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We Are Scientists Announce New Album 'Lobes', Confirm 2023 UK And Ireland Headline Tour

Monday, 26 September 2022 Written by Jon Stickler

Photo: Dan Monick

We Are Scientists have announced a UK and Ireland tour for 2023.

The New York indie-pop duo will call in Manchester, Belfast, Dublin, Glasgow, Newcastle, Leeds, Bristol, Birmingham, Nottingham, Southampton and London, where they'll play KOKO on March 3. Following the UK run, they'll head to mainland Europe for previously announced dates that run from late March to mid-April.

Tickets for the UK dates go on general sale at 10am on September 30, while tickets for their European performances are on sale now.

The news comes hot on the heels of their new single, Operator Error, which serves as the first preview of their newly announced eighth studio album, 'Lobes', due out on January 20 via 100% Records. Introducing it online, one half of the duo, vocalist and guitarist Keith Murray commented:

"'Lobes' is the name of a cereal of black spheres invented by Chris Cain (don't ask). Obviously, the record has little to do with breakfast, but I loved the associations that the word has with cerebral biology, and the evocation of sci-fi, and a sense of something both fundamentally human and utterly unknowable. The word "lobes" makes me think of the body horror films of David Cronenberg, but also of the chatty comedies of manners of Whit Stillman. I really love the reaction it evokes in people: everybody knows the word "lobes," but for whatever reason, being challenged to define it consistently scares them, or angers them, or makes them laugh, or makes them tell me to "shut up."  What a great reaction to such a benign word. It's also pretty fun to say. Lobes."

We Are Scientists Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Sun February 19 2023 - MANCHESTER Gorilla
Mon February 20 2023 - BELFAST Limelight 2
Tue February 21 2023 - DUBLIN Whelans
Thu February 23 2023 - GLASGOW Oran Mor
Fri February 24 2023 - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Northumbria University SU
Sat February 25 2023 - LEEDS Wardrobe
Sun February 26 2023 - BRISTOL Thekla
Tue February 28 2023 - BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute2
Wed March 01 2023 - NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
Thu March 02 2023 - SOUTHAMPTON Engine Rooms
Fri March 03 2023 - LONDON KOKO

Sun March 26 2023 - PARIS Petit Bain (France)
Mon March 27 2023 - MAASTRICHT Muziekgieterij (Netherlands)
Tue March 28 2023 - ANTWERP Kavka Oudaan (Belgium)
Thu March 30 2023 - AMSTERDAM Paradiso Noord (Netherlands)
Fri March 31 2023 - COLOGNE LUXOR (Germany)
Sun April 02 2023 - HAMBURG Knust (Germany)
Mon April 03 2023 - BERLIN Hole 44 (Germany)
Tue April 04 2023 - LEIPZIG Werk 2 (Germany)
Wed April 05 2023 - NUREMBURG Z Bau (Germany)
Fri April 07 2023 - PRAGUE Futurum Music Bar (Czech Republic)
Sat April 08 2023 - BRATISLAVA Nova Cvernovka (Slovakia)
Sun April 09 2023 - VIENNA Flex (Austria)
Tue April 11 2023 - MUNICH Hansa 39 (Germany)
Wed April 12 2023 - WIESBADEN Kasselhaus (Germany)
Fri April 14 2023 - LAERONEF Laeronef (France)

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