IDLES frontman is due to take to the stage in a series of spoken word events across the UK, starting with Manchester’s Breadshed on 13th February. 

The nights will be hosted by musical legends such as the Inspiral Carpets’ Clint Boon and founder of Creation Records himself Alan McGee as well having music by some fast rising bands. 

These dates come after the monumental success of the Mercury Prize nominated Joy As An Act Of Resistance which has hailed the rise of IDLES, seeing them play festivals such as Glastonbury and become one of the most acclaimed live acts on earth. 

These intimate shows will give fans the chance to gain insight into Talbot’s influences and experiences which provided the inspiration for his IDLES tracks. The floor will also be opened up and those in attendance will be able to ask their own questions. 

See the tour dates below: 


13th Feb – The Breadshed, Manchester (with Clint Boon, and live music from Faux Pas & Witch Fever 

23rd Feb – The Old Dr Bells Baths, Edinburgh (with Jonzip McNeill) 

29th – Barras Art and Design Venue, Glasgow (with Alan McGee) 


1st March – Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax (with Alan McGee) 

2nd March – The Water Rats, London (with Alan McGee, and live music from The Clockwords) 

7th March – The Sugar Club, Dublin 

8th March – The Sugar Club, Dublin 

12th March – The Night Owl, Birmingham (with Alan McGee, and live music from The Jack Fletcher Band & The Pagans S.O.H)