Having recently supported Manic Street Preachers on their Arena tour, The Coral announce a UK headline tour in October following the release of their new album Move Through The Dawn. The influential Hoylake bands first headline tour for two years will start in Newcastle and take in Londons Koko before culminating at Manchester Albert Hall on October 13th. Supporting on all dates comes from She Drew The Gun, the acclaimed Liverpool quartet signed to Coral frontman James Skellys Skeleton Key label.
The Coral will also be appearing at festivals throughout the summer and will be celebrating the release of Move Through The Dawn by hosting the Skeleton Coast Festival at Leasowe Castle, Wirral, on Saturday, September 1st. Joining The Coral, who headlines, will be Tim Burgess, Fuzzy Sun the first signing to Blossoms new label Very Clever – plus Skeleton Key Records artists including The Fernweh, Marvin Powell and Cut Glass Kings.
The first single to be taken from Move Through The Dawn is the BBC 6Music playlisted single Sweet Release – available now to stream, download and as instant grat with album pre-orders.
Featuring a synchronized routine by a boiler-suited, paper bag hat-wearing dance troupe, the video for Sweet Release continues The Corals tradition for visually exciting and wryly amusing promos. Watch it – BELOW:
Move Through The Dawn was recorded at Parr Street Studios in Liverpool and produced by The Coral and Rich Turvey. The album is the follow-up to 2016s critically acclaimed Distance Inbetween, which featured singles Miss Fortune, Holy Revelation and Million Eyes.
Nick Power, The Corals keyboardist, has written a new book, Into The Void, which will be published by Ebacc concurrently with the new album. Powers third book, Into The Void is an insightful, amusing and evocative first-hand account of the recording, release and touring of Distance Inbetween, which came after a five-year hiatus for the band.
Since their debut EP release in 2001, The Coral have sold over a million UK albums, with five reaching the Top 10 including 2003s chart-topping Magic and Medicine. Their eight Top 40 singles include Dreaming Of You, In The Morning, Pass It On, and Dont Think Youre The First.
HEADLINE TOUR OCTOBER 2018
WEDS 3 NEWCASTLE, Riverside
FRI 5 BIRMINGHAM, O2 Institute
SAT 6 LEEDS, Beckett Students Union
SUN 7 SHEFFIELD, Leadmill
TUE 9 BRISTOL, SWX
THURS 11 LONDON, KOKO
FRI 12 LIVERPOOL, University The Mountford Hall
SAT 13 MANCHESTER, Albert Hall
Tickets on general sale 9 am May 18th, with a fan pre-sale from 9 am May 16th. Visit www.thecoral.co.uk for further details.
May 24 27 Bearded Theory Festival, Walton-on-Trent
May 27 Neighbourhood Weekender, Warrington
June 15 Nocturne Live at Blenheim Palace (supporting Noel Gallagher)
August 19 Don Valley Bowl, Sheffield (supporting Ocean Colour Scene)
August 24 26 Camper Calling, Alcester
Aug 30 Sep 1 Electric Fields, Dumfries
Sep 1st Skeleton Coast Festival, Leasowe Castle, Wirral
The Coral Move Through The Dawn tracklisting:
1. Eyes Like Pearls
2. Reaching Out For A Friend
3. Sweet Release
4. She’s A Runaway
5. Strangers In The Hollow
6. Love Or Solution
7. Eyes Of The Moon
8. Undercover Of The Night
9. Outside My Window
11. After The Fair