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Public Service Broadcasting To Support New Album 'Bright Magic' With Autumn UK Tour

Wednesday, 02 June 2021 Written by Jon Stickler

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Public Service Broadcasting have announced an autumn UK tour.

The band have lined up 16 shows between October 24 and November 11, including stops in Cardiff, Brighton, Exeter, Birmingham, Leeds, Llandudno, Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Nottingham and London, where they'll take over the O2 Academy Brixton. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on June 9. 

The London-based group will hit the road in support of their upcoming fourth album, 'Bright Magic', which is due out on September 24 via Play It Again Sam. Written and recorded at the Hansa Tonstudio complex in Berlin, Germany, it follows 2017's concept record 'Every Valley'. Willgoose, Esq. said:

"Doing this felt inevitable, somehow. In my head, it was whirring and pulsing away for a long time, even before 'Every Valley' - this fascinating, contrary, seductive place. I knew the album was going to be about the city, and its history and myths, and I was going to move there. So it's quite a personal story. It's become an album about moving to Berlin to write an album about people who move to Berlin to write an album."

He added: "I started to get a feeling for where the title of 'Bright Magic' wanted to take me, towards ideas of illumination and inspiration, electricity and flashes of light and colour and sound (all the tracks would eventually be colour coded). I sent it to the rest of the band, and said, I know it’s going to change, but we’ll see how the city itself colours that."

Head below to check out the newly shared single People, Let's Dance, a hypnotising slice of Europop and electronic music, featuring a guitar sample from Depeche Mode's People Are People and vocals from Berlin-based artist EERA. It comes with a colourful Chloe Hayward-directed video.

'Bright Magic' tracklist:

1. Der Sumpf (Sinfonie der Großstadt)
2. Im Licht
3. Der Rhythmus der Maschinen [ft. Blixa Bargeld]
4. People, Let's Dance [ft. EERA]
5. Blue Heaven [ft. Andreya Casablanca]
6. Gib mir das Licht [ft. EERA]
7. The Visitor
8. Lichtspiel I: Opus
9. Lichtspiel II: Schwarz Weiss Grau
10. Lichtspiel III: Symphonie Diagonale
11. Ich und die Stadt [ft. Nina Hoss]

Public Service Broadcasting Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Sun October 24 2021 - CARDIFF Cardiff University Great Hall
Mon October 25 2021 - BRIGHTON Brighton Dome
Tue October 26 2021 - BRISTOL O2 Academy Bristol
Wed October 27 2021 - EXETER The Great Hall
Thu October 28 2021 - SOUTHAMPTON O2 Guildhall Southampton
Sat October 30 2021 - AYLESBURY Friars Waterside
Sun October 31 2021 - BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute Birmingham
Mon November 01 2021 - LEEDS O2 Academy Leeds
Tue November 02 2021 - LLANDUDNO Venue Cymru
Thu November 04 2021 - MANCHESTER O2 Apollo Manchester
Fri November 05 2021 - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Newcastle City Hall
Sat November 06 2021 - ABERDEEN Aberdeen Music Hall
Sun November 07 2021 - GLASGOW Glasgow Barrowland
Tue November 09 2021 - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Wed November 10 2021 - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Thu November 11 2021 - CAMBRIDGE The Cambridge Corn Exchange

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