Indie icons Razorlight have announced a change of London venue and date for their upcoming tour, now performing at the Eventim Apollo on May 12th, alongside 2 more dates added to their eagerly anticipated 2023 tour, due to overwhelming demand.
Shows at Middlesbrough Empire (May 10th) and Coventry HMV Empire (May 11th) will follow already sold-out dates at Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester, Oxford, Newcastle, Nottingham, Bristol, Norwich, and Bournemouth.
The band comments, “Due to recent events at O2 Academy Brixton our London show has been rescheduled to the Eventim Apollo on 12th May. We’re really sorry for any inconvenience caused but it was either this or risk losing our London show. All tickets for the original show are valid for Eventim Apollo and ticket holders should contact their point of purchase with any questions.”
The extensive run of tour dates across the UK mark the first time the classic line-up will hit the road in a decade. Tickets for the new shows on sale from 9:00am on 17th March from here.
The band’s newly released Razorwhat? The Best Of Razorlight’ features 11 of their finest moments, including two thrilling new tracks – the previously released bittersweet piano-pop ‘You Are Entering The Human Heart’, and the blistering ‘Violence Forever?‘.
It was back in April 2021 when Johnny Borrell, Andy Burrows, Björn Ågren and Carl Dalemo revealed they’d been back working together for the first time in over a decade, correcting the unsatisfactory conclusion to their original formation.
Crucial to the group’s reunion was an emotional meeting between Borrell and Burrows near Johnny’s home in the Basque country in summer, 2020, which plays a pivotal part in the groups ‘Fall To Pieces‘ documentary, which premiered at this year’s Raindance film festival. Watch the trailer here.
“I had to go and chat with Johnny and make things good,” recalls Burrows. “If I didn’t, I’d have gone on thinking about it for the rest of my life, that we should’ve met up, we should’ve played together again, it was too special to leave behind. I think our best single is one we haven’t done yet, hopefully we’ll do the Best Of and get more music out next year, then tour in the spring. It’s gonna be interesting, that’s all I can say.”
Bridges have been built. The artistic, and sometimes unwieldy, connection between the two has been re-established. It has been a heartening experience for those involved. “My trust with Andy was at absolute zero so to get that back was really inspiring,” says Borrell. “That’s never happened before and it made me think a lot about my life, like if I can get my trust back with Andy, I could do it with anybody.” “Whilst our relationship hasn’t always been plain sailing when Johnny and I sit down to write music together, there’s a magic that happens. I’m so grateful to have him and the band back in my life,” agrees Burrows.
Never a dull moment. Writing a new ending for themselves, Razorlight are back to cast out the boring in your life.
RAZORLIGHT 2023 UK TOUR DATES
Fri 7th April – Cardiff, Great Hall
Sat 8th April – Brighton, Dome
Mon 10th April – Lincoln, Engine Shed
Tues, 11th April – Edinburgh, The Assembly Rooms
Thurs 13th April – Liverpool Uni Mountford Hall
Fri 14th April – Birmingham, O2 Academy – SOLD OUT
Sat 15th April – Newcastle, NX – SOLD OUT
Mon 17th April – Leeds, O2 Academy
Tue 18th April – Glasgow, Barrowland – SOLD OUT
Wed 19th April – Manchester, Albert Hall- SOLD OUT
Fri 21th April – Nottingham, Rock City – SOLD OUT
Sat 22th April – Norwich, UEA – SOLD OUT
Sun 23rd April – Sheffield, The 02
Tue 25th April – Oxford, O2 Academy – SOLD OUT
Wed 26th April – Bristol, O2 Academy – SOLD OUT
Fri 28th April – Bournemouth, O2 Academy – SOLD OUT
Wed 10th May – Middlesbrough, Empire – NEW DATE
Thurs 11th May – Coventry, HMV Empire – NEW DATE
Fri 12th May – London, Eventim Apollo – NEW DATE