Following the release of a tantalising and atmospheric trailer earlier this month, which quoted John F Kennedy’s famous Rice Stadium address of 1962, Public Service Broadcasting are now excited to reveal full details of The Race For Space LP (Feb 23 2015 via Test Card Recordings) - as well as their biggest UK tour to date.
Tickets for the duo's return at two unique album launch shows at The National Space Centre sold out in under 24 hours, and the band now have their sights set on their biggest tour yet as they jet around the UK & Ireland in April & May 2015. The tour splashes down at the Roundhouse, London on 7 May – all dates listed below.
At Public Service Broadcasting's uniquely spell-binding live AV Transmissions the audience will witness the band weave samples from archive footage around live drums, guitar, banjo and electronics as they teach the lessons of the past through the music of the future - beaming our past back at us through vintage TV sets and state of the art modern video projection devices. Granted unique access to historically important films from the BFI, PSB will go back in time and explore the period when the USA and USSR fought to gain the upper hand in a new frontier – space.
Public Service Broadcasting have quickly developed a reputation as one of the most exciting live acts in the country, wowing audiences over the past two festival seasons with major appearances at Glastonbury, Bestival, Green Man and a whole host of others. Support slots with The Rolling Stones & Arcade Fire at Hyde Park plus touring with the Manic Street Preachers across Europe and an upcoming arena tour with the Kaiser Chiefs scheduled for early next year point to a band at the top of their game.
Before their UK & Ireland dates the duo will be embarking on a global tour, starting in Australia and New Zealand, before moving onto North America. The tour will finish with a string of European dates in May / June 2015 before they hurtle straight into another busy festival season.
The Race For Space follows Inform – Educate – Entertain, Public Service Broadcasting’s debut album which reached #21 in the UK album charts and was nominated for ‘Best Independent Album’ at the AIM Awards 2013, as well as being The Guardian’s 'Album of the Week' and one of BBC 6Music’s 'Top 10 albums of 2013'.