Wild Rivers have shared their new track Anyways, I Love You and confirmed details of a tour including Manchester gig.

The band will headline at Manchester Academy 2 as part of an eight date UK and Ireland run.

The platinum-selling trio have also shared a video for Anyways, I Love You, directed by Hannah Gray Hall and produced by Weird Candy.

Anyways, I Love You follows their recent singles Cave and Everywhere I Go.  It is produced by Gabe Wax.

Speaking about the track, the group (Khalid Yassein, Devan Glover and Andrew Oliver) said, “Anyways, I Love You is a song about loving someone through thick and thin. It’s saying that no matter what you do that annoys the hell out of me, you are still mine for the long haul. I think that often someone’s ‘worst’ traits are usually what makes them so special too, and seeing the whole of someone is true love. This song is meant to be a love song, but a realistic one. We aren’t perfect but I love you anyways. I think of this song as kind of an alternate universe version of our song ‘Thinking ‘Bout Love,’ where the couple stayed together and made it last through all the hardships.”

Formed during their time at Queen’University in Ontario, Wild Rivers has released two full-length albums to date including 2022’Sidelineswhich landed at #on the U.S. Spotify Debut Album Chart.  Since the release of Sidelines, Wild Rivers has been nominated for Breakthrough Group of The Year at the 2023 JUNO Awards, seen their breakout single, Thinking ‘Bout Love, certified Gold in Australia and Platinum in Canada and garnered over 450 million global streams and 4 million monthly listeners on Spotify.

When do Wild Rivers headline at Manchester Academy 2?

Wild Rivers headline at Manchester Academy 2 on 22 November 2024.  The Manchester gig is one of eight UK and Ireland dates they have announced:
13 November   –   Glasgow, QMU
15 November   –   Dublin, Button Factory
17 November   –   Bristol, SWX
19 November   –   London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
22 November   –   Manchester, Manchester Academy 2
24 November   –   Birmingham, O2 Institute 2
26 November   –   Leeds, Project House
27 November   –   Cardiff, Tramshed

image of Wild Rivers courtesy Weird Candy/Alex Berger