News of the tour follows the band’s recent singles Weightless and Macilent, their third single via the Lucky Number label.
Macilent was accompanied by a video directed by Eric J Liddle and Kasparas Vidunas and features on Walt Disco’s upcoming debut album.
Speaking about the track, front person James explained, “Macilent was written with Jessica Winter in August the day after the 3 trans women were attacked in Hollywood. All we could think about that day was the violence that trans and queer people face every-day. We wanted the song to convey the fear that we feel, the disgust, the exhaustion, but also the fading hope that it doesn’t have to be the way things are “We could be together, if you weren’t so violent.”
“We’ve been around forever” is almost a war-cry exclaiming that queer people and gender identities have always existed outside the binary.”
Walt Disco’s upcoming album follows the band’s self-released Young Hard and Handsome EP.
When do Walt Disco headline at Manchester’s YES?
Walt Disco headline at YES Manchester on 17th April 2022. They also perform a Liverpool gig at Jimmy’s on 2 April 2022. The Manchester and Liverpool gigs are two of 15 UK and Ireland dates they will headline:
30 March – Glasgow, St Luke’s
31 March – Belfast, Voodoo
1 April – Dublin, Soundhouse
2 April – Liverpool, Jimmy’s
4 April – Sheffield, Yellow Arch Studios
5 April – Hull, Tower Ballroom
6 April – Newcastle, Cluny
8 April – York, The Crescent
9 April – Leeds, Hyde Park Book Club
11 April – Nottingham, Bodega Social Club
12 April – Birmingham, Mam Roux’s
13 April – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
17 April – Manchester, YES
18 April – Bristol, Rough Trade
20 April – London, Scala
Image of Walt Disco courtesy Neelam Khan