Following the release of their critically acclaimed new album Hollow last year, The Handsome Family will be taking it out on tour in 2024.

With a slew of dates across the UK and Ireland, the band will be kicking proceedings off at Dublin’s Liberty Hall on 3rd May, before taking in shows in Belfast, Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds, Cardiff, London and beyond as part of a 16-date run throughout the month.

The Handsome Family’s new record Hollow began with a scream in the night. “It was a bleak winter during the middle of the pandemic,” says Brett Sparks. “One night around 4 a.m. Rennie started screaming in her sleep. She screamed, ‘Come into the circle Joseph! There’s no moon tonight.’ Scary as it was, I thought, man, that’s a good chorus!”

The Handsome Family (song writing and marriage partners Brett and Rennie Sparks) have been defining the dark end of Americana for over 30 years. Brett writes the music and Rennie writes the words. Their work has been covered by many artists including Jeff Tweedy, Andrew Bird and most-recently Phoebe Bridgers. Their song Far From Any Road was the opening theme for HBO’s True Detective season one and still receives thousands of Shazams every week from all over the world.

Their eleventh studio album, Hollow delves into the natural world at the edges of the man-made. It is a record lush with leaves and shadows and echoing with occult mystery.



Date Venue
Fri 3rd Liberty Hall Dublin
Sat 4th Black Box Belfast
Sun 5th Kilkenny Roots Kilkenny
Tue 7th Saint Lukes Glasgow
Wed 8th Trades Hebden Bridge
Thu 9th Fire Station Sunderland
Fri 10th Stoller Hall Manchester
Sun 12th Irish Centre Leeds
Tue 14th Norwich Arts Centre
Wed 15th Hare & Hounds Birmingham
Thu 16th The Gate Cardiff
Sat 18th Winchester Gate Salisbury
Mon 20th The Lantern Bristol
Tue 21st Union Chapel London
Wed 22nd Komedia Brighton
Thu 23rd Quarterhouse Folkestone

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