BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB CELEBRATE TEN YEARS OF DEBUT ALBUM ‘I HAD THE BLUES BUT I SHOOK THEM LOOSE!’ WITH RARE DEMOS EP + UK LIVE DATES
“DEMOS 2004-2008” EP IS <>
+ TICKETS NOW ON FAN PRESALE <>
THE BAND HEADLINE WILDERNESS FESTIVAL ON 2ND AUGUST
Bombay Bicycle Club are excited to share a new ep of rare, early demo recordings in celebration of ten years since the release of their debut album, ‘I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose’, and five new live dates in November where they will perform the album in full.
To coincide with the album’s release ten years today (3rd July), the seven track EP ‘Demos 2004-2008’ is streaming now, and features material that didn’t originally make the cut for the album. Delving deep into the vaults of archive material, only one of the tracks, ‘Ode To Lucy’, will already be familiar to long-standing fans having featured in a BBC Radio 1 live session back in 2009 on Zane Lowe’s show, whilst some snippets of other EP tracks will be familiar as assorted parts of other songs that did feature on the original record. It’s an intriguing glimpse of the band finding their feet in their infancy, and signals another timely step in their return to the spotlight after a lengthy period of inactivity.
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In further celebration of those ten years, Bombay Bicycle Club will hit the road in November to bring ‘I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose!’ to UK stages in full for five shows. The short celebratory run kicks off in Liverpool on the 4th November at the Eventim Olympia and concludes at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on the 8th November, also taking in Dundee, Nottingham, and Bath. Support comes from Gengahr. Tickets are on special fan pre-sale now and general sale from Friday 5th July at 10:00am via the. Visit for further ticket details.
Earlier this year, the British four-piece signalled their return to the studio following a four year hiatus with a message to their fans on social media, and announced a slew of live dates. The dates included a headline set at Wilderness Festival in August, two shows in Ireland, and a spate of North American tour dates in September and concluding with two shows at Brooklyn Steel in early October. The UK/Irish festival dates will be pre-empted by two smaller club warm-up shows in Sheffield and Cambridge that sold out instantly.
Bombay Bicycle Club released their fourth album ‘So Long, See You Tomorrow’ in February 2014. It debuted at number 1 in the UK albums chart. Their final live show was the last live performance at London’s Earls Court.
Bombay Bicycle Club Live:
26th July – Sheffield Leadmill (festival warm-up) SOLD OUT
27th July – Cambridge Junction (festival warm-up) SOLD OUT
2nd August – Wilderness Festival, Oxfordshire (Headline)
3rd August – Opera House, Cork
4th August – All Together Now Festival, Waterford Ireland
25th September – The Glass House, Pomona
26th September – Mayan Theater, Los Angeles
27th September – Observatory North Park, San Diego
28th September – The Fillmore, San Francisco
1st October – House Of Blues, Chicago
2nd October – St. Andrew’s Hall, Detroit
3rd October – Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto
4th October – Royale, Boston
5th October – 9:30 Club, Washington
7th October – Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn
8th October – Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn
‘I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose!’ 10 Year Celebration Shows
4th November – Eventim Apollo, Liverpool
5th November – Caird Hall, Dundee
6th November – Rock City, Nottingham
7th November – Pavilion, Bath
8th November – O2 Academy Brixton, London