Supergroup The Good, The Bad & The Queen have announced details of a spring tour. The six-date sojourn will call in at Norwich, Cardiff, Sheffield, Manchester, Liverpool and London in April.
Following their recent string of sold out shows, The Good, The Bad & The Queen – that’ll be Damon Albarn of Blur and Gorillaz fame, Paul Simonon off of The Clash, The Verve’s Simon Tong and legendary Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen – are limbering up for more action. Their second album, Merrie England, arrived hot on the heels of successful gap of 11 years and to much critical acclaim.
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Indeed, The Good, The Bad & The Queen’s recent show at the newly opened EartH venue in Hackney was met with much approval round these parts.
“The Good, The Bad & The Queen are quite brilliant in how they paint a poignant picture of modern life that is well-informed without being tediously preachy or unnecessarily aggressive,” wrote Gigwise’s Yasmin Cowen. “They are arguably an acquired taste with their nostalgic and eclectic miasma but to see them all gathered together on stage is an awesome sight to behold for any music lover.”
Written and recorded as the UK prepares to leave the EU, Merrie England reflects on the state of the nation and its uncertain future. Damon Albarn yesterday called for a Citizen’s Assembly to deal with the current Brexit stalemate.
The new dates see The Good, The Bad & The Queen step up several gears in terms of venue size. As well as taking in impressive venues such as the Albert Hall in Manchester and Liverpool’s Olympia, the tour will culminate in the lush environs of the London Palladium.
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Thursday, 20 December.
The Good, The Bad & The Queen play:
12 – Norwich, The LCR, UEA
13 – Cardiff, University, Great Hall
15 – Sheffield, The Octagon
16 – Manchester, Albert Hall
18 – Liverpool, Eventim Olympia
19 – London, The Palladium