Up Guards and at 'Em! The Pigeon Detectives announce spring 2012 UK seaside tour
Posted: 29th February 2012
The rise and fall of a band can happen so quickly that, in some cases, it's a case of blink and you'll miss them (or not, depending on the band). When Yorkshire's spikey and spunky Pigeon Detectives first appeared on the public's radar some six years ago, many may have thought a similar fate would befall them - one-hit wonders, fly-by-nights, young upstarts, you know the sort of thing. Thankfully, the initial shower-burst of cracking little singles and a thumbs-up debut-album in "Wait For Me", was repeated on the 'difficult' second album "Emergency", arguably better than the first. Job done.
Their recent-ish third album wasn't too shabby, either. "Up Guards and At 'Em" might not have graced the 'NME Album of the Year' round-up last year, but their audience has grown with them, rather than deserted them. Last year the band gave the new material a good seeing-to on tour and at festivals, a pattern that will be re-emerging in 2012, not surprisingly.
May will see The Pigeon Detectives back in the UK after a European tour, starting with Scarborough on the 14th, followed by Hartlepool, Hull (to make up for having to postpone last year's gig), Southend, Southsea, Plymouth, Falmouth, Poole, Hove and finally (so far) Folkestone on 4th June. The keen-eyed amongst you will have noticed that the band are 'keeping it coastal' for this jaunt, and why not? Tickets for the Scarborough gig go on sale Thursday at 9am, with the remainder on sale from 9am this Friday (2nd March). Prices average around £12.50.
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