Blossoms announce UK tour backed by hotly-tipped pair of artists

Stockport contenders follow debut album with 11-date autumn run

Blossoms have announced an 11-date UK tour for autumn.

It follows the release of Blossoms’ self-titled debut album on August 5, as well as their forthcoming appearances at Reading And Leeds, Kendal Calling and Festival No 6 festivals.

Support on the tour comes from Declan McKenna, who recently released new single ‘Bethlehem’ and Manchester band Cabbage, who recently released debut single ‘Dinner Lady’.

Around the album release date, Blossoms are also playing shows at Stockport Plaza at midnight on August 5, two shows at Manchester Gorilla on August 7 and Kingston New Slang on August 11.

The album is produced by Clean Cut Kid associate Rich Turvey with The Coral singer James Skelly. Blossoms singer Tom Ogden says: “James has been really important for us. He can listen to one of our songs and instinctively know what bits to push forward. He’s got an amazing ear for a good pop melody. He just brings out our best, and makes it a little bit weird in the mix as only he can. Being fans of The Coral anyway, having him produce our debut album is a perfect marriage.”

The tracklisting for the album is: ‘Charlemagne’; ‘At Most A Kiss’; ‘Getaway’; ‘Honey Street’; ‘Onto Her Bed’; ‘Texia’; ‘Blown Rose’; ‘Smashed Pianos’; ‘Cut Me And I’ll Bleed’; ‘My Favourite Room’; ‘Blow’; ‘Deep Grass’.

Tickets for Blossoms’ tour go on sale at 10am next Friday (July 29). Blossoms will play:

Birmingham O2 Institute (September 23)
Bristol Bierkeller (24)
Cambridge Junction (26)
Norwich Waterfront (27)
London O2 Forum (29)
Manchester Academy (30)
Glasgow O2 ABC (October 1)
Newcastle Riverside (3)
Sheffield Leadmill (4)
Leeds Beckett University (5)
Nottingham Rock City (7)