Leftfield to head on UK-wide tour this October
- Claire Flynn
- 20 July 2015
This article is from 2015.
Following the release of the new album, Neil Barnes and co will perform in several British cities
Electro project Leftfield will embark on a tour across the UK this October, following the release of third album Alternative Light Source last month.
The group was formed by duo Neil Barnes and Paul Daley in 1989. Noted for their use of guest vocalists on tracks, the pair quickly came to public attention, and their debut album Leftism was shortlisted for the 1995 Mercury Prize, but lost out to Portishead’s Dummy. Their second record Rhythm and Stealth was shortlisted in 2000 but was beaten again, this time by Badly Drawn Boy's The Hour of Bewilderbeast. Still, Leftfield is credited for being highly significant in the evolution of British dance music in the 90s.
Daley and Barnes split in 2002 to work on solo projects but in 2010, Leftfield began touring again, only this time it was just Barnes and a backing band that featured, with Daley opting to continue his solo career. Alternative Light Source, Leftfield's first album in 16 years, was released at the beginning of June 2015, following the premiere of single ‘Universal Everything’ on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show in March.
Barnes will showcase his new material this autumn, bringing his unique blend of dub and techno to several UK cities from Thu 1–Sat 17 Oct, performing at the following venues:
Cardiff Great Hall – Thu 1 Oct
O2 Guildhall, Southampton – Fri 2 Oct
Liverpool Guild of Students – Sat 3 Oct
Rock City, Nottingham – Thu 8 Oct
The Institute, Birmingham – Fri 9 Oct
Edinburgh Corn Exchange – Sat 10 Oct
Music Hall, Aberdeen – Sun 11 Oct
The Roundhouse, London – Wed 14 Oc
UEA, Norwich – Fri 16 Oct
Northumbria University, Newcastle – Sat 17 Oct
Presale tickets are available from 9am, Wed 22 Jul; general sale begins 9am, Fri 24 Jul.