Glass Animals have today announced details of their U.K. tour in November 2021, including rescheduled shows at London’s Alexandra Palace and Manchester’s O2 Victoria Warehouse. Being the first opportunity for the band to play their acclaimed new album ‘Dreamland’ to their devoted fanbase, the tour is set to be a mind-bending experience. The band’s single ‘Heat Waves’ also continues to grow on a global scale, showing no signs of stopping, holding the #1 spot in Australia’s singles chart for a second consecutive week and #35 in Spotify Global Top 50.
2020 was a whirlwind for Glass Animals – the UK’s truly original and hugely loved band who confidently set out their stall for their fervently anticipated third album with first single ‘Your Love (Déjà vu)’ in February, then set off on an impressive run of tour dates to celebrate the new music, when the trip was brought to an abrupt halt along with the rest of the world in March. However, being the uniquely creative band that they are, the band quickly conjured up new ways to connect with their international fanbase and bring some distraction and innovation in difficult times. They released a series of ingenious covers, built their own Open-Source website, created their very own TV network, made some jaw-droppingly inventive music videos and teamed up with huge YouTuber (2.1M subscribers) LoverFella to build a Dreamland base and surprise a fan on Minecraft – all while, crucially, inviting people into the enchanted world of ‘Dreamland’.
The story of Glass Animals’ single ‘Heat Waves’ is a truly staggering one – it was first released in June 2020 ahead of Glass Animals’ third album ‘Dreamland’ later that summer and resonated with their fans instantly and the track started getting healthy traction at radio globally. Next came a sync placement on FIFA which opened up a whole new audience and helped the track begin to climb charts all over the world. ‘Heat Waves’ most notably gained the number 1 on Triple J’s Hot 100 – an accolade not given to a UK band since 2009 with previous winners including Kendrick Lamar and Billie Eilish. A third surge in attention came more recently with an organic Minecraft affiliation with the YouTuber LoverFella. Watch back here.
Currently ‘Heat Waves’ has the #1 spot on the singles chart in Australia for a second consecutive week, is holding strong in Spotify’s Global Top 50 and hit its highest daily Spotify streaming peak to date last week with 1.88 million daily global plays. It has over 1.8 million global adjusted single sales and 295 million combined streams and has received over 12 million views of the video on YouTube. Glass Animals also recently hit a new Spotify monthly listener peak of 16 million, surpassing the likes of Tame Impala, Gorillaz, The 1975 and The Strokes.
‘Dreamland’ is the band’s boldest album yet – a powerful and personal story that was born out of time of immense confusion and uncertainty for the band and as a result it’s an album that is very timely for the world today.
November 2021 rescheduled tour dates:
08/11 – Barrowlands, Glasgow
10/11 – O2 Academy, Birmingham
11/11 – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
13/11 – Centre, Brighton
14/11 – Guildhall, Portsmouth
15/11 – Rock City, Nottingham
17/11 – O2 Academy, Leeds
18/11 – O2 Academy, Bristol
19/11 – Alexandra Palace, London