Death From Above 1979 ‘don’t know what we’re going to be doing next’

Band have UK tour dates and festival appearances scheduled for 2015

Death From Above 1979 have said that they don’t know what lies ahead for the band with drummer Sebastien Grainger admitting that playing live is a “really draining” experience.

The Canadian duo released their new album ‘The Physical World’ earlier this year. The LP was released a decade after their debut LP, ‘You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine’, came out in 2004. Band members Sebastien Grainger and Jesse F Keeler subsequently split in 2006, but reformed for a series of live shows in 2011 and 2012.

Speaking about their plans for 2014 and beyond, Grainger told NME that after next year’s festival season there are no concrete plans or dates in their diary. “This band doesn’t get any easier,” he said. “It doesn’t matter how long we’ve been doing it, or how well rehearsed we are, its just such a physical undertaking. The show is so physical. I’d forgotten about that, you kind of romantise it. It’s really draining. It takes a lot of energy.”


Asked what this means for the future of the band, Grainger paints a vague picture. “I don’t know what we’re going to be doing next to be honest. We just want to keep the energy in the band positive. I don’t know what’s going to happen, we’ll see.”

Death From Above 1979 recently announced details of a UK and Ireland tour to take place in February 2015.

The duo will play a run of five shows as part of a larger European tour, starting with a gig at Dublin Academy on February 20 and ending with their date at Birmingham Institute on February 26. The schedule also includes a headlining date at London Brixton Academy on February 25.

The full dates are as follows:

Dublin Academy (February 20)
Belfast Limelight (21)
Glasgow ABC (23)
Manchester Ritz (24)
London Brixton Academy (25)
Birmingham Institute (26)

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