THE TWO HEADLINE OUTDOOR SHOWS ARE PART OF THE SOUNDS OF THE CITY CONCERT SERIES
Blossoms will play two outdoor headline UK shows in July 2023, as part of the Sounds Of The City concert series. The band will play Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl on Thursday 6 July and Leeds’ Millennium Square on Saturday 8 July, with tickets available from 9am on Thursday 15 December here. Support for the Manchester show comes from Inspiral Carpets, while Miles Kane who recently performed with Blossoms at Brixton Academy will support the band in Leeds.
Last week Blossoms concluded a sold out, twenty three date UK tour to a rapturous response from fans and critics alike. Rolling Stone UK called the band ‘one of the UK’s most consistently impressive live acts’ and the Evening Standard described their London gig as, ‘The show of their lives – 5*’.
Blossoms’ 2022 UK Number 1 album Ribbon Around The Bomb was produced by their consistent and renowned collaborators James Skelly and Rich Turvey and revolves around a central character ‘The Writer’. The creative direction for the album and its videos was developed by Edwin Burdis, Arctic Monkeys’ Creative Director, who worked with the band on their Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino and AM albums. Burdis also directed an accompanying film for Ribbon Around The Bomb which featured performances from the band and premiered at Stockport Plaza around the album’s release in April.
Since forming in 2013, Blossoms have enjoyed widespread success and acclaim. Their 2016 debut Blossoms topped the album charts for two consecutive weeks and went on to earn the band BRIT Award and Mercury Prize nominations, while 2018’s Cool Like You charted at Number 4 in the UK album chart, spawning the anthemic singles I Can’t Stand It, There’s A Reason Why (I Never Returned Your Calls) and How Long Will This Last? Their third studio album, 2020’s Foolish Loving Spaces was the band’s second UK Number 1 album, while their recent, fourth studio LP Ribbon Around The Bomb gave the band their third UK Number 1 album, with the album’s standout tracks Ode To NYC, The Sulking Poet and Care For already well established as firm fan favourites. Blossoms have now had five top 5 albums in the UK, including their In Isolation/Live From The Plaza Theatre, Stockport release.