The Aces are set to return to Manchester for a headline gig at Manchester Academy 2, one of six UK and Ireland dates.
The Aces’ upcoming tour comes just two months after the band released their third album I’ve Loved You For So Long. The band wrote and executive-produced the album along with Keith Varon, their sole collaborator on the release.
I’ve Loved You For So Long landed three years after their acclaimed sophomore album Under My Influence. The period marked a time of self-discovery for The Aces with sisters Cristal and Alisa Ramirez and McKenna Petty and Katie Henderson using the period as a time to reflect and confront personal mental health issues and process experiences they had growing up together in Provo Utah as part of the Mormon church. That period, made all the more immediate by quarantine, brought an even stronger bond between the band and ultimately resulted in the new album.
I’ve Love You For So Long marks a personal piece. It delves into mental health and self-sabotage but also embraces the love, longing and heartbreak they have experienced.
During the tour The Aces will partner with Sound Mind Live, a non-profit organisation which focuses on building a community and open dialogue around mental health through music, to provide mental health resources to fans in each city.
When do The Aces headline at Manchester Academy 2?
The Aces headline at Manchester Academy 2 on 28 August 2023. The Manchester gig is one of six UK and Ireland dates they are headlining:
22 August – Dublin, Whelan’s
24 August – London, KOKO
25 August – Birmingham, The Mill
27 August – Glasgow, SWG3
28 August – Manchester, Manchester Academy 2
29 August – Cardiff, The Globe