of landmark moments. In November 2009 they became the first unsigned band to appear on Later… With Jools Holland, performing alongside Sting, Jay – Z and Foo Fighters. They signed their record deal with taste making indie label 4AD in Stornoway, also playing a landmark gig on their first visit to the town that gave them their name, in April 2010.
“We have achieved far more as a band than we ever dared to dream back as students in a drafty east Oxford garage and we are immensely proud of the music we have created together.
We are eternally grateful to all our wonderful fans and friends who have given us so much support throughout our career, and we look forward to celebrating the last 10 years with you on our farewell tour next spring.”
Tickets for the tour go on sale on Stornoway’s website on Friday 28th October at 10am, with London tickets available 48 hours in advance, from 10am on Wednesday 26th of October.
Full Tour Dates:
27th Feb – Gateshead – Sage Gateshead
28th Feb – Bristol – Colston Hall, The Lantern
1st March – Cardiff – Tramshed
2nd March – Exeter – The Phoenix
4th March – Manchester – Academy 3
5th March – Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
6th March – Glasgow – Oran Mor
8th March – Brighton – Komedia
9th March – Cambridge – The Junction
10th March – London – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
12th March – Oxford – New Theatre