Editors have announced a run of UK dates in support of their best of album Black Gold including Manchester’s O2 Apollo.
Black Gold is due for release on 25 October and will include 13 tracks from their 6 studio albums alongside three brand new offerings.
Editors are set to go on tour in early 2020 with a 27 date European and UK Greatest Hits tour. They will play five UK and Ireland dates including Manchester Apollo opening at the end of February 2020.
Speaking about the decision to release a best of album, frontman Tom Smith commented, “Conversations about a Best Of… had been going on for the past three or four years, but it never felt like the right moment,” admits frontman Tom Smith. “We were always cracking on with a new album.” But singer/guitarist/pianist Smith, Russell Leetch (bass, synths) and Ed Lay (drums, percussion) had made three albums with original guitarist Chris Urbanowicz, and three with newer members Justin Lockey (guitar) and Elliott Williams (guitars, keyboards), “so it felt like a good time to do it.”
Black Gold reflects on the past 15 years of Editors. “To still be doing this is something I’m very proud of,” says Smith. “These days longevity might not be seen as cool, but I think it is. We’ve solidified what this new version of the band is, and I think the new songs show that the band are hungry. We’ve always felt like outsiders, but wanted to write songs that connect with people emotionally, and resonate in a deeper way. That can sound pretentious and contrived, but there are people out there that our band mean a lot to. That’s what I always wanted.”
When do Editors headline at Manchester’s O2 Apollo?
Editors headline at the O2 Apollo Manchester on 29 February 2020. The Manchester gig is one of five UK and Ireland dates they are performing:
27 February – Birmingham, Birmingham Arena
28 February – London, SSE Arena
29 February – Manchester, O2 Apollo
2 March – Dublin, Vicar Street
3 March – Glasgow, Barrowland
When do tickets for Editors’ UK and Ireland tour dates go on sale?
Tickets for Editors’ Greatest Hits tour go on sale at 9am on Friday 13 September.
image of Editors courtesy Nadav Kander