Yard Act reveal details of 2024 UK and European tour

Yard Act reveals plans for a sprawling 2024 tour across the UK and Europe, coming on the heels of their new single 'The Trench Coat Museum'.

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Leeds-based band Yard Act have unveiled plans for an extensive tour across the UK and Europe, set for 2024. The announcement follows their summer return with a new single, ‘The Trench Coat Museum’, and hints at a sequel to their 2022 Mercury Prize-nominated debut album, The Overload.

The tour will commence in March 2024 with 11 UK and Irish dates, culminating at London’s Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith. The band will then proceed to Europe, with performances beginning in Nantes on 4 April and concluding in Brussels on 28 April. Last summer, they were the most-booked new band in Europe.

Pre-sale tickets will be available from 10am BST on Wednesday, September 27, with the general sale opening at the same time on Friday, 29 September.

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At last month’s Reading Festival, the band confirmed that the album is complete. “It’s got a gospel choir, string section, flutes, everything on it. It’s finished,” Smith revealed. When questioned about the release of a next single, he indicated, “I believe some time between the beginning of September and the end of next summer. Maybe October.”

Yard Act’s 2024 UK and European tour dates are:

MARCH 2024
13 – Norwich, UEA
14 – Nottingham, Rock City
15 – Glasgow, O2 Academy
16 – Manchester, O2 Apollo
17 – Newcastle, Northumbria University
19 – Belfast, Mandela Hall
20 – Dublin, Vicar Street
22 – Liverpool, Invisible Wind Factory
23 – Bristol, O2 Academy
25 – Brighton, Dome
27 – London, Eventim Apollo

APRIL 2024
4 – Nantes, Stereolux
5 – Paris, Cabaret Sauvage
6 – Bordeaux, Rock School Barbey
8 – Lisbon, Lav
9 – Madrid, Mon
11 – Barcelona, La 2
12 – Lyon, Le Transbordeur
13 – Bologna, Locomotiv Club
14 – Milan, Santeria Toscana 31
16 – Zurich, Mascotte
17 – Munich, Muffathalle
18 – Berlin, Festsaal Kreuzberg
20 – Stockholm, Slaktkyrkan
24 – Hamburg, Uebel & Gefährlich
25 – Amsterdam, Paradiso
26 – Nijmegen, Doornrosie
27 – Cologne, Kantine
28 – Brussels, Les Nuits Botanique

We caught the group on their last tour, and were pleased to enjoy a solid four-star outing from the Leeds lads. In the review, whynow wrote: “New song ‘Petroleum’ pulls from the more uptempo end of Britpop via smirking guitar riffs and electronic wig-outs that flirt with carnage; the outrageous ‘Trench Coat Museum’, meanwhile, sees the group channelling dance-rock groups like Daft Punk or The Chemical Brothers with a fierce confidence.

“Both tracks see the band fearlessly heading away from the urgent post-punk songs that first found them an audience, but the reaction is one of chaotic euphoria. As Smith says onstage, “this feels familiar but new”. Bring on whatever comes next.”

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