Courteeners add new dates to intimate UK album launch shows in 2020

"Every, single, f***in, one of yas"

Courteeners have added two more shows to their handful of intimate UK dates, set to launch their new album, ‘More. Again. Forever.’

The band have announced early shows in London (January 30 at Pryzm) and Manchester (February 15) in addition to sold-out evenings shows on both of those dates.

The band will also play at Liverpool’s O2 Academy on Thursday February 13, and a thurd Manchester date on February 16, the band’s only hometown shows of the year.

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2020 is set to be a busy year for Liam Fray and co. ‘More. Again. Forever’ will arrive on January 17, before the band headline TRNSMT Festival in Glasgow next July alongside Liam Gallagher and Lewis Capaldi.

So far from the new album, the band have shared the title track, along with the singles ‘Heavy Jacket‘ and ‘Better Man‘ – the latter two come with videos made in collaboration with Emma Jane Unsworth.

Speaking to NME, Fray admitted that it was “a miracle that the new album got made”. 

“I just couldn’t get myself or my head together,” said Fray. “My confidence completely dropped. I couldn’t write a riff. I couldn’t write a couplet. I had nothing, for the first time ever. I was like, ‘This could be it’. I was looking at properties in the Highlands of Scotland to get away and get my farm ready. Once you go down that road in your head, fucking hell – you can’t just call an Uber and say, ‘Come get me out of here’. It was a slow fucking process.

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“People were coming in and trying to book you for festivals and saying, ‘Have you got a record?’ As the songwriter, it was on my shoulders. We’ve got three members in this band plus crew and touring festivals is the lifeblood of every band. The festivals pay your way. So yeah, it’s a miracle it happened, but here we are – headlining TRNSMT.”

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