HURTS Announce February 2011 Uk tour

by Holly Emerson 7. November 2010 17:27

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“Hurts are the pop group you’ve been waiting for years for” Sunday Times

 

“Music needs a band like Hurts right now.” NME

 

“They are the New Emotional” The Times

 

“One of the year’s biggest breakout pop acts” Grazia

 

“One of the most exciting new sounds of the year” The Sun

 

“Destined for hugeness? Definitely.” Company

 

“Grandoise, emotive synth-pop” The Observer

 After releasing ‘Wonderful Life’ last month, the song that gave a first introduction to Hurts in 2009, Manchester duo Hurts announce the release of third single ‘Stay’ on 15th November from their debut album ‘Happiness’. They also announce a new UK tour in February 2011 after selling out their headline UK tour last month.

 Happiness’ entered the UK album charts at #4 with over 25,000 sales making Hurts the UK’s fastest selling new band of 2010. They have now sold over 300,000 albums worldwide and throughout Europe, Hurts also earned 14 top 10 iTunes positions including #1s in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Finland and Luxembourg, and the album is now gold in Germany, Poland and Switzerland.

 ‘Stay’ has already been described by Sunday Times Culture as having ‘a chorus so overwhelming, you would be advised to reserve a space for it in your brain now’. It is a grandiose and powerful heroic pop ballad about lost love. It features a backing choir on vocals and is immediately captivating with it’s dramatic lyrics “You say goodbye in the pouring rain and I break down as you walk away”. Remixes come courtesy of Groove Armada, Full Intention and The Temper Trap.

 Previous single ‘Wonderful Life’ has already had over 11million online plays and in Europe has had great success with a #1 airplay record in 5 countries to date including Germany, where the single has now sold over 300,000 copies and is certified Platinum. Their success has also been matched in Poland where ‘Wonderful Life’ is also a Gold selling single.

 After their massive sold out European tour in October, along with headlining the NME Radar tour and performing at festivals across the UK, Hurts announce a new tour in February next year. This will be their biggest tour to date and the UK dates are part of a huge 2011 European tour. The band will also support Scissor Sisters on their UK Arena dates this December. Full tour dates are below;

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December 2010 (with Scissor Sisters)

Friday 3rd                     Birmingham LG Arena

Monday 6th                     Cardiff Arena

Wednesday 8th                 Glasgow SECC

Friday 10th                   Newcastle Arena

Saturday 11th                 Manchester Evening News Arena

Sunday 12th                  Brighton Centre

Tuesday 14th                 Nottingham Arena

Wednesday 15th               London O2 Arena

Thursday 16th               Bournemouth International Centre

 

February 2011 headline dates

Wednesday 2nd                Brighton Dome

Thursday 3rd                 London HMV Forum

Friday 4th                     Glasgow ABC

Sunday 6th                    Leeds O2 Academy

Monday 7th                    Dublin Academy

Tuesday 8th                  Manchester Academy

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