05.02.19

CHVRCHES return to the Palace

By Dan Austin

Communications Manager

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CHVRCHES at Alexandra Palace, 2015. Photo by Sam Neil

This week CHVRCHES make their long-awaited return to Ally Pally. In the intervening years they have packed a lot in, including a few world tours and last year they released their critically acclaimed third LP Love Is Dead.

With support from Let’s Eat Grandma, Thursday night promises to be a spectacular affair. Final few tickets are available here – you won’t want to miss out on this one.

It’s been almost four years since your last show at the Palace, looking forward to coming back?

Yes! We haven’t played a proper headline show in London for a long time and it’s such a special venue.

CHVRCHES at Alexandra Palace 2015. Photo by Sam Neil

CHVRCHES at Alexandra Palace 2015. Photo by Sam Neil

Do you have any memories of your gig here?

Our last show at Ally Pally was a really special part of that album campaign. Most gigs you can’t really see that many people past the first few rows, but there the sight lines are so wild that you can see pretty much everyone in the venue and it really blew us away.

To the uninitiated, what can people expect from a CHVRCHES show?

We always want our live show to be as LIVE as possible, which is difficult for a lot of electronic acts, so we’ve focused a lot on playing everything and making sure we’re communicating the songs as well as we can. We have a live drummer on this album too so that’s really made the gigs a lot more fun for us as a band.

CHVRCHES at Alexandra Palace, 2015. Photo by Sam Neil

CHVRCHES at Alexandra Palace, 2015. Photo by Sam Neil

Are there any new tracks you’re particularly looking forward to playing on this tour?

We always aim to make the set a mix of old and new material so each record is represented. We’re lucky that our fan base has always been so supportive of each phase of the music we’ve made, so we’re conscious of making sure we cover as much ground as possible and that the live show is a good representation of what the songs are about.

You’re being supported by the excellent Let’s Eat Grandma, are you excited about playing shows with them?

So excited! We love them and their record is killer and we’re so happy that we get to tour with them.

After the tour, what’s next for you?

We head to Japan after this UK tour and then some American dates around Coachella. We’ll be on the road until the end of summer and then maybe starting to think about the next record…

Final tickets for CHVRCHES on Thursday 7th February are available here .

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