Legendary York band Shed Seven are coming home!
And their homecoming weekend of live gigs will include some very special guest stars – including Libertines star Peter Doherty.
A spokesperson for the chart toppers said today (Monday): “Fresh from completing a triumphant sold-out UK tour, Shed Seven are thrilled to announce details of two landmark 30th anniversary homecoming shows at the picturesque York Museum Gardens.”
They will take place on 19 and 20 July 2024.
News of the dates comes after Shed Seven completed a triumphant sold-out UK tour.
Now the band are preparing to release their eagerly anticipated new album A Matter of Time on 5 January.
The spokesperson said: “Pre-orders suggest that A Matter of Time could become the band’s highest charting album to date – a feat that would be a phenomenal achievement and a fitting way to celebrate 30 years together.”
The Sheds revealed the York homecoming news with a brilliant video starring York itself.
Tickets for the Museum Gardens shows will go on pre-sale first to York residents with a YO1, YO24, YO32 and YO30 postcode on Wednesday 1 November at 9am – go here
Advance tickets will also be available from then to fans who have already signed up the Shed Seven mailing list.
They go on general sale from 9am on Friday, 3 November.
Vocalist Rick Witter says: “We’ve been longing to perform special shows in York for many years, and finally, the stars have aligned perfectly for this to happen in our 30th anniversary year.
“We are already planning something extraordinary for these shows, so you can expect special guests and grand ideas galore.
“It’s going to be a jubilant celebration of the last 30 years of Shed Seven and a performance like nothing we’ve done before in beautiful surroundings.”
Shed Seven have personally chosen an exceptional line-up of special guests throughout the weekend.
Peter Doherty will perform on both nights, and the Libertines legend also features on the upcoming Shed Seven track ‘Throwaways’.
The Friday night also presents Lottery Winners, who scored their first number one album earlier this year, and York’s rising indie-rock stars Serotones, who are fronted by Rick’s son Duke.
Saturday’s event is completed by the intoxicating, soul-infused alt-pop of Brooke Combe as well as Apollo Junction, who blend modernist touches into their Britpop roots.
Live At York Museum Gardens is a new three-day event created by independent live music brand, Futuresound.
Project manager Rachel Hill said: “I have been heavily involved in the York music scene for 20 years and it has always been an ambition of mine to bring a live music event of this scale to the middle of the city with residents at the heart of it.
“The fact that we can start the event with the biggest band to come out of York makes it all the more special.”
Further dates will be announced at a later point.
Rachel said: “These shows are just the start. We are already looking ahead to which international artists we can bring to Museum Gardens in 2025 to create more fantastic memory-filled nights for live music fans.”