MUSIC NEWS: Waterparks Announce UK/European Headline Tour & Details Of ‘FANDOM: LIVE IN THE UK”
Waterparks have announced their SEE YOU IN THE FUTURE tour, which sees them perform their biggest UK headline shows to date.
“At the end of 2019 and top of 2020 we were playing shows on the FANDOM Tour that were by far the biggest we’d done yet,” says frontman Awsten Knight. “Getting to conceptualise and build up production ourselves made it feel more huge and personal than any tour to date. However, during this time, we’ve had the opportunity to sit with show ideas and build out the concerts in ways we’d never even imagined before so I’m ready to start making all of that come to life. Also to be real, I’m really so f*cking tired of not playing shows. So come through! Stay safe, wear a mask, wash your hands, and we’ll see you in the future.”
See Waterparks live at one of the following dates:
Thu 24th – BRISTOL, UK – O2 Academy
Fri 25th – BIRMINGHAM, UK – O2 Academy
Sat 26th – LEEDS, UK – O2 Academy
Sun 27th – MANCHESTER, UK – Academy
Tue 29th – GLASGOW, UK – O2 Academy
Wed 30th – NOTTINGHAM, UK – Rock City
Thu 1st – LONDON, UK – O2 Academy Brixton
Sun 4th – AMSTERDAM, NL – Melkweg
Tue 6th – HAMBURG, DE – Uebel & Gefährlich
Wed 7th – BERLIN, DE – Hole 44
Thu 8th – WARSAW, PL – Proxima
Sat 10th – MUNICH, DE – Feierwerk (Hansa 39)
Sun 11th – COLOGNE, DE – Essigfabrik
Tickets for the tour are on sale on 23rd October 2020 at 9am BST/10am CEST.
Waterparks have also announced details of FANDOM: LIVE IN THE UK, their first concert film and live album which is due for release on 27th November 2020 via Hopeless Records. FANDOM: LIVE IN THE UK was recorded and filmed in January 2020 at the band’s sold-out show at Birmingham’s O2 Academy.
“I’ve always wanted Waterparks to have a live concert DVD because I used to love watching them from other bands so much,” Knight adds. “The thing is, I wanted to approach it differently and try to make it into more of an art piece rather than strictly documentation of a night. As a co-director, I wanted it to be like an IMAX Waterparks show but in an alternate universe and so every song is warped out and stylised to look how it feels to me while we’re performing. It took us 6 months of editing daily to create what we consider an innovative/abstract experience while still remaining cohesive and thoughtful. Order a physical copy when they drop because I designed the inside/outside of the packaging and it looks so tight, bless you and stay safe.”
Get a taste of FANDOM: LIVE IN THE UK with the video for Turbulent (Live).
FANDOM: LIVE IN THE UK is available to pre-order HERE.