PALE WAVES embark upon their biggest UK and Irish headline tour early next year, kicking off in Bristol and culminating in a huge hometown show in Manchester. The tour is the band’s first since Covid struck and follows their second album WHO AM I? which reached #3 in the UK album chart.
Fri 11 BRISTOL O2 Academy
Sat 12 CARDIFF Great Hall
Sun 13 NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Mon 14 BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Wed 16 BOURNEMOUTH O2 Academy
Thu 17 LEEDS O2 Academy
Sat 19 BELFAST Limelight
Sun 20 DUBLIN Academy
Mon 21 GLASGOW O2 Academy
Wed 23 SHEFFIELD O2 Academy
Fri 25 LEICESTER O2 Academy
Sat 26 OXFORD O2 Academy
Mon 28 LONDON Roundhouse
Tue 01 MANCHESTER O2 Victoria Warehouse
WHO AM I? features the singles Change, Easy, Fall to Pieces, She’s My Religion and You Don’t Own Me and was recorded primarily in Los Angeles alongside producer RICH COSTEY [Muse, Foo Fighters, Sigur Rós] before lockdown forced the making of the album to go virtual, with Heather and Ciara remaining in LA while Hugo and Charlie returned home to record their parts in their bedrooms.
FALL TO PIECES https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0tD-2C9vsw
SHE’S MY RELIGION https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzQ0dkcXLxI
YOU DON’T OWN ME https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xR2VDHpjUq4
The album acts as the Pale Waves manifesto, inspiring inclusivity, self-discovery, and the notion of being whoever the hell you want to be. Speaking about the album, Heather says: “For me, music and art is for people not to feel so alone and isolated; I want to be the person that fans look up to and find comfort in”.
Consisting of frontwoman HEATHER BARON-GRACIE; drummer CIARA DORAN; guitarist HUGO SILVANI; and bassist CHARLIE WOOD, Pale Waves released their debut album MY MIND MAKES NOISES in 2018, by which time they had already won the NME Under the Radar award, had been nominated for the BBC Sound of 2018 shortlist, and had toured with fellow Dirty Hit label mates and mentors the 1975. When the album charted at #8 in the UK, Pale Waves were seen as less of a breakthrough act and instead one of the most important emerging indie-pop bands in Britain. The release of the Top 3 WHO AM I? album cemented that status further.