Field Music announce first UK tour in four years

The duo released instrumental album 'Music For Drifters' back in July

Field Music have announced their first UK tour in four years.

The Mercury-nominated duo is made up of Sunderland brothers Peter and David Brewis.

The tour February and March 2016 will be the first the band have undertaken since 2012 outside of their other projects, which include side-project SLUG and Peter Brewis’ collaboration with Maximo Park‘s Paul Smith, ‘Frozen by Sight’.


The dates are also said to have nothing to do with their instrumental album ‘Music For Drifters’, which was released in July of this year.

A limited pre-sale will be available to members of Field Music’s mailing list, from 9am on September 30.

Tickets will be available on general sale from 9am on October 2. See the full set of dates below.



The brothers said in 2012 claimed that the music industry would be “royally pissed off” if they won that year’s Mercury Prize.

They were nominated for 2012’s gong with their fourth studio album ‘Plumb’, but said it would “probably be unfair” if they were victorious.


When asked what winning the prize would mean to them, Peter Brewis said, “Flying pigs, probably! I think it would be ridiculous if we won, it would probably be unfair. Apart from Sam Lee and Roller Trio we have sold less copies of our album than anyone on the list.

He added, “The music industry would be right royally pissed off if somebody who has sold half as many copies as some of the others ended up winning.”

Field Music’s 2016 UK tour dates are as follows:
25 – Newcastle, The Cluny
26 – Newcastle, The Cluny
28 – York, The Duchess
3 – Cardiff, The Globe
4 – Exeter Phoenix, Exeter
5 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
10 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
11 – Manchester, Band on the Wall
13 – Glasgow, CCA
18 – London, Islington Assembly Hall
19 – Southampton, Engine Rooms
20 – Brighton, The Haunt