Tour Spotlight – Sports Team Start GULP UK Tour Next Week

Photo Credit: Lauren Maccabe

Fresh off of conquering the United States, Sport team heroically return the the UK shores to bring latest album GULP! to the English masses. As one of the most exciting live acts around, this is not a tour you want to miss. Plus, they are bringing the incredible Fat Dog with them, like you need another reason to get tickets.

Gulp! came together between lockdowns in random parts of the UK (Devon, Bath, main songwriter Rob’s basement studio in Margate) with production from Dave McCracken (The Stone Roses, Beyonce, Depeche Mode) and Burke Reid (Courtney Barnett, Julia Jacklin, DZ Deathrays). The result is a 10-song collection of urgent indie rock tracks that question our modes of living (“Life is just a phase, like politics and leather / And hell’s the lie they sell, to make the sinning better,” drawls Alex Rice on “Getting Better.”) It’s neither optimistic nor overtly miserable – but it’s definitely a product of its time, with a sprinkling of pandemic-influenced nihilism. “It has felt like an endless cycle of awful stuff happening and it’s very hard to write fun sunny lyrics when you’re doing nothing and the only things you see are terrible,” says Rob. “There are a lot of life and death lyrics… I guess it was just spending too long inside, a bit too long with your thoughts.”

Tour Dates:

11/10 – O2 Academy, Leeds

12/10 – Barrowlands Ballroom, Glasgow 

13/10 – O2 Academy, Birmingham 

14/10 – Academy, Manchester 

16/10 – Rock City, Nottingham 

17/10 – O2 Guildhall, Southampton

19/10 – O2 Academy, Bristol 

20/10 – UEA, Norwich

21/10 – Roundhouse, London

24/10 – Limelight 2, Belfast

25/10 – The Academy, Dublin

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