Britpop-era UK band Shed Seven reschedule North American tour for 2018
Fronted by charismatic singer Rick Witter, Shed Seven were a '90s era UK band whose debut album was just in time for Britpop. The band scored a number of hits over there, including "Getting Better," "Going for Gold," "Dolphin," and "Speakeasy." (The band didn't make a dent in the U.S but were, strangely, huge in Thailand.) Shed Seven called it quits in 2003 but then reformed in 2007 and have been playing sporadic shows since. Ten years into their return, they're finally getting around to making a new album, which will be their first since 2001's Truth Be Told. It is set for late this year and you can preorder through Pledgemusic.
Shed Seven will also be on tour this fall, including dates in North America. They'll play NYC at Rough Trade on October 18. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday, August 18 at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (8/16) at noon.
UPDATE: Shed Seven's tour has been postponed till 2018:
We wanted to say hi to you guys in Toronto, New York, and California. We never make these decisions lightly, so hope you understand our sincerest apologies in rescheduling our forthcoming performances. The shows will now be going ahead on the following dates, with all original tickets being valid for entry. If you're unable to join the new dates then of course a refund will be available. We'll see you then and thank you for your support and understanding.
The new Rough Trade date is March 5. Tickets are on sale. Shed Seven will soon be on a UK tour with fellow Britpoppers CAST. All tour dates are listed below.
UPDATE #2: Canceled.
Shed Seven - 2017/2017 Tour Dates
Nov 20 The Ironworks Inverness, United Kingdom
Nov 21 The Garage Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Nov 22 Liquid Room Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Nov 24 Olympia Theatre Dublin, Ireland
Nov 26 O2 Academy Leicester Leicester, United Kingdom
Nov 27 ENGINE SHED Lincoln, United Kingdom
Nov 28 O2 Academy Sheffield Sheffield, United Kingdom
Nov 30 O2 Academy Glasgow Glasgow, United Kingdom
Dec 01 O2 Academy Glasgow Glasgow, United Kingdom
Dec 02 O2 Academy Newcastle Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Dec 04 King Georges Hall Blackburn, United Kingdom
Dec 05 Victoria Hall Stoke On Trent, United Kingdom
Dec 07 Cardiff University Y Plas Cardiff, United Kingdom
Dec 08 ROCK CITY Nottingham, United Kingdom
Dec 09 O2 Academy Sheffield Sheffield, United Kingdom
Dec 11 The Nick Rayns LCR Norwich, United Kingdom
Dec 12 O2 Academy Bournemouth Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Dec 14 O2 Academy Bristol Bristol, United Kingdom
Dec 15 O2 Academy Birmingham Birmingham, United Kingdom
Dec 16 O2 Academy Brixton London, United Kingdom
Dec 18 O2 Academy Leeds Leeds, United Kingdom
Dec 19 O2 Academy Leeds Leeds, United Kingdom
Dec 21 Hull City Hall Hull, United Kingdom
Dec 22 Manchester Academy Manchester, United Kingdom
Dec 23 Manchester Academy Manchester, United Kingdom
Mar 03, 2018 Velvet Underground Toronto, Canada
Mar 05, 2018 Rough Trade NYC Brooklyn, NY
Mar 06, 2018 The Independent San Francisco, CA
Mar 08, 2018 The Roxy Theatre West Hollywood, CA