The lead singer took to Twitter to announce the shows but with frustratingly few details. He simply wrote: “We are playing some very very small show shows soon”.
We are playing some very very small shows soon???
— ?? (@Truman_Black) October 6, 2018
It is likely that these intimate shows will be a chance for the band to try out new music ahead of their huge arena tour.
The Manchester group will hit the road next January for shows at some of the country’s biggest venues – including London’s O2 Arena. Support comes from Pale Waves and No Rome.
Check out the tour dates in full below. You can buy tickets here.
9 Belfast SSE Arena
10 Dublin 3Arena
12 Glasgow SSE Hydro
14 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
16 Brighton The Centre
18 London The O2
21 Exeter Westpoint
23 Birmingham Arena
24 Manchester Arena
25 Sheffield FlyDSA Arena
The band are gearing up for the release of their third album. A poster that appeared at Reading and Leeds Festival suggested that their third album ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’ will be released on November 30. It is believed that record will be closely followed seven months later by another album, due for release in May 2019.
NME named their last album ‘I like it when you sleep…’ the best of 2016, writing that: “the Manchester group’s second album was a fascinating reflection of their frontman Matt Healy’s outsized, often contrarian, personality: egomaniacal but introverted, populist but unapologetically pretentious, insecure but hungry for attention.