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07 December 2022

Turnstile Announce Biggest UK Show To Date

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Turnstile have topped off their breakthrough year by announcing a short European tour for summer 2023. The dates include their biggest UK show to date – a night at London’s Brixton Academy. The trip will also take in performances at Primavera Sound 2023 in Barcelona and Madrid, which is set to be headlined by Depeche Mode, Blur, Kendrick Lamar, Rosalía and more.

Tickets for Turnstile’s 2023 UK and European shows will go on sale here from 10am local time on Friday 9 December.

The Baltimore band were recently nominated for three Grammy Awards – Best Rock Performance (Holiday), Best Rock Song (Blackout), and Best Metal Performance (Blackout). Drummer Daniel Fang spoke to Rolling Stone about being nominated in both the metal and rock categories. “I personally like that because, for a lot of us, genre feels like an antiquated term and perspective,” Fang said. “Generally speaking, trying to fit an artist or a song into a genre feels like you’re playing by arbitrary rules. So I think it’s kind of refreshing to be placed in two different genres because that just highlights that you shouldn’t be restricted.”

Frontman Brendan Yates agreed, “Growing up, where we came from and what we’re inspired by, it’s a very wide spectrum of music — including punk and metal and rock and all kinds of things,” he says. “So the fact that it somehow could fit into both feels pretty accurate to us.”

“I always feel like there’s not really any measure of greatness when it comes to music because music can reach people in so many different ways and different scales. The impact it can leave on someone is impossible to measure,” Yates says. “Once you accept that, you can look at things through a different lens. Being recognized on one scale that’s a universally accepted platform — that somehow a band like ours from Baltimore is being recognized by different people from different worlds — is super cool and exciting.

“What’s looked at as the most popular thing is always going in circles,” Yates says. “Everything is always equally existing — not dying, just taking different shapes. What’s considered mainstream is always shifting. I think it’s good for things to be constantly shifting. It’s showing signs of progression and you never want to get stagnant.”

Turnstile 2023 UK & European tour dates

MAY 2023
30 – London, O2 Academy Brixton

JUNE 2023
5 – Tilburg, 013
7 – Berlin, Verti Music Hall

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