The Zutons Announce Debut Album Anniversary Shows

26 November 2018, 14:34 | Updated: 27 November 2018, 17:49

The Zutons in 2004
The Zutons in 2004. Picture: Mick Hutson/Redferns/Getty Images

The Liverpool band will mark 15 years since the release of Who Killed The Zutons with a special tour next year.

The Zutons have announced a series of dates in March and April 2019 to coincide with the 15th anniversary of their debut album Who Killed The Zutons. The tour includes a huge homecoming date at Liverpool's Olympia on 5 April 2019.

The album, which spawned the hit singles Pressure Point, Remember Me, Confusion and You Will You Won’t, was first released in 2004, garnering a Mercury Prize nomination, and sales of over 600,000 copies (Double Platinum) in the UK alone.

After eight years apart, the band reformed for a one off fund-raising show in 2016 in celebration of their close friend, Kristian Ealey, which sparked conversations at the time about possible new shows and new music.

The band will play the following shows:

Who Killed The Zutons 2019 UK Tour Dates

26 March – Birmingham O2 Institute

28 March – Glasgow Barrowland

29 March – Manchester Albert Hall

30 March – London Roundhouse

1 April – Bristol O2 Academy

2 April – Nottingham Rock City

4 April – Leeds O2 Academy

5 April - Liverpool Olympia

Tickets go on sale Friday 30 November at 10am via See Tickets.

Zutons frontman Dave McCabe says of the tour: “We’ve all been off doing our own thing for a little while, and it’s only with hindsight and a bit of space that you see how special something really is.

“It’s easy to take things for granted when you’re younger, but now it’s just amazing to think of those songs still having a place in the world, and for people to come and hear us play them again”.

The band’s follow-up album, Tired of Hanging Around spawned their song Valerie, which has become one of the biggest songs of this millennium, while their last album was You Can Do Anything in 2008.