LONDON, UK (Top40 Charts/ Dawbell PR)
Following the recent announcement of a headline show at London's Electric Ballroom in May 2012, Dry the River have confirmed details of a full U.K & Ireland headline tour.
These shows follow a recent run of headline dates which culminated in a sold-out performance at London's Scala. The band also supported Bombay Bicyle Club on their UK tour and this summer saw them play some rapturously received festival gigs on both sides of the Atlantic, highlights being their shows at SxSW in Texas, Reading & Leeds, Glastonbury and most recently End of the Road and Bestival.
The band have additionally been announced to play a Q Now Session at XOYO in London on January 23rd 2012. Tickets for this show sold-out within days of going on sale.
January 23 - London - XOYO [SOLD OUT]
February 08 - Manchester - Ritz [XFM & HMV New Music Award Night]
April 17 - Nottingham - Bodega
April 18 - Cardiff - Clwb Ifor Bach
April 19 - Manchester - Academy
April 21 - Aberdeen - Caf? Drummond
April 22 - Glasgow - King Tuts
April 23 - Belfast - Limelight
April 24 - Cork - Cyprus Avenue
April 25 - Dublin - Whelans
April 27 - Leeds - Brudenell Social Club
April 28 - Newcastle - The Cluny
April 30 - Bristol - Fleece
May 02 - London - Electric Ballroom
May 12 - Norwich - Arts Centre
Tickets for the headline shows are priced at £8 (£10 in London & £11 in Belfast) and are available via: https://www.musicglue.net/drytheriver
Tickets for the Manchester HMV show are priced at £10.
The band have also recently announced details of the release of their debut album - 'Shallow Bed', which is released through RCA Victor on March 5th 2012. Next single 'The Chambers & The Valves', taken from the album, will be released on February 27th.
The 11-track album was produced by Peter Katis (The National / Interpol) at his Connecticut home-studio during the summer of 2011.
Finally, the band have been confirmed as being one of 15 artists on the prestigious BBC Sound of 2012 shortlist. The top 5 will be announced in January 2012. For more info: https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/soundof/2012/artists/
Dry the River formed in spring 2009 and have lived together in the same shared house in Stratford east London since. Citing an esoteric list of influences - Leonard Cohen, At The Drive-In, Neil Young, Arlo Guthrie, Neutral Milk Hotel, Bruce Springsteen and Devendra Banhart - the band draw as much from their shared love of U.S. hardcore as they do from the classic songwriters they all admire.
Dry The River are: Peter Liddle (vocals / guitar), Matt Taylor (guitar), Scott Miller (bass), Will Harvey (violin) & Jon Warren (drums).