Haircut 100 announce their first UK and Ireland tour in 40 years

28 June 2023, 15:34

Haircut 100 - Pelican West 40th Anniversary trailer

By Mayer Nissim

Following their recent one-off reunion shows, Haircut 100 are going out on the road.

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Haircut 100 haven't had a proper tour for four decades, but all that will change this autumn.

The Nick Heyward-fronted group have played the occasional reunion show over the years and will go on a 15-date tour of the UK and Ireland in October and November 2023.

“40 years since Pelican West went Platinum, and we thought a few people might want to celebrate with us at the Shepherd's Bush Empire," said Heyward of their show last month.

"Wow! What a fantastic night it was back in May this year! Our fans are incredible and tickets sold out so fast that our families and friends almost missed the boat, those tickets became gold dust."

He added: "But we are coming back with a tour to beat all tours this autumn, and we can't wait.

Haircut 100's Nick Heyward in concert
Haircut 100's Nick Heyward in concert. Picture: Getty Images

"All the hits that you love and new tracks that we are bursting to share with you. See you all there for the biggest tour that Haircut 100 have ever undertaken."

Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 30 at 10am via Ticketline and other sellers.

The full tour dates are as follows:

  • October 10 – Dublin, Vicar St
  • October 12 – Newcastle, NX
  • October 13 – Edinburgh, Queens Hall
  • October 18 – Manchester, O2 Ritz
  • October 19 – Leicester, De Montfort Hall
  • October 25 – Birmingham, Town Hall
  • October 28 – Reading, Hexagon
  • November 1 – Bournemouth, O2 Academy
  • November 2 – Cardiff, Tramshed
  • November 3 – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
  • November 9 – Bath, Forum
  • November 10 – Bexhill, De La Warr Pavillion
  • November 11 – Ipswich, Corn Exchange
  • November 16 – Liverpool, O2 Academy
  • November 17 – York, Barbican

Heyward first left Haircut 100 in 1983, with the band splitting a year later after only two albums.

They got back together for VH1's Bands Reunited in 2004, before a one-off reunion at a solo Heyward show in 2009.

There has been talk of the band working on new material for the past decade, though none has been released in that time.

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"The band have been in the studio over the past year or so and have put a number of exciting backing tracks together," read a post on their website in 2013.

"Look out for further updates about these. There is a lot of interest in the business and from fans too."

Their most recent reunion earlier this year has been to mark the re-release of their Pelican West album – the band's only release featuring Heyward.

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