Egyptian Blue have shared their new single Matador and confirmed details of a string of European tour dates.

The band will headline at Manchester’s YES, one of 10 UK dates they have confirmed.  The Manchester gig lands in November of this year.

Egyptian Blue recently returned with the single Geisha which picked up strong support from radio and tastemakers whilst pointing towards a new direction for the band.  Now, Matador, lands featuring a three minute burst of energy.

As Egyptian Blue frontman Andy Buss explained, “Matador is a remark on the unwanted perils of keeping toxic relationships at an arms length, yet being unwillingly compliant and searching for the exit. I seem to recall the song coming together in a sole session after a 20 minute jam. With some songs you walk out of the practice room feeling excited and strangely liberated. I think that feeling was really captured at the time.”

The track is accompanied by a video from long-time collaborator Jonathan Waller.

When do Egyptian Blue headline at YES Manchester?

Egyptian Blue headline at YES Manchester on 5 November 2023.  The Manchester gig is one of 10 UK dates they have announced:
2 November – Leeds, Hyde Park Book Club
3 November – Liverpool, The Shipping Forecast
4 November – Glasgow, McChuills
5 November – Manchester, YES Basement
7 November – Brighton, Patterns
8 November – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds 2
9 November – London, 100 Club
10 November – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
11 November – Bristol, The Louisiana
12 November – Southampton, Heartbreakers

image of Egyptian Blue courtesy Steve Gullick