DRY THE RIVER Announce UK & Ireland Tour

Dry the River

UK & Ireland headline tour

Following the recent announcement of a headline show at London's Electric Ballroom in May 2012, Dry the River have confirmed details of a full U.K & Ireland headline tour. 

These shows follow a recent run of headline dates which culminated in a sold-out performance at London’s Scala. The band also supported Bombay Bicyle Club on their U.K tour and this summer saw them play some rapturously received festival gigs on both sides of the Atlantic, highlights being their shows at SxSW in Texas, Reading & Leeds, Glastonbury and most recently End of the Road and Bestival.

The band have additionally been announced to play a Q Now Session at XOYO in London on January 23rd 2012. Tickets for this show sold-out within days of going on sale.

23 - London - XOYO [SOLD OUT]

08 - Manchester - Ritz [XFM & HMV New Music Award Night]

17 - Nottingham - Bodega
18 - Cardiff - Clwb Ifor Bach
19 - Manchester - Academy
21 - Aberdeen - Café Drummond
22 - Glasgow - King Tuts
23 - Belfast - Limelight
24 - Cork - Cyprus Avenue
25 - Dublin - Whelans
27 - Leeds - Brudenell Social Club
28 - Newcastle - The Cluny
30 - Bristol - Fleece

02 - London - Electric Ballroom
12 - Norwich - Arts Centre

Tickets for the headline shows are priced at £8 (£10 in London & £11 in Belfast) and are available via:

Tickets for the Manchester HMV show are priced at £10.

The band have also recently announced details of the release of their debut album - 'Shallow Bed', which is released through RCA Victor on March 5th 2012. Next single 'The Chambers & The Valves', taken from the album, will be released on February 27th.

The 11-track album was produced by Peter Katis (The National / Interpol) at his Connecticut home-studio during the summer of 2011. 

Finally, the band have been confirmed as being one of 15 artists on the prestigious BBC Sound of 2012 shortlist. The top 5 will be announced in January 2012. For more info:

Dry the River formed in spring 2009 and have lived together in the same shared house in Stratford east London since. Citing an esoteric list of influences - Leonard Cohen, At The Drive-In, Neil Young, Arlo Guthrie, Neutral Milk Hotel, Bruce Springsteen and Devendra Banhart – the band draw as much from their shared love of U.S. hardcore as they do from the classic songwriters they all admire.

Dry The River are: Peter Liddle (vocals / guitar), Matt Taylor (guitar), Scott Miller (bass), Will Harvey (violin) & Jon Warren (drums).

'Shallow Bed' can be pre-ordered from the following places -