With anticipation building for their April tour which includes three sold out shows at Liverpool’s Mountford Hall, they have announced eight new dates culminating in the Manchester gig.
News of the tour follows the band’s fifth studio album Fix Yourself, Not The World in January. The album topped the UK albums chart, making it their debut number one album.
The Wombats recorded Fix Yourself, Not The World remotely from their homes. With frontman Matthew “Murph” Murphy in Los Angeles, bassist Tord Øverland Knudsen in Oslo and drummer Dan Haggis in London, they discussed each day’s plan via Zoom, then recorded separately, sending individual files to producers Jacknife Lee (U2, The Killers), Gabe Simon (Dua Lipa, Lana Del Rey), Paul Meaney (Twenty One Pilots, Nothing But Thieves), Mark Crew (Bastille, Rag‘n’Bone Man) and Mike Crossey (The 1975, The War on Drugs, Yungblud) to mix into the finished tracks.
Murph himself described the process as “pure madness, to be honest”, whilst Dan Haggis added, “We’re so excited for people to hear this new album! We’ve explored new genres and pushed ourselves further than ever musically. It will always stand out for us in our memories from our other albums as we recorded it across three cities during lockdown, and we weren’t all in the same room at the same time.”
When do The Wombats headline at Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse?
The Wombats headline at Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, on 28 October 2022. The Manchester gig is one of eight additional gigs The Wombats have announced:
12 August – Edinburgh, O2 Academy
21 August – Belfast, The Telegraph
22 August – Dublin, Olympia Theatre|
21 October – Sheffield, O2 Academy
22 October – Nottingham, Rock City
23 October – Birmingham, O2 Academy
25 October – Norwich, UEA
28 October – Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse