The Lathums announce huge outdoor show at Castlefield Bowl in Manchester
1 year ago
The Lathums have announced their biggest headline show to date, performing at the iconic, open-air Castlefield Bowl in Manchester on Fri 30 June 2023.
Tickets for the landmark show go on sale at 9.30am on Fri 3 February 2023.
The Wigan four-piece return to Manchester’s 8,000 capacity amphitheatre as headliners just two years after appearing as very special guests for Snow Patrol. Performing just a week before their debut album sky-rocketed to the UK Number One, The Lathums used their first appearance at the city centre arena to premiere the first track released from their upcoming, second album and intense fan favourite, Sad Face Baby, as captured in fan videos.
This news arrives on the heels of the band’s most recent single Struggle, the honest and full-hearted opening track from forthcoming album, From Nothing To A Little Bit More, released on Fri 3 March 2023 via Island Records. The follow up to their hugely successful, 2021 debut album How Beautiful Life Can Be comes loaded with, in the words of humbly gifted frontman Moore himself, more of the ‘sad and strange’ that arrived cloaked in upbeat jangle pop and festival-sized choruses first time around.
Negotiating their swift ascent from small venues and pubs to headlining prestigious venues including Manchester’s O2 Victoria Warehouse and Blackpool Empress Ballroom, The Lathums’ Castlefield Bowl date will be seen as a natural progression for fans that have witnessed their ascent to an event-making band. Last year saw the band also take to UK and European arena stages in support of The Killers and Kasabian as well as heading out on their debut headline US Tour.
It was only in December the band announced that they’d also return briefly to their roots with a run of special, extremely intimate live pub dates, starting in Glasgow on Mon 6 February. All upcoming live dates for the band, including the previously announced Spring 2023 Tour dates are as follows:
- Mon 6 Feb – Glasgow, McChuills
- Tue 7 Feb- Middlesbrough, Hit The Bar
- Thu 9 Feb- Wigan, Fat Bird
- Fri 10 Feb – Hull, Polar Bear
- Sat 11 Feb- London, The Lexington
- Mon 6 Mar – Liverpool, Mountford Hall, Liverpool University – SOLD OUT
- Tue 7 Mar – Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumbria Students Union
- Thu 9 Mar – Sheffield, O2 Academy Sheffield – SOLD OUT
- Fri 10 Mar – Glasgow, O2 Academy Glasgow
- Sat 11 Mar – Manchester, Albert Hall – SOLD OUT
- Mon 13 Mar – Norwich, The Waterfront – SOLD OUT
- Tue 14 Mar – Cardiff, Cardiff University, Great Hall
- Thu 16 Mar – Nottingham, Rock City
- Fri 17 Mar – Birmingham, O2 Institute Birmingham – SOLD OUT
- Sat 18 Mar – London, Roundhouse
- Fri 30 Jun – Manchester, Castlefield Bowl – NEW SHOW
The opportunity to sign up for future announcements as well as booking links for any remaining tickets can be found on The Lathums Official website.
Having disappeared into the studio during 2021 with producer, Jim Abbiss(Adele, Arctic Monkeys, Bombay Bicycle Club), The Lathums, including drummer Ryan Durrans, made the conscious decision to put into practice much of what they’d learned in an alien music business they’d quickly been forced into making their home. The results heard by their waiting public to date have included the soaring and visceral Sad Face Baby, the darkly euphoric Say My Name and the recent reveal of piano-led, heartbreaker, Turmoil.
Their more mature, brutally honest second album will be released in a range of formats, including standard black vinyl, limited fan-only coloured variants and a double-vinyl package including six, exclusive acoustic tracks recorded at Abbey Road, plus CD, cassette and digital packages. In direct collaboration with Moore and the band, Wigan-born and raised designer of Oasis, Verve and Super Furry Animals iconic album covers, Brian Cannon of Microdot, supplied the album’s striking artwork.