The Cribs announce ‘Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever’ anniversary tour

Wakefield band of brothers The Cribs will celebrate the release of their third record by performing it in full on May 2017 UK tour.

Marking the 10th anniversary of the band’s seminal album – which features popular singles ‘I’m a Realist’ and ‘Men’s Needs’ – the tour sees the Jarmans perform the album in full for the first time. Tickets are expected to fly out for the seven-date jaunt which kicks off in Glasgow on Thursday 11th May.

The Cribs go on to play a number of major UK cities including Birmingham on Saturday 13th May; before a massive closing date at Leeds’ First Direct Arena.

Speaking about the tour, the band said:

“In short, this isn’t The Cribs indulging ourselves and reliving the past – it’s more just a big THANK YOU to all of you that have been with us throughout the years, and a ‘welcome aboard’ to those who missed it the first time around.”

Tickets go on sale Friday February 10th at 10am via Seetickets.

The Cribs will play:


11 / Glasgow, O2 ABC
12 / Manchester, Academy
13 / Birmingham, O2 Institute
15 / Newcastle, O2 Academy
16 / Bristol, O2 Academy
18 / London, O2 Forum, Kentish Town
20 / Leeds, First Direct Arena

Richard Franks

Editor and founder of Counteract. Freelance travel and music journalist.