The Wombats follow Alexandra Palace show announcement with a full UK tour and new single Be Your Shadow for June 22nd

Posted on 2 June 2015
By Khyle Deen
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Fresh from announcing their biggest London show to date at Alexandra Palace, The Wombats can now confirm a full UK tour which will commence in September. The tour will follow a packed summer festival schedule which includes Reading, Leeds and T in the Park, plus international dates in a further fourteen countries including America, Australia and Russia.

The trio’s most recent tour in support of their new album ‘Glitterbug’ (which hit #5 in the UK and #2 in Australia) was entirely sold-out, and included a London date at O2 Academy Brixton. The NME’s review of their Bristol show stated: “This sold-out comeback tour is where the fun bursts back into gig going.” NME’s subsequent feature added that The Wombats “were met with heroes’ welcome from their public” at shows across Europe.

“Indie electro-pop is declared well and truly Back With A Bang.” – NME

“Zesty and upbeat with some dark lyrics and a sparser, crisper rhythm.” – The Independent

“They’re onto something here.” – Q

“Packed with anthemic hooks.” – Pitchfork

“Crammed full of sunny synths and glassy-eyed, glammy pop.” – Rolling Stone

The Wombats’ UK tour runs as follows:


24th – Stoke, Keele University
27th – Norwich, UEA
28th – Nottingham, Rock City
30th – Southampton, Guildhall


1st – London, Alexandra Palace (previously announced)
2nd – Cardiff, University
21st – Manchester, O2 Apollo
23rd – Liverpool, Guild of Students*
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Their performance of ‘Be Your Shadow’ from the Brixton show can be seen above.

Tickets for the new dates go on sale from 9am on Friday June 5th. Priced between £17 and £22.50, they’ll be available from

‘Glitterbug’ was launched with the single ‘Greek Tragedy’ which heralded an impressive return for the trio. Chosen as a Radio 1 Track of the Day as well as XFM’s Record of the Week, the track’s two official videos have been viewed over 2 million times at YouTube. Their recent single ‘Give Me A Try’ has also been playlisted at Radio 1.

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