NEW IRISH TOUR TO COMMENCE IN NOVEMBER
“A glorious collection of ragged guitar pop” – 8/10 – Classic Rock
“The View have a gutsy garage-rock back catalogue that is bustling with energy, and sticks two fingers up to mediocrity” – Clash
The new tour will round off a busy year, including supporting the legendary Stone Roses in front of 50,000 people at Glasgow Green, Kyle Falconer performing a very special solo acoustic show as support to The Rolling Stones at Hyde Park, a tour with Propaganda – the UK’s biggest indie night – and a momentous performance outside London’s Tate Modern for Bono’s charity ‘ONE’, joining forces with other acts like Biffy Clyro and Jake Bugg to make a stand against poverty. Other touring highlights include headlining to almost 7000 people over three Scottish shows split between Dundee’s Caird Hall and Glasgow’s Barrowlands. The View will play further festival sets at T in The Park and Strawberry Fields Festival before their own headline tour in November and December.
However….The full list of Irish headline tour dates are –
2nd – Galway, Roisin Dubh
3rd –Cork, Cyprus Avenue
4th – Dublin, Academy 2
5th – Belfast, The Limelight
The new album ‘Seven Year Setlist’ spans The View’s journey to date from ‘Face For The Radio’ which originally featured on their self-titled debut EP which was released in 2006 up to the present day with three new songs in the shape of the single ‘Standard’ (as well as ‘Dirty Magazine’ and ‘Kill Kyle’). Along the way, it visits the #3 hit ‘Same Jeans’, ‘Wasted Little DJs’ which won Best Track at the NME Awards, another Top 15 hit with ‘Superstar Tradesman’, a Dirty Version of the ‘Which Bitch?’ album highlight ‘Shock Horror’ and ‘How Long’, the first single and opening track from ‘Cheeky For A Reason’ which was accompanied by a video starring Red Road / A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints actor Martin Compston.
The View – Kyle Falconer, Pete Reilly, Kieren Webster and Steven Morrison were formed in Dundee in 2005 by four former school friends. They have since hit the charts with all four of their albums – ‘Hats Off To The Buskers’ (#1), ‘Which Bitch?’ (#3), ‘Bread and Circuses’ (#14) and ‘Cheeky For A Reason’ (#9) – accumulated over 3.5 million views at YouTube and have excelled at numerous major festivals such as Glastonbury, Reading, Leeds, T in the Park and One Big Weekend.