They take over O2 Academy Brixton in December
Elli Chappelhow

09:00 22nd March 2019

Kings of longevity White Lies will celebrate ten years of To Lose My Life with an appropriately massive gig at O2 Academy Brixton.

The band come full circle, celebrating their seminal debut with an anniversary gig in the very same venue they ended the initial album tour. They will be playing To Lose My Life in its entirety on the 6 December.

The prolific LP was undeniably one of the albums of 2009, an album strong and influential enough to transport fans back to a certain period in their lives. Jack Lawrence-Brown (drummer) says of the album, “One thing that was very clear was that we had made a record that a lot of people really connected with. In recent times that has really hit home.” Lead singer Harry adds, “Over the past 10 years, no matter where we go in the world, we still find White Lies fans who have had an important part of their lives soundtracked by that record, each with their own unique story. And so, it feels like a perfect opportunity to revisit To Lose My Life and play it in full from start to finish for the first time in the venue in which we closed the initial To Lose My Life tour - one of our favourite venues in the world - and make some new memories for the next 10 years.”

White Lies want to remember those early days, but they certainly aren’t dwelling on the past. They’re as strong as ever after the release of their fifth studio album, aptly titled ‘Five’ - read our review here. 

The anniversary gig is an unmissable event for any White Lies fan - this sort of gig doesn’t come around that often. The band are in pole position after their well-received recent album, so get ready for a blast of nostalgia that is very much still rooted in the present.

Tickets for the show go on sale at 9am on Friday 29 March.

Photo: Steve Gullick/Press