Editors set for headline gig at Aberdeen’s Music Hall

Editors set for headline gig at Aberdeen’s Music Hall

Fresh from their Glastonbury triumph, with a new album two years in the making and a new single to be released next week, Brit alternative rock band Editors are set to return Aberdeen’s Music Hall on Monday, November 25, as part of a UK tour.

Tickets for the city gig go on sale this Friday (August 30) online at www.boxofficeaberdeen.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.

“We are delighted to see Editors return to the Music Hall and come to Aberdeen,” said APA music programmer Steven Milne.

“They are always fantastic live and I know a lot of people are really enjoying their new album so it will be a great chance to see the band play the new songs live as well as a chance to hear old favourites like Munich and Bullets too.”

New alternative and indie rock band The 1975 are also heading for Aberdeen as part of a UK tour promoting their self-titled debut album, also scheduled to be released on Monday, September 2.

With four EPs to their name, the group – vocalist and guitarist Matthew Healy, guitarist Adam Hann, drummer George Daniel and bass player Ross MacDonald - will play the Music Hall on Thursday, February 6 and the tickets for their gig go on sale on Thursday (August 29).

The Birmingham-based Editors currently consists of Tom Smith (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Russell Leetch (bass guitar, synthesizer, backing vocals), Ed Lay (drums, percussion, backing vocals), Justin Lockey (lead guitar), and Elliott Williams (keys, synthesizers, guitars, and backing vocals).

They last played Aberdeen’s Music Hall in March 2010.

The band released their fourth studio album, The Weight of Your Love, last month and the video of their new single Formaldehyde, marking the debut of acclaimed film director Ben Wheatley in the music video genre, is to be released on Monday, September 2.

Editors have so far released two platinum studio albums, and four in total, while selling over several million copies between them worldwide. Their debut album The Back Room was released in 2005 and contained the hits Munich and Blood and the following year received a Mercury Prize nomination.

The follow-up album An End Has a Start went to No1 in the UK Album Chart in 2007, earning them a Best British Band Brit Award nomination, and their third, In This Light and on This Evening, went straight to No 1 in the UK Album Chart in 2009.

Posted on Monday 26 August

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