Scarborough band The Feens announce first UK tour, including two hometown dates

Scarborough band The Feens have gone from strength to strength since forming in late 2016.

By Corinne Macdonald
Tuesday, 19th November 2019, 11:44 am
Updated Tuesday, 19th November 2019, 11:56 am

After gaining radio plays on Radio X and BBC Radio One earlier this year, a support slot for Inhaler in Leeds in July and their first major festival appearance at Y Not? Festival in Derbyshire, the foursome have announced their first UK tour.

Singers Freddie Schmuck, 21, and Adam Lodge, 25 (also on bass), drummer Perrie Bunton, 25, and lead guitarist Sam Dowling, 27 have never been shy about their ambitions for the band, and the tour is the next step towards success.

Supported by promoters This Feeling, who took the band to Y Not?, and championed bands such as Blossoms and Catfish and the Bottlemen and the start of their careers, The Feens will play eight dates next year.

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From left: Freddie Schmuck, Sam Dowling, Adam Lodge and Perrie Bunton. Picture by Richard Ponter

Freddie said: "We're going to play place we haven't played before, we've been wanting to get further afield."

They are playing gigs in Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield, Northampton, Swansea, Hull and Scarborough.

Freddie added: "It should bring more festival shows for us next summer, we're really looking forward to it."

The band originally announced one tour date for Scarborough, February 29 2020 at the Tipi Venue at Scarborough Open Air Theatre.

The date sold out in 12 hours leading the band to add a second on February 28.

"We were looking forward to putting it on sale and our aim was to sell it out before Christmas," said Freddie of the Scarborough gig, "We've found it hard enough to get people out to a free pub gig so for it to have sold out in 12 hours is something for us to be proud of."

Tickets for the second Scarborough date, and all others are available here.

Full tour list

February 1 - Jimmy's, Manchester

February 8 - Phase One, Liverpool

February 15 - Cafe Totem, Sheffield

February 20 - Dive, Hull

February 21 - Black Prince, Northampton

February 22 - The Bunkhouse, Swansea

February 28 - The Tipi Venue, Scarborough

February 29 - The Tipi Venue, Scarborough - SOLD OUT