Shame have announced their biggest UK tour to date

Shame are back on the road...

Shame have announced their biggest UK tour to date for the end of this year – including a show at London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town.

The South London band will begin their November tour at Bristol’s SWX on 15 November, with the jaunt set to follow an entirely sold-out tour this April.

Check out the run of November dates below.

  • 15 Nov –  Bristol, UK – SWX
  • 16 Nov – Portsmouth, UK  –  Pyramids
  • 17 Nov – Leicester, UK – O₂ Academy 
  • 18 Nov – Sheffield, UK – Leadmill 
  • 20 Nov – Leeds University Union, UK – LUU Stylus 
  • 22 Nov – Manchester, UK – O₂ Ritz
  • 23 Nov – Newcastle, UK – Newcastle University
  • 24 Nov – Glasgow, UK – O₂ ABC
  • 26 Nov – Norwich, UK –  Waterfront
  • 27 Nov – Oxford, UK –  O₂ Academy 
  • 28 Nov – Birmingham, UK –  O₂ Institute
  • 30 Nov – London, UK –  O₂ Forum Kentish Town

Back in January, Shame released debut album ‘Songs of Praise’ to huge acclaim – including a glowing five star review from NME.

“This is a band with a real sense of showmanship, as those who have witnessed Shame’s sweat-slicked live shows will know. It’s this that makes ‘Songs Of Praise’ utterly invigorating”, our official verdict stated.

The band also featured in NME 100, our tips for the sounds that will dominate 2018. The band have also been nominated for Best New Artist supported by Vans at the VO5 NME Awards 2018.

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Singer Charlie Steen also paid tribute to Mark E.Smith after the death of the iconic Fall frontman last week.

He’s someone who refused to play the game. In that sense, the whole aesthetic of The Fall is what’s so important. There isn’t much fiction to it; there’s reality. When we supported then, I said to my girlfriend, ‘I love this band – you’ve got to come and see them'”, Steen said.

“We watched the gig and she was like, ‘If this is what being musician is like, I can do that.’ That, for me, defined everything that was so great about The Fall.”