The Handsome Family embark on huge UK tour

The Handsome Family, Photo Credit: Harvest Sun Records

The Handsome Family (Credit: Harvest Sun Records PR)

Husband and wife duo, The Handsome Family announce massive UK tour in support of their tenth studio record, Getintothis’ Matthew Wood reports.

Calling at Leaf as part of their UK tour, The Handsome Family are set to bring their unique blend of Americana and alternative country to Liverpool in 2018.

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Brett & Rennie Sparks have been writing together for over two decades and their tenth studio record, Unseen has been hailed as a masterpiece by many, combining tales of ghosts and mystery with their dusty, desert sound.

Many have been won over by their rich, eloquent storytelling steeped in enticingly gloomy Gothic history, and their live performances bring these tales fully to life. Marked with strong wit and cinematic tendencies, this is bound to be something special in Leaf’s intimate setting!

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Full tour dates are as follows:

March 1, Mama Roux’s, Birmingham
March 2, Sage Two, Gateshead
March 3, Leaf, Liverpool
March 4, Manchester Academy 3, Manchester
March 5, Tramshed, Cardiff
March 7, Phoenix, Exeter
March 8, The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
March 10, La Belle Angele, Edinburgh
March 11, O2 ABC, Glasgow
March 12, The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
March 13, Tolbooth, Stirling
March 15, Round Chapel, London
March 17, Opera North, Leeds
March 18, Plug, Sheffield
March 20, Waterfront, Norwich
March 21, J1, Cambridge Junction, Cambridge
March 23, The Brook, Southampton
March 24, St. Georges Church, Brighton
March 25, Quarterhouse, Folkestone