The Vaccines ‘return to their roots’ for new album ‘Combat Sports’ and announce UK tour

Prepare for 'sex, love and rock n' roll'

The Vaccines have announced details of their long-awaited fourth album ‘Combat Sports’ – as well as a full UK tour for April 2018.

After a three-year hiatus, Justin Young and co will release ‘Combat Sports’ on March 30, 2018. Said to be a ‘return to their roots’, the record is described as “brash, bold, rock and roll songs that mix melancholy and euphoria”.

“It sort of builds on the musicality of ‘English Graffiti’, but I think there’s a lot more of spirit and energy from ‘What Did You Expect…’” frontman Justin Young told NME about the new record last year. “We’re in the studio every day playing together, so it feels a lot more like a band again, which maybe ‘English Graffiti’ stopped slightly. I guess it replenishes some of that spirit and that energy of the first record.”

Speaking of what’s currently inspiring his lyrics, Young said: “Sex and love, and love lost. I really I became very self-aware a couple of years ago. I was insecure about the fact that all I sung about was sex and love. I realised its all I care about. So I’ve kind of come to terms with that.”

The Vaccines

The Vaccines

The tracklist to ‘Combat Sports’ is:

Put It On a T-Shirt
I Can’t Quit
Your Love Is My Favourite Band
Surfing in the Sky
Maybe (Luck of the Draw)
Young American
Nightclub
Out On The Street
Take It Easy
Someone To Lose
Rolling Stones

The Vaccines tour and tickets

Meanwhile, along with their huge London show at Alexandra Palace, the band have now added more tour dates for April 2018. Full dates are below. Tickets will be on sale from 9am on December 1 and available here.

APRIL 2018
3 – Bristol Academy
5 – Bournemouth Academy
6 – Cambridge Corn Exchange
7 – Birmingham Academy
9 -Manchester Academy
10 – Nottingham Rock City
12 – Glasgow Academy
13 – Sheffield Academy
14 – London Alexandra Palace