Psychedelic jazz-pop oddballs – BETHLEHEM CASUALS – will tour the UK this Spring.
The septet who recently revealed plans for a barking-mad new concept record, The Tragedy of Street Dog, now look to let it off the leash at venues nationwide.
Kicking off proceedings imminently with a warm-up at Leeds’ Brudenell Social Club on 15th February, the 14 date Tragedy of Street Dog Tour will see them take their electrifying live show to some of the country’s finest gig haunts over the ensuing months, before coming to a head at Newcastle’s Castle Keep on 8th May 2020.
Bethlehem Casuals will also take in a hometown show at Manchester’s Bread Shed on the 17th April 2020 – the night of the release of their new album. With their upcoming concept record set in Manchester and its narrative something of a love letter to the city’s proud musical heritage, the Casuals will be pulling out all the stops to ensure this will be a launch to remember.
Speaking about what to expect from the upcoming tour, George from Bethlehem Casuals says:
“Having sharpened our live show at festivals across Europe and live on BBC Radio 6, BETHLEHEM CASUALS are back and this time we’ve got a story to tell. With the release of our new second album The Tragedy of Street Dog just around the corner, the Casuals will be bringing a cocktail of tribal rhythms, psychedelic vocals and raucous noise to your doorstep. You’d be a fool to miss it.”
Released on 17th April 2020, The Tragedy of Street Dog tells the story of a house-pet-gone-rogue. Set in the band’s own hometown, the story follows a canine protagonist Street Dog as he embarks on a quest to rediscover the music of Manchester. Along his perilous journey, Street Dog visits some of the city’s infamous haunts like Temple Bar, The Oxford Road and The Hacienda, and encounters treacherous foes like River Rat and The Oki.
Erudite and experimental, The Tragedy Of Street Dog sees Bethlehem Casuals’ sleazy, sultry and saxy brand of oddball pop truly come into its own. Mind-bending and musically adept in equal measure, it’s one heck of a ride and a record that casts a fresh and fantastical light on whether a dog’s life is all that bad after all…
As well as the Leeds date in a few days, the band will also perform at The Fulford Arms in York on March 9th, the Northern Quarter in Hull on March 20th, and the 1 in 12 Club in Bradford on March 21st.