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World Party announce 11-date UK tour for April 2013

World Party

Story by Jack Foley

FOLLOWING an acclaimed show at The Royal Albert Hall in November last year, World Party has announced 11 UK dates this April (2013).

Travelling light, Karl Wallinger will be joined by two fantastic musicians, David Duffy, on violin and mandolin, and John Turnbull on electric guitar for the first World Party tour in 12 years!!!

Formed in 1986, (previously Karl was a member of cult heroes The Waterboys), World Party carried the torch for intelligent pop and outstanding live musicianship.

The group recorded five critically acclaimed albums, including the Grammy nominated Goodbye Jumbo, and a series of hit singles, from Ship Of Fools, their first US top 30, through Put The Message In The Box and Is It Like Today?.

Last year saw World Party release Arkeology, their critically acclaimed 5 CD collection of 70 songs, live recordings, demos, radio sessions, covers, and most importantly, new songs!

These new shows will give people the chance to hear World Party songs performed in a completely different way and are not to be missed!

World Party UK headline dates are as follows (all April 2013):

14 – The Glee, Cardiff
15 – RNCM, Manchester
17 & 18 – Under The Bridge, London
22 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
23 – The Glee, Birmingham
24 – The Stables, Milton Keynes
25 – Junction, Cambridge
27 – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
28 – Picturedrome, Holmfirth
29 – Oran Mor, Glasgow

Tickets are £25 and £27.50 (London) respectively and are on sale now.