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Thing of the Week - The Handsome Family Tour

Date: 
February 12, 2017
Writer: 
Adam Millard
Photo Credit: 
Brandon Soder

Rejoice! The Handsome Family return to the UK this February for an extensive tour. The 12 date run includes a stop, on February 25th, at one of Gateshead/Newcastle's best venues - The Sage 2. Anyone who's seen the band play live before will know that, wherever they play, it's going to be an intimate affair of beautifully crafted music and lively banter, courtesy of the husband and wife duo - Rennie and Brett Sparks. The Sage's smaller, all-encompassing, acoustically stunning space seems like the perfect vessel for that sort of show. They're touring off the back of their tenth studio album Unseen which has quite rightly been lauded by press and fans alike. Expect to hear new songs like "Gold" (see below) which already seems like a bona fide classic, despite its relative youth compared to some of the band's other choice cuts. Yes, The Handsome Family seem to be on a mid-career peak at the moment so catch them whilst you can.

The Handsome Family will play the following dates:

18 Feb - CARDIFF, The Globe

19 Feb - LEAMINGTON SPA, Assembly

21 Feb - NORWICH, Arts Centre

22 Feb - MANCHESTER, RNCM Concert Hall   

23 Feb - GLASGOW, St Luke’s

24 Feb - EDINBURGH, The Caves

25 Feb - GATESHEAD, Sage 2

27 Feb - LEEDS, Brudenell Social Club

28 Feb - BRISTOL, St George’s

2 Mar - LONDON, Union Chapel

3 Mar - BRIGHTON, Concorde 2 

4 Mar - FOLKESTONE, Quarterhouse