This autumn, Teenage Fanclub are heading out on an extensive UK / European tour with a stop at Tramway on Sunday 5th November.
Commenting on the tour, Raymond McGinley from the band says: “Following our most recent album Endless Arcade we did a UK / Europe tour in support of that. While it felt great to be properly back on the road again post-pandemic, we realised that for many of the venues we’d been playing those same places over and over for more than thirty years. We thought that next time we should try to do something a bit different. As part of that tour we played a couple of seated venues and enjoyed the experience. We got the feeling that the audience did too.”
“So, for the tour this year in October and November we decided to put together a run of dates in seated venues, for the dual purpose of both playing shows in a theatre environment and in venues that are mostly places we haven’t played before. For both band and audience this tour should be an enjoyably novel experience”
Teenage Fanclub’s most recent album release was 2021’s Endless Arcade, and they also put out a brand new song I Left A Light On last year in 2022.
Norman Blake: “In years gone by, we took a long time between albums. These days we try to keep busy all the time, both touring and recording. We’re currently working on more new music which looks like it’s shaping up to be another new album. The gap between our Here album (released in 2016) and Endless Arcade was nearly five years. The gap between Endless Arcade and the next LP will be much shorter than that.”
UK press acclaim for Teenage Fanclub’s 2021 album Endless Arcade:
“Magical songs... Endless Arcade is excellent, with enchanting melodies, emotional depth, and a few unexpected evolutions.” Uncut – 8/10
“Twelve luminous songs... A searching, typically heart-warming record, Endless Arcade testifies to the Fannies’ endurance.” MOJO – 4 stars ****
“No matter whether it’s Blake or McGinley on writing duties, it’s the sound of two master songwriters, still growing, still evolving...Endless Arcade is a brave record by a brave band. There are few of Teenage Fanclub’s ilk.” Record Collector – 4 stars **** (Album of the Month)
“Scotland’s foremost exponents of harmonic pop-rock... This is an album that provides warmth and comfort, the harmonies and melodies a reassuring constant in strange times.” Financial Times – 4 stars ****
“Endless Arcade dwells on the end of love; on stoicism in the face of this emotional catastrophe, or our tiny place on the cosmos and the importance of eking joy out of everything.” The Observer - 4 stars ****
“Here’s a thing of wistful beauty from the Scottish masters of melody... Endless Arcade proves that their star still shines brightly.” The Sun – 4.5/5