The day has finally arrived! Maximo Park’s eagerly anticipated new album ‘Risk To Exist’ is out today. The Newcastle four-piece also embarked on the first of their huge run of in-store performances yesterday to celebrate the release ‘Risk To Exist’.
The special pop-ups will see the band take their legendary live performances across the country and give fans the opportunity to see the band in uncharacteristically intimate settings, kicking off at Banquet Kingston on April 20th and culminating at Sound It Out, Stockton on April 27th.
To coincide with the release of ‘Risk To Exist’, the band will also be headlining Rough Trade Nottingham for Record Store Day on April 22nd and are releasing an exclusive splatter vinyl version of the album exclusive to the celebrate RSD 2017.
21 – HMV Newcastle – 5:30pm
22 – Record Store Day – Rough Trade Nottingham – 8pm
23 – HMV Manchester – 2pm
24 – Truck Oxford – 6pm
25 – Rough Trade, East London – 7pm
26 – Rise Bristol – 6:30pm
27 – Sound It Out, Stockton – 1pm
‘Risk To Exist’ (released April 21st on Daylighting/Cooking Vinyl) was co-produced by Tom Schick (Wilco, Beck, White Denim) and Maximo Park. Keen for the inspiration of unfamiliar surroundings after writing the album in their native North-East, the band decamped to Wilco’s studio, The Loft in Chicago, in Autumn 2016. Recorded completely live, the recording represents another bold stylistic step for the band after 2014’s Top 10 ‘Too Much Information’. Maximo Park have also enlisted Mimi Parker from acclaimed US band Low for the record, whose voice lends its inimitable warmth to five album tracks, including lead single ‘Risk To Exist’.
With 1,500,000 albums and four UK Top 10 albums under their belt to date, Maximo Park have once again shifted seamlessly into a higher gear. They have expertly crafted an infectious pop album for our time, confronting the crucial issues track by track, one monstrous hook at a time.
The band will also be hitting the road in May for their first full UK tour since 2014. Full list of tour dates listed below:
05 Birmingham O2 Institute 1
06 Newcastle O2 Academy
08 Aberdeen Lemon Tree
09 Glasgow O2 ABC
10 Sheffield Leadmill
12 London Royal Festival Hall
13 Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
15 Cambridge Junction
16 Cardiff Tramshed
17 Falmouth Princess Pavilion
19 Manchester Albert Hall