Following on from the incredibly exciting announcement that Picture This would be releasing their eagerly anticipated fourth studio album, titled 'Parked Car Conversations,' set for release in September of this year, the unbelievably talented quartet have announced a headline tour around the UK and Ireland for later this year.
The announcement of the upcoming release follows on from the release of 'Get On My Love' and 'Song To Myself,' with the latter being one of the most vulnerable tracks shared by the band. Following an eighteen-month hiatus, Picture This are most definitely back, with this shaping up to be one of their most exciting eras to date!
Their headline tour will kick off in Bristol and will see the band visit major headline cities around the UK and Ireland, including Birmingham, Belfast, London, along with a headline show in Dublin's 3Arena, with an announcement regarding a European tour set to be shared imminently. A full list of tour dates can be found below.
11 October - Bristol - O2 Academy 1;
13 October - Glasgow, Academy;
14 October - BIrmingham, O2 Institute 1;
17 October - Manchester, Academy 1;
19 October - Belfast, SSE Arena;
21 October - Killarney, Gleneagle INEC Arena;
26 October - Dublin, 3Arena;
28 October - London, Eventim Apollo.
The tour will give the band the opportunity to perform live tracks from 'Parked Car Conversations.' The album has been hailed as their 'most ambitious work to be released thus far,' with a host of tracks written by the band over the last couple of years. When speaking about the album, member Ryan Hennessy explained:
"'Parked Car Conversations' is by far the most personal album we have ever created. There are so many deeply meaningful songs to us on this record. I hope they can be just as meaningful to those who listen.
It is an album about everything involved with being human. Love and loss and hurt and euphoria and all of those other complex emotions that flutter in between. The ups and downs of living are conveyed through ballads and anthems alike on this record. It is a truly raw and open album. We're inviting you in further than we ever have before.
I think 'Parked Car Conversations' is so authentically Picture This both sonically and lyrically and with some gorgeous new flavours that we have never had before. It really is so exciting to be sharing it with the world. This album is a soundtrack. Not to a movie, but to life."
You can register for pre-sale access by clicking here. The pre-sale will begin on Wednesday 29 March at 9 am BST, with general sale commencing on Friday 31 March at 9 am BST.
By Rachel Dempster