Majestic and meticulous alt-rockers The War On Drugs visit Manchester this weekend for two appearances at The Apollo, the second of which was thankfully added earlier this year due to “phenomenal demand”. Led by songwriter Adam Granduciel, the Philly outfit released fourth LP ‘A Deeper Understanding‘ this summer to great acclaim, following the band’s limited edition Record Store Day release ‘Thinking Of You‘. Last tickets are on sale for their shows at the Apollo on Sunday 12th and Monday 13th November, as they the end of an extensive tour of the US and Europe.

Founded by frontman Granduciel and Kurt Vile (who later left, apparently to form a solo career) in 2003, the pair began a musical partnership based on a shared love of Bob Dylan. A debut album in the shape of ‘Wagonwheel Blues’ came in 2008 bringing with it a cult following that would later turn into wider adoring fanbase. Their previous release came back in 2014, when their third album ‘Lost In The Dream‘ opened the band up to mainstream success and universal acclaim.


The War On Drugs perform at the O2 Apollo on the 12th and 13th of November, 2017. Last tickets are available here.

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