The Violet May announce UK headline tour dates and Iceland Airwaves Festival this October

Fresh off the back of releasing their lauded debut EP “TV” on Oh! Inverted World in the summer, along with headline shows at London’s Koko, Music Week’s Breakout night, a German tour with The Chapman Family, and support to The Duke Spirit; Sheffield rockers The Violet May will be taking to the road for their own national headline tour this October.

The band play across the UK from October 1st with support from Aussie act All Mankind, before ending with a show at Iceland’s Airwaves Festival on October 14th.

The Violet May have been creating havoc on the live scene since forming in 2009, and are seen by many as the remedy to the mass of twee indie acts currently on the scene. A debut video shot by Douglas Hart of Jesus & Mary Chain and support from BBC Radio 1, BBC 6Music, XFM, Clash, Guardian, Artrocker and The Sun have been backed by performances at the likes of Leeds Festival, Secret Garden Party, Boardmasters Festival, and opening the Energy Sessions Festival for Band Of Skulls and The Boxer Rebellion.

Chris McClure, frontman of the band, said of the tour: “We are like animals locked in a cage at the moment, we are on a mission to show people that guitar music still has a heartbeat, they don’t need to settle for the vaccines or viva brother. Leave your pretenses at home and come check us out”

Following the tour, The Violet May are headed back into the studio to lay down the next set of tracks for their debut album. The band will also release the track “This Could Be Bad” in November as part of the legendary Club 60’s new singles club. And we can’t wait to get our ears around it!

October live dates;

1/10 SUNDERLAND – Plugged Inn
2/10 INVERNESS – Mad Hatters
4/10 LONDON – Lexington
6/10 MANCHESTER – Alter Ego
7/10 LIVERPOOL – Mojo
8/10 SHEFFIELD – Leadmill
9/10 LEEDS – Milo
14/10 REYKJAVIK – Iceland Airwaves Festival

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The Violet May’s debut EP “TV” is out now from all good digital outlets, and as a limited edition CD release from the band’s site. It features What You Say (one of NME’s “10 Best mp3s This Week”) and the singles Jennifer Lies and TV which caught strong radio attention in both the UK and US. Grab a listen here;

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