Lancastrian psych-punks THE LOVELY EGGS have rescheduled the dates for their spring tour.
The duo had had a major tour planned in support of their new album I Am Moron, which is due out through EGG Records on 3 April. Unsurprisingly the dates have now been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and have now been rescheduled for July.
"In light of the coronavirus it was just impossible for us to go ahead with our April tour,” explains singer and guitarist Holly Ross. “Fortunately for us, we are used to shit hitting the fan, so we've rescheduled all the gigs to now take place in July instead. We hope everyone can still make all the rescheduled gigs and get ready for one hell of an Eggs party this summer. We'd like to thank all of the promoters we work with for helping us reschedule the dates. They've been absolute legends and we can't believe we've put the tour back together so quickly. Solidarity going out to all the other bands, promoters and venues who have had to reschedule or cancel their tours. We're all in it together. This is mad innit. Look after yourselves and see you on the other side Eggheads!"
In the meantime, the pair have released a new hand-made video for the album track 'Second Rate' to tide fans over until the summer.
“For the video we wanted to present a masterclass in how to not spend £20,000 on making a music video so we made it ourselves,” Holly continues. “So many bands blow so much wedge on making videos it's a bit obscene, so we thought fuck it, we'll do it ourselves. It's our ethos really and is also totally in keeping with the song. We've never moaned about not having access to big budgets and not doing stuff is just not an option for us, so we always roll up our sleeves, get on with it and do the best that we can for the budget we have got, which for this was zero! I suppose with the video we wanted people to question what their idea of 'second rate'is. 'Second Rate' means different things to different people. For some people the idea of a Pot Noodle sandwich would be unthinkable but to David it's a delicious after-hours snack. Same with living in Lancaster and not having a label etc. These are things that some people consider 'second rate' but we don't. So, there are a lot of images in there that invite the viewer to question their opinions on what they value. Then there's a load of psychedelic footage and random images to blast the mundane out into the universe because it's impossible to cope with the bleakness of day to day life without having some magic in there. So yeah in a way this video is like a microcosm of our world. Enjoy the ride!!"
The Lovely Eggs' rescheduled tour dates kick off on 16 July in Newcastle. The tour also includes extra London and Manchester dates in October. Catch them on the road at...
Thursday July 16: The Cluny, Newcastle
Friday July 17: Gorilla, Manchester SOLD OUT
Saturday July 18: The Brudenell, Leeds SOLD OUT
Sunday July 19: Castle and Falcon, Birmingham SOLD OUT
Monday July 20: The Portland Arms, Cambridge SOLD OUT
Tuesday July 21: Komedia, Brighton SOLD OUT
Wednesday July 22: The Loft, Southampton
Thursday July 23: The Fleece, Bristol SOLD OUT
Friday July 24: The Garage, London SOLD OUT
Saturday July 25: The Bullingdon, Oxford
Wednesday, July 29: Mash House, Edinburgh
Thursday, July 30: CCA, Glasgow
Saturday, August 8: Network, Sheffield
Friday, October 23: Heaven, London
Friday October 30: The Ritz, Manchester
Tickets are on sale here.