The Horrors are an English rock band formed in Southend-on-Sea in 2005, consisting of lead vocalist Faris Badwan, guitarist Joshua Hayward, keyboardist and synthesiser player Tom Cowan (also known as Tom Furse),bassist Rhys Webb, and drummer and percussionist Joe Spurgeon. Their music has been classified as garage rock, garage punk, gothic rock, shoegazing and post-punk revival.
The band have released four studio albums: Strange House (2007), Primary Colours (2009), Skying (2011) and Luminous (2014), all of which charted within the UK Top 40.
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The Vintage Caravan will return to the UK for their first headline tour in October, they’ve confirmed.
They’ll play five dates in support of third album Arrival, which was launched in May via Nuclear Blast. The shows follow support slots with The Blues Pills and Grand Magus.
Frontman Oskar Logi recently said: “We tried to please ourselves more than worry about what others will think. Our last album, Voyage, was released in 2012, so we had almost three years to work on Arrival.
“We widened our spectrum a bit sound-wise. We went a bit heavier, a bit darker, more prog. I think we got a good balance, and I think the songwriting is more mature. We were listening to a lot of Rush!”
Tickets are on sale now. The UK dates are in addiction to their current European tour and a previously-announced appearance in London with Avatarium in November.
Oct 23: Milton Keynes Craufurd Arms
Oct 24: Sheffield Corporation
Oct 25: Glasgow Audio
Oct 26: Birmingham Rainbow Cellar
Oct 27: Manchester Ruby Lounge
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED DATES
Jun 10: Ulmer Zelt Ulm, Germany
Jun 12: Willemeen Arnhem, Netherlands
Jun 13: Kempenerpop Aalst, Netherlands
Jun 13: Retie Rockt, Retie, Belgium
Jul 05: Montreux Jazz Festival Montreux, Switzerland
Jul 11: Eistnaflug Festival, Fjarðabyggð, Iceland
Jul 24: Rock Im Wald, Neuessen, Germany
Jul 25: Flörsheim Open Air, Flörsheim, Germany
Aug 15: Sonic Blast, Moledo, Portugal
Aug 23: Turock Open Air Essen, Germany
Sep 04: Pitcher, Dusseldorf, Germany
Sep 05: Metallergrillen, Bisterschied, Germany
Sep 12: Raismes Fest, Raismes, France
Nov 22: London Underworld
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