Band will kick off eight-date tour in September

The Wombats have announced an eight-date UK tour to begin in September.

The trio, whose third album ‘Glitterbug’ reached the UK Top Five this April, will follow summer festival appearances with a string of gigs including their previously announced show at Alexandra Palace, which will be their biggest London show to date.

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The full dates are as follows:

Stoke Keele University (September 24)
Norwich UEA (27)
Nottingham Rock City (28)
Southampton Guildhall (30)
London Alexandra Palace (October 1)
Cardiff University (2)
Manchester O2 Apollo (21)
Liverpool Guild of Students (23)

The Alexandra Palace gig marks their first 10,000+ capacity headline show in the capital.

‘Glitterbug”s themes were inspired by core songwriter Matthew Murphy’s experiences in Los Angeles. Murphy explained in a statement that he had been drawn to the city’s mix of “opulence and anxiety” and his songwriting for the album focused on the idea of writing about a tempestuous relationship with a fictional woman from Los Angeles.

Speaking about the inspiration behind the album, the singer added: “As time progressed, I’d go to LA more and more, and the idea kept on building. The album’s about the envy and the struggle and the pretence and the worry and the fear that LA – and every major city in the world – encompasses.”