October 31, 2016 - 18:14 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Metronomy have announced details of their first UK tour in nearly two years, NME reports.
The trio of shows will call at Glasgow, Manchester and London throughout May 2017 – with frontman Joe Mount again taking to the stage with bandmates Oscar Cash, Gbenga Adelekan, Anna Prior and Michael Lovett .
The tour is in support of Metronomy’s critically-acclaimed 2016 album ‘Summer 08’.
“It started as a joke really,” Mount told NME about the concept of the album. “Back in 2008, immediately after ‘Nights Out’ had been released, I thought, “I’m gonna release this record called ‘Summer 2008’ and it’s going to be about all the things I could have done had I not been having a great time touring.”
He added: “Back then, I was mostly concerned about what the coolest bar in Dalston was or what NME thought of us compared to Klaxons. They’re such nice, naïve worries.” So how does a now-thirtysomething dad of two recapture that youthful exuberance? And is there an element of having an early mid-life crisis about wanting to? “Yeah, maybe there is,” he laughs. “But that time in my life feels like it wasn’t that long ago, although someone who’s 25 now looks very young to me. I guess the person I was then – idiotic and carefree – made some good decisions, which led me to where I am now.”