Glasvegas To Do Xmas Tour, Talk Album

Fast-rising Scots Glasvegas have announced a Christmas tour to round off what’s been something of a magnificent year. The band, who will release a Christmas album at the same time as the tour, will play the dates listed below in November and December.

Speaking to The Quietus last week, James Allan spilled the beans on the festive record. "It’s going to be songs that we feel reflect some of the moods of that time of year – we’ve got to try and put some of those moods on a bloody CD!" he told us. "I think it’s quite a dreamy and romantic time of year. I think it’ll make more sense once you’re listening to it, it’s quite hard to describe and in a lot of ways I’m still working it out myself.

"We’re going to do a couple of bits for the Christmas album in New York, then go to Transylvania to record the rest of it. We’re going to get a cathedral and stay up some nights, have some time for the band and make some music. I’ve always wondered, since I was a kid, what it was like there. I don’t know how many songs it might be, five, six, seven, eight nine, but it’ll be more than five. My microphone’s set up up the stairs in my room. Who would have thought, a guy recording a Christmas album high on banana bliss cocktail."

Those dates, then:

November 28th – Bristol Ansom Rooms

November 29th – Swansea Sin City

November 30th – Cambridge Junction

December 1st – London Shepherd’s Bush Empire

December 3rd – Nottingham Trent University

December 4th – Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall

December 6th – Sheffield Plug

December 7th – Leeds Metropolitan University

December 8th – Manchester Academy

December 10th – Preston 53 Degrees

December 11th – Hull University

December 12th – Newcastle Digital

December 14th – Dublin Whelans

December 15th – Belfast Spring And Airbrake

December 16th – Glasgow Barrowlands

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