Clean Bandit 2015 UK Tour
2014 breakthrough stars, Clean Bandit, are delighted to announce details of their March 2015 headline tour. The dates kick off in Belfast on 5 March, taking in Dublin, Cambridge, Birmingham, Glasgow and Manchester, before finishing up at London’s Alexandra Palace on 13 March. Tickets are available for pre-sale on Wednesday 19 November and 9am general sale Friday 21 November from gigst.rs/cb
Having recently finished their sold-out UK headline tour, which included a date at London’s prestigious Brixton Academy, the upcoming shows will be the band’s biggest to date. Grace Chatto (cellist) commented –
“Touring around the UK is probably our favourite thing to do. This time we are ending in Alexandra Palace in London, where half of the band spent much of our young years: that’s where we’re from. It’s going to be a very special moment for us.”
Clean Bandit and soul sensation Jess Glynne, whom the band collaborated with on their January 2014 global smash ‘Rather Be’, will release their new single ‘Real Love’ on November 17 through Atlantic Records. With an early add at Capital FM at a staggering seven weeks out from release and with further playlist additions at Radio 1 (A List), 1Xtra, Capital Xtra and Kiss, the upbeat dance record is set to end 2014 with a bang and bookend the year with another huge hit from the powerhouse collaboration! The official video has already amounted over 2.1 million hits and the track has spent three consecutive weeks at #1 on Shazam’s ‘Future Hits’ chart! Following the single release, Clean Bandit will release a very special edition of their UK #3 album,New Eyes, on November 24 featuring the additional tracks: ‘Real Love’, ‘Stronger’, ‘Show Me Love’, ‘Up Again (Drum & Baseline Smith remix) and the band’s BBC Radio 1 Philharmonic Orchestra audio.
Clean Bandit have proved to be huge success worldwide this year. Their global hit single ‘Rather Be’, which has since become the biggest-selling single by a UK act in 2014 and is currently soundtracking the new Marks & Spencer food advert (the first ever album to be sold in Marks & Spencers stores), hit #1 on the iTunes single chart in over 25 countries upon release in January, #1 in the airplay charts in 15 countries and has now sold over 5 million copies worldwide: 1.6 million in the UK alone. In the UK, the track is the most played British record at radio this year, the second highest-played official video on TV and also held the #1 spot in the UK for four consecutive weeks upon release. In the US, the track is constantly building, peaking at#4 on iTunes, #6 on Top 40 radio, #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has sold over 1.5 million copies to date. Furthermore, ‘Rather Be’ spent a staggering eight weeks at #1 on the global Spotify chart, seven weeks at #1 on Shazam in the US, and has since become the most Shazammed track in history of the service with over 15 million tags!
Over recent months the band have been touring both sides of the Atlantic on sold-out headline tours – playing to over 36,000 fans in the UK alone – and performed alongside the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra to a live audience at Manchester’s Media City in September after they were personally invited by Radio 1 as very special guests. The band played on practically every major US TV this autumn including Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Talk, NBC Today and more. On Saturday 6 December the band will perform at the Capital Jingle Bell Ball with another performance on follow on Thursday 11 December at the BBC Music Awards.
The band released their UK top 3 album New Eyes in June and has previously released the following singles through Atlantic Records: ‘Mozart’s House’, ‘Dust Clears’, ‘Rather Be’, ‘Extraordinary’ and ‘Come Over’.
Clean Bandit are: Jack Patterson (bass/sax/deck), Luke Patterson (drums), Grace Chatto (cello/key/synth) and Neil Amin-Smith (violin).
March 2015 tour dates:
5th Mar Mandela Hall, Belfast
6th Mar Academy, Dublin
8th Mar Corn Exchange, Cambridge
9th Mar O2 Academy, Birmingham
10th Mar O2 Academy, Glasgow
11th Mar O2 Apollo, Manchester
13th Mar Alexandra Palace, London
Pre-sale: Weds 19 Nov
General sale: Fri 21 Nov