BELLE AND SEBASTIAN
announce first UK and Ireland tour in four years
Press Release, 21st July 2010
In the immediate aftermath of their headlining slot at the Latitude Festival last weekend, Belle and Sebastian can now announce details of their first tour of the British Isles since 2006.
The shows include 3 shows with a forty-piece orchestra; the B&S curated Bowlie 2 festival at Butlins in Minehead and conclude with a hometown pre-Christmas show at the Barrowland in Glasgow.
The full itinerary for the month is:
1st BELFAST, Ulster Hall
3rd DUBLIN, Union Canal Theatre
5th GATESHEAD, Sage
6th BIRMINGHAM, Symphony Hall
7th MANCHESTER, Apollo
9th BOURNEMOUTH, O2 Academy
12th MINEHEAD, Bowlie 2 Festival @ Butlins Holiday Camp (B&S play Saturday 11th)
14th LEICESTER, De Montfort Hall
16th BRISTOL, Colston Hall
21st GLASGOW, Barrowland
The Gateshead, Birmingham and Manchester shows feature the London Contemporary Orchestra.
Tickets for all the shows go on sale on Friday 23rd July at 9a.m.
Tickets for the shows from 5th – 21st (excluding Bowlie 2) are available from:
Gateshead, Manchester, Leicester, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol
www.gigsinscotland.com or by phone from 08444 999990
A pre-sale link will be available to members of the Belle and Sebastian mailing list for some shows from Wednesday 21st.
The line up for Bowlie 2, presented by All Tomorrow’s Parties now consists of :
BELLE & SEBASTIAN / TEENAGE FANCLUB / ISOBEL CAMPBELL and MARK LANEGAN / JULIAN COPE / THE VASELINES / THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS / VASHTI BUNYAN / THE APPLES IN STEREO / FRIGHTENED RABBIT / FIELD MUSIC / HOWLIN’ RAIN / THOSE DANCING DAYS / THE DUTCHESS AND THE DUKE / SILVER COLUMNS / FOALS / CRYSTAL CASTLES / DEAN WAREHAM PLAYS GALAXIE 500 / MULATU ASTATKE / EDWYN COLLINS / STEVE MASON / DIRTY PROJECTORS / THE ZOMBIES / JENNY AND JOHNNY / SONS AND DAUGHTERS / TREMBLING BELLS / ABAGAIL GREY / ZOEY VAN GOEY / THE 1900s
A limited number of chalets are still available (4 berth room only; 4 berth self-catering; 6 berth self-catering and 7 berth self-catering) from http://bit.ly/bowlieatp
Between now and the shows the band will release their eighth studio album as well as playing shows in Spain, Italy, South Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, USA, Canada, Mexico and will undertake their first tour of South America.
For further details, contact:
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