The Orwells announce November UK tour

The band will play five shows including London's Electric Ballroom

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The Orwells have announced plans to tour the UK this November.

The US band will play a handful of dates as part of a wider European tour, and following appearances at Reading and Leeds Festivals in August. They will start the run of shows at London Electric Ballroom (November 20), with shows in Bristol, Sheffield and Glasgow, finishing up at Manchester Academy 3 (November 24). Tickets go on sale July 25.

The Orwells will play:

London Electric Ballroom (November 20)
Bristol The Fleece (21)
Sheffield Leadmill (22)
Glasgow Stereo (23)
Manchester Academy 3 (24)


The Orwells recently compared Arctic Monkeys to boyband Backstreet Boys, elaborating on comments they made earlier this year, when they called their former touring buddies Arctic Monkeys' performances "synchronised".

Speaking to DIY, Matt O'Keefe of the band said: "They try and mash together genres. [They’re] kind of like the hip Backstreet Boys or something... the set list was always the same. If you saw the show once, you saw every show that they played. I mean, we learned lessons from good things that they did, but then also – let's not fucking do that."

Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner previously responded to their criticism of the band's live shows. "They should have been out trying to get laid instead of watching us every night," he said. "I don't think that's fair [to call it synchronised]. There comes a time on a tour when something works and you tend to leave it alone. We have been changing it around a little bit."

The Orwells released their latest album 'Disgraceland' in June.

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