Razorlight have announced an extensive tour consisting of 11 dates throughout December 2019. The tour will cover the map of the UK, including the 02 Academy in Leeds, The Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow and Electric Brixton in London, the final date of the band’s run. From 9am on September 27, tickets will be going live. In October 2018, the band released their first album in ten years with ‘Olympus Sleeping’.
Rated three out of five stars through NME, the review reads, “After a decade in the wilderness of making intentionally uncommercial jazz and world music side projects and undersung solo endeavours, Borrell is here with what he deems “a love letter to rock n’ roll”. Following the winter tour of the country, the ‘America’ band will be joining the Kaiser Chiefs on their own 2020 Arena Tour of the UK. Their tour will begin in Hull on January 21, and end in London on February 1. Their full line up of dates and venues are shown below.
1/12/2019 – O2 Academy Leeds, Leeds.
2/12 – Engine Shed, Lincoln.
4/12 – Albert Hall, Manchester.
5/12 – Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne.
6/12 – O2 Academy Leicester, Leicester.
7/12 – LCR UEA, Norwich.
9/12 – Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow.
10/12 – Liverpool Guild of Students, Liverpool.
212/12 – Winter Gardens, Margate.
13/12 – O2 Academy Oxford, Oxford.
14/12 – Electric Brixton, London.
Last year, frontman of Razorlight, Johnny Borrell, released his single ‘My World, Your Life’ through Gearbox Records on May 4. Borrell described the track as “Atlantic music, influenced by both Atlantic coasts”.
“A lot of people who know a lot about music heard this track and told me it was amazing,” Johnny told NME. ”So I thought I’d better put it out.”
Since Razorlight’s last album, ‘Slipway Fires’, Borrell has released two solo albums of his own, 2013’s ‘Borrell 1′ and “The Atlantic Culture’, in 2016. His debut solo effort was described in a two and a half star NME review, “Ultimately, it’s sketchy and uneven, ridiculous in as many of the wrong ways as the right, but not quite the disaster its tracklisting would suggest.”
His second solo album with Zazou received three stars, with NME’s review suggesting that “Borrell sounds more comfortable than he has in years – maybe it’s time to cut him some slack.”