Sunderland’s Field Music will play a city gig as they celebrate the launch of their new album.
The group, led by brothers David and Peter Brewis, will release fifth album Commontime on Friday, February 5, following on from 2012’s Plumb and the band’s cover album Field Music Play...in the same year.
The band have already shared the opening track on the album, Noisy Days, with its video shot in locations around Sunderland, including Park Lane, The Bridges, Hot Rats record shop, Jacky White’s Market and the city’s seafront.
Field Music’s national tour will begin on Thursday, Sheffield, 21, with two gigs at The Cluny in Newcastle on Thursday, February 25, and Friday, February 26, already sold out.
But fans on Wearside will be able to catch them close to home on Thursday, February 11, when they play the new Pop Recs shop on Stockton Road in Sunderland.
Details on how to get tickets are yet to be released.
The performance is part of a run of dates in seven record shops across the UK alongside the main shows.
Another show date is scheduled for the Georgian Theatre in Stockton, on Friday, January 29, with the event put on through the Tees Music Alliance as part of Independent Venue Week, with tickets still available.
As part of the announcement about the in-store dates as well as the Commontime tour, the band said: “To celebrate its release we’ve teamed up with some of our favourite record shops in the UK.
“We’ll be heading around the country, cramming into inappropriate spaces to perform songs from Commontime, and perhaps a couple of old favourites.”
To celebrate its release we’ve teamed up with some of our favourite record shops in the UK.Field Music
The independent shops are also selling an exclusive double orange vinyl version of the album.
The 22-date album tour features eight dates in the US.
More details are available via www.field-music.co.uk.