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News: Love Fame Tragedy Announces UK Tour dates

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News: Love Fame Tragedy Announces UK Tour dates @lovefametragedy @DawBell

Love Fame Tragedy, the acclaimed solo project from Matthew “Murph” Murphy, guitarist and lead singer of alt-pop chart-toppers The Wombats, today announces UK tour dates for this May. The shows will mark the first time Murph will have performed tracks from his forthcoming second album, Life Is A Killer, out 29th March via Bright Antenna Records.

Running from 13-16th May, the four date tour will see Love Fame Tragedy play headline shows at Manchester’s Gorilla, O2 Institute, Birmingham, and London’s Electric Ballroom, before headlining the Dork stage at The Arch for Brighton’s The Great Escape Festival. Pre-sale tickets are available from 10am on Wednesday 6th March here, with general release tickets on sale 10am on Friday 8th March here.

Speaking on the announcement, Murph says: “I’m excited to be back in the UK and playing out tracks from Life Is A Killer for the first time. This is probably my most personal work yet, so it’s going to be an experience seeing how it goes down live.”

Even for a writer beloved by his fans for being so frank and open about his romantic failings and issues with drugs and depression, Life Is A Killer is Murph’s truest and most lyrically raw album to date, documenting one of the most difficult years of his life. As the now sober songwriter navigates his way through balancing life as a new father of two and touring the world with The Wombats, he explores the mental struggles of managing family life amid self-destructive excess. Written in between London and LA, Murph enlisted the help of producers Jacknife Lee (U2, The Killers) and Mark Crew (Bastille, Rag N Bone Man, The Wombats) to push his sonic boundaries further than ever, with new sounds and even voice notes from his wife Akemi.

Named after a revered Pablo Picasso exhibition at the Tate Modern, Love Fame Tragedy’s debut album Wherever I go, I Want To Leave garnered widespread support from the likes of NME, The Times, CLASH, Metro, Radio 1 and more, and was followed by The Wombats first ever UK #1 album, the acclaimed Fix Yourself, Not The World, and a worldwide tour that included a headline show at London’s The O2.