GIG NEWS: Clean Cut Kid announce October headline tour – including Headrow House Leeds 21st October

The hardest working band in fuzzy pop Clean Cut Kid have announced a headline tour of the UK in the autumn. After a summer spent playing a colossal 29 festivals, the Liverpool four-piece barely pause for breath before they get back in the tour van and head out on a 10 date nationwide tour.


Clean Cut Kid’s first three singles ‘Vitamin C’, ‘Runaway’ and ‘Pick Me Up’ introduced a band brimming with unshakeable hooks and full of imagination, with songs that demanded your attention from the first second to the last. Time spent hunkered down in their Liverpool HQ honing their sound and endlessly writing and re-writing has resulted in Clean Cut Kid emerging fully-formed with a truckload of great songs at their disposal, gaining them plaudits across the board, ranging from NME, Clash and DIY (“Clean Cut Kid are the thing missing in your life”) to Sunday Times Culture (“Earworms that channel Fleetwood Mac, Prefab Sprout and the White Stripes”) and Line Of Best Fit (“Melodies that will lodge cleverly and instantly between your ears”). Watch this space for news of their next release….

This year has already seen Clean Cut Kid – consisting of Mike Halls, Evelyn Halls, Saul Godman and Ross Higginson – appear on Radio 1’s Live Lounge, play two tours of the UK including a sold-out show at London’s 100 Club and put in a triumphant turn at SXSW. Having spent much of 2015 cutting their live teeth at various festivals, the band have lined up a summer packed-full of festival performances, including Glastonbury, Latitude and Reading & Leeds.

Tickets for the October headline tour go on pre-sale on July 30th and general sale on July 1st and are available from See Tickets (

The dates are:

Wed 19 Oct 2016 Newcastle upon Tyne Cluny 2
Thu 20 Oct 2016 Glasgow Nice n Sleazy
Fri 21 Oct 2016 Leeds Headrow House
Sat 22 Oct 2016 Coventry Kasbah
Mon 24 Oct 2016 Bristol The Louisiana
Tue 25 Oct 2016 Brighton The Prince Albert
Wed 26 Oct 2016 London Dingwalls
Fri 28 Oct 2016 Nottingham The Bodega
Sat 29 Oct 2016 Liverpool East Village Arts Club – Theatre
Sun 30 Oct 2016 Oxford Jericho Tavern


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