Following the July release of their sublime sophomore album ‘Life After’, a sold-out November UK & European tour and the announcement of their first ever North America and Canada tour, London band Palace today announce another UK tour for March 2020, covering 12 cities not included in their Autumn tour. Tickets are on sale now from wearepalace.com
‘Life After’ is a stunning album with a clear message; hope. Its eleven tracks are full of the melodic warmth and rich textures that earned them their legions of fans overnight following the release of their debut EP in 2014. It is an album in equal parts about loss as well as a manual to moving on, stronger than before. “While there are a couple of different threads to the record, ultimately there’s a romance to it alongside a feeling of looking to the future through a new lens.” Says frontman Leo; “While still being aware of the unknown, you can allow yourself to feel hopeful, stronger and grateful for what you’ve got.”
‘Life After’ follows Palace’s acclaimed 2016 debut album ‘So Long Forever’ and includes the heart-wrenching ‘Heaven Up There’ (Lauren Laverne’s ‘Headphones Moment’ on BBC 6 Music) and current single ‘Running Wild’. It’s a profoundly candid album from a band who have built a loyal global fanbase for their uniquely bittersweet arrangements. After demoing the tracks at their Tottenham studio The Arch, Palace turned to Catherine Marks (2018’s UK Producer of the Year; St Vincent, Wolf Alice and PJ Harvey) to record the album in summer 2018.
PALACE: Leo Wyndham, Matt Hodges and Rupert Turner have been friends since they were thirteen and released their acclaimed debut EP ‘Lost In The Night’ in 2014, followed by the ‘Chase The Light’ EP the following year and their debut album ‘So Long Forever’ in 2016. The strength of those releases saw their fanbase steadily grow, leading to extensive touring, ever-larger festival slots and culminating in a sold-out UK headline tour including London’s Shepherds Bush Empire.
Having built a dedicated live following through mesmerising shows at some of the country’s finest venues, Palace have played some of the world’s biggest festivals this summer including a stellar Glastonbury Park Stage slot, and just played their biggest UK Show to date at a sold out Camden Roundhouse.
UK tour dates below:
Fri 13th NORWICH, Waterfront
Sat 14th BRIGHTON, Chalk
Sun 15th SOUTHAMPTON, Engine Rooms
Tues 17th BIRMINGHAM, Institute 2
Weds 18th BATH, Komedia
Fri 20th CARDIFF, Tramshed
Sat 21st OXFORD, O2 Academy
Sun 22nd HULL, The Welly
Tues 24th EDINBURGH, Caves
Weds 25th LIVERPOOL, Arts Club Theatre
Fri 27th LINCOLN, Engine Shed
Sat 28th SHEFFIELD, The Foundry