The Naked and Famous Announce UK Tour

by Henry Cooksey 22. June 2011 09:06




“Pop perfection.” – NME

“Fervent, infectious and highly hummable, this is a band armed with songs to fall in love with.” – The Fly

Ecstatic, uplifting, thumping, pumping psych-dazed, rocked-up synth-pop that is all about affirmation.” – The Guardian


“Pop this good is to be celebrated and enraptured by” – Sunday Times Culture

The Naked And Famous have today announced a major UK tour for November with tickets going on general sale Friday 27th May at 9am.

The New Zealanders picked up the Philip Hall Radar Award at the Shockwaves NME Awards in February as well as a place on the BBC Sound of 2011 longlist.

Their album Passive Me Aggressive You (Fiction) has received rave reviews as have their recent sell-out shows around the country.

The Naked And Famous will continue their ascent after a full summer of festival action with a return to the UK for the following shows. 

Wed 9th Nov - University Anson Rooms, Bristol

Thu 10th Nov - Roundhouse, London

Sat 12th Nov - Leadmill, Sheffield

Tue 15th Nov - 02 ABC 1, Glasgow

Wed 16th Nov - Empire, Middlesbrough

Thu 17th Nov - Academy 2, Manchester

Sat 19th Nov - HMV Institute, Birmingham

Sun 20th Nov - Junction, Cambridge

Mon 21st Nov - Waterfront, Norwich

Wed 23rd Nov - Pyramids Centre, Portsmouth 

There will be a presale with 02, and the band’s website on Wednesday and Thursday, regular on sale will be Friday 27th May at 9am.

Tickets are £14 on all shows apart from London which is £16.50.

Formed in New Zealand, in various Auckland bedrooms by David Beadle, Thom Powers, Aaron Short, Jesse Wood and Alisa Xayalith, The Naked & Famous took the DIY approach, writing and recording the majority of their music in those very same suburban houses. Its loving, careworn aesthetic was preserved as the tracks were mixed and mastered in the US before release.

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