The Maccabees UK farewell tour continues to grow

Say goodbye to the band at their final shows

The Maccabees have added a second date in Manchester to their forthcoming farewell UK tour.

Following the release of their acclaimed 2015 record ‘Marks To Prove It’, the band announced their split back in August – telling fans “there have not been fallings out and we are grateful to say that we are not leaving the group as a dividing force”.

They lined up two dates at London’s Alexandra Palace (June 30, July 1) and one at Manchester’s O2 Apollo (June 28) which went onsale this morning (December 9).

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Due to high demand they have now added a second date in Manchester on June 27. Tickets are on sale now.

The Maccabees final UK tour dates are below:

June
Tue 27 -MANCHESTER, O2 Apollo
Wed 28 – MANCHESTER, O2 Apollo
Fri 30 – LONDON, Alexandra Palace
July
Sat 1 – LONDON, Alexandra Palace

Guitarist Felix White said: “We’re planning on these final shows being a huge celebration, thank you and goodbye to 14 years of writing, recording, playing and touring together.”

Paying tribute to The Maccabees after their split, Mystery Jets’ frontman Blaine Harrison said: “The first time I caught The Maccabees was in London, at a packed-out Borderline in late 2005. I had met Felix a few months prior at a Jets show down in Brighton and had been taken by his noticeable spiritedness and drive for music. It was a wet winter evening and they were placed halfway up the bill but word was already going round that this band had something special, and all the faces of the day were there.

“When the boys walked onstage, the force of their energy was beyond question; Orlando’s convulsing dancing reminiscent of a young Ian Curtis, flanked either side by the White brothers, both playing at breakneck speed up past the 12th fret. They looked just the way I always thought a band should – like a gang. They stared unflinching over the audience’s heads with their hoods up and it gave them an edge to match the intensity of those classic early singles like ‘X-Ray’ and ‘Latchmere’.”