Indie rock icons the Yeah Yeah Yeahs will come to Manchester this summer, marking their first UK headline shows in nine years.

The New York group will play the O2 Apollo on Sun 6 Jun, in one of only two English shows currently booked in for the band—the other being the O2 Academy Brixton.

They’ve even promised to debut some new material, welcome news for fans given their last studio album ‘Mosquito’ dropped in April 2013.

“OK UK! We are coming to lend our light to dark ages and holy shit are we ready to play our hearts out for you!!” frontwoman Karen O said in a statement.

“Yeah it’s been 9 years since we’ve graced your club stages! Yeah we’ve got some tunes so fresh and so NEW to try out on you! Yeah the bill is so MAJOR with Dry Cleaning and Anika in London and English Teacher in Manchester.”

She added: “Dress up! Make a night of it! Support your fave band that you may have seen debut at Brixton back in ’02!! Yeah let’s not wait another decade to see each other again! CANNOT WAIT! They don’t love ya like we do!! Luv YYYs.”

Tickets for this summer’s Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ shows go on sale this Fri 18 Mar.

Sun 5 Jun, O2 Apollo,
Stockport Rd, Manchester M12 6AP
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Published on:
Tue 15 Mar 2022