The Maccabees announce summer 2017 farewell tour

Say goodbye to the band at their final shows

The Maccabees have announced details of their farewell tour for summer 2017 – marking the last shows that they’ll ever play. Full dates and ticket details are below.

Following the release of their acclaimed 2015 record ‘Marks To Prove It‘, the indie veteran heroes announced their split back in August – telling fans “There have not been fallings out and we are grateful to say that we are not leaving the group as a dividing force”.

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Now, the band have announced their final ever shows, calling at London and Manchester.

Guitarist Felix White said: “We’re planning on these final shows being a huge celebration, thank you and goodbye to 14 years of writing, recording, playing and touring together.”

The Maccabees - 'Marks To Prove It'Ben Bentley/NME

The Maccabees final UK tour dates are below. Tickets are on sale from 9am on Friday 9 December.

Wed 28 – MANCHESTER, O2 Apollo
Fri 30 – LONDON, Alexandra Palace
Sat 1 – LONDON, Alexandra Palace

Paying tribute to The Maccabees after their split, Mystery Jets’ frontman Blaine Harrison said: “The first time I caught The Maccabees was in London, at a packed-out Borderline in late 2005. I had met Felix a few months prior at a Jets show down in Brighton and had been taken by his noticeable spiritedness and drive for music. It was a wet winter evening and they were placed halfway up the bill but word was already going round that this band had something special, and all the faces of the day were there.

“When the boys walked onstage, the force of their energy was beyond question; Orlando’s convulsing dancing reminiscent of a young Ian Curtis, flanked either side by the White brothers, both playing at breakneck speed up past the 12th fret. They looked just the way I always thought a band should – like a gang. They stared unflinching over the audience’s heads with their hoods up and it gave them an edge to match the intensity of those classic early singles like ‘X-Ray’ and ‘Latchmere’.”




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