We Are Scientists have announced plans to play their 2005 debut album ‘With Love & Squalor’ in full for four UK shows.
The band will kick off their dates in what they have jovially dubbed the “50th anniversary” of their debut LP, at Leicester’s O2 Academy on December 4 before wrapping up at The Roundhouse in London on December 7.
Pre-sale tickets are available now here before the general sale this Friday (April 26). Further information can be found here. The full list of shows, which will also see the band perform further hits from their back catalogue, is below.
The band have also announced plans to reissue their debut album on vinyl.
“A long time ago our management came to us and suggested we do some ‘With Love & Squalor’ shows on the 14th anniversary of its release, which we thought was pretty dumb. ‘Come back to us on a real anniversary,’ we told them. Fast-forward to a couple weeks ago, when they told us big 50 was coming up. I’d say that’s worth celebrating,” said Keith Murray.
“Fans have been asking us to reissue ‘With Love & Squalor on vinyl ever since the last printing, in 2006, ran out. The fact that it took fifty fucking years to make this happen still blows my mind,” says bandmate Chris Cain, to which Murray added, “It’s a testament to the glacial pace of things at major labels. Definitely helps explain some of their financial trouble.”
We Are Scientists will play:
Wed 04 December 2019 – O2 Academy 2, Leicester, UK
Thu 05 December 2019 – Oran Mor, Glasgow, UK
Fri 06 December 2019 – O2 Ritz, Manchester, UK
Sat 07 December 2019 – The Roundhouse, London, UK