Deer Tick announce January 2014 UK tour
Story by Jack Foley
DEER Tick have announced a full European tour – with UK and Irish dates taking place from January 2014.
Culminating on January 23, 2014 with a show at The Garage, London, the UK and Ireland dates follow the release of the eagerly anticipated new album, Negativity, which was released on September 30, 2013 via Partisan Records.
Negativity was penned over the course of a genuinely eventful 2012, an annus horribilus in which McCauley’s father pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiracy and tax fraud, ultimately leading to a prison sentence.
As if that weren’t enough, McCauley’s wedding engagement collapsed under the weight of his own excessive behaviour and impossible lifestyle.
Like any true artist, McCauley channeled his anger, sadness, and regret into his work, resulting in what can be safely declared his finest collection of songs to date, impassioned and interior and increasingly mature, both as expression of emotion as well as pure unadulterated songcraft.
The January shows will be the first chance for The UK and Ireland at large to experience Negativity on the stage.
The UK dates are (all January 2014):
16 – Dublin, Whelan’s
17 – Belfast, The Black Box
18 – Glasgow, Broadcast
19 – Manchester, Deaf Institute
21 – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
22 – Bristol, The Fleece
23 – London, The Garage