Blossoms announce 2017 UK tour

The 'Blown Rose' and 'Charlemagne' boys to play the biggest headline shows to date

Blossoms have announced a new run of UK tour dates for 2017 – featuring the biggest headline shows that they’ve played to date.

It’s been a huge year for the Stockport five-piece. They ended 2015 by making it into the ‘BBC Sound Of’ shortlist, before playing huge shows, supporting The Stone Roses and topping the charts with their acclaimed self-titled debut.

With more gigs to come this year, they’ll be hitting the road again in March for the below dates. Tickets are on sale from 10am on Thursday 10 November.

16 – Keele, University Ballroom
17 – Liverpool, Olympia
18 – Brighton, Dome
20 – Lincoln, Engine Shed
21 – Exeter, Lemon Grove
23 – London, Roundhouse
24 – Bristol, O2 Academy
25 – Cardiff, Tramshed
27 – Norwich, The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA
29 -Birmingham, O2 Academy
30 -Leeds, O2 Academy
31 – Newcastle, O2 Academy
1 – Glasgow, O2 Academy

Meanwhile, ahead of them joining them to support at their huge upcoming Manchester Emirates Old Trafford LCCC gig, Courteeners’ frontman Liam Fray praised Blossoms as ‘a truly great band’.

“They’re a real real grassroots northern band,” Fray told NME. “No fucking leg-ups from anybody really or anything like that. They’ve grafted their balls off and toured extensively.”

Speaking about what makes them ‘so great’, Fray continued: “Great pop songs, good lads. What‘s not to love about it? It’s a proper old school kind of story – four lads meet at college and start a band. That’s what we want in this country, it should be celebrated. None of their dads are loaded and gave them a million quid to set up a studio; they’re normal lads who wrote songs in their bedrooms like we did. Fucking great.”

Fray added: “It gives me faith a little bit as well, that it can be done still, it’s available. Songs are a big thing; you’ve got to have the songs. It starts with a jacket but you need the songs.”

Meanwhile, Blossoms’ other upcoming UK headline tour dates are below

30: Leicester, O2 Academy  
1 – Hull, University  
2 – Manchester, Albert Hall  
3 – Manchester, Albert Hall  
5 – Edinburgh, Potterrow  
6 – Aberdeen, Garage
7 – Middlesbrough, Empire 
11 – Oxford, O2 Academy
13 – London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire  
14 – Bournemouth, Old Fire Station