The Lilacs drop new anthem ‘Hopeless Romantic’ and announce major UK tour

Wigan quartet The Lilacs unveil 'Hopeless Romantic,' mixing anthemic indie with rock 'n' roll flair, ahead of their much-anticipated headline tour.

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Wigan boys The Lilacs have just dropped ‘Hopeless Romantic’, bringing a heavier rock ‘n’ roll feel as lead guitarist Sam Birchall and frontman Ollie Anglesea step up their game.

Anglesea is excited about the band’s fresh sound and upcoming tour, expressing gratitude for the overwhelming fan support. He says:  “‘Hopeless Romantic’ is our biggest, fattest, riffiest track yet, and we know the fans are going to love it. We will also be releasing enough new music to keep everybody on their toes. We are really looking forward to getting out on the road in April. This is, by far, our biggest headline tour yet.

“With over 75% of tickets already gone, it still blows our minds that thousands of people up and down the country buy tickets to come see us live, week in, week out. We’re just four mates from Wigan simply doing what we love the most, and we can’t thank the fans enough for that.”

The band, which solidified its lineup in 2018, has quickly climbed the ranks of the north-west music scene and beyond. The pandemic momentarily halted their journey, but they’ve returned with more vigour, marked by their debut EP and a slew of singles that received Radio X’s nod. The name “The Lilacs” holds sentimental value, honouring the care Sam’s mother received during her cancer battle.

April sees them hitting the road for their largest headline tour, with several shows nearing sell-out status. Starting as special guests to Cast in March, they’re set to light up stages from Sheffield to London, promising to deliver their passionate indie rock to eager fans. Get your tickets here.

Catch The Lilacs on tour:


9th – Leeds, O2 Academy (special guests to Cast)

28th – Sheffield, Leadmill (LOW TICKETS)


4th – Birmingham, The Rainbow

5th – Nottingham, Rough Trade (LOW TICKETS)

6th – Brighton, Hope & Ruin

12th – Southampton, Heartbreakers

13th – Bristol, Crofters Rights (LOW TICKETS)

18th – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club (LOW TICKETS)

19th – London, Omeara (LOW TICKETS)

20th – Liverpool, Arts Club – Theatre (LOW TICKETS)

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