EDITORS release new single ‘Forgiveness’on 20th May – Listen

EDITORS release new single 'Forgiveness'on 20th May - Listen

Editors return with a new single and an extensive run of festival appearances for the summer alongside shows with Manic Street Preachers in the UK. Having released their fifth studio album, ‘In Dream’ last year, a record that singer Tom Smith remarked upon as an exercise in making music that was ‘both pop and experimental’, the band ended the year with a run of high profile and high selling dates across Europe and the UK including three sold out nights at Amsterdam’s Heineken Music Hall and a sell-out London return at Hammersmith’s Apollo. ‘Forgiveness’ amply demonstrates that desire to ignore genres by mixing a loose dancefloor beat with spiraling melodies and a highly politicized lyric.

‘In Dream’ was yet another musical shift for a band that have never relied on their past glories to create new music. Leaving behind the widescreen rock of previous album, ‘The Weight Of Your Love, the band took themselves to Crear in Western Scotland to self-produce a collection that references early electronic music and current pop simultaneously, ‘a mutation that suits them’, according to THE GUARDIAN in their review. With MOJO awarding the album a four-star review and the EVENING STANDARD matching that score and declaring the band ‘on track again’, Editors can rightly claim to be one of the most recognized and successful bands to have emerged from the UK in the last decade.

As has often been noted, Editors are not just a UK success story. Having scored Top Ten chart placings across Europe (including numerous Number Ones in Belgium), the band once again demonstrate their global appeal with a summer full of massive outdoor shows and headline festival moments. All dates are as follows:

With Manic Street Preachers

Friday 13th Liverpool Arena
Saturday 14th Birmingham Genting Arena
Monday 16th London Royal Albert Hall
Tuesday 17th London Royal Albert Hall
Friday 20th Leeds Arena
Saturday 21st Glasgow Hydro


Saturday 4th Orange Warsaw Festival, Poland
Friday 10th Novarock, Nickelsdorf, Austria
Saturday 11th Heartland Festival, Denmark
Thursday 16th Mad Cool Festival, Madrid, Spain
Saturday 18th Best Kept Secret, Holland
Sunday 19th Maxidrom Festival, Moscow, Russian Federation
Friday 24th – Sunday 26th Hurricane/Southside Festival, Scheessel, Germany
Tuesday 28th Zitadelle, Berlin, Germany
Thursday 30th Bravalla Festival, Norrkoping, Sweden


Saturday 2nd Rock Werchter, Werchter, Belgium
Sunday 3rd Mainsquare Festival, Arras, France
Friday 8th Ejekt Festival, Athens, Greece
Saturday 9th Bilbao BBK Festival, Bilbao, Spain
Sunday 10th Musilac Festival, Aix Les Bains, France
Sunday 17th Vieilles Charrues, Carhaix, France
Monday 18th Sion Sous les Etoiles, Sion, France
Friday 22nd Siren Festival, Vasto, Italy
Sunday 24th Amphi Festival, Cologne, Germany
Friday 29th Y Not Festival, Matlock, UK
Friday 29th – Sunday 31st Indiependence Festival, Cork, Ireland

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Mark Millar is the founder of XS Noize and looks after the daily running of the website as well as conducting interviews for the XS Noize Podcast. Mark's favourite album is Achtung Baby by U2.

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