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Guillemots announce new dates in factories and caves (2008)


Story by Jack Foley

NEVER one for doing things by halves, Guillemots have announced a new tour for this November, featuring some weird and wonderful dates.

As well as theatres and concert halls, the band will perform in a Cornish cave, Lancaster’s main public library, an old factory and a converted cinema right in the heart of Edinburgh.

And it doesn’t stop there, either. Rather than have you sip your flat beer watching some half-arsed band flail around with guitars for 15 minutes as support, they’re going to give you a film-score spectacular to savour instead. Hence, each show will commence with a selection of short films re-scored live by the band – adding an entirely new audiovisual dimension to the Guillemots live experience.

Fyfe himself says: “We want to get to places that are off the usual touring circuit that’s reeled out, and really mix around the type of venues we’re at each night. It makes it more fun for us and audiences too. And the set will be different as well. We’ll definitely be trying out something we’ve never played live before.”

The tour dates are (all November 2008):

7 – Birmingham, Custard Factory
8 – Bath, Pavilion Theatre
9 – York, The Duchess
11 – Inverness, Eden Court
12 – Middlesbrough, Empire
13 – Edinburgh, Picture House
15 – Lancaster, Lancaster Library
16 – Sheffield, Plug
17 – Bradford, St Georges Hall
19 – Liskeard, Carnglaze Caverns
20 – Falmouth, Princess Pavilion
21 – Portsmouth, Pyramids Centre
22 – Brighton, St Georges
24 – Derby, Assembly Rooms
25 – Cambridge, Junction
26 – London, Barbican