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Maximo Park announce UK tour (2017)

Maximo Park

Story by Jack Foley

MAXIMO Park have announced UK tour dates for Spring this year.

Starting at Birmingham O2 Institute 1 on May 5, the tour takes in London’s Royal Festival Hall on May 12 before ending on May 19 at Manchester Albert Hall.

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday, January 25 from www.maximopark.com.

The full list of tour dates is as follows (all May 2017)

5 – Birmingham O2 Institute
6 – Newcastle O2 Academy
8 – Aberdeen Lemon Tree
9 – Glasgow O2 ABC
10 – Sheffield Leadmill
12 – London Royal Festival Hall
13 – Bexhill De La Warr Pavillion
15 – Cambridge Junction
16 – Cardiff Tramshed
17 – Falmouth Princess Pavillion
19 – Manchester Albert Hall

The tour follows the April 21 release of the band’s new album Risk To Exist.

Bringing together their trademark hook-laden melodies and sense of urgency with off-kilter rock, soulful grooves and pop sensibilities, Risk To Exist is being billed as a record that rages against the dire state of world affairs in 2016 and crumbling political systems.

Frontman Paul Smith says: “The album is, ultimately, about empathy. Some songs are simple messages of solidarity and others are fuelled by anger at the elitist, established order of British society. There’s a questioning of power throughout and a feeling that there must be a different way of structuring our society in order to alleviate inequality.

“Musically, the songs reflect more soulful and groove-based influences, allowing more space in the arrangements than ever before. The central idea is to align great pop melodies with songs that reflect the state of the nation.”