The Wombats announce details of huge London gig

Band will headline Alexandra Palace in October

The Wombats have announced details of their biggest ever London headline gig.

The band, who released new album ‘Glitterbug’ earlier this month (April), will play Alexandra Palace on October 1. The gig marks their first 10,000+ capacity headline show in the capital and will follow a previously announced gig at Liverpool Echo Arena in September. Tickets for the London gig are available from 9am on Friday (April 24).

Produced by Mark Crew (Bastille) and the band themselves – frontman Matthew ‘Murph’ Murphy, bassist Tord Øverland Knudsen and drummer Dan Haggis – ‘Glitterbug’ is The Wombats third studio record and debuted in the Top Five yesterday (April 19).


The album’s themes were inspired by core songwriter Murphy’s experiences in Los Angeles. Murphy explained in a statement that he had been drawn to the city’s mix of “opulence and anxiety” and his songwriting for the album focused upon the idea of writing about a tempestuous relationship with a fictional woman from Los Angeles.

Speaking about the inspiration behind the album, the singer added: “As time progressed, I’d go to LA more and more, and the idea kept on building. The album’s about the envy and the struggle and the pretence and the worry and the fear that LA – and every major city in the world – encompasses.”

‘Glitterbug’ also features the song ‘Your Body Is A Weapon’, which was originally released as a free download for fans in October 2013. Other songs set to be included on the album include ‘Give Me A Try’, ‘Greek Tragedy’, ‘Emoticons’, ‘Be Your Shadow’ and ‘This Is Not A Party’.

The Wombats will play:

Liverpool Echo Arena (September 26)
London Alexandra Palace (October 1)

To check the availability of The Wombats tickets and get all the latest listings, head to NME.COM/tickets.