Average White Band, one of the best soul and funk bands of all time, have announced their farewell tour for April and May 2024.

The group will perform their biggest hits and fans favourites such as Let’s Go Round Again, Cut The Cake, Atlantic Avenue, and American number one, Pick Up The Pieces across the seventeen date tour.

Starting in Manchester on 26th April the tour will crisscross the UK before ending in Holmfirth on 18th May including prestigious dates at The Royal Albert Hall in London on 2nd May and the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow on 7th May.

Formed in London in 1972, the six piece band somewhat incongruously, given their Scottish roots took their R & B influences and developed their own authentic sound which was eagerly adopted by black audiences in America and elsewhere. The group’s consistently accomplished song writing helped them to achieve several gold and platinum selling albums and multiple Grammy nominations with the legendary Atlantic Records.

In addition to the band’s hit singles, many of their album tracks such as Schoolboy Crush and Person To Person, amongst others, have been heavily sampled by the likes of the Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, Ice Cube and Arrested Development, so much so that AWB are one of the top fifteen sampled acts of all time.

Having remained a perennial fixture at top music venues across the world for over fifty years, the AWB’s farewell tour is the not to be missed last chance for multiple generations of fans to experience the musical energy and trademark sound of one of the truly great soul bands.



Date Venue
Fri 26th Bridgwater Hall Manchester
Sat 27th Town Hall Birmingham
Sun 28th Corn Exchange Cambridge
Tue 30th Epic Studios Norwich


Date Venue
Thu 2nd Royal Albert Hall London
Fri 3rd De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill
Sat 4th The Forum Bath
Mon 6th Tyne Theatre & Opera House Newcastle
Tue 7th Royal Concert Hall Glasgow
Wed 8th Music Hall Aberdeen
Fri 10th Concert Hall Perth
Sat 11th Ulster hall Edinburgh
Mon 13th Rock City Nottingham
Tue 14th O2 Academy Oxford
Thu 16th Pavilion Theatre Bournemouth
Fri 17th Barbican York
Sat 18th Picturedrome Holmfirth

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