Slaves announce huge London gig and homecoming Christmas date

Band will play O2 Academy Brixton and Tunbridge Wells Assembly Rooms in December

Slaves have announced two UK live dates, their biggest headline gig to date and a homecoming show in Tunbridge Wells.

Both new dates take place in December with the duo playing London O2 Academy Brixton on December 17. The following day (December 18), Slaves will perform at Tunbridge Wells Assembly Rooms. Tickets for both gigs go on sale at 9am this Friday.

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In addition to the new dates, Slaves already have an extensive UK tour booked for November:

Bristol Anson Rooms (November 14)
Cardiff Student Union (15)
Portsmouth Pyramid (16)
Norwich Waterfront (18)
Glasgow O2 ABC (19)
Newcastle University (20)
Manchester Ritz (21)
Leeds Becketts Student Union (23)
Liverpool O2 Academy 2 (24)
Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall (25)
London Forum (27)

The punk duo recently revealed the video for new single ‘Sockets’, the latest single to be taken from their recently released debut album ‘Are You Satisfied?’. The creepy clip follows a dishevelled man as he watches the band perform the track on his TV before being attacked by a mysterious arm and, then, a number of plug sockets.

‘Sockets’ comes as the band attempt to quell a recent spat with Sleaford Mods, who have made numerous public comments about the Tunbridge Wells band over the past few months, describing them as “fucking appalling” and accusing Slaves of “ripping us off”.

Sleaford Mods later performed at Glastonbury immediately after a Slaves set, taking another swipe at the band by labelling them their “support band” and comparing them to Take That.

Speaking to NME in July, Slaves refused to be drawn into a rivalry with their punk counterparts.