Turin Brakes announced recently that they would bring their classic Mercury Prize shortlisted album – The Optimist LP – back to the live stage with a nationwide UK tour that is NOW underway to celebrate two decades of their definitive debut.
The South London band – founder members (and former primary school friends) Olly Knights and Gale Paridjanian, along with long-time bandmates Rob Allum and Eddie Myer originally released The Optimist LP in March 2001 (achieving gold status in the UK), followed up by 2003’s Ether Song which featured the top 5 hit single Pain Killer (Summer Rain).
The band has since moved on to rack up seven top 40 singles, six top 40 albums and over a million sales worldwide. The band said:
‘It’s very exciting! We can’t wait to get out and perform this big milestone set comprising of the Optimist and other TB faves for everyone. The Optimist means so much to us and the people it touched in the early part of this century. So, let’s climb into our TB time machine where we’ve set the controls for 2001. Where did the time go…?’
Tickets for Turin Brakes The Optimist LP 20th Anniversary tour are on sale now!
Thu 07 Southampton The 1865
Fri 08 Cambridge Junction
Sat 09 London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Sun 10 Brighton CHALK
Thu 14 Bristol O2 Academy
Fri 15 Manchester Cathedral
Sat 16 Newcastle Boiler Shop
Sun 17 Glasgow Barrowlands
Thu 21 Birmingham O2 Institute
Fri 22 Leeds University Stylus
Sat 23 Liverpool O2 Academy
Sun 24 Cardiff Tramshed
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