They'll be playing 'Hi-Fi Serious' in full
After a well-received set at Download festival this weekend, A have announced that they’ll be taking their 2002 album on the road. Named after an electronics store in ‘I’m Alan Partridge’, it contained the rock radio hits ‘Nothing’ and ‘Starbucks’ – and sold 60,000 copies.
“We are so excited to finally do a proper tour and to be playing Hi-Fi Serious in full,” said the band in a statement. “We’ve even found the old Hi-Fi Serious backdrop in a lock up, it’s a bit mouldy but we’re gonna get the vanish out and get back on the road, play the album, play some of our other favourite tunes and have an ace time with you all.
“The only downside to playing the album in order is that we have to open with ‘Nothing’ and it takes a brave band to open with their biggest song. So get there early as the last thing we need is to play it twice as it’s quite hard to sing!”
They’ll be joined on the tour by InMe (who released their early singles in 2002 before debut ‘Overgrown Eden’ followed the year after), and Wheatus – who released staple hits ‘Teenage Dirtbag’ and ‘A Little Respect’ in 2000 and 2001 respectively.
A’s upcoming tour dates with Wheatus and InMe are below. Tickets are on sale from 10am on Wednesday June 13 and will be available here.
Monday November 12 2018 – BRIGHTON Concorde 2
Tuesday November 13 2018 – NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Wednesday November 14 2018 – MANCHESTER Academy 2
Thursday November 15 2018 – NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Riverside
Friday November 16 2018 – GLASGOW Garage
Saturday November 17 2018 – BRISTOL SWX
Monday November 19 2018 – NORWICH Waterfront
Tuesday November 20 2018 – CARDIFF Y Plas
Wednesday November 21 2018 – LONDON O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire