SPORTS TEAM ANNOUNCE RESCHEDULED UK AND IRELAND HEADLINE TOUR

 

 

 

HEADLINE O2 ACADEMY BRIXTON ON 25 NOVEMBER

 FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES AT TRNSMT, READING & LEEDS, DOT TO DOT AND MORE

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“Cash your chips. Sanitise your retinas. And get aaaaalllll the way down for 7 nights in heaven. Hearts and minds. Light lager. Your friends and enemies coming together around one band… Sports Team. God’s own band. Lay your head down in the manger and sleep easy on…rescheduled tour dates (featuring a 3 week ‘stop to refuel’ in Glasgow). Yeah strap in…”

Today one of the UK’s most raucous live bands, Sports Team, announce their rescheduled tour dates off the back of their critically acclaimed, Hyundai Mercury Prize nominated debut album Deep Down Happy. This winter, Sports Team bring the dizzying chaos of their live show to Manchester Academy, SWG3, Rock City, University Stylus, Whelans, SWX, and culminate at O2 Academy Brixton on 25 November 2021, for many nights to remember. The news follows the government’s commitment to opening venues and festivals from June, as the 6-piece prepare to perform on the main stage at Reading & Leeds Festival, and headline Dot To Dot. See below for the full list of the “Red Hot Rock Show” dates below.

 

 

It will be the band’s first time performing songs from their debut, which battled it out with global superstar Lady Gaga for the number #1 spot in the UK charts last June. It was a chart race which broke Twitter; from fashioning a Lewis Capaldi summoning circle, to Sam Fender & TV fisherman Jeremy Wade, wading in, with the band missed out on the top spot by only 500 sales. Described as “a debut as wry, energetic and charismatic as their inexhaustible live presence has always promised”(L&Q) and “an album soaked in teen spirit, Sports Team are the complete package” (DORK), the record went on to become the biggest selling album of the week in Independent Retail, and was nominated for the prestigious Hyundai Mercury Prize, alongside Dua Lipa, Charli XCX, Laura Marling, and winner Michael Kiwanuka.

For a band on the cusp of stardom, the only venues Sports Team entered in 2020 was their local pub The Nags Head, an empty Oval for their Sunday Brunch performance, and an empty Coliseum Theatre, headlining GQ’s virtual Men Of The Year Awards. With touring back and festivals going ahead, this might just be the year we get to be Deep Down Happy.

 

FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES

 Fri 09 Jul 2021              Glasgow                                   TRNSMT Festival

Sat 24 Jul 2021             Oxfordshire                               Truck Festival

Fri 13 Aug 2021            Leicester                                  110 Above Festival

Fri 27 Aug 2021            Reading                                    Reading Festival

Sat 28 Aug 2021           Leeds                                       Leeds Festival

Sun 05 Sep 2021          Warrington                                Neighbourhood Weekender

Sat 25 Sep 2021           Bristol                                       Dot to Dot Festival

Sun 26 Sep 2021          Nottingham                               Dot To Dot Festival

 

 

UK HEADLINE TOUR

Sat 02 Oct 2021            Manchester                               Manchester Academy

Tue 26 Oct 2021           Glasgow                                   SWG3

Wed 17 Nov 2021         Nottingham                               Rock City

Thu 18 Nov 2021          Leeds                                       Leeds University Stylus

Sun 21 Nov 2021          Dublin                                       Whelan’s

Tue 23 Nov 2021          Bristol                                      SWX Bristol

Thu 25 Nov 2021          London                                     O2 Academy Brixton

 

 

 

 

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My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i'm blessed and get to combine both. Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.

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