Earlier this year, The View celebrated the 10th anniversary of their debut album Hats Off To The Buskers with a 10th anniversary limited edition vinyl being released for Record Store Day. To book end another successful year, the Scottish indie four-piece announced a number of UK tour dates.
With demand soaring to see The View live for the last time before the band take a temporary hiatus, an additional date has now been added to the tour. To add to two previously confirmed dates at Glasgow's ABC, they have now announced that they will be playing the prestigious venue for a third date on Tuesday 28th November 2017. Tickets are on sale now and available to buy here.
The tour coincides with The View’s classic Face For The Radio appearing on streaming services for the first time, and a special 7” coloured vinyl of the single being released on Walk Tall Recordings. Serving as a temporary farewell to fans, the dates will be the last for at least a year whilst the band take some time off to pursue their own individual projects, and gain inspiration for their future releases.
Hats Off To The Buskers was originally released via 1965 Records on 22nd January 2007 and hit the number one spot in the UK charts on 28th January 2007, leading to a Mercury Prize nomination that year. The album rode the tail end of the wave left by The Libertines but injected the band’s unique, upbeat observational indie rock filtered through a Scottish perspective, with frontman Kyle Falconer’s signature Dundee accent.
Since the release of their debut, the band have gone on to release five albums in total, 2015’s Ropewalk being their most recent release, produced but The Strokes’ Albert Hammond Jr. and Gus Oberg. The band have been praised for their trademark indie rock style that has matured through their last five releases but has never succumbed to music’s ever changing fashion trends.
Catch The View live at the following dates:
6th October 2017 Warehouse - Falkirk - Tickets
7th October 2017 Neighbourhood Festival - Tickets
22nd October 2017 EH6 Music Festival - Tickets
28th November 2017 02 ABC - Glasgow - Tickets
29th November 2017 02 ABC - Glasgow - Tickets
30th November 2017 02 ABC - Glasgow - Tickets
1st December 2017 Caird Hall - Dundee - Tickets