Speedy Ortiz have announced a new headline tour for October, where they’ll play eight dates across the UK. Kicking things off in London at The Garage, the band will also play dates in Nottingham, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester and others before finishing the tour in Bristol.
In April, Speedy Ortiz released their latest album ‘Twerp Verse’. Speaking to DIY about the album earlier this year, the band’s Sadie Dupuis told us of the new record: “I think the optimism of this record is that we can re-educate society… It’s not just a record for women to feel empowered, it’s for men to feel empowered to not be toxic, and to be a part of a movement of equality too. As a white person, there are also moments on the record where I’m thinking about my need to listen and be an ally, and not be at the centre of things.”
Tickets for Speedy Ortiz’ UK tour are on sale now.
17 London, The Garage
18 Nottingham, Rough Trade Nottingham
19 Leeds, Belgrave Music Hall
20 Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
22 Glasgow, Stereo
23 Manchester, Now Wave Venue
24 Brighton, Patterns
25 Bristol, The Louisiana
The track features on album ‘Twerp Verse’.
Speedy Ortiz - Twerp Verse
Succinct, wry, and in tune with its context, there’s plenty to unpick.
Speedy Ortiz were all ready to go with a curveball album of love songs, until the election of Donald Trump shook the world. Heading back to the drawing board, ‘Twerp Verse’ is the result of a rethink.
The album is out next Friday (27th April), and streaming in full on NPR.