The Wombats: Alexandra Palace and Liverpool Echo Arena
Updated: 21 April 2015
The Wombats have confirmed a huge London concert at the Alexandra Palace, following their homecoming show at Liverpool’s Echo Arena.
The three-piece will headline the London venue on 1 October. The gig follows the band’s hometown concert at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on 26 September.
The trio’s live dates are in support of their third album, Glitterbug. The collection contains the lead track Greek Tragedy and follows their Top 5 hit, The Wombats Proudly Present: This Modern Glitch.
About The Wombats
Matthew Murphy, Dan Haggis and Tord Overland-Knudsen met and formed The Wombats during their time at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts in 2003.
In 2007 the three-piece released A Guide to Love, Loss and Desperation, following a number of popular EPs. The album contained a number of tracks which featured on their earlier records, including the catchy songs Moving To New York and Lost In The Post.
Let’s Dance to Joy Division served as the album’s second single and was later named Best Dancefloor Filler by NME. Growing in popularity, the group proved their catchy lyrics were even better live and played at a number of festivals throughout the summer. The Wombats performed at the UK’s biggest summer events from Glastonbury Festival to Reading and Leeds Festival.
They followed their first album with The Wombats Proudly Present: This Modern Glitch in 2011. The album became their biggest hit and charted at No.3 in the UK.
Four years later, the trio returned with their third album. Glitterbug was released in April 2015 and earned the band their second Top 5 collection. The album spawned singles Your Body Is A Weapon, Greek Tragedy and Give Me A Try.
The Wombats embarked on a nationwide tour of the UK in 2015 to support the release of Glitterbug. They performed in cities such as Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield and Glasgow.