The Wonder Years have announced their return with details of a new album ‘Sister Cities’, along with a UK tour. Dates and ticket details are below.
The pop-punk veterans will be releasing their sixth album on April 6 via Hopeless Records, before they hit the UK and Ireland for a run of tour dates. The release also coincides with a limited edition book from the band.
The Wonder Years tour dates and tickets
The band’s upcoming UK and Ireland tour dates are below. Their main support act will be Sorority Noise. Tickets will be on sale from 10am on Wednesday February 7 and available here.
Wednesday April 11 2018 – LONDON O2 Academy Islington
Friday April 13 2018 – MANCHESTER Academy 2
Saturday April 14 2018 – GLASGOW Garage
Sunday April 15 2018 – LEEDS Stylus
Tuesday April 17 2018 – BRISTOL SWX
Wednesday April 18 2018 – DUBLIN Button Factory
Thursday April 19 2018 – BELFAST Empire Music Hall
Speaking of how grateful he feels for the band’s continued existence around the release of their last record, frontman Dan “Soupy” Campbell told Team Rock in 2015: “We’ve played every day of being in this band with a chip on our shoulder. We have been the perpetual underdogs, even if it’s just in our own minds. We’ve always played that way and written songs that way. We are the people that don’t belong in the Top Ten. We weren’t supposed to be there. We literally started our career as a joke and we spent the first five years of it playing basements. So it’s very vindicating.
“I’ve said this phrase a couple of times, but it does feel like we’re crashing a party we weren’t invited to. We’re the punk rock band that made it into the top 10. It feels really cool. I feel very re-energised. I get very doomsday-y, and I started feeling like ‘I’m going to fuck this up and that will result in this thing which will result in this thing which will result in us breaking up eventually’, but we had a top ten record and I got engaged. I’m happy and I’m excited and we want to just get out and play.”