Preview: The Wombats in Manchester
Forming in 2003 after meeting at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, The Wombats have since become poster boys of the British indie rock scene. Since releasing their début album A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation (2007) it was clear the three piece band were going places, emphasised with the record's respectively earned a number 11 spot in the UK album charts. The album played host to some of their biggest hits such as Lets Dance To Joy Division and Moving to New York which helped propel the band forward.
Following the success of their début, The Wombats in 2011 released The Modern Glitch where they worked with a host of producer who have worked with the likes of Slash, Snow Patrol, Weezer, Robbie Williams and The Hives, the album was a massive success, peaking in the top 5 in the charts in the UK and Australia, becoming Gold in both countries.
There is nothing not to love about The Wombats, whether it be their sense of humour whilst on stage or their catchy lyrics, you will be left singing "lets dance to joy division, and celebrate irony" after listening to them.
Not having a full UK tour since late 2011/early 2012, The Wombats finally return this April! The tour starts at Bristol Academy on 8th April and ends at Newcastle Academy on 19th April. You can catch the trio headlining Manchester Academy this Thursday (April 9th) with support from Alternative Rockers, Darlia. The Wombats will also perform a one off show at Liverpool Echo Arena on 26th September, 2015.
You can bag yourself tickets on See Tickets now, but hurry, they're selling out!
UK tour dates:
Bristol Academy- Wednesday 8th April (SOLD OUT)
Manchester Academy- Thursday 9th April (CONTACT VENUE FOR TICKETS)
Birmingham Academy- Friday 10th April (SOLD OUT)
The Leadmill, Sheffield- Saturday 11th April (SOLD OUT)
Brixon Academy (London)- Monday 13th April (CONTACT VENUE FOR TICKETS)
Oxford Academy- Wednesday 15th April (CONTACT VENUE FOR TICKETS)
Liverpool Academy- Saturday 18th April (SOLD OUT)
Newcastle Academy- Sunday 19th April
Liverpool Echo Arena- Saturday 26th September
Words: Cai Dixon