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The Vaccines announce new single and 2022 UK tour

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The Vaccines

The Vaccines today release Jump Off The Top, the final song to be taken from their brilliant fifth album, Back In Love City, ahead of its release this Friday. Along with the release, the band can now announce a UK headline tour for 2022 that takes in a night at Wembley Arena on 21st April.

Jump Off The Top was first debuted live before the band began recording the new LP and is already a firm fan favourite. Its release comes with a video shot at the group’s barnstorming comeback show at London’s Forum last month. Watch the live video HERE and a separate lyric video HERE.

Says Vaccines frontman Justin Young about the band’s return to the stage: “Playing live is the lifeblood of this band. It’s where our music comes to life and where we get to connect with all the people that make what we do possible. Not being able to do that over the last 18 months has been nothing short of awful and we can’t wait to see everyone again and do what we love doing more than anything else in the world.”

Tickets for the 2022 tour go on sale Friday 17 September at 9am via www.gigsandtours.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk. Dates are:

Thurs   14th     APRIL  MANCHESTER – O2 Victoria Warehouse

Sat       16th                 LEEDS – O2 Academy Leeds

Mon     18th                 PORTSMOUTH – Portsmouth Guildhall

Tues    19th                 BIRMINGHAM – O2 Academy

Thurs  21st                 LONDON –  The SSE Arena Wembley

Sat       23rd                 NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE – O2 City Hall

Sun      24th                 GLASGOW – Barrowland Ballroom

First, though, The Vaccines will be heading out on a string of intimate shows – some in-stores and some (marked *) in conjunction with the Music Venue Trust / National Lottery’s Revive Live series – around the LP release. The Vaccines play:

Thurs    9th        SEPT    KINGSTON – Banquet x Pryzm

Fri        10th                  LEEDS – Crash x The Wardrobe

Sat       11th                  BIRMINGHAM – HMV x The Vault (Acoustic)

Sun      12th                  SHEFFIELD – Beartree x The Leadmill

Mon      13th                  NOTTINGHAM – Rough Trade x The Level

Tues     14th                  COVENTRY – HMV x Empire

Weds    15th                  OXFORD – Truck x O2 Academy 2 (Acoustic)

Thurs   16th                  LONDON – Rough Trade instore x Brixton Electric

Weds    17th                  BRISTOL – Rough Trade x Trinity

Sat       18th                  AYLESBURY, Waterside

Mon      20th                  EXETER, Exeter Phoenix*

Tues     21st                  FROME, Cheese & Grain*

Thurs    23rd                  STOKE-ON-TRENT, Sugarmill*

Fri        24th                  NORTHAMPTON, Roadmender

Sun      26th                  BEXHILL, De la War Pavillion*

Tues     28th                  BEDFORD, Esquires*

Wed     29th                  CAMBRIDGE, Cambridge Junction*

Fri        1st        OCT      NORWICH, Waterfront*

Sun      3rd                   BRIGHTON, Concorde 2*

Mon      4th                    GLOUCESTER, Guildhall*

Tues     5th                    BOURNEMOUTH, The Old Fire Station*

For all tour / ticket info head to https://www.thevaccines.com/shows.

About Back In Love City

Back in Love City is The Vaccines’ most euphoric, visceral and visionary work to date. It’s a record that sees the five-piece assert themselves as one of Britain’s most vital guitar bands, with 13 songs set against the fictional metropolis of the album’s title.

Inspired by fictional cities – from Ridley Scott’s version of LA in Blade Runner to Cowboy Beebop’s Fear City – as much as places like Las Vegas, Tijuana and Tokyo, the idea of Love City took shape w

A modern-day pleasure island – equal part utopia and dystopia – Love City was born from the band’s fascination with emotions as commodities and the desperation for human connection. “In some obvious ways we’re more connected than ever,” Young explains. “But we’re also more polarised than we’ve been for 100 years and the world is getting colder. What if there was a place where love and other emotions had run dry – but you could go to Love City to get them?”

As a backdrop for the album’s hyperbolic tales of 21st-century escapism, the titular Love City allowed Young’s songwriting to flourish like never before. He imagined The Vaccines as the house-band in Love City, a place where safety, solace and satisfaction are on offer as much as love, where mental and physical pleasure is for sale, and where nobody has to be alone.

The album was finished early in 2020 and mixed by Andrew Maury (Lizzo, Post Malone) with additional production from Fryars (Pharrell Williams, Mark Ronson). It’s not a lockdown record, but its theme of escapism in modern life resonates more than ever in the pandemic era. It’s a massive musical leap forward for the band, too, and while the trademark surf swagger and Western flourish of The Vaccines sound remains, Back in Love City is their heaviest record so far. From the hard-hit of songs like “XCT”, “Wanderlust” and “Bandit” through to live fan favourite “Jump Off The Top” and the immediate rock n roll crash of“Headphones Baby”, it documents a band flexing at their creative peak.

Back In Love City Tracklisting:

1: Back In Love City 2: Alone Star 3: Headphones Baby 4: Wanderlust 5: Paranormal Romance 6: El Paso 7: Jump Off The Top 8: XCT 9: Bandit 10: Peoples Republic Of Desire 11: Savage 12: Heart Land 13: Pink Water PistolsThe Vaccines are Justin Young (vocals, guitar), Freddie Cowan (guitar, vocals), Árni Árnason (bass, vocals), Tim Lanham (keyboards) and Yoann Intoni (drums). Since the band’s inception they have sold over two million records worldwide, cementing their position as torch-carriers for British guitar music in the modern era. The new record follows the tenth anniversary celebrations of their seminal debut, What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? which first catapulted the band into the modern rock and roll canon. Each of their four albums so far have charted in the Top 5 in the UK, with second album, Come Of Age, hitting #1. Multiple Brit, NME, Q, Mojo awards nominees, they have a fierce live reputation forged through arena-filling headline shows and unforgettable slots at festivals including Glastonbury and Reading/Leeds.

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