Following a hugely successful Big Top Headline slot at this summer’s Isle of Wight festival, British rock heroes FEEDER (Grant Nicholas & Taka Hirose) today announce their full live return to the UK and Ireland with a 14 date Tour. With the band poised to announce their 9th studio album in the coming weeks, their first since 2012’s ‘Generation Freakshow’, it also heralds the bands live return following a 4 year hiatus.
Following lead singer/guitarist and chief songwriter Grant Nicholas’s recent, critically acclaimed solo releases ‘Yorktown Heights’ and ‘Black Clouds’, which saw Grant play a host of shows with a very different, ‘lo-fi’ line up, the FEEDER frontman says he feels re-invigorated, and in the best creative space of his life.
Nicholas commented: “We are really looking forward to getting out there on the road again and feel reborn after our break. Isle of Wight Festival reminded us how good it is to be back playing together, and the loyalty of our fans is truly immense”. “We’re back and really excited to let people hear these new songs”
FEEDER first shot to fame when their debut EP ‘Swim’ was released to huge critical acclaim in 1996. Since then they’ve had 25 Top 40 hits with the likes of ‘Feeling A Moment, ‘Just The Way I’m Feeling’, ‘Just A Day’ and ‘Buck Rogers’ and amassed over 5 million record sales along with 3 Platinum and 2 Gold Albums.
Since ‘Generation Freakshow’, the band has appeared at a number of UK festivals, performed at Hyde Park to celebrate the 2012 Olympics and headlined London’s Brixton Academy before announcing they were taking some time off. FEEDER’s autumn tour will see the band revisit some of their biggest hits whilst also performing tracks from their forthcoming – and long-awaited – new studio album.
FEEDER kick off their tour at O2 ABC Glasgow on September 28th and visit a number of the UK’s best-loved venues such as the O2 Ritz in Manchester, London’s Roundhouse and Nottingham Rock City before concluding at the Tramshed in Cardiff on the 19th October.
THE 2016 UK DATES ARE AS FOLLOWS
28th | 02 ABC Glasgow
30th | Loopallu Festival Ullapool
1st | Newcastle Uni Newcastle
3rd | O2 Ritz Manchester
4th | O2 Institute Birmingham
6th | The UEA Norwich
7th | The Lemon Grove Exeter
9th | Beckett University Leeds
10th | O2 Academy Bristol
12th | Roundhouse London
13th | Pyramids Portsmouth
14th | Rock City Nottingham
16th | Academy Dublin
17th | Limelight Belfast
19th | Tramshed Cardiff