Revered indie pop outfit Wild Beasts will perform their last show in Manchester at the Apollo this February to perform a final trio of UK nights following the announcement of their split. The four-piece are heading to The Apollo on February 16th, sure to play some uncovered gems from their ‘Boy King’ recording sessions EP, ‘Punk Drunk And Trembling’, alongside all their older and most loved tracks.

The show will allow fans to bid farewell to thirteen years of their history as a band, from forming in Kendal in 2004 to festival headline act, becoming a heavy influence in indie-pop along the way. The band have released five albums since 2008, the second of which, ‘Two Dancers’, was nominated for a Mercury Prize.

The show will be huge occasion for the band and their fans, bringing an impressive career to a close in the magnificent Apollo Theatre. Lead vocalist Tom Fleming commented “we were all in conversation and it was like, we just need to get off the treadmill because we’d been on tour for ten years, and everything takes a backseat to that. It has to, if you’re committed”.

The band added a statement to social media expressing their decision, “Thank you for your love and energy and for helping us make it what it is. We consider ourselves remarkably fortunate to have lived out this dream. Before we go, we’d like to celebrate with you”.


Wild Beasts perform at The Apollo Theatre on Friday 16th February 2018. Tickets Available here.

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