The Wombats have announced their fifth studio album, ‘Fix Yourself, Not The World‘, set for release on 7th January 2022 via AWAL. The Liverpool band have also confirmed a five date headline tour in April next year, playing some huge shows in Leeds, Glasgow, Cardiff and Liverpool, as well as their biggest ever headline show to date at The O2, London on 15th April.
The Wombats have also released a brand new single in line with the announcements, in the shape of ‘If You Ever Leave, I’m Coming With You’, which is BBC Radio 1’s Future Sounds Hottest Record In The World. The new music is the result of remote working from their respective homes in LA, Oslo and London, with the upcoming record set to be their most creative and forward-thinking music to date.
Frontman Murph described the recording process as ‘pure madness’, with dummer Dan Haggis commenting: “We’re so excited for people to hear this new album! We’ve explored new genres and pushed ourselves further than ever musically. It will always stand out for us in our memories from our other albums as we recorded it across three cities during lockdown, and we weren’t all in the same room at the same time!”
Murph added: “I noticed that 2020 and 2021 put some serious strain on interpersonal relationships, it felt like people around me were really struggling. For me, ‘If You Ever Leave, I’m Coming With You’ taps into all of that and asks the question… is it the circumstances putting undue stress on people? Or have the circumstances shed light on people’s incompatibility with one another?”
Listen to the new track HERE. Tickets for the 2022 tour will go on sale from 9am BST on 20th August. Full tour dates listed below.
UK Arena Tour Dates:
14 April 2022 – First Direct Arena, Leeds
15 April 2022 – The O2, London
16 April 2022 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
18 April 2022 – Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
22 April 2022 – Mountford Hall, Liverpool
26 May 2022 – Open Air Theatre, Scarborough
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