The Amazons have announced a string of in-store events to celebrate the release of new album How Will I Know If Heaven Will Find Me? The run of in-store appearances includes Manchester’s HMV and Liverpool’s Jacaranda.
News of the in-store events comes as The Amazons release new single How Will I Know? The track features on the album which is due out on 9 September.
Lead singer Matt Thomson wrote the song whilst he and his girlfriend were torn apart for the best part of seven months during the pandemic. The track is the album’s opening song.
“This was not only the first song to be written for the record, it was also one of the few to survive 2020 and became the blueprint, lyrically and sonically, for the rest of the album,” Matt said of the track. “‘How Will I Know?’ was mostly created during the seven months I was apart from my girlfriend. I found that the longer we spent apart, the more I started to question. How will I know if I’m going to see this person again? And even if I do, how will I know it’ll be the same as before? After writing the song, I began to wonder if it’s the dreams and beliefs which are challenged that become our strongest.”
As well as 13 in-store dates around the release of new album How Will I Know If Heaven Will Find Me?, The Amazons will headline 12 UK and Ireland dates including a gig at Manchester Academy.
When do The Amazons bring their record store tour to Manchester’s HMV and Liverpool’s Jacaranda?
The Amazons bring their record store tour to Manchester’s HMV on 11 September at 1.00pm and Liverpool’s Jacaranda on 11 September at 6.00pm. The Manchester and Liverpool dates are two of 13 in-store events:
5 September – Dundee, Assai – 1pm
5 September – Edinburgh, Assai – 6.30pm
6 September – Leeds, Jumbo – 6.00pm
7 September – Kingston, Pryzm – 7.00pm
9 September – Brighton, Resident – 6.20pm
10 September – Bournemouth, Vinilo – 1.00pm
10 September – Southampton, Vinilo – 7.00pm
11 September – Manchester, HMV – 1.00pm
11 September – Liverpool, Jacaranda – 6.00pm
12 September – Birmingham, HMV The Vault – 5.00pm
13 September – London, Rough Trade East – 7.00pm
14 September – Bristol, Rough Trade – 7.00pm
15 September – Nottingham, Rough Trade – 7.00pm
When do The Amazons headline at Manchester Academy?
The Amazons headline at Manchester Academy on 8 October 2022. The Manchester gig is one of 12 UK and Ireland headline dates they have announced:
5 October – Dublin, Whelans
6 October – Belfast, Limelight 2
8 October – Manchester, Manchester Academy
9 October – Nottingham, Rock City
11 October – Southampton, O2 Guildhall
12 October – Bristol, O2 Academy
13 October – Leeds, O2 Academy
15 October – Birmingham, O2 Institute
16 October – Glasgow, SWG3 Galvanisers
17 October – Newcastle, Boilershop
19 October – Norwich, UEA
20 October – London, Roundhouse