Folk/rock five-piece The Paper Kites will headline at Manchester Academy 2 on Friday as part of their whistlestop UK and Ireland tour.

The band are playing four UK and Ireland dates, culminating in a gig at Dublin’s The Button Factory.  The tour opens tonight at London’s KOKO.

The Paper Kites are a folk/rock five-piece from Melbourne, Australia.  Formed in 2010, members include Sam Bentley, Christina Lacy, David Powys, Samuel Rasmussen and Josh Bentley.  The ARIA nominated group have released five studio albums with their most recent Roses picking up more than 88 million streams.  Their single “Bloom” was recently certified platinum in the U.S.A, Canada, Australia, Italy & The Netherlands.

In the past twelve months the band have performed sold-out shows across the US, Canada, UK, Australia, Germany, Ireland, France, Denmark and The Netherlands.

The Australian band will be playing material from their catalogue plus previewing new material from their upcoming sixth album.

The Paper Kites are set to confirm details of their highly anticipated sixth album shortly.

When do The Paper Kites headline at Manchester Academy 2?

The Paper Kites headline at Manchester Academy 2 on 17 February 2023.  The Manchester gig is one of four UK and Ireland dates they are headlining:
15 February 2023 – London, KOKO
17 February 2023 – Manchester, Academy 2
18 February 2023 – Glasgow, Saint Luke’s
20 February 2023 – Dublin, The Button Factory

Image of The Paper Kites courtesy Nick McKinlay