The Good, The Bad & The Queen announce new UK tour for 2019

Merrieland hits the road...

The Good, The Bad & The Queen have confirmed details of a new UK tour for 2019.

Touring in support of second album ‘Merrie Land’, the Damon Albarn supergroup will begin the jaunt on April 12, before continuing with further dates in Cardiff, Sheffield, Manchester, Liverpool and London.

Check out the dates in full below and buy tickets here from 9am on December 20.

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12 – NORWICH, The LCR
13 – CARDIFF, University Great HalL
15 – SHEFFIELD, Octagon Centre
16 – MANCHESTER, Albert Hall
18 – LIVERPOOL, Eventim Olympia
19 – LONDON, The London Palladium

In a three-star review, NME described ‘Merrieland‘ as “an album that meanders through Brexit Britain at a meandering pace.”

“It’s not the first album that’ll reference Brexit, and while some, like Idles’ ‘Joy As An Act Of Resistance’, are relatively frank in a manifesto of love and unity, few will silently despair quite like the muddled ‘Merrie Land’ does. There are references to leaders who are “disconnected and raised up in mansions”, but if you’ve come for on-the-nose commentary, you’ll likely not find it here,” our review stated.

“Ruminations on a post-Brexit nation from a bunch of middle-aged musicians is, perhaps, less essential than it seems to deem itself, but there are probing thoughts and moments to make it worth sticking with. The nation’s changing faster than this band’s approach to albums, but it’d be interesting to see a follow-up to after the deed is done next March.”