Blossoms announce Manchester Castlefield Bowl homecoming show in 2017

The Coral, Rory Wynne and Touts will support the Stockport five-piece

Blossoms have announced plans to play their biggest show to date at Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl next summer.

The Stockport five-piece will perform alongside support acts The Coral, Rory Wynne and Touts for the homecoming gig on July 8, 2017. Tickets go on sale from 9am this Friday (December 2).

“There’s only three bowls we’ve ever wanted to play. Now we’ve got Castlefield, that only leaves the Super Bowl and Hollywood Bowl (Ashton Under Lyne),” frontman Tom Ogden said.

Before that the band will embark on a UK tour next March kicking off at Keele University before wrapping up at Glasgow O2 Academy on April 1. They will also support The Courteeners next summer at their huge upcoming Manchester Emirates Old Trafford LCCC gig.

Blossoms are also about to kick off another UK tour this Wednesday (November 30) at Leicester O2 Academy.

They will play:

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

March 2017
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

The band have also announced that a physical deluxe version of their self-titled debut album will be released on December 16. It is already available on streaming services and features 10 additional tracks including ‘Across The Moor’.

They recently revealed that they have already got 15 songs written for their second album.

Ogden said he was determined to carry on writing as soon as Blossoms finished recording their first record.

The singer said: “I carried on writing after ‘Getaway’ and ‘Honey Sweet’, even though we had the album done, as I was in quite a creative flow. I’m always writing when I can, so we’ve got about 15 tunes. It’s important to stay on the front foot for songwriting, so you’ve got stuff spare if you get stuck.”

He continued: “At least eight or nine of those 15 songs are worthy of going on the next album, but I’d want to have 30 or more songs to choose from when we come to really working on the next record. Sometimes you don’t know how good a song is until everyone else contributes their parts. A song like ‘At Most A Kiss’ didn’t work great when it was just me and a keyboard.”