The Wombats to play Liverpool Echo Arena in September

Homecoming gig follows release of new album 'Glitterbug'

The Wombats have announced details of a homecoming gig at Liverpool Echo Arena in September.

The huge gig will follow the release of new album ‘Glitterbug’ on April 6. Tickets for the gig go on sale at 9am on Friday (January 30).

Produced by Mark Crew (Bastille) and the band themselves – frontman Matthew Murphy, bassist Tord Øverland Knudsen and drummer Dan Haggis – the album’s themes were inspired by core songwriter Murphy’s experiences in Los Angeles.

Before their massive Liverpool gig the band will tour in support of the album in April, playing nine dates. The journey begins on April 8 at Bristol’s O2 Academy and runs until April 19 when the band headline Newcastle’s O2 Academy. The run also includes dates in Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield, London, Oxford, Glasgow and a smaller date in Liverpool.

Bristol O2 Academy (April 8)
Manchester Academy (9)
Birmingham O2 Academy (10)
Sheffield Leadmill (11)
London O2 Academy Brixton (13)
Oxford O2 Academy (15)
Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom (17)
Liverpool O2 Academy (18)
Newcastle O2 Academy (19)
Liverpool Echo Arena (September 26)

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