MAN LIKE ME ANNOUNCE A HEADLINE TOUR FOR MARCH 2013
THEY WILL ALSO SUPPORT JESSIE WARE AT SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE ON 14th MARCH
“It’s a riot and if it doesn’t make you smile then you’re probably dead.” – The Guardian
Man Like Me will set off on a UK tour this March, starting with their album launch party at Plan B in Brixton on 6th March. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 25th January.
They will also be supporting BRIT nominee Jessie Ware at Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 14th March 2013.
All tour dates are as follows:
Weds 6th March Plan B, London
Sat 9th March Sound Control, Manchester
Tues 12th March The Haunt, Brighton
Weds 13th March Start The Bus, Bristol
Thurs 14th March Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London (Jessie Ware support)
Fri 22nd March The Rainbow, Birmingham
Sat 23rd March Plug, Sheffield
Thurs 28th March New Slang @ McLusky’s, Kingston
Sat 30th March Stealth vs Rescued, Nottingham
Sun 31st March Hoult’s Yard, Newcastle
Man Like Me have also recently announced their new album ‘Pillow Talk’, released through The Beats / Cartoon Records on March 3. The record, co-produced and mixed by Mike Skinner, has been recorded over the last two years and includes last summer’s cult smash single ‘Squeeze’, which Sunday Times Culture called “A bonkers and brilliant electro sugar-rush that deserves to be the hit of the summer”. The track caught the attention of Annie Mac and Nick Grimshaw who gave the band huge support on Radio 1. Annie Mac even went as far as giving the track a rewind on its debut spin on her show.
Man Like Me are London based duo Johnny Langer and Peter Duffy. Their debut album ‘Man Like Me’ was released in 2009 and spurned the singles ‘Oh My Gosh’ and ‘Carny’. The band are famed for their riotous live shows, which feature (among other things) dance routines, full brass sections, processions through the audience, swinging from chandeliers (really) and usually Johnny stripping almost naked.
Johnny and Peter forged a relationship with Mike Skinner earlier in 2012, when he was drafted in to mix a couple of tracks for the new album. He instantly fell in love with the band and insisted on having input on the entire record. The result is a collection of insanely catchy songs that straddle genres too numerous to list fully (or sometimes even identify).
Joining on vocals across the record is frequent collaborator Ade.
You can listen to ‘Wallow’, the first track from the album here: