Inspiral Carpets announce new album and December tour (2014)
Story by Jack Foley
THE Inspiral Carpets are pleased to announce details of a headline UK tour this December, which will follow the release of their fifth studio album in September – their first for two decades!
The new flurry of activity follows a busy summer when the legendary Manchester band have played the Festivals (the Isle of Wight, T in The Park) and other selected gigs, both here and abroad.
Earlier this year, the Inspirals signed to Cherry Red Records and will finally unveil the band’s new album – which will be entitled simply Inspiral Carpets – which was recorded at Airtight Studios in Manchester.
The album boasts the forthcoming single Spitfire while Manchester Punk Poet John Cooper-Clarke has co-written and performed on the song Let You Down.
Craig Gill commented: “We have been busy gigging all summer at the likes of T In The Park and the Isle of Wight, bedding a couple of those new tracks into our classic live set. The band are really gelling, we’re enjoying the moment.”
The UK tour dates are (all December 2014):
4 – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
5 – Cardiff Globe
6 – Sheffield Leadmill
7 – Birmingham O2 Academy 2
11 – Middlesbrough Empire
12 – Glasgow O2 ABC
13 – Leeds O2 Academy
14 – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
18 – London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
19 – Manchester Ritz
21 – Preston 53 Degrees
Tickets are £18.50 (£20 London and Manchester) and go onsale Friday, July 18 at 9am.