Yeah Yeah Yeahs have added a second London date to their upcoming run of UK shows due to an “overwhelming demand” for tickets.
The New York art-punk three-piece will play their first UK headline shows in over nine years with a trio of dates in June.
After kicking off the run at the O2 Apollo in Manchester on June 5 (with support from English Teacher), Yeah Yeah Yeahs will now perform at the O2 Academy Brixton on June 7 (support from Dry Cleaning and Anika) and the newly announced London date at the same venue on June 8 (support from Porridge Radio and Anika).
“OK UK! We are coming to lend our light to dark ages and holy s_t are we ready to play our hearts out for you!!” the band said in a statement.
“Yeah it’s been nine years since we’ve graced your club stages! Yeah, we’ve got some tunes so fresh and so NEW to try out on you! Yeah the bill is so MAJOR with Dry Cleaning and Anika in London and English Teacher in Manchester.
“Dress up! Make a night of it! Support your fave band that you may have seen debut at Brixton back in ’02!! Yeah let’s not wait another decade to see each other again! CANNOT WAIT! They don’t love ya like we do!! Luv YYYs.”
Tickets for Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ upcoming UK headline shows go on general sale today (March 18) at 9am GMT. Fans can access both an O2 and a Bandsintown/artist pre-sale at the same time on Wednesday (March 16).
Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ last UK show was at All Points East Festival 2018. It was a rapturously-received performance. NME called the show “a tight and tumultuous hour without an ounce of flab in sight”. The band’s most recent studio album to date, Mosquito, was released in 2013.