Following their September album release and numerous appearances across the UK (which can be read about here), country twins Catherine and Lizzy Ward Thomas have just announced their next tour – 22 dates across April and May next year. The tour will include their biggest headline show to date which will see the twins taking centre stage at The Shepherds Bush Empire on 10th May next year.
Keeping it in the family, the country twins made history when their major label debut album Cartwheels reached the top in the UK album charts, becoming the first british country act to achieve the feat. As if that wasn’t enough, the album went on to stay in the top five for three consecutive weeks.
This 2017 tour was announced following the success of their completely sold-out gig dates in October which saw the two perform in numerous venues, including somewhat locally at Bristol’s The Fleece on 21st October, which can be read about here.
Their “devastating title track” (Sunday Times, Culture) Cartwheels was the beginning of their album, the writing of the track sparking further inspiration for the rest of their tracks. The song tells the unfortunate tale of a young lover who refuses to accept that a relationship is over. The song is imbued with a beautiful sense of yearning through the sisters’ combined vocals.
The Ward Thomas twins released their first album independently in 2014, an LP titled ‘From Where We Stand’ which ended up selling over 25,000 copies in the UK alone. Their upcoming 2017 tour will see them perform locally at Portsmouth’s Pyramid’s Centre on Friday 12th May.
Tickets are on sale from 11th November and the complete list of tour dates can be found below:
Fri 28th GUILDFORD, G Live
Sat 29th BIRMINGHAM, O2 Birmingham Institute
Sun 30th EDINBURGH, Queens Hall
Tue 2nd YORK, York Barbican
Wed 3rd SHEFFIELD, The Plug
Thu 4th LEEDS, Church
Fri 5th NORWICH, Open
Sat 6th OXFORD, O2 Academy
Tue 9th LEICESTER, De Montfort Hall
Wed 10th LONDON, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Thu 11th WORTHING, Pavilion Theatre
Fri 12th PORTSMOUTH, Pyramids Centre
Tue 16th BATH, Komedia
Wed 17th CARDIFF, Tramshed
Thu 18th EXETER, Lemon Grove
Fri 19th FALMOUTH, Princess Pavilion
Tue 23rd NORTHAMPTON, The Roadmender
Wed 24th MANCHESTER, O2 Ritz
Thu 25th LINCOLN, Engine Shed
Sat 27th ABERDEEN, The Lemon Tree
Mon 29th GATESHEAD, The Sage
Tue 30th CAMBRIDGE, Junction