Mogwai 20th anniversary tour, dates added and lineup details
Cork and Dublin stops added to the tour, with Glasgow support now including Loop, Prolapse, The Vaselines and more
This article is from 2015.
Scottish post-rockers Mogwai are celebrating their 20th anniversary with a recently announced series of June gigs in London and Glasgow, and have now added dates in Cork and Dublin to their tour schedule.
Also announced are the supporting acts joining Mogwai in their big knees up at Glasgow's Barrowlands, with Loop, Prolapse, Pye Corner Audio, The Vaselines, Forest Swords and Sacred Paws all getting in on the party. In Dublin and Cork, meanwhile, support comes from Scottish solist RM Hubbert.
The shows mark 20 years to the week since the band met at guitarist/singer Stuart Braithwaite's parents' house for their first rehearsal. Originally a quartet with Dominic Aitchison (bass guitar), Martin Bulloch (drums) and John Cummings (guitar/vocals), Barry Burns (keyboard/computer/guitar) joined the band in time for their second album, Come On Die Young, in 1998.
The band have released eight studio albums, their most recent being Rave Tapes which entered the UK top ten in 2014. They've also dabbled in other media, notably soundtracking 2006 documentary Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait and French TV mystery series The Returned.
Wed 17 Jun – Cork Opera House, Cork. With support from RM Hubbert
Thu 18 Jun – Olympia, Dublin. With support from RM Hubbert
Sat 20 Jun – Barrowlands, Glasgow. With support from Loop, Prolapse, Pye Corner Audio
Sun 21 Jun – Barrowlands, Glasgow. With support from The Vaselines, Forest Swords, Sacred Paws
Wed 24 Jun – Roundhouse, London
Thu 25 Jun – Roundhouse, London
Tickets for the Irish shows go on sale Fri 27 Mar at 9am. Tickets for Glasgow and London are on sale now; see www.mogwai.co.uk for full ticket information.