Hot off the heels of a sold out UK tour in support of current album The Devil, The Heart & The Fight – available from our shop right now - Skinny Lister has announced a run of even bigger venues for spring 2017. Having just played to a packed out London Garage, Skinny Lister will return to the capital to conquer the famous Scala venue in Kings Cross, as well as their biggest ever venues across the country. Dates are as follows:
UK HEADLINE TOUR
27 Sheffield @ Leadmill
28 Manchester @ Gorilla
29 Edinburgh @ Voodoo Rooms
03 Nottingham @ Rescue Rooms
04 Cambridge @ The Junction
05 Birmingham @ Hare & Hounds
06 Bristol @ The Fleece
09 Southampton @ Talking Heads
10 Brighton @ The Haunt
11 London @ Scala
The tour will follow a support slot on an enormous European arena tour with American punk/folk legends Dropkick Murphys which includes shows at London Brixton Academy, Munich’s Zenith venue and the 7,000 capacity hall in Dusseldorf.
SUPPORT TOUR WITH DROPKICK MURPHYS
20 Vienna, Austria @ Gasometer
21 Munich, Germany @ Zenith
23 Berlin, Germany @ Max Schmeling Halle
24 Leipzig, Germany @ Auensee
25 Amsterdam, The Netherlands @ Heineken Music Hall
27 London, UK @ Brixton Academy
28 Paris, France @ Zenith
29 Lille, France @ Aeronef
30 Hamburg, Germany @ Sporthalle
01 Hannover, Germany @ Swiss Life Hall
02 Lingen, Germany @ Emsland Arena
03 Dusseldorf, Germany @ Mitsubishi Electri Halle
04 Strasbourg, France @ Zenith
05 Offenbach, Germany @ Stadhalle
These two tours show the massive projection Skinny Lister are on and the formidable year 2016 has been for them. The year has seen them support Frank Turner across Germany, Austria and Switzerland before joining Flogging Molly’s festival Salty Dog Cruise around the Bahamas. They then headed out on their own East Coast headline tour with label pals Beans on Toast and Will Varley in tow where many of the shows were sold out well in advance and signalled a big step up for the band Stateside, with an ever-increasing fanbase begging for more!
September saw the release of third album The Devil, The Heart & The Fight which has received critical acclaim, including picking up support from 6Music’s Steve Lamacq, and reaching the Top 40 Indie Album Chart in the UK and 38 in the US Americana/Folk Chart. And rounding off the year, the band head back to the US in November for their biggest headline tour to date; the show in Charlotte, NC is already sold out and Boston (the 550 capacity Middle East) is looking likely to sell out very soon.
With 2017 already looking like yet another incredible year, there’s seemingly no end to what this hard-working, hard-partying, fun-filled band can achieve.
“…considerably upped their game.” 4/5 Q Magazine
“(a) kaleidoscope of high octane folk punk via Dexy’s and The Pogues.” Louder Than War