Maxïmo Park announce 10th anniversary shows of debut album ‘A Certain Trigger’

Newcastle band will play debut album in its entirety at November dates

Maxïmo Park have announced a UK tour this November playing ‘A Certain Trigger’ in full to celebrate the debut’s 10-year anniversary.

The Newcastle band, who released fifth LP ‘Too Much Information’ last year, have also remastered the album, along with B-sides and demos collection ‘Missing Songs’, for release on limited edition vinyl on October 30.

Tickets for the anniversary shows go on sale at 9am on Friday May 15. A special vinyl/ticket pre-order bundle will be available here, while the band are sharing one rarity every week via their website.


The tour dates are as follows

London Roundhouse (November 17)
Manchester Albert Hall (18)
Newcastle City Hall (19)
Glasgow Barrowland (20)

Meanwhile, the band have spoken to NME about last week’s “worrying” general election result and what it means for Britain in an exclusive video.

Singer Paul Smith condemned the Tories’ victory, saying: “If you thought it was bad last time, just wait.” He also discussed how the Labour Party can move forward, and reflected on the rise of nationalism across the UK. Scroll down to watch the video.

Meanwhile, Smith told NME last year that nostalgia for the mid-noughties indie scene isn’t warranted.

Speaking to NME at The Libertines’ Hyde Park gig in 2014, when asked if nostalgia surrounding the bands that emerged in the early to mid noughties was warranted, he replied: “Not really… I think it’s a pretty general thing to say but there’s good music and bad music from all eras. I think the reason for some of the revivalism of an era is because a lot of money was thrown at some fairly average bands. Then you end up with a glut that you want to destroy, like cholesterol in the veins of music.”