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Tour announcement: The Joy Formidable
Tour dates: February 2019
More info: Band website

The Joy Formidable’s new album ‘AAARTH’ has keenly shone the spotlight back onto the Welsh alt-rock trio. An album packed with inventive and emotive rallying cries, born from a place of renewed vision, ‘AAARTH’ has become their most experimental work to date, and among their most heralded.

As their live outings in support of the new album got underway in the summer – with main stage appearances at Reading & Leeds Festival, a sold-out show at The Lexington, followed by extensive touring in support of Foo Fighters through the US and Canada – their latest material has been connecting with fans old and new, and is turning into a defining record in the band’s already storied career. Three huge singles - ‘Dance of The Lotu’, ‘The Wrong Side’, and ‘The Better Me’ – have picked up airplay across BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6 Music too. Watch the video for latest single ‘The Better Me’ here.

Never ones to sit still for long, the band are already plotting an extended return to UK venues and have confirmed their first full UK tour of the album through Feb 2019. Tickets will be on sale on Weds 24th Oct from 10am at the band’s website here. They will bring their magnetic live show to the following cities.

Listen to new album ‘AAARTH’ here.

Praise for new album AAARTH

The Welsh rockers build their towering songs on wobblier foundations for the sheer thrill of trying to make them topple. - Pitchfork

All Beck groove, Beatles psych, volcano solos and guitar hooks that sound like Elon Musk trying to catapult himself to Mars. – The Guardian

Tightly-wound rock riffs and pummelling drums. A great leap forward. - Q

An album of compositional daring and fierce experimentation. – DIY

It’s an album that sees them back on solid footing, re-energised and ready to take on the world again. – Upset

Joyfully experimental and refreshing. – Total Guitar

A biting, visceral return. - CLASH

Riffs as high as a Welsh mountain. – Louder Than War

The trio have found their form again (4/5) - Dork

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