WILD BEASTS Announce November UK Tour 2011

Announce full UK headline tour for November
Band to close the main stage at this year’s Field Day
Performance on Later with Jools Holland confirmed for next week

Photo by Paul Phung

With the release of their much anticipated third album Smother today, Wild Beasts are pleased to announce a full UK headline tour for November. The 12 date tour will see the Kendal four-piece perform their biggest club shows to date including London’s O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on November 23rd.

Tickets go on general sale at 9am this Friday 13th May, with a fan pre-sale on Wednesday 11th.

Full November dates and ticket links are as follows:

Thu 10 Nov - Birmingham: HMV Library -
Fri 11 Nov - Oxford O2 Academy -
Sat 12 Nov - Leeds Constellations - See Tickets 
Mon 14 Nov - Edinburgh Liquid Rooms -
Tue 15 Nov - Aberdeen Lemon Tree -
Wed 16 Nov - Manchester Cathedral -
Sat 19 Nov - Bristol Anson Rooms -
Sun 20 Nov - Nottingham Rescue Rooms -
Mon 21 Nov - Southampton University  /  /
Wed 23 Nov - London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire - Live Nation 
Fri 25 Nov - Cambridge Junction - Live Nation 
Sat 26 Nov - Brighton Concorde II -  /

Wild Beasts are currently on the road in the UK and play two sold out shows at London’s Wilton’s Music Hall this Wednesday and Thursday. The band are headlining the Park Stage on the Saturday night of this year’s Glastonbury and we can also announce that they will be closing the main stage at Field Day Festival in London’s Victoria Park this August 6th. Wild Beasts will also perform at many other festivals including Isle Of Wight, The Big Chill, and End Of The Road. You can catch Wild Beasts on Later With Jools Holland next Tuesday 17th and Friday 20th May. Live dates are as follows:

Mon 9 May - Leicester Y Theatre SOLD OUT
Wed 11 May - London Wilton's Music Hall SOLD OUT
Thurs 12 May - London Wilton’s Music Hall SOLD OUT
Fri 13 May - Gloucester Guildhall
Sat 14 May - Sheffield City Hall Grand Ballroom
Sat 4th June - IRE Forbidden Fruit Festival Dublin
Sat 11th June - Isle of Wight Festival
Sat 25th June - Glastonbury Festival – Park Stage - HEADLINE
Fri 5th Aug - The Big Chill Festival
Sat 6th Aug - London Victoria Park – Field Day Festival – MAIN STAGE HEADLINE
Fri 2nd September - Dorset - End of the Road Festival

You can watch the video for their single Albatross, out now:


‘the band have made a masterpiece’ – NME – 9/10
‘a strangely exquisite experience’ – Metro – 5* Album of the Week
‘tinkles and twinkles like the classiest adult-alternative pop of the 1980s’ - Independent on Sunday – CD of the Week
‘a thing of extraordinary beauty, containing dreamlike adventures of lust and longing’ - Guardian – 4*
‘Smother finds Wild Beasts hurdling that difficult third album with some aplomb’ – Independent – 4*
 “Smother smoulders. It is not only Wild Beasts’ finest album to date, but one of the best you’re likely to hear all year” – Uncut – 4*
Smother sees this singular and intriguing group still on the ascendant” Mojo – 4*
“…Fascinating, a valiant attempt to rethink the love song. In every way it’s alive, but mostly, it’s alive with possibility” – Q – 4*
‘one of the UK’s most significant bands’ – The Sun – 4.5*