The Slow Readers Club – Rescheduled

The Slow Readers Club will be in Leeds on 21 October, having had to reschedule as a result of the COVID-19 restrictions.

The band says:
“We realise that this is an awkward time to be announcing things, and a difficult time for a lot of people. But as so many of you were asking, and as we could all do with something positive to focus on for once all this has calmed down, here are our rescheduled dates for later this year.

All tickets for March / April dates remain valid. EU dates are still being worked on and there’ll be an announcement in the near future, along with supports for all shows. Hope you can all make it and until then, stay safe x”


20 Oct – King George’s Hall, Blackburn
21 Oct – Beckett University, Leeds
22 Oct – The Sage 2, Gateshead
23 Oct – The Liquid Room, Edinburgh
24 Oct – Foundry, Sheffield 
26 Oct – O2 Institute 2, Birmingham
27 Oct – Junction, Cambridge
28 Oct – Rock City, Nottingham
29 Oct – The Globe, Cardiff
31 Oct – Concorde 2, Brighton 
01 Nov – Pyramids Centre, Portsmouth 
02 Nov – Thekla, Bristol
03 Nov – Electric Ballroom, London
04 Nov – Pyramid & Parr Hall, Warrington  
06 Nov – O2 Academy, Liverpool

 Original tickets remain valid.
Tickets on sale now –  available from:

The Slow Readers Club’s recent release, ‘The Joy of The Return‘ was hailed by Louder Than War Magazine as ‘Their best album to date’ and the video for their current single ‘Killing Me’ is an added bonus and can be watched here. It’s an intimate piece, allowing the camera to connect closely with each band member whilst they perform.

‘The Joy of The Return sees a changed process for the band, the product of the time allowed for writing, development and sound checks during extensive touring. Whilst their earlier dark power-pop still retains the influence, there are significant signs of an interesting maturity in eclectic musicality.  

Here’s what the critics think:

Dork – “an album that wants you to know precisely who The Slow Readers Club are, and won’t stop until you’re pigeon-toeing, head down, on the dark indie-dancefloor”
Under The Radar – “some of the most immediately compelling indie pop released in a long while… A surprising and effortless release, The Joy Of The Return feels like the start of something big for the band” 
Gigwise – “Their new album The Joy Of The Return – which artfully puts forth uplifting message with serious undertones – is the perfect representation of the quartet’s hope for the world.” 
Louder Than War – “their best album to date”  / “‘The Joy Of The Return’ is pretty much a victory lap” 

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