(CREDIT RAHI REZVANI)
Editors today announce a six date UK tour for February and March 2024, which will see them play shows in Newcastle, Leeds, Liverpool, Bath, Birmingham and Southampton. Tickets will be on sale from 10am on Thursday 14th December here.
The dates will see them play tracks from their acclaimed seventh studio album EBM, out now via Play It Again Sam, as well as their celebrated catalogue. The 9 track LP is their first with latest band member Benjamin John Power, aka Ivor Novello winning producer and composer Blanck Mass, and marks the latest chapter in Editor’s ever-evolving story.
A band who have never stood still creatively, EBM is a breathlessly heavy step up and Editors’ most leftfield material yet – a thrilling, unrelenting thrust of full-bodied electro-industrial rock. The album title is an acronym of Editors and Blanck Mass but also a knowing reference to Electronic Body Music, the potent sound that originated in the 1980s and which has hugely influenced Editors’ new material, where the synths of bands like Nitzer Ebb, Front 242 and DAF hammer darkly amongst smoke machines, strobe lights and the smell of leather.
EBM kicks off the next era of one of the UK’s most intriguing and enduring musical success stories. All 6 of Editors’ studio albums over their 17 year career have charted in the UK top 10, with 2 scoring number 1’s, and their debut, The Back Room, being shortlisted for the Mercury Prize. 2020 saw them play their biggest UK headline show to date at OVO Arena, Wembley, signalling their ever-growing audience. Their successes have been just as impressive across the channel, regularly selling out tours and headlining festivals throughout Europe and beyond. Arguably the key to their longevity is their ability to consistently evolve their sound, whilst remaining uncompromising in their vision. This next chapter proves Editors are continuing the trend.
The new dates follow Editors European tour earlier this year, which included 7 shows in the UK and Ireland, including London’s iconic Troxy.
EBM is out now via Play It Again Sam on Digital / 2LP / CD / Cassette – listen here
Editors 2024 UK Tour Dates:
Mon 26 Newcastle NX
Tues 27 Leeds O2 Academy
Wed 28 Liverpool O2 Academy
Fri 1 Bath Forum
Sat 2 Birmingham 02 Academy
Sun 3 Southampton O2 Guildhall