The NME Radar Tour, including The Joy Formidable, Chapel Club, Flats and Wilder, kicked off Tuesday night (September 27) in Birmingham. Want to see when the tour stops by your hometown? Click here to buy tickets.
Stopping by one of the tour dates? Here’s a sample running time, so you don’t miss your favourite act.
Backstage at the Emerge NME Radar Tour. Head to the Radar blog to read interviews with The Joy Formidable and Chapel Club.
Chapel Club are also on this year’s Emerge NME Radar Tour. If you’re at one of the shows, don’t forget to pick up a blank CD and single artwork so you can download four free remixes from NME.com and burn them onto the CD.
Chapel Club vocalist Lewis Bowman shows off his AAA pass at the Emerge NME Radar Tour.
Curious what it’s like to be on the road with Chapel Club? Click here to read about NME’s experience on tour with the band.
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Wilder will be joining the Emerge NME Radar Tour for select dates (Norwich – September 28, Cardiff – October 8, and London – October 14). Near one of those cities and want to see the band perform live? Click here to buy your tickets.
Wilder perform at Birmingham’s Academy 2 (September 27) on the Emerge NME Radar Tour.
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The Joy Formidable practice backstage. Click here to see what NME had to say about setting out on the road with the band.
Flats have also signed onto the Emerge NME Radar Tour. Click here to buy your tickets.
When Flats played at Norwich’s Waterfront (September 28), frontman Dan Devine appealed to the audience to buy the band’s merchandise, before introducing “a song we wrote in our first rehearsal” and showering the front rows with beer.
When the tour stopped by Norwich’s Waterfront (September 28), Chapel Club frontman Lewis Bowman told the audience that it had been his birthday the previous night, but that he’d forgotten to tell the crowd. He therefore requested that they show a suitable level of enthusiasm to make up for the missed celebrations, before launching into ‘All The Eastern Girls’.
Chapel Club’s set on the tour has included songs like ‘Fine Light’, ‘O Maybe I’, ‘Five Trees’ and ‘The Shore’.
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Chapel Club perform live on the Emerge NME Radar Tour. Click here for tickets.
Headliners The Joy Formidable perform live on the Emerge NME Radar Tour. The band decorated the stage with soft lightbulbs inside bird cages for their set.
At Norwich’s Waterfront gig, frontwoman Ritzy Bryan introduced ‘My Beerdrunk Soul Is Sadder Than A Thousand Dead Christmas Trees’ as the band’s “Christmas song”, before admitting that September “may be a bit early in the year for this sort of thing, but whatever!”
Returning for an encore, Bryan announced that the trio would play something from the band’s forthcoming, but currently untitled, Rich Costey-produced debut album, before launching into new single, ‘I Don’t Want To See You Like This’.
Want to catch The Joy Formidable, Chapel Club, Flats and Wilder on tour? Head over here to buy your tickets to the Emerge NME Radar Tour.