Band to follow collection release with UK and Ireland dates

Funeral For A Friend have announced a autumn UK and Ireland tour.

The band will hit the road to support the release of their new ‘best of’ in September.

“It’ll be quite a nice change to go out on tour and not have to concentrate on representing our latest album, instead putting together a set that represents all our best material from day one until now,” explained drummer Ryan Richards.

“It’ll be great to do some B-sides and rare stuff too that we’ve maybe not had time to fit in the set in the past. It makes a lot more sense to include those songs now that we have a whole CD of rarities and B-sides coming out, and some of those songs will probably never be played after this tour either.”

The dates are:

Plymouth Hippo (October 5)
Portsmouth Pyramid (6)
Exeter Lemon Grove (8)
Brighton Concorde 2 (9)
Manchester Academy (10)
Peterborough Cresset (12)
London KOKO (14)
Hatfield University Of Hertfordshire Forum (15)
Oxford O2 Academy (16)
Bridgewater Palace (18)
Middlesbrough Empire (20)
Dundee Fat Sam’s (21)
Aberdeen Moshulu (22)
Derry Nerve Centre (24)
Dublin Academy (25)
Nottingham Rock City (27)
Cambride Junction (28)
Norwich UEA (29)

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