The Sleeping Souls have announced a run of UK tour dates including a Manchester gig at Band on the Wall.
The Manchester gig is one of five UK dates The Sleeping Souls have announced in support of debut album Just Before The World Starts Burning. They will release the album on 24 November with the live dates the first as a band outside of their usual day jobs of touring with Frank Turner.
The tour announcement comes after The Sleeping Souls recently released their third single Rivals, which features on the album.
The album was recorded over a period of three years between Frank Turner’s rehearsal space in Oxford and Badlands studios in Ireland. The 12 tracks promise a range of influences from rock to punk to folk.
Speaking about the album the band’s Cahir O’Doherty said, “It’s been a very collaborative experience with everyone bringing ideas and throwing them into the mixing pot… Lyrically the album touches on a few different subjects – lost love, frustration, escapism and obsession – but at its core it’s about my relationship with my family. The process of writing and recording this album has been cathartic and helped me survive.”
The Sleeping Souls comprise Tarrant Anderson (bass), Matt Nasir (piano), Callum Green (drums), Ben Lloyd (guitar). They are joined by fellow road warrior Cahir O’Doherty (Fighting With Wire, Jetplane Landing and currently New Pagans) who has filled in previously for Frank on guitar, as well as Tarrant and Ben at different times.
When do The Sleeping Souls headline at Manchester’s Band on the Wall?
The Sleeping Souls headline at Manchester’s Band on the Wall on 25 January 2024. The Manchester gig is one of five UK dates the band have announced in a co-headline tour with Sean McGowan and his full band.
23 January – Glasgow, King Tuts
24 January – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
25 January – Manchester, Band On The Wall
26 January – Bristol, Thekla
27 January – London, The Garage
When do tickets go on sale for The Sleeping Souls’ UK tour?
Tickets for The Sleeping Souls’ UK tour go on sale at 10am on 6 October 2023.
Manchester gigs – The Sleeping Souls – image courtesy Lukas Rauch