When: 7pm on Friday 28 April 2017
Where: Gorilla, 54-56 Whitworth Street West, Manchester M1 5WW
We’re delighted to be bringing Skinny Lister back – to Gorilla this time!
Hot off the heels of a sold out UK tour in support of current album, The Devil, The Heart & The Fight – out on Xtra Mile Recordings – Skinny Lister announce a run of even bigger venues for Spring 2017. Having just played to a packed out the Ruby Lounge, Skinny Lister will return for their biggest ever tour across the country.
The tour will follow a support slot on the enormous European arena tour with American punk/folk legends Dropkick Murphys. which includes shows at London’s Brixton Academy, Munich’s Zenith venue and the 7000-capacity hall in Dusseldorf.
These two tours show the massive projection Skinny Lister are on and the formidable year 2016 has been for them. The year has seen them support Frank Turner across Germany, Austria and Switzerland before joining Flogging Molly’s festival Salty Dog Cruise around the Bahamas. They then headed out on their own East Coast headline tour with label pals Beans On Toast and Will Varley in tow where many of the shows were sold out well in advance and signalled a big step up for the band Stateside, with an ever-increasing fanbase begging for more!
September saw the release of third album The Devil, The Heart & The Fight, which has received critical acclaim, including picking up support from BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq, and reaching the Top 40 Indie Album Chart in the UK and the US Americana/Folk Chart at No. 38. And rounding off the year, the band head back to the US in November for their biggest headline tour to date; the show in Charlotte, NC is already sold out and Boston is looking likely to sell out very soon.
With 2017 already looking like yet another incredible year – there’s seemingly no end to what this hard-working, hard-partying, fun-filled band can achieve.
‘A visceral and deafening experience’ – 5/5, The Independent
‘Considerably upped their game’ – 4/5, Q Magazine
‘A kaleidoscope of high octane folk punk via Dexy’s and The Pogues‘ – Louder Than War
Tour support comes from AJJ (formerly Andrew Jackson Jihad). For their sixth album, garbagepop veterans AJJ chose to reinforce their strengths and leave any limp frivolities behind. They reconvened with producer John Congleton, who oversaw 2014’s sonically expansive Christmas Island, but recorded and mixed the album in a mere nine days, having arranged most of the songs during tour sound checks and downtime in the van. This made for a confident stride into more elaborate arrangements and wider dynamics while staying just as dour. They also opted, amid some sensation, for the simplified band acronym.
This is a 14+ show. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
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