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The two musicians will play across the UK in November including a set at the inaugural Pitchfork Festival London. They’ll also play its sister event, Pitchfork Festival Paris, a few days later.
The two will release their first joint album Utopian Ashes via Sony on Friday (July 2). Fans who pre-order the album before 3pm BST today (June 29) will have access to a pre-sale for tickets for the live shows. General sale begins at 10am BST on Friday and will be available here.
Bobby Gillespie and Jehnny Beth will play:
Sunday 7 – Edinburgh, Queen’s Hall
Monday 8 – Glasgow, Pavilion
Wednesday 10, Thursday 11 – London, EartH (Pitchfork Festival)
Friday 13 – Manchester, Cathedral
Saturday 14 – Brighton, Theatre Royal
Sunday 15 – Paris, Saint-Eustache (Pitchfork Festival)
The duo first met in 2015 before later convening in Paris in 2017 to write and record together.
They first announced Utopian Ashes in March, along with the lead single “Remember We Were Lovers”, and then shared a second preview in the form of the track “Chase It Down” in May.
The music also features the work of Primal Scream’s Andrew Innes (guitar), Martin Duffy (piano) and Darrin Mooney (drums), as well as Beth’s music partner Johnny Hostile (bass).
Last year saw Beth release her acclaimed debut solo album, To Love Is To Live. Gillespie meanwhile, will publish his autobiography Tenement Kid in October.