The Slow Readers Club Announce Spring 2023 UK Headline Tour







Fresh from playing a selection of huge summer shows as guests to the iconic PixiesThe Slow Readers Club are set to embark upon a major UK and European headline tour in 2023. The tour is announced as the critically acclaimed Manchester band work on the full-scale follow-up to 2020’s Top 10 album ‘The Joy of the Return’. That same year also saw the band release the more ethereal ‘91 Days In Isolation’, which was written remotely under lockdown restrictions.

Vocalist Aaron Starkie says, “We’re buzzin’ to be back out on tour next year in the UK and Europe. We’ll be playing new tunes alongside the old favourites and we might sling a few surprises in too. The UK tour ends with a home town show in Manchester. We’ve not done a big headline in our own city since 2019 so we feel it’s about time.” 



Tickets for the dates, listed below, will go on sale HERE from 9am on ThursdaySeptember 22nd.  

MARCH 2023 

4th – UK, Leeds, University Stylus 

6th – UK, Glasgow, SWG3 

7th – UK, Aberdeen, Lemon Tree 

9th – UK, Nottingham, Rescue Rooms 

10th – UK, Birmingham, O2 Academy 2 

11th – UK, Bristol, Thekla 

13th – UK, Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms 

14th – UK, London Lafayette 

17th – UK, Manchester, Albert Hall 

23rd – Germany, Berlin, Lido 

24th – Germany, Hamburg, Kent Club 

25th – Belgium, Antwerp, Trix Club 

30th – France, Paris, Supersonic 

31st – Netherlands, Rotterdam, Rotown 

APRIL 2023 

1st – Netherlands, Amsterdam, Paradiso Tolhuistuin 

14th – UK, Belfast, Limelight 2 

15th – Ireland, Dublin, Academy 

29th – Portugal, Porto, M.Ou.Co 

The Slow Readers Club are currently embarking upon a UK headline tour which concludes with shows in StokeNorwichOxford and Brighton

Completed by Aaron’s brother Kurtis Starkie (guitar), James Ryan (bass) and David Whitworth (drums), The Slow Readers Club first established a loyal following with two self-released albums: 2011’s eponymous debut and 2015’s ‘Cavalcade’Aaron’s lyrics upscaled from the personal to the political and dystopian with ‘Build A Tower’ (2018), ‘The Joy Of The Return’ and ‘91 Days In Isolation’ (both 2020). Their sound has constantly evolved, their core being anthemic electro-rock boasting the noir lustre of Interpol, Alt-JThe Maccabees and Depeche Mode

The Slow Readers Club are particularly beloved in their home city of Manchester, where they have sold-out numerous shows including the O2 Apollo and two nights at the O2 Ritz – Manchester’s mayor, Andy Burnham, cites them as his favourite band. They’ve also stormed festivals including Isle of Wight, TramlinesKendal Calling, Victorious and Y Not?, and have been consistently championed by James, most recently as guests at two arena shows in Portugal















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.