The Good, The Bad & The Queen have unveiled another new song ‘Gun To The Head’, as well as announcing details of a trio of intimate UK warm-up shows.
Last month, the ‘supergroup’ comprised of Blur‘s Damon Albarn, The Clash’s Paul Simonon, The Verve’s Simon Tong and Fela Kuti drummer Tony Allen, announced details of their long-awaited second album – with ‘Merrie Land’ due for release on November 16.
Now, following on from the release of the title track, the band and their ventriloquist dummy have returned to share another jauntily macabre ode to British life with ‘Gun To The Head’.
Ahead of their upcoming December UK tour, the band have also announced a trio of warm-up shows in Tynemouth and Cullercoats in late November. Full dates are below. Tickets for the December shows are already on sale, and tickets for the November dates go on sale at 9am on Wednesday November 7. Visit here for tickets and more information.
Monday November 26 2018 – TYNEMOUTH CIU Club
Tuesday November 27 2018 – CULLERCOATS Crescent Club
Wednesday November 28 2018 – CULLERCOATS Crescent Club
Saturday December 01 2018 – BLACKPOOL North Pier
Sunday December 02 2018 – GLASGOW SWG3
Tuesday December 04 2018 – LONDON EartH (Hackney Arts Centre)
Wednesday December 05 2018 – LONDON EartH (Hackney Arts Centre)
Thursday December 06 2018 – LONDON EartH (Hackney Arts Centre)
‘Merrie Land’ was written “during the current period in which the UK is preparing to leave the European Union – creating a reluctant good-bye letter, a series of observations and reflections on Britishness in 2018”.
A statement continues: “‘Merrie Land’s focus moves beyond GBQ’s London-themed first album to a wider land, with a beautiful and hopeful paean to the Britain of today, an inclusive Britain, currently in an Anglo-Saxostentialist crises at the end of a relationship, wondering what might be salvaged.
“Could there be a more perfect band – with their creative symbiosis of pasts and present and shared acclaimed music histories – to reflect on the anticipation, disorientation and confusion of current life.”