The band follow their festival shows with a massive jaunt...

Hope Of The States have announced details of their biggest UK tour yet.

The band will hit the road in October following the release of their debut album ‘The Lost Riots’ last month.

Before the jaunt, the group will head Stateside for their first US dates at the end of July and throughout September.


The band treated fans to an impromptu performance at last weekend’s T In The Park festival (July 10-11) after their X Tent performance was cut short.

After being told to finish their set, singer Sam Herlihy appeared soon appeared backstage with a guitar – and separated from around 30 fans by just a metal fence – he and violinist Mike Siddell continued to play.

However, the duo only managed to play for a couple of minutes before security intervened and the gig was forced to end.

Hope Of The States will also play the Music Choice stage at this year’s V Festival (August 21-22).

The Chichester band will release their new single ‘Nehemiah’ on August 16.

Hope Of The States‘ full forthcoming touring schedule is:


London Electric Ballroom (14)

Reading Fez Club (August 20)

V Festival Stafford (21)

V Festival Chelmsford (22)

Edinburgh Liquid Rooms (T On The Fringe) (23)

Belfast Queens University SU (October 17)

Dublin Music Centre (18)

Glasgow Garage (19)

Newcastle University (21)

Leeds Cockpit (22)

Bristol University (23)

Nottingham Rescue Rooms (25)

London Astoria (26)

Norwich Waterfront (27)

Birmingham Academy 2 (29)

Manchester Academy 2 (30)

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