Dirty Pretty Things Announce October Tour Dates
The group known as ‘Dirty Pretty Things’ is fast gaining popularity in the UK and their regular tours certainly seem to be doing a lot to bump up fan numbers. The English band was formed in September 2005 after front man Carl Barât had a dispute with band members from The Libertines and split from the band. After a few years of building a new name for himself, it would seem that the move is finally starting to pay off for Barât.
Carl Barât is the vocalist and plays guitar, while Didz Hammond plays bass guitar, Anthony Rossomando also plays guitar and Gary Powell, also of Libertine fame, plays drums for the group. Didz Hammond is credited with being a great bass player with a penchant for stand up comedy and he regularly puts on multi-talented comedic displays at the Edinburgh Festival and takes part in other festivals. Shortly after forming the new band Barât revealed that Dirty Pretty Things was signed with the same label that he’d worked with as a member of The Libertines – Vertigo Records. The new group was formed with experienced band members and it didn’t take long for them to start touring, playing their first shows in Italy, France and Paris just one month after starting up.
Ever since the Dirty Pretty Things have been together, they seem to have been enjoying a whirlwind of tours. From America to France to Rome to Russia and back to the UK, the band seems to have been touring with every possible opportunity thrown at them. Their widespread exposure has meant that they’ve run into more than one band with the same name and in most cases it would seem that the other bands have ultimately opted to undergo a name change.
The Dirty Pretty Things will be commencing an eleven-date tour of the UK on October 4th later this year. The tour will start at ABC in Glasgow before going on to the Old Picture House in Edinburgh. Two days after that they will be at the Manchester Academy before making their way to Leeds Metropolitan University and then Wulfrun Hall in Wolverhampton, before taking another day’s break. On the 11th they’ll be at Keele University, which will be followed up by shows at Cambridge Junction, Norwhich UEA and the London Roundhouse. Their final shows will take place on the 16th at Oxford Academy and on the 18th at the Guildhall in Southhampton. The tickets will be on sale at on June 20th from 9am at £17.50 for the London show and £15 for all the other shows. Their last tour was sold out so fans should get their tickets early to avoid disappointment.