Razorlight announce live comeback

The band will headline Gloucester's Sport Beat festival in June

Razorlight announce live comeback

Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

Razorlight will make their live comeback this summer.

The band, who are currently working on a new album, will play their first shows since 2012 later this year.

The band will headline Gloucester festival Sport Beat on June 8. The festival, which will take place between June 7 and 8, will also feature appearances from Reverend and the Makers, The Hoosiers, The Ordinary Boys, Lucy Spraggan, Matt Cardle, By The Rivers, The Struts, Menswe@r, Shy Nature, George Barnett and Isaiah Dreads.

Last year, Razorlight frontman Johnny Borrell released his debut solo album 'Borrell 1'. The LP shifted just 594 copies in its first week of release and failed to make the Top 100 of the UK Official Album Charts.

Defending his poor sales, he said "I feel like I connected with songwriting again. I would rather play to 80 people who are switched on enough, and unprejudiced enough, to get what’s going on with this band right now, than to play to 80,000 people who are there because that’s the CD that's out this year or whatever."

A tongue-in-cheek statementfrom Borrell's record label Stiff Records followed the announcement of 'Borrell 1's low sales figures. The record label pointed out that the Razorlight frontman's debut solo album is the 15,678th best-selling album of the year to date, adding: "First week sales of 594 make 'Borrell 1' the 15,678th best-selling album of the year to date. So far we've achieved 0.00015 per cent sales of Adele's '21'."

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