BBC Sound of 2013 nominees Chvrches prepare to tour in February
LA siblings Haim recently walked away with this year's BBC Sound of 2013 - but have yet to capitalize with any tour announcements just yet. Meanwhile, there are plenty of shows from the remaining nominees.
Fifth placed electro-poppers CHVRCHES, whose eerie single "The Mother We Share" oozes promise, have just announced a clutch of shows for late February, including dates in Manchester, Bristol, London and Glasgow. These headline shows have an onsale date of Friday 11th January at 9am. Organizers of Field Day 2013 were also quick to sign them up for this year's day-fest on 25th May - £45 for tickets (the event also features Bat For Lashes, Django Django and Animal Collective).
AlunaGeorge, who finished in second place on the poll, have managed to sell out pretty-much every show of theirs in the past few months - including the forthcoming February XOYO dates (both!). Only their 20th June show in Brixton has tickets remaining, priced at £12.50 - these will start selling fast.
Hot rapper Angel Haze ended up in third place and has a string of May shows coming up (some rescheduled from February), including Brighton, London and Manchester, with tickets priced at just £10 (£12.50 for London), while one place below her was soulful Laura Mvula whose only UK date at present is at the Isle Of Wight Festival 2013 in June.
The remaining nominees include Palma Violets and Peace (both likely favourites) who are both appearing on another 'upcoming' list, the NME Awards Tour 2013, along with Django Django and Miles Kane - tickets cost £19.10 (or £20.60 for London) - while producer The Weeknd and songwriter Tom Odell are touring in March.
The BBC Sound of 2013 list has been guiding savvy music-fans through a minefield of upcoming acts since 2002 with last year's award being handed to Michael Kiwanuka on the strength of his sweet voice and debut-album. See below for your guide to who's playing where and when during the next few months.
- Fri 31st May 2019 KodalineSt Anne's Park (Dublin)Buy Tickets
- Fri 31st May 2019 Pub in the Park, Tom Odell, Scouting for GirlsRoundhay Park (Leeds)Buy Tickets
- Sat 1st Jun 2019 Tom OdellKelvingrove Park (Glasgow)Buy Tickets
- Sat 1st Jun 2019 KodalineSt Anne's Park (Dublin)Buy Tickets
- Sat 8th Jun 2019 Tom OdellBarrowland Ballroom (Glasgow)Buy Tickets
- Fri 21st Jun 2019 Nocturne Live, Lauryn Hill, Laura Mvula, MahaliaBlenheim Palace (Oxford)Buy Tickets
- Fri 5th Jul 2019 Pub in the Park, Tom Odell, Scouting for GirlsSt Nicholas' Park (Warwick)Buy Tickets
- Sun 11th Aug 2019 Summer Sessions, CHVRCHESPrinces Street Gardens (Edinburgh)Buy Tickets
- Fri 13th Sep 2019 Pub in the Park, Tom Odell, Scouting for GirlsVerulamium Park (St. Albans)Buy Tickets
- Tue 5th Nov 2019 KodalineO2 Guildhall (Southampton)Buy Tickets
- Wed 6th Nov 2019 KodalineO2 Academy Bristol (Bristol)Buy Tickets
- Fri 8th Nov 2019 KodalineRock City (Nottingham)Buy Tickets
- Sat 9th Nov 2019 KodalineO2 Academy Birmingham (Birmingham)Buy Tickets
- Sun 10th Nov 2019 KodalineUniversity of East Anglia [UEA]/ LCR (Norwich)Buy Tickets
- Tue 12th Nov 2019 KodalineO2 Academy Leeds (Leeds)Buy Tickets
- Wed 13th Nov 2019 KodalineO2 Academy Newcastle (Newcastle-upon-Tyne)Buy Tickets
- Thu 14th Nov 2019 KodalineO2 Academy Glasgow (Glasgow)Buy Tickets
- Sat 16th Nov 2019 KodalineVictoria Warehouse (Manchester)Buy Tickets
- Sun 17th Nov 2019 KodalineRoundhouse (Camden)Buy Tickets
- Sun 1st Dec 2019 Angel HazeDublin Academy [1/2/ Green Room] (Dublin)Buy Tickets
- Tue 3rd Dec 2019 Angel HazeSWG3/ Galvanizers (Glasgow)Buy Tickets
- Thu 5th Dec 2019 Angel HazeThe Mill [Formerly Rainbow Arena] (Digbeth)Buy Tickets
- Fri 6th Dec 2019 Angel HazeManchester Academy (Manchester)Buy Tickets
- Sat 7th Dec 2019 Angel HazeXOYO (Shoreditch)Buy Tickets
- Sun 8th Dec 2019 Angel HazeThekla (Bristol)Buy Tickets