Calva Louise have announced a headline run of dates which see them return to Manchester to perform at Night People in March.
The announcement comes as the group unveil the visuals for their new anthem I Heard A Cry.
Calva Louise are set to release their debut album Rhinoceros in February 2019.
Having developed a fierce live reputation within London’s flourishing punk scene, the chaotic garage rockers have since earned support slots alongside the likes of Albert Hammond Jr, Spring King and Anteros and just finished an extensive UK tour with label-mates The Blinders.
Discussing the visuals, frontwoman Jess Allanic stated: “The video begins with a group of actors rehearsing the 3rd act of the play Rhinoceros by Ionesco and the heated discussion between the director and the protagonist triggers the transformation of humans into rhinoceros”.
Commenting further on the concept, director Georges Hauchard-Heutte revealed: “I wanted to create a story where the two worlds of imagination and reality collapse, in a way we’re not sure where the limits are. That’s why we mixed animation and live footage. The wonderful work of Marion in drawing the animation gave life to the rhinoceros. We wanted to share hope coated in sadness, as Ionesco’s play does, in order to respect this masterpiece author. The violence of the rhinos against the fragility of the gazelle was a beautiful way to do it”.
When do Calva Louise headline at Manchester’s Night People?
Calva Louise headline at Night People Mancehster on 6 March 2019. The Manchester gig is one of 10 UK headline dates the trio has announced:
2 March – Newcastle, Think Tank
3 March – Glasgow, The Garage
5 March – Leeds, Oporto
6 March – Manchester, Night People
7 March – London, The Lexington
8 March – Liverpool, Jacaranda
10 March – Birmingham, The sunflower Lounge
11 March – Bristol, Louisiana
12 March – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
13 March – Brighton, The Prince Albert
When do tickets for Calva Louise’s UK tour go on sale?
Tickets for Calva Louise’s headline tour, including Manchester gig, go on sale on Friday 9 November.