Future Islands announce trio of UK gigs for September

They will play Manchester, Glasgow and Newcastle

Future Islands have announced a trio of UK gigs, set to take place this September.

The band will play Manchester Academy (September 8), Glasgow Barrowlands (9) and Newcastle O2 Academy (10). Tickets go on general sale February 13. The shows will follow next month’s UK dates, which will see them appearing at London Royal Albert Hall for the Teenage Cancer Trust with Noel Gallagher on March 28 as well as Sheffield Plug (March 29) followed by two shows at London The Roundhouse (30, 31)

Meanwhile, frontman Samuel T Herring recently said that the reaction to his performance of song ‘Seasons (Waiting On You)’ on the Late Show With David Letterman, which went viral after it was aired last March, stung him.

Recalling the band’s debut TV performance, in which he danced across the stage with his T-shirt tucked into his jeans and beat his chest repeatedly, Herring told NME: “It doesn’t matter if it’s a joke as long as it’s not a joke to everybody.”

The singer explained that the spirit of the song “is putting forth this idea that we need to live by our own rules to get what we want out of life. And you know what? There’s kind of a ‘fuck you’ in that too.”

Future Islands play:

London Royal Albert Hall – Teenage Cancer Trust w/ Noel Gallagher (March 28)
Sheffield Plug (29)
London The Roundhouse (30, 31)
Manchester Academy (September 8)
Glasgow Barrowlands (9)
Newcastle O2 Academy (10)

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