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THE CRIBS announce 10th Anniversary “MEN’S NEEDS, WOMEN’S NEEDS, WHATEVER” shows, including LEEDS ARENA hometown show

February 7, 2017

THE CRIBS announce a special tour celebrating the 10th anniversary of seminal album MEN’S NEEDS, WOMEN’S NEEDS, WHATEVER 

shows include London Forum, Manchester Academy, and The Cribs biggest career hometown show at Leeds First Direct Arena on Sat, May 20th

“Once upon a time, the idea of embarking on a tour focusing on a specific period of the past would’ve been met with a resounding “Hell no!”. Even after 15 years of the ups and downs involved with being in a punk rock band, we still like to think, as most artists do that we are moving forward and hopefully retain the same enthusiasm and motivations that we had when starting out as kids in our teens and early 20’s. BUT, having said that – when this opportunity was offered to us it just seemed like too much fun to pass up…our last-minute ‘old skool’ show in London last summer was off the hook…so we threw it out to the people that know us best – you guys, ‘the fans’, and the response was really inspiring – not to mention humbling. SO we decided, why not? Let’s go for it.

When writing an album, you secretly hope that 10 years down the line people will still care about it, still listen to it and get something out of it whatever that may be. And so, ultimately we just feel really lucky and honoured to be in a position where this ‘conundrum’ of looking back vs moving forward is even a consideration.

In short, this isn’t The Cribs indulging ourselves and reliving the past – it’s more just a big THANK YOU to all of you that have been with us throughout the years, and a ‘welcome aboard’ to those who missed it the first time around.

See you in May

With eternal gratitude

The Cribs xxx”

Thursday, May 11th         Glasgow, ABC

Friday, May 12th             Manchester, Academy

Saturday, May 13th         Birmingham, Institute

Monday, May 15th          Newcastle, Academy

Tuesday, May 16th          Bristol, Academy

Thursday, May 18th        London, The Forum

Saturday, May 20th         Leeds, First Direct Arena