Alternative pop experts Maximo Park announce their first UK tour dates since 2014. Starting at Birmingham O2 Institute 1 on May 5th, the tour takes in London’s Royal Festival Hall on May 12th before ending on May 19th at Manchester Albert Hall. The tour follows the release of their blistering new album Risk To Exist. Bringing together their trademark hook-laden melodies and sense of urgency with off-kilter rock, soulful grooves and pop sensibilities, Risk To Exist is a vital record for our times, raging against the dire state of world affairs in 2016 and crumbling political systems.
Frontman Paul Smith says; “The album is, ultimately, about empathy. Some songs are simple messages of solidarity and others are fuelled by anger at the elitist, established order of British society. There’s a questioning of power throughout and a feeling that there must be a different way of structuring our society in order to alleviate inequality. Musically, the songs reflect more soulful and groove-based influences, allowing more space in the arrangements than ever before. The central idea is to align great pop melodies with songs that reflect the state of the nation.”
With 1,500,000 albums and four UK top ten albums under their belt to date, Maximo Park have once again shifted seamlessly into a higher gear. They have expertly crafted an infectious pop album for our time, confronting the crucial issues track by track, and one monstrous hook at a time.
Maximo Park are Paul Smith (vocals), Duncan Lloyd (guitar), Lukas Wooller (keyboards) and Tom English (drums).
TOUR DATES 2017
|Fri 5th||O2 Institute 1 Birmingham|
|Sat 6th||O2 Academy Newcastle|
|Mon 8th||Lemon Tree Aberdeen|
|Tue 9th||O2 ABC Glasgow|
|Wed 10th||Leadmill Sheffield|
|Fri 12th||Royal Festival Hall London|
|Sat 13th||De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill|
|Mon 15th||Junction Cambridge|
|Tue 16th||Tramshed Cardiff|
|Wed 17th||Princess Pavilion Falmouth|
|Fri 19th||Albert Hall Manchester|
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