Peace to play hometown Birmingham show ahead of Reading and Leeds Festival appearance

The band will play the Birmingham Institute on August 27

Peace have announced a hometown show in Birmingham for later this month, a warm-up for their Reading and Leeds festival appearance.

The band will play the Birmingham Institute on August 27, with general sale tickets starting from 9am on Friday (August 7).

Reading and Leeds will take place this year from August 28 – 30 simultaneously at Richfield Avenue and Bramham Park respectively. Headliners for the event are Mumford and Sons, Metallica and The Libertines.

Other acts announced for this year’s fest include The Cribs, The Maccabees, Palma Violets, A$AP Ferg, Azealia Banks, Django Django, Everything Everything, Slaves, Frank Turner, Swim Deep, Twin Atlantic, Parquet Courts, Spector, Charli XCX and more.

Meanwhile, footballer Peter Crouch recently explained his cameo in Peace’s video for ‘Gen Strange’.

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“[I was] the Supersub, I’m getting used to that,” Crouch told NME. “Someone pulled out and they asked me like sort of last minute really. I was doing nothing that day so it literally ended up being like that.”

He added: “It was a bit of fun to be fair, just decided to go for it. I like the band you know, I like the lads so decided just go for it. It was some good fun.”

Crouch also revealed that he first encountered the band at this year’s NME Awards with Austin, Texas, back in February. He explained: “I met Dougie [Castle, guitar] at the NME Awards, believe it or not. We got on really well and I like their stuff, really like the music and obviously the new album as well.”

Peace released their second album ‘Happy People’ in February, the band’s follow up to 2013 debut ‘In Love’.