Following on from their sold out UK tour dates scheduled for May 2015. American Football have now announced that they will be performing at Primavera Sound on Saturday 30th May 2015.
The announcement was made last night at the Apolo, where the full line up for this year’s Primavera was announced. This will see American Football performing alongside acts such as Brand New, Mineral, Run The Jewels, Death From Above 1979, Belle & Sebastian and many many more. This will also be the band’s first European performance to date.
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Last year American Football announced a string of highly anticipated tour dates, which all sold out within hours (or in some-cases minutes) of being announced. The dates followed on from the band’s incredibly successful US reunion tour, and the reissue of their seminal self-titled album.
May 13 London, UK @ Electric Ballroom – SOLD OUT
May 14 London, UK @ Electric Ballroom – SOLD OUT
May 15 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club – Matinee Show – SOLD OUT
May 15 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club – SOLD OUT
May 16 Manchester, UK @ Gorilla – Matinee Show SOLD OUT
May 16 Manchester, UK @ Gorilla – SOLD OUT
May 17 Glasgow, UK @ SWG3 – SOLD OUT
In the 15 years since its release, American Football’s self-titled debut full-length has quietly become one of the most fiercely beloved titles in the US indie Polyvinyl catalogue. Though the trio — Mike Kinsella (Cap’n Jazz, Owen, Owls), Steve Lamos, and Steve Holmes — only played a few shows and released just one other record (a three-song EP that preceded this full-length), their influence and legacy has steadily continued to grow in the time after they disbanded.
From its now iconic artwork to the band’s unique songwriting approach (highlighted by an emphasis on shifting time signatures and sincere lyrics), American Football proves a record doesn’t become a true classic through flashiness or catering to trends, but rather the deep emotional connection it forges between the music and the listener.
A testament to the act’s lasting influence, American Football maintains a loyal fan base eager for material from the band. Due to an outpouring of request, in 2004 Polyvinyl reissued American Football on vinyl. Following up on past success and requests, in 2008 Polyvinyl issued a 1-sided 12″ of the American Football EP with new photography by Chris Strong. Despite the small amount of recorded work and hardly any touring, American Football remains one of Polyvinyl Records most beloved bands to this day.