Maximo Park are playing live across the UK for the first time in three years.
The band, who release their new album ‘Risk To Exist’ on 21 April, kick off their tour at Birmingham’s O2 Institute 1 on 5 May and reach London’s Royal Festival Hall on 12 May.
Tickets are now on sale from www.maximopark.com.
‘Risk To Exit’, preceded by the lead single and title track, is the band’s first LP since 2014’s ‘Too Much Information’. Co-produced by the band and Tom Schick (Wilco, Beck, White Denim) it was recorded completely live in autumn 2016 at Wilco’s studio, The Loft, in Chicago and features vocals from Low’s Mimi Parker.
“The album is, ultimately, about empathy,” explains singer Paul Smith. “Some songs are simple messages of solidarity and others are fuelled by anger at the elitist, established order of British society. There’s a questioning of power throughout and a feeling that there must be a different way of structuring our society in order to alleviate inequality.
“Musically, the songs reflect more soulful and groove-based influences, allowing more space in the arrangements than ever before. The central idea is to align great pop melodies with songs that reflect the state of the nation.”
Also featuring guitarist Duncan Lloyd, keyboard player Lukas Wooller, and drummer Tom English, Maximo Park have sold over 1.5-million albums since the release of their Mercury-nominated debut ‘A Certain Trigger’ in 2005.