WRITTEN BY Kate Jane | August 2, 2022
Blossoms have today announced details of an extensive UK and Ireland tour for November and December 2022. The shows, which include two nights at Manchester’s O2 Apollo and one night at London’s O2 Academy Brixton are on sale from 9am on Friday 5th August.
Blossoms have played a series of huge gigs this summer, including headline festival sets at Y Not? and Truck, as well as a widely praised, headline grabbing, set at Glastonbury which included a cameo performance from Mel C. The band have also been on the road with The Killers, supporting them on several of their U.K. stadium shows.
Blossoms’ recent UK Number 1 album Ribbon Around The Bomb was produced by their consistent and renowned collaborators James Skelly and Rich Turvey and revolves around a central character ‘The Writer’. The creative direction for the album and its videos was developed by Edwin Burdis, Arctic Monkeys’ Creative Director who worked with the band on their Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino and AM albums. Burdis also directed an accompanying film for Ribbon Around The Bomb which featured performances from the band and premiered at Stockport Plaza around the album’s release in April.
Since forming in 2013, Blossoms have enjoyed widespread success and acclaim. Their 2016 debut Blossoms topped the album charts for two consecutive weeks and went on to earn the band BRIT Award and Mercury Prize nominations, while 2018’s Cool Like You charted at Number 4 in the UK album chart, spawning the anthemic singles I Can’t Stand It, There’s A Reason Why (I Never Returned Your Calls) and How Long Will This Last? Their third studio album, 2020’s Foolish Loving Spaces was the band’s second UK Number 1 album, while their recent, fourth studio LP Ribbon Around The Bomb gave the band their third UK Number 1 album, with the album’s standout tracks Ode To NYC, The Sulking Poet and Care For already well established as firm fan favourites. Blossoms have now had five top 5 albums in the UK, including their In Isolation/Live From The Plaza Theatre, Stockport release.
Blossoms play the University’s Great Hall on Friday 18th November.