Yeasayer announce September UK tour – ticket details

Brooklyn indie band have lined up three dates for the autumn as well as an intimate London show next month

Yeasayer have announced a short UK tour for September.

The Brooklyn indie band, who announced recently that they will release their third studio album ‘Fragrant World’ on August 20, will play three dates in the UK in September as well as an intimate London show in July.

The gigs kick off at London’s O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on September 27 before the band travel north to play Glasgow’s Arches venue on September 28. They round things off at Manchester’s HMV Ritz on September 29.

Before this, the band will headline an intimate show at London’s Lexington venue on July 11. They are also booked to perform at this year’s Latitude Festival on the following weekend.

‘Fragrant World’ is the follow-up to their 2010 second album ‘Odd Blood’ and is due for release on August 20. The album will contain a total of 11 tracks, including ‘Henrietta’, which the band recently released.

That track was sent out to members of the band’s mailing list, with a physical CD containing the song sent to every person who had signed up to updates from Yeasayer. You can hear the track by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

Late last year, the band spoke about ‘Fragrant World’ and said that it is shaping up to be “like a demented R&B record”. Multi-instrumentalist Chris Keating said of it: “It’s like an Aaliyah album if you played it backwards and slowed it down. Or David Bowie’s ‘Lodger’. Those two are major influences.”

Yeasayer will play:

London Lexington (July 11)
O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (September 27)
Glasgow Arches (28)
Manchester HMV Ritz (29)

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