Welsh rock band Feeder are set to depart on a 15 date tour in September after a four year hiatus. The tour will contain some brand new songs by the band, their first new material since 2012’s ‘Generation Freakshow’.
Feeder first rose to prominence in 1997 with their debut album ‘Polythene’ but it wasn’t until 2001’s ‘Echo Park’ that the band had their first real taste of success. ‘Echo Park’ reached number 5 in the UK album charts and spawned three hit singles: ‘Buck Rodgers’, ‘Seven Days in the Sun’ and ‘Turn’.
Singer / Guitarist Grant Nichols and bassist Taka Hirose will be taking session drummer Karl Brazil with them as their live drummer for the tour. Brazil is one of the best session drummers on the UK scene and has worked with numerous artists including: Take That, Olly Murs, Starsailor, Elton John and Robbie Williams.
Feeders last big show was this summer’s Isle of Wight Festival, an event that seems to have sparked new interest in the band.
Here’s what Grant Nichols had to say about the band’s reunion and the upcoming tour: “We’re really looking forward to getting out there on the road again and feel reborn after our break. Isle Of Wight Festival reminded us how good it is to be back playing together, and the loyalty of our fans is truly immense. We’re back, and really excited to let people hear these new songs.”
Below is the full list dates included in the tour:
Glasgow O2 ABC (September 28)
Ullapool Loopallu (30)
Newcastle University (October 1)
Manchester O2 Ritz (3)
Birmingham O2 Institute (4)
Norwich UEA (6)
Exeter Lemon Grove (7)
Leeds Beckett University (9)
Bristol O2 Academy (10)
London Roundhouse (12)
Portsmouth Pyramids (13)
Nottingham Rock City (14)
Dublin Academy (16)
Belfast Limelight (17)
Cardiff Tramshed (19)