Groove Armada announce plans to retire as a live band

Tom Findlay and Andy Cato confirm forthcoming UK dates will be their last

Groove Armada have said they will retire as a live band following their forthcoming UK tour.

The duo – Tom Findlay and Andy Cato – confirmed their eight-date jaunt, which kicks off at Leeds O2 Academy on October 7, will be their last ever as a live band.

“We’ve crossed and re-crossed the world with this band and crew,” the pair said in a statement. “There’s no other team like it. With their help, GA live became the sound of legendary nights from Mount Fuji to Moscow.


“It’s not often in the spotlight maybe; but ask the people who have come and filled the tents and surrounded the stages for the last decade. A massive thanks to all of them, for staying with us on a journey from Richie Havens to Saint Saviour.”

The dance duo will continue DJ-ing, and will announce some new production plans in 2011.

Groove Armada‘s final tour will see them play:

Leeds O2 Academy (October 7)
Glasgow O2 Academy (8)
Manchester Academy (9)
Norwich UEA (11)
Bristol O2 Academy (12)
Birmingham O2 Academy (14)
London O2 Brixton Academy (15, 16)

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