Whitney announce new album and Euro tour calling Manchester’s Albert Hall

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Whitney (credit Graham Tolbert)

Whitney are on the road again with a massive tour and they have new music on the horizon as Getintothis’ Sinead Nunes reports.

Whitney have revealed a UK tour calling Manchester’s Albert Hall on Thursday November 28.

Getiontothis’ fave rockers Whitney are injecting guitar rock with a revised dose of sensitive lyricism.

The Chicago-based band led by vocalist/drummer Julien Ehrlich (formerly of Unknown Mortal Orchestra) and guitarist Max Kakacek (Smith Westerns) have just announced their first major UK tour since 2017.

Their debut album, Light Upon The Lake (June 2016) received high praise for their honest take on the modern male persona, and their familiar yet fresh blend of almost-East Coast rock (think Bon Iver) has had critics excited since their first single No Woman in 2016. Indeed, so good is that album it was Getintothis’ pick for album of the year in 2016.

An interesting combination of neo-soul and breezy sixties/seventies-inspired rock has had them compared to the likes of Curtis Mayfield via Real Estate.

Confused? Give them a listen, as this 2 man band has the backing and input from the likes of Ziyad Asrar (Touching Voids) and Jonathan Rado (Foxygen) giving them a unique sound in an over-saturated guitar band market.

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Currently in the studio wrapping up their second album, to be released later this year, Whitney‘s autumn tour promises to showcase new material alongside material from their much praised first album.

The tour will see the duo play at Green Man festival in the UK, as well as dates in Denmark, Italy, Norway, Holland and France.

UK and Ireland dates:

Sat Nov 23 – Bristol, UK @ SWX
Mon Nov 25 – Cambridge, UK @ The Junction
Tue Nov 26 – Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms
Wed Nov 27 – Glasgow, UK @ QMU
Thu Nov 28 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
Fri Nov 29 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
Sun Dec 1 – Dublin, IE @ The Academy

Pre-sale is currently available for fans on the band’s email list and general on-sale begins this Friday, March 8.

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