Words: Jane Davies
Jack Daniel's have teamed up with Circa Waves, Peace and Band of Skulls to play a series of intimate gigs in their respective hometowns to promote grass roots venues.
Organised in partnership with the Music Venue Trust, a charity created to protect the UK live music network by securing the long-term future of iconic grass roots music venues, 100% of all ticket sales for The Homecoming Tour will go to help the charity.
Mark Davyd, CEO of the Music Venue Trust, commented:
“We’re thrilled to extend our partnership with Jack Daniel’s with these fantastic Homecoming shows which are a vital part of the nationwide Fightback by Grassroots Music Venues, artists and audiences. Working together we can stop closures, secure a long-term future for venues, and start to improve Britain’s grassroots circuit.”
Circa Waves will kick off proceedings on April 5 at EBGBS in Liverpool, while Peace hit up Birmingham's Sunflower Lounge on April 9, and finally Band Of Skulls bring up the rear on April 25 at The Joiners in Southampton.
Having met on the local Liverpool music scene, Circa Waves enjoyed a phenomenal ascent to the upper reaches of the current indie scene with their Top Ten debut album ‘Young Chasers’, and their highly acclaimed second album ‘Different Creatures’. Their Liverpool show is bound to sell out, so get in quick.
Over the course of two critically-acclaimed albums, Peace have firmly established themselves as a huge draw on the live circuit. They have returned this year with some killer live shows. Their Birmingham show will be a chance to hear material from their forthcoming new album, ‘Kindness Is The New Rock And Roll’.
Over the course of four albums, Band Of Skulls have forged a cult following for their incendiary live shows. They are sure to set Southampton alight.
Tickets for all shows are available here