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Bombay Bicycle Club announce five UK I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose! shows

Bombay Bicycle Club

Story by Jack Foley

BOMBAY Bicycle Club will hit the road in November 2019 to bring I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose! to UK stages in full for five shows.

The short celebratory run kicks off in Liverpool on November 4 at the Eventim Olympia and concludes at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on November 8, also taking in Dundee, Nottingham and Bath. Support comes from Gengahr.

Tickets are on special fan pre-sale now and general sale from Friday, July 5 at 10am. Visit www.bombaybicycle.club for further ticket details.

The band will also share a new EP of rare, early demo recordings in celebration of 10 years since the release of their debut album, I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose.

To coincide with the album’s release 10 years today (July 3), the seven track EP Demos 2004-2008 is streaming now, and features material that didn’t originally make the cut for the album.

Delving deep into the vaults of archive material, only one of the tracks, Ode To Lucy, will already be familiar to long-standing fans having featured in a BBC Radio 1 live session back in 2009 on Zane Lowe’s show, whilst some snippets of other EP tracks will be familiar as assorted parts of other songs that did feature on the original record.

It’s an intriguing glimpse of the band finding their feet in their infancy, and signals another timely step in their return to the spotlight after a lengthy period of inactivity.

Bombay Bicycle Club released their fourth album, So Long, See You Tomorrow, in February 2014. It debuted at number 1 in the UK albums chart. Their final live show was the last live performance at London’s Earls Court.

The I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose! 10 Year Celebration Shows are as follows (all November 2019)

4 – Eventim Apollo, Liverpool
5 – Caird Hall, Dundee
6 – Rock City, Nottingham
7 – Pavilion, Bath
8 – O2 Academy Brixton, London

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