Following on from Robert Smith covering their own 'There's a Girl in the Corner' earlier this year, The Twilight Sad will be joining The Cure on the British indie legends' 2016 US tour.
It comes at a perfect time with the Scottish trio's Òran Mór Session LP seeing a long-awaited release next week (Oct 16th) on FatCat Records. A collection of stripped-back, reimagined versions of tracks from the band's last album proper, Nobody Wants To Be Here and Nobody Wants To Leave - as well as its b-sides and a wonderful take on Arthur Russell's 'I Couldn't Say It To Your Face' - what's most evident on hearing these vastly different, much starker takes on the band's catalogue is that behind every moment of cathartic noise lies a radiant songcraft, begging for closer inspection.
Listen to Robert Smith covering 'There's a Girl in the Corner' BELOW:
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Today, the band are able to announce the first three dates of their US run with The Cure, taking in three of America's biggest cities in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. Keep your eyes peeled for a further rundown in January 2016 of all other dates the two bands share together.
US Dates w/ The Cure:
May 22nd, 2016 - Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA
June 10th, 2016 - UIC Pavilion, Chicago, IL
June 18th, 2016 - Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
* More dates announced January 2016
Twilight Sad UK Live Dates:
Oct 12th, 2015 - Colston Hall, Bristol *
Oct 13th, 2015 - Hammersmith Apollo, London *
Oct 15th, 2015 - Pyramids, Portsmouth *
Oct 16th, 2015 - Academy, Birmingham *
Oct 17th, 2015 - Academy, Leeds *
Oct 18th, 2015 - Academy, Glasgow *
Oct 20th, 2015 - Academy, Newcastle *
Oct 21st, 2015 - Junction, Cambridge *
Oct 22nd, 2015 - Academy, Manchester *
Dec 9th, 2015 - Academy 2, Birmingham (Tickets on sale Weds Oct 10th)
Dec 10th, 2015 - Gorilla, Manchester (Tickets on sale Weds Oct 10th)
Dec 12th, 2015 - Barrowlands, Glasgow - SOLD OUT
* = w/ Editors