Tue 1 Aug 2023

9 Yorkshire-Bred Artists You Need to Catch on Tour


Ay up, happy Yorkshire Day! Here’s a pick of some of Yorkshire’s finest bred-talent you can catch on tour in 2023 and 2024. 



Formed in Bailiff Bridge, West Yorkshire, Embrace released one of the fastest selling debut albums by a British artist in 1998, ‘The Good Will Out’. certified Gold on day of release and charting at number 1 in the UK album chart, the album achieved Platinum status in the year of release and has gone on to sell over half a million copies in the UK alone. 

Critically acclaimed across the board, NME said of the album It’s hard to think of any other contemporary group who could match the emotional clarity and wavering romance which pierce the spine of these songs” declaring The Good Will Outone of the great debut albums of the past decade. 

This November they’ll be celebrating the 25th anniversary of their debut album with a 13-date UK tour, playing their seminal album in full, along with their greatest hits!

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Bring Me The Horizon

BRIT and Grammynominated, multiplatinumselling, Sheffield-born quintet Bring Me The Horizon are one of the most electrifying and successful rock bands to emerge from the UK.

Next January they’ll be rocking out to audiences up and down the UK and Ireland, including shows at London’s The O2 Arena, Glasgow’s OVO Hydro and Manchester’s AO Arena whilst making a hometown return to Sheffield’s Utilita Arena. Special guests Bad Omens, Casseytte and Static Dress will join Bring Me The Horizon across all UK and Ireland dates.

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Shed Seven

Formed in York in 1990, Shed Seven emerged as one of the big hitters during the heyday of Britpop, their catalogue of classic singles leading to seven Top 20 hits including ‘Going For Gold’, ‘Chasing Rainbows’, ‘Disco Down’ and ‘On Standby’ as well as four Top 10 albums. Their popularity has continued since reforming in 2007, with 2017’s ‘Instant Pleasures’ album debuting at #8 – their highest-charting record in eighteen years. The band’s subsequent sold-out shows have included Leeds First Direct Arena, the O2 Academy Brixton and Manchester’s O2 Victoria Warehouse. 

Shed Seven will return with their first album in more than six years when they release ‘A Matter of Time’ on January 12th 2024, as well as embarking on a UK headline tour this Autumn! 

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Louis Tomlinson

Doncaster’s very own chart-topping pop sensation Louis Tomlinson is coming to UK Arenas this November, in support of his UK number 1 album ‘Faith In The Future’.

Amongst his many accolades, Louis Tomlinson was listed in the Guinness Book Of World Records for breaking the record for the most livestreamed concert by a solo male artist in 2021. Louis hosted one of the biggest live stream concert events ever held, selling over 160,000 tickets to fans in over 110 countries and raising funds for several important charities and touring crew affected by the pandemic.  

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Led by charismatic singer Martin Fry, ABC was formed in Sheffield in the 1980’s, fusing the world of disco funk with their own unique, new romantic, post punk vision.

ABC’s timeless debut ‘The Lexicon Of Love’ went straight to number one upon release, selling over one million records.. Fusing dance floor finesse with a post-punk attitude, the album spawned iconic tracks such ‘Poison Arrow’, ‘The Look Of Love’ ‘Tears Are Not Enough’, and ‘All Of My Heart’. The album saw ABC enchant the world with their own unique brand of pop and remains one of the best albums of all time.

You can catch the iconic album performed live in its enitrety for the ‘Lexicon of Love Orchestral Tour’ in 2024, with the Southbank Sinfonia conducted by Anne Dudley.

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The Sherlocks

Formed in the small village of Wath upon Dearne in South Yorkshire in 2010, The Sherlocks are a four-piece indie/alternative band consisting of two sets of brothers – (vocalist/guitarist Kiaran Crook and drummer Brandon Crook; bassist Andy Davidson and guitarist Josh Davidson). Influenced by bands like The Jam and Arctic Monkeys, their anthemic indie rock sound has been rapidly winning over audiences across the globe.

The barflies of Bolton upon Dearne’s working men’s clubs saw it first. Before long the floundering Sheffield rock scene saw it too, then 6Music, then the massed, churning crowds of Reading & Leeds. Now the whole world is catching on to the wildfire thrill of The Sherlocks’ live shows, every single one a flailing frenzy of youthful delirium, a new generation discovering the adrenalizing rush of rock’n’roll.

This October they’re bringing their electric new live show to venues across the UK – you don’t wanna miss it!

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The Reytons

Borne from the streets of South Yorkshire, The Reytons have risen through the ranks to become one of the UK’s most exciting indie acts, with an official number one album and an all-but-sold-out arena headline under their arm.

The Reytons have revealed their biggest ever tour kicking off in September! Adding to their landmark headline at Sheffield’s Utilita Arena, these latest dates up and down the UK open up the band’s high-energy live show to over 40,000 people this Autumn.

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The Pigeon Detectives

A band who need no introduction, West Yorkshire’s indie rock hitmakers The Pigeon Detectives have sold over 500,000 albums, stormed the stage at countless festivals, and been championed by the likes of NME, Steve Lamacq and Jo Whiley.

Having recently released their long-awaited sixth studio album ‘TV Show’, The Pigeon Detectives are set to hit the road this November, including dates at Manchester New Century Hall and London Electric Ballroom.

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Heaven 17

Hailing from Sheffield, Heaven 17 are one of the most important British post-punk bands.  Heaven 17’s 2nd album ‘The Luxury Gap’ in 1983 was the moment when everything just clicked into place to overwhelming effect. It became an undoubtable pop masterpiece.

40 years later The Luxury Gap Heaven 17’s sly, post-modern critique of modern society has never sounded so resonant, nor been so necessary.  The Band will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this November with a special UK headline tour, performing their masterpiece in full along with some of their classic tracks!

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