Earlier this year, The View celebrated the 10th anniversary of their debut album Hats Off To The Buskers with a 10th anniversary limited edition vinyl being released for Record Store Day. To book end another successful year, the Scottish indie four-piece have announced a number of UK tour dates.
The tour coincides with The View’s classic Face For The Radio appearing on streaming services for the first time, and a special 7” coloured vinyl of the single being released on Walk Tall Recordings. Serving as a temporary farewell to fans, the dates will be the last for at least a year whilst the band take some time off to pursue their own individual projects, and gain inspiration for their future releases.
Hats Off To The Buskers was originally released via 1965 Records on 22nd January 2007 and hit the number one spot in the UK charts on 28th January 2007, leading to a Mercury Prize nomination that year. The album rode the tail end of the wave left by The Libertines but injected the band’s unique, upbeat observational indie rock filtered through a Scottish perspective, with frontman Kyle Falconer’s signature Dundee accent.
Since the release of their debut, the band have gone on to release five albums in total, 2015’s Ropewalk being their most recent release, produced but The Strokes’ Albert Hammond Jr. and Gus Oberg. The band have been praised for their trademark indie rock style that has matured through their last five releases but has never succumbed to music’s ever changing fashion trends.
Catch The View live at the following dates:
13th September 2017 – Alloa Town Hall
14th September 2017 – Truth Nightclub – Leven
15th September 2017 – Montrose Town Hall
19th September 2017 – East Grange Loft – Forres
20th September 2017 – The Sound Archive – Kirkwall
21st September 2017 – The Sound Archive – Kirkwall
22nd September 2017 – Assembly Rooms – Wick
23rd September 2017 – Nevis Centre – Fort William
29th September 2017 – Loopallu Festival
30th September 2017 – The Garage – Aberdeen
2nd October 2017 Birnam Arts Centre – Dunkeld
4th October 2017 La Belle Angele – Edinburgh
6th October 2017 Warehouse – Falkirk
7th October 2017 Neighbourhood Festival
22nd October 2017 EH6 Music Festival
29th November 2017 02 ABC – Glasgow
1st December 2017 Caird Hall – Dundee
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