Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats have announced details of a UK tour in January 2019.
The band will visit Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, London and Bristol in January as part of a wider European tour. The announcement follows the release of the America collective’s second album, ‘Tearing at the Seams’, in March of this year.
Tickets for the upcoming UK tour will go on sale at 9am on October 26; you will be able to purchase tickets here.
Nathaniel Rateliff Upcoming 2019 Tour Dates
Thursday – 17: Glasgow, Barrowland
Saturday – 19: Manchester, Manchester Academy
Monday- 21: Newcastle Upon Tyne, O2 Academy
Tuesday – 22: Nottingham, Rock City
Wednesday – 23: Bristol, O2 Academy Bristol
Saturday – 26: London, Eventim Apollo
Earlier this year, Rateliff voiced his support for the ‘March For Our Lives’ movement and the young survivors of the Parkland shooting – warning that “ignorance creates fear, and fear creates hatred”.
As an act of solidarity with the young protestors, Rateliff took to the stage at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire in April to deliver a powerful speech calling for change, empathy and a greater sense of community.
“I’ve never been one to be very political or try to have a platform but it is our responsibility at this point, and so we want to dedicate this song who have been marching on Washington to try to make change on gun laws in the United States,” Rateliff told the audience.
“With all the violence we see everyday around the word It seems like it would be a very simple thing, but unfortunately democracy has just turned into tyranny and industry and it always has been that way, we have just been duped from the get go, so lets not continue to be fools and when we see change and we see the youth of the word wanting to make change happen us as their our elders need to respond in the correct way and listen.
“So I sing this song for all my cousins in Missouri with crazy fucking automatic weapons and have been duped by the whole system themselves, I love them so much but: ignorance creates fear, fear creates hatred. There is no more room for that anymore.”
He concluded: “So, it is our responsibly to try to learn and to try to create community amongst each other and understand each other better as individuals and as people and other cultures and other individuals as well, and continue to make a global community that we can build upon and to continue to have something for our children and our children’s children.”