It comes after the band had initially postponed five of the run’s shows – three in Glasgow and two in Dublin – on Christmas Eve (December 24). The full tour comprises 20 dates, with all but two of them (one in London and the other in Plymouth) completely sold out.
The band said in a Tweet shared today (January 4) that they were “absolutely gutted” to be axing their current roster, but noted that “people’s safety and access to our concerts is of the utmost importance to us and we feel that is something we can’t ensure at these large indoor shows”.
Read the full statement below:
— Wolf Alice (@wolfalicemusic) January 4, 2022
New dates for the UK tour are yet to be confirmed, however Wolf Alice say they “will be making an announcement in the following weeks”. All tickets for the old shows will remain valid, with refunds available for any punters unable to make the new dates.
At the time of writing, the band are still booked in to embark on their European tour in February. That’s set to keep them occupied until the first week of March, along with a slate of festival appearances scattered throughout the rest of the year.
Wolf Alice released their third album, ‘Blue Weekend’, back in June via Dirty Hit. In a five-star review, NME’s Rhian Daly called it “the group’s most cohesive listen, [which] keeps intact the restless spirit that makes their work so unpredictable and exciting”.
Wolf Alice previously also brought their new record to a tiny show at Kingston venue Pryzm as part of a tour supporting the Music Venue Trust’s Revive Live campaign. Reviewing the show, NME wrote: “What’s impressive is how seamlessly the band shift gears, segueing from tender vulnerability to teeth-baring riffs without missing a beat.”
Speaking to NME, bassist Theo Ellis said that it was “amazing” to be back out on the road post-COVID restrictions. “There’s such a huge and different community of people that have been affected by [the pandemic] in the music world,” he said. “It’s not just us – it’s all of our crew, all the people who work at these festivals, all the people who work at venues.”
Wolf Alice’s postponed UK tour dates are:
5 – Glasgow, Barrowland Ballroom
7 – Glasgow, Barrowland Ballroom
8 – Glasgow, Barrowland Ballroom
9 – Newcastle, City Hall
10 – Norwich, UEA
12 – Manchester, O2 Apollo
13 – Manchester, O2 Apollo
14 – Sheffield, O2 Academy
15 – Liverpool, O2 Academy
18 – London, Eventim Apollo
19 – London, Eventim Apollo
20 – London, Eventim Apollo
22 – Southampton, O2 Guildhall
23 – Bexhill-on-Sea, De La Warr Pavilion
24 – Dublin, Olympia
25 – Dublin, Olympia
27 – Birmingham, O2 Academy
28 – Plymouth, Pavilions
30 – Bristol, O2 Academy
31 – Bristol, O2 Academy