Albert Hammond Jr kicks off debut UK tour

The Strokes guitarist hits Birmingham

Albert Hammond Jr played his first ever UK solo gig in Birmingham last night (November 22).

Supporting his ’Yours To Keep’ album, Hammond Jr, joined by his four-piece band, performed a 45-minute set at Birmingham Academy 2. He was supported by The Pierces, who hail from Alabama.

Hammond, Jr was in a talkative mood through out the night, telling the crowd: “This is very strange. But it’s good in a good way.”

As well as covering Guided By Voices’Postal Blowfish’, The Strokes star and his band debuted a brand new song ’In My Room’ that had been completed that afternoon.

His setlist was:

‘In Transit’

‘Everyone Gets A Star’

‘Bright Young Thing’

‘Call An Ambulance’

‘101’

‘Scared’

‘In My Room’

‘Blue Skies’

‘Holiday’

‘Postal Blowfish’

‘Hard To Live In The City’

Hammond Jr now is set to perform at Leeds Cockpit on Friday (November 24). For ticket availability go to NME.COM/gigs.