Slaves announce tour for new album ‘Take Control’

The 15 dates run throughout November

Slaves have announced a tour for their new album ‘Take Control’.

The 15 dates run throughout November, climaxing with two gigs at London’s O2 Shepherds Bush Empire. Tickets go on pre-sale at 9am on Wednesday (August 17), before general sale starts at the same time on Friday.

‘Take Control’ is out on September 30 and follows last year’s ‘Are You Satisfied?’. The album features collaborations with former Beastie Boys rapper Mike D and Baxter Dury. First single ‘Spit It Out’ has been released, while the album also includes live favourite ‘Rich Man’.

Speaking about the album, guitarist Laurie Vincent told NME in July: “It’s some very old Slaves, some last album Slaves, some new stuff. It’s a bit of everything. It’s more developed than the first album, there’s more of a landscape. It’s heavy, lyrically and how it sounds. Some of it is like how ‘Sugar Coated’ on the first album is really punky, although some is the total opposite.”

Mike D told NME of his contribution to ‘Consume Or Be Consumed’: “I feel right now the world needs an album like this, something that’s more raw and less polished. I was impressed with the band’s strong point of view. They actually speak their minds about social topics.”

Slaves will play:
Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion (November 10)
Truro Hall For Cornwall (11)
Cardiff University (13)
Cambridge Corn Exchange (14)
Leeds O2 Academy (15)
Newcastle O2 Academy (17)
Glasgow Barrowland (18)
Birmingham O2 Academy (19)
Bristol O2 Academy (21)
Leicester O2 Academy (22)
Nottingham Rock City (23)
Sheffield O2 Academy (25)
Manchester Albert Hall (26)
London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (29-30)