Blondshell has released new single Veronica Mars and confirmed a run of UK headline dates including Manchester’s YES.

The Manchester gig is one of 5 UK dates she is playing including The Great Escape Festival and London’s Wide Awake Festival.

The run of dates mark Blondshell’s debut UK headline tour.  They come amidst a wide run in Europe including performances at Primavera Sound.

New single Veronica Mars follows om from her previous self-released singles Olympus, Kiss City and Sepsis.  Blondshell explains, “I was obsessed with the [US teen drama] show ‘Veronica Mars’ as a kid and I was revisiting it around the time I wrote this song. I wanted to sing about that childhood era when I was being exposed to a lot more than I was comfortable with. ‘Gimme shelter’ refers to the song but I’m also saying please give me shelter from graphic TV and film, from New York City, overwhelming lyrics, etc. I think the song is just about having my boundaries crossed and the effects of those transgressions (for example, growing up to think men are hot if they’re assholes).”

When does Blondshell headline at Manchester’s YES?

Blondshell headlines at YES Manchester on 25 May 2023.  The Manchester gig is one of five UK dates announced:
11 May   –   Brighton, The Great Escape
24 May   –   London, Moth Club
25 May   –   Manchester, YES
26 May   –   Bristol, Louisiana
27 May   –   London, Wide Awake Festival

When do tickets go on sale for Blondshell’s Manchester gig?

Tickets for Blondshell’s Manchester gig at YES go on sale on Friday 9 December.

Image of Blondshell courtesy Daniel Topete