Following the release of their critically acclaimed 10th album, Endless Arcade last year, TEENAGE FANCLUB will be hitting the road for a string of shows across the UK + Ireland.
Full dates can be found below. Support will come from Norway’s Frøkedal & Familien.
Endless Arcade is the long-awaited follow-up to the band’s album Here released in 2016 to universal praise and notably their first UK Top 10 album since 1997, a mark of how much they’re treasured. The new record is quintessential TFC: melodies are equal parts heart-warming and heart-aching, guitars chime and distort, keyboard lines mesh and spiral, harmony-coated choruses burst out like sun on a stormy day. It featured the singles: “The Sun Won’t Shine On Me“, “I’m More Inclined“, and “Home“.
In support of the new record, Teenage Fanclub have announced a European tour for 2022 which includes a string of shows across the UK and Ireland throughout April.
Dates and details are as below:2022:6th Apr – Glasgow – SWG38th April 2022- Sheffield – Leadmill9th April 2022 – Leeds – Beckett’s10th April 2022 – Nottingham – Rock City12th April 2022 – Birmingham – Institute13th April 2022 – Norwich – Waterfront14th April 2022 – Bath – Komedia16th April 2022 – Brighton – Chalk17th April 2022 – Portsmouth – Wedgewood Rooms20th April 2022 – Belfast – Empire Music Hall21st April 2022 – Dublin – AcademyTickets on Sale Now: https://www.teenagefanclub.com/live
Even if we weren’t living through extraordinarily troubling times, there is nothing quite like a Teenage Fanclub album to assuage the mind, body and soul, and to reaffirm that all is not lost in this world.
In the 1990s, the band crafted a magnetically heavy yet harmony-rich sound on classic albums such as “Bandwagonesque” and “Grand Prix”. This century, albums such as “Shadows” and “Here” have documented a more relaxed, less ‘teenage’ Fanclub, reflecting the band’s stage in life and state of mind, which Endless Arcade slots perfectly alongside. The album walks a beautifully poised line between melancholic and uplifting, infused with simple truths. The importance of home, community and hope is entwined with more bittersweet, sometimes darker thoughts – insecurity, anxiety, loss.
“I think of an endless arcade as a city that you can wander through, with a sense of mystery, an imaginary one that goes on forever…” says Raymond McGinley, one half of the band’s songwriters for this album alongside Norman Blake. “When it came to choosing an album title, it seemed to have something for this collection of songs.”