The announcement comes alongside the release of new single Good Girls with new album Screen Violence due for release on 27 August.
Good Girls was the second song the band wrote for the new album, addressing misogynistic ideals forced upon women. “Good girls don’t cry / And good girls don’t lie / And good girls justify but I don’t / Good girls don’t die / And good girls stay alive / And good girls satisfy but I won’t” declares frontwoman Lauren Mayberry in the track.
Speaking about Good Girls, Lauren Mayberry says, “The opening line (killing your idols is a chore) was something I wrote after listening to some friends arguing about the present day implications of loving certain problematic male artists – I was struck by the lengths that people would go to in order to excuse their heroes and how that was so juxtaposed to my own experiences in the world. Women have to constantly justify their right to exist and negotiate for their own space. We’re told that Bad Things don’t happen to Good Girls. That if you curate yourself to fit the ideal – keep yourself small and safe and acceptable – you will be alright, and it’s just not fucking true.”
Chvrches have also confirmed a five date UK tour which includes a Manchester gig at the O2 Apollo.
When do Chvrches headline at Manchester’s O2 Apollo?
Chvrches headline at the O2 Apollo Manchester on 19 March 2022. The Manchester gig is the final date of their five show UK tour:
14 March – Edinburgh, Corn Exchange
15 March – Newcastle, O2 City Hall
16 March – London, O2 Academy Brixton
18 March – Birmingham, O2 Academy
19 March – Manchester, O2 Apollo
When do tickets go on sale for Chvrches’ UK tour?
Tickets for Chvrches UK tour go on general sale at 9.30am on Friday 23 July. Fans who pre-order the album from the official Chvrches UK Music Store before 4pm on Tuesday 20 July will receive pre-sale access on 21 July.
Manchester gigs – Chvrches – image courtesy Sebastian Mlynarski and Kevin J Thomson