Scotland’s melodic masters to return to Birmingham this November, in support of their recently-announced new album.
Teenage Fanclub have announced an extensive UK tour for this winter, as well as a forthcoming studio album.
The band will be touring in support of their new album, Endless Arcade, which is tentatively slated for an October release. The record, their eleventh, follows 2016’s Here and is their first release since the departure of founding member and bassist/vocalist Gerard Love.
In a statement on Twitter, Teenage Fanclub said: “The five of us headed to Clouds Hill Recordings in Hamburg in late November last year and got stuck into doing what we like best – recording new songs. It felt good to start 2020 with 13 new tunes in the bag. We’re currently busy assembling a selection of those into album form and putting the final gloss on the record.”
Last year, the band released a one-off single, ‘Everything Is Falling Apart’, though it is not yet clear if it will appear on the new album.
Teenage Fanclub have been no strangers to the O2 Institute of late. In 2016, they played at the venue in support of Here and returned in late 2018 as part of their Creation Records Years tour. The latter saw the band play their albums that had been released on the Creation imprint across three sold-out nights.
Fans of the band may no longer be treated to Love’s contributions, but there are still plenty to enjoy about Teenage Fanclub. Main songwriters and founding members Norman Blake and Raymond McGinley remain, and have a clutch of great songs between them. Expect to hear the seminal ‘The Concept’ and ‘Alcoholiday’ – both taken from 1991’s lauded Bandwagonesque – as well as other standouts such as ‘Start Again’, ‘About You’ and ‘Everything Flows’.
See Teenage Fanclub’s UK tour dates below.
02 – Music Hall, Aberdeen
03 – Ironworks, Inverness
04 – Usher Hall, Edinburgh
05 – Barrowlands, Glasgow
07 – Beckett University Students’ Union, Leeds
08 – Academy 2, Manchester
09 – Leadmill, Sheffield
11 – O2 Institute, Birmingham
12 – Rock City, Nottingham
13 – Anson Rooms, Bristol
14 – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
16 – Chalk, Brighton
17 – O2 Forum, London
19 – Empire Music Hall, Belfast
Tickets are available via Seetickets.
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Tied to the ’90s. I love anything with a good melody. Favourite acts include DIIV, Best Coast, Wavves, MBV, The Lemonheads, Bully, Pavement, Weezer, Wolf Alice, Mac DeMarco and Dinosaur Jr.