Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Shelf Life UK tour dates announced

Shelf Life are coming to the UK for our debut British tour dates. It's been quite an operation to organise, particularly when my priority has had to be on job hunting, but we finally have our first gigs outside of Japan. When I left Tokyo, the idea with the band was to try and continue by trying out new ways of working, collaborating remotely over the internet for example. We do have to be all in the same country at the same time to be able to play live though (at least at the moment)

We will be playing at The Prince Albert in Brighton on Thursday August 21st and at The Good Ship in Kilburn, London on Friday August 22nd.

Other acts at the Brighton show are with The Hornblower Brothers and Viper Suzas. Doors open at 20:00 and entry is £4. This will be a special homecoming show for me, having spent many years performing with other bands in Brighton. The venue is at 48 Trafalgar Street, just below Brighton Station. Radio support for this show comes from Plug Cast at Brighton's Radio Reverb - listen out for a Shelf Life track in the stream on Sunday August 3rd at 19:00.

The London show runs from 19:40 till 04:00 and features several other new acts, including Joan And The Shindig Addicts, plus DJs. The Good Ship is on 289 Kilburn High Road with Kilburn as the nearest Tube station. Entry is £5.

Our album 'Best Before End' will be on sale at both shows and there is an iTunes launch for the collection set for August 18th, the week of the tour.

If you're in either town and have the time on the above dates, please come on down and show the boys a welcome.