Black Country, New Road’s For the first time has been shortlisted for the 2021 Mercury Prize ahead of a Manchester gig in December.

The band are set to headline at Manchester’s O2 Ritz on 6 December with a show at Liverpool’s Arts Club just days before.

Speaking about the shortlisting for the 2021 Mercury Prize, Isaac of the band said, “It felt great to release our debut album earlier this year and to see so many people enjoy it. For it to be nominated for such a prestigious award has blown our minds! We feel truly grateful for the album to be shortlisted in a year when so many other great albums were released too.”

Black Country, New Road released For the first time in February and critical acclaim followed immediately.

The band also recently released a live version video of their track Opus from their Live From Another World session.

The 2021 Mercury Prize winner will be announced on 9 September.

When do Black Country, New Road headline at Manchester’s O2 Ritz?

Black Country, New Road headline at Manchester’s O2 Ritz on 6 December 2021 with a Liverpool gig at the Arts Club days before on 3 December 2021.  The Manchester and Liverpool gigs are two of 13 UK and Ireland dates the band will play:

29 NOvember   –   Brighton, CHalk
30 November   –   Cambridge, Junction 1
1 December   –   Southampton, 1865
3 December   –   Liverpool, Arts Club
4 December   –   Leeds, Irish Centre
6 December   –   Manchester, O2 Ritz
7 December   –   Newcastle, Student Union
8 December   –   Glasgow, SWG3
9 December   –   Birmingham, The Mill
10 December   –   Norwich, Waterfront
12 December   –   Bristol, SWX
13 December   –   Cardiff, Y Plas
15 December   –   Dublin, Whelan’s