It’s time for the marauding performance punks from the slopes of the Pennines to travel the UK once more, as CABBAGE announce tour dates for May 2021, stomping across stages in belated support of their upcoming, second album, Amanita Pantherina. In their first live outings since performing on the cusp of UK lockdown in early March for Annie Mac Presents in London, the 13-date heady trip sees the band let loose from Glasgow to Brighton.

Tickets go on general sale from 9am on Friday 25 September 2020.

Fighting fear of silence with two statement singles in the form of the Coronation Street-inspired, YOU’VE MADE AN ARTFORM (FROM FALLING TO PIECES) and the multicoloured, Shaun Ryder-indebted splash of GET OUTTA MY BRAIN, the re-energised five-piece strike out with a fresh sense of optimism on Amanita Pantherina, out THIS FRIDAY, promising 11-tracks of crackling, amped-up, socially-conscious and literary punk-pop.

A band statement reads: “Alas, it’s with great pleasure we can announce our return to the floorboards. Punk music has always had phenomenal healing properties throughout times of disparity and we would like to contribute to lifting the spirits of the UK through the power of kung fu and new hit records. Tickets are on sale at 9am on Friday for the ‘A man ‘n’ Tina, Ballerina tour’ in celebration of our new record ‘Amanita Pantherina’ also out on Friday.”

Featuring a glorious homecoming to Manchester’s Gorilla, recently rescued from closure, and a return to Lafayette in London, the full list of dates for Cabbage’s Amanita Pantherina 2021 Tour are as follows:

  • Wed 5 May     Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
  • Thu 6 May      Glasgow, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
  • Fri 7 May        Newcastle, Riverside
  • Sat 8 May       Birmingham, The Castle & Falcon
  • Thu 13 May    London, Lafayette
  • Fri 14 May      Manchester, Gorilla
  • Sat 15 May     Liverpool, The New Jimmy’s
  • Thu 20 May    Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
  • Fri 21 May      Stoke-on-Trent, The Sugarmill
  • Sat 22 May     Preston, The Ferret
  • Thu 27 May    Bristol, The Fleece
  • Fri 28 May      Brighton, Patterns
  • Sat 29 May     Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach

Older and wiser, yet unchanged in their mission, Cabbage – made up of Lee Broadbent (vocals), Joe Martin (vocals/guitar), Eoghan Clifford (guitar), Paddy Neville (bass) and Asa Morley (drums) – present Amanita Pantherina as the first album entirely self-produced and recorded in their own Brassica Studios, Mossley. Long-term, technical collaborator, Chris Stockton was on hand for the album sessions to ensure the right buttons got pressed.

Having deftly documented the turbulent times of modern Britain since 2017, machine-gunning wry takes on the banal, absurd and cruel – from the Brexit non-anthem of Raus! to the prescient, pharmaceutically-orientated, Medicine – the band aims to remain a vital voice of the times in which we live.

Cabbage have occupied provocative territory by promoting progressive politics and supporting charitable causes through their live shows, leading them to be featured the BBC Radio Four documentary ‘The Art of Now: Band Politics’. At the same time as headlining sell-out UK tours, the band played Edgeley Park with Blossoms in 2019 and launched their debut album with a one-off, specially-curated exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery.

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