Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks announce new album and UK tour dates, get tickets

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks announce new album and UK tour dates, get tickets

Sparkle Hard will be released on Fri 18 May and features the singles 'Middle America' and 'Refute' as well as a duet with Kim Gordon

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks have announced details of their new album, and UK tour dates in support. Tickets for the shows go on sale at 9am on Wed 28 Mar.

The seventh album of his post Pavement career, Sparkle Hard, will be released on Fri 18 May, featuring the previously released single 'Middle America', as well as 'Shiggy', which you can listen to now.

Kicking off the run of UK shows at Manchester's Albert Hall on Wed 17 Oct, the tour takes in Glasgow, Bristol, Birmingham and London, finishing up at Brighton's Concorde 2.

Sparkle Hard also features a track titled 'Bike Lane' and a duet with Kim Gordon, called 'Refute'.

The album's tracklisting is:
1. Cast Off
2. Future Suite
3. Solid Solk
4. Bike Lane
5. Middle America
6. Rattler
7. Shiggy
8. Kite
9. Brethren
10. Refute
11. Difficulties/Let Them Eat Vowels

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks' UK tour dates 2018:
Wed 17 Oct – Albert Hall, Manchester
Thu 18 Oct – Oran Mor, Glasgow
Sun 21 Oct – SWX, Bristol
Mon 22 Oct – The Hockley, Birmingham
Wed 24 Oct – Hackney Arts Centre, London
Thu 25 Oct – Concorde 2, Brighton

Tickets for the tour go on sale at 9am on Wed 28 Mar.

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks

Since dissolving the much-loved indie types Pavement, Malkmus has concentrated on The Jicks.

The Asylum, Birmingham

Mon 22 Oct

£24.75 / 0141 357 6200

Concorde 2, Brighton

Thu 25 Oct

£24.75 / 0141 357 6200

EartH, London N16

Wed 24 Oct

£29.15 / 0141 357 6200

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