Albert Hammond Jr announces UK tour dates

The Strokes guitarist releases new solo album 'Momentary Masters' in July

Albert Hammond Jr has announced a series of UK tour dates for later this year.

The Strokes‘ guitarist will release his new solo album ‘Momentary Masters’ on July 31 and has scheduled shows for November in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Brighton, Oxford, Glasgow, Portsmouth and Leicester. Tickets for the tour will go on sale this Friday (June 26) at 9am. Scroll below to see the dates in full.

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Albert Hammond Jr plays the following dates:

Oxford O2 Academy 2 (November 16)
Manchester Gorilla (17)
Birmingham Hare and Hounds (19)
Leicester O2 Academy 2 (20)
Glasgow CCA (21)
Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms (23)
Bristol Fleece (24)
London Islington Assembly Hall (25)
Brighton Old Market (26)

‘Momentary Masters’ is Hammond’s first solo album since 2008’s ‘¿Cómo Te Llama?’. It’s his third solo effort to date, with debut ‘Yours to Keep’ released in 2006. Listen to lead single ‘Born Slippy’ and album track ‘Losing Touch’ now.

In a press release, Albert Hammond Jr describes his new full-length as “a record about finding a new curiosity in life as a result of the loss of innocence that knowledge and time create”.

Speaking to NME recently, Hammond stated that there’s “nothing weird” about his move away from bandmate Julian Casablancas’ record label, adding that he simply “needed a different home”.

Hammond’s band The Strokes recently played their first UK gig in five years, headlining London’s Hyde Park on June 18.

The Strokes released their last album ‘Comedown Machine’ in 2013, with frontman Julian Casablancas recently revealing that the band are working on new music.
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