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IDLES Announce All-Female UK Tour Support

IDLES have announced who will be supporting them on tour when they hit the road in May and June next year.

IDLES Announce All-Female UK Tour Support
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IDLES have announced an all-female supporting bill for their 2021 UK tour.

The Bristol punks will be joined at various gigs in May and June by Jehnny Beth, Big Joanie, Sinead O'Brien, Witch Fever, Cate Le Bon, Shopping, Anna Calvi and Wych Elm across the 17-date run, which kicks off at Glasgow's iconic Barrowland Ballroom and finishes up with a four-night stint at London's O2 Academy Brixton.

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The news of these bills follows criticism aimed at the band last week for a lack of representation on previous tours.

“It’s fair,” frontman Joe Talbot told NME. “Of course it is. You can’t respond to [the critics] like, ‘You’re wrong – how dare you?’ It’s a conversation to be had. We haven’t had enough of a mix of people who are representative of the whole demographic of what we’re about. Absolutely.”

Catch IDLES at the following dates:

May 2021

7 Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom (w/ Jehnny Beth and Big Joanie)
8 Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom (w/ Jehnny Beth and Big Joanie)
9 Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom (w/ Jehnny Beth and Big Joanie)
10 Newcastle O2 City Hall (w/ Jehnny Beth and Big Joanie)
12 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (w/ Jehnny Beth and Big Joanie)
13 Birmingham O2 Academy (w/ Jehnny Beth and Big Joanie)
14 Sheffield O2 Academy (w/ Jehnny Beth and Big Joanie)
16 Dublin Vicar Street (w/ Jehnny Beth and Big Joanie)
17 Dublin Vicar Street (w/ Jehnny Beth and Big Joanie)
18 Dublin Vicar Street (w/ Jehnny Beth and Big Joanie)
20 Manchester O2 Victoria Warehouse (w/ Jehnny Beth and Big Joanie)
21 Manchester O2 Victoria Warehouse (w/ Jehnny Beth and Big Joanie)
22 Manchester O2 Victoria Warehouse (w/ Jehnny Beth and Big Joanie)

June 2021

18 London O2 Academy Brixton (w/ Sinead O’Brien and Witch Fever)
19 London O2 Academy Brixton (w/ Jehnny Beth and Big Joanie)
20 London O2 Academy Brixton (w/ Cate Le Bon and Shopping)
21 London O2 Academy Brixton (w/ Anna Calvi and Wych Elm)

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