Blaenavon have annouced that they’re to reschedule a slew of upcoming UK tour dates.
The shows, which were set to stretch throughout May, have been postponed, according to a statement, because “we just needed a bit of extra time to get up to scratch”.
The band will still play their three scheduled festival dates next month though, at Liverpool Sound City, Hit The North in Newcastle and at Brighton’s Great Escape.
Blaenavon returned earlier this year with new single ‘Catatonic Skinbag’.
See the list of postponed dates below, with shows in bold still going ahead, and the statement from the band.
New dates for the May shows have yet to be announced.
01 Dublin, The Grand Social
02 Belfast, McHugh’s Basement Bar
04 Liverpool, Sound City
05 Newcastle, Hit The North
06 Sheffield, Leadmill
08 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
09 Leicester, O2 Academy
10 Brighton, The Great Escape
11 Oxford, O2 Academy
12 Cardiff, The Globe
14 Plymouth, Junction
15 Southampton, The 1865
16 Brighton, The Haunt
18 Tunbridge Wells, Forum
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