Orlando Weeks announces UK ‘Hop Up’ tour and teases new music

Orlando Weeks has shared the dates of its top UK tour – check out the full itinerary and ticket details below.

These dates will support his second solo album, ‘Hop Up’, which was released in January, and follows the former Macabees frontman’s 2020 debut, ‘A Quickening’. Weeks also toured the record earlier this year, including a “charming” performance at London’s Barbican Center in March, NME called “charming” in a five star review.

The new show will begin November 17 and include a stop at London’s Paradise venue on November 23. Tickets will go on sale here tomorrow (May 19) at 10am.

“I’ll be back on tour this November,” Weeks said in a post. “Top spots in a lot of cities that I haven’t been on the last tour.” He went on to share that “the new album has been written quite a bit” and that “it will be finished by November”.

Weeks also promises additional dates that will feature new songs as well as tracks from ‘Hop Up’ and ‘A Quickening’, adding: “If I hadn’t seen you on a carnival stage this summer, then I will see you in November”

Orlando Weeks tour dates are as follows:

17 – Bristol, Thekla
18 – Oxford Academy, O2 2
19 – Norwich, Arts Center
21 – Glasgow, King Tut .’s Wah Wah Hut
22 – Liverpool, Arts Club
23 – London, Heaven
25 – Nottingham, Rescue Room
26 – York, Crescent Moon Community Site
27 – Manchester, Gorilla

“It’s quick, but usually it’s not,” Weeks previously said NME about his experience writing ‘Hop Up’. “I don’t feel stuck at any point or about the lyrics or any part of the song. Also, I didn’t do it in my apartment where the little ones and partners were trying to sleep in another room. I went to a friend’s empty workspace and made a lot of noise, drinking beer, screaming and playing the trumpet in a lousy way.”

He added: “With this record, I’m just trying to create something positive without having to explore the hard stuff. It’s just to enjoy and cultivate fun things. ”

In a four-star review of ‘Hop Up’ NME This is an album about embracing hope in a new life and trying to share Weeks’ one-of-a-kind magical bliss with anyone who might be stumbling over the sound of it. songs with a bit of excitement about a boring current day.

“You finish this collection feeling a little lighter, a little more optimistic about what the world has to offer.”

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Emma James

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