Hightown Pirates has announced a UK tour this Autumn following the recent release of their acclaimed second album, All of The Above.
Hitting the stage in Leeds, York, Liverpool, Newcastle, London and Margate, the celebrated alt-rock band promises to “break your heart and fix it again” with their anthemic songs of love, loss and redemption.
Featuring blasting horns, soulful gospel singers and hard-hitting lyrics, Hightown Pirates creates a wall of sound that evokes the euphoria of festivals and packed arenas.
Hightown Pirates is the brainchild of Simon Mason, one of the Britpop era’s most notorious drug dealers. Having supplied substances to the biggest stars of the 90s – as documented in his best-selling book Too High, Too Far, Too Soon: Tales from a Dubious Past – Mason struggled with his own spiral of addiction before kicking the habit 15 years ago. He has since carved a space to celebrate sobriety within the Rock & Roll industry.
The various musicians that have contributed to the project have previously worked with the likes of Primal Scream, Gang of Four, The Coral, Super Furry Animals, Van Morrison, Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller and The Rolling Stones.
Connecting them all is their shared experiences of addiction and the long and arduous journey they’ve had to take to reach recovery.
Off the back of their new album release, All of the Above, Hightown Pirates will be bringing their infectious passion and celebratory sounds to six major cities and towns across the UK.
Tickets are available from: https://www.skiddle.com/artists/hightown-pirates-123552788/
They will perform at The Lending Room in Leeds on October 19th and The Fulford Arms in York on October 20th 2021.