Lord Huron announce May UK tour and new single (2013)
Story by Jack Foley
FOLLOWING the release of their excellent debut album Lonesome Dreams, Lord Huron have announced a full UK tour in May and a new single in the form of the title track of the album.
Led by Michigan-born songwriting prodigy and general creative genius Ben Schneider, their sound – a joyous collision of Appalachian percussion, rustic guitars and sumptuous harmonies lit up by the odd lens-flare flash of electronics – has won rave reviews from either side of the Atlantic.
Now, after a string of sold-out US shows, their stratospheric rise is set to spread to British shores.
Described as “a mysterious, powerful force” by LA Weekly, the band’s live shows brings to life the effervescent noise of Lonesome Dreams, an album as vast and easy to lose yourself in as a Sergio Leone cinescape.
They’re first shows outside of the US in London in February sold out in days and the band make a return to the UK for a full regional tour including a headline show at the Scala in London.
Lord Huron’s UK dates are (all May 2013):
13 – Cambridge, Junction 2
14 – London, Scala
18 – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
20 – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
21 – Newcastle, The Cluny
22 – Glasgow, King Tuts
23 – Manchester, Deaf Institute Manchester