The Cribs will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of their acclaimed third album Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever by playing the record in its entirety during a select run of UK headline dates this summer.  Tickets for the shows (listed below) will go on sale this Friday, February 10th.

Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever propelled the band from cult heroes towards a wider mainstream awareness, reaching number 9 on NME’s  ‘Albums of the Year’ list in 2007, as well as being named one of Rolling Stone magazines albums of the year in the USA. The record will also be available on vinyl LP for the first time in 10 years, courtesy of a special gold reissue via Wichita Recordings.

“When writing an album, you (not so) secretly hope that 10 years down the line people will still care about it, still listen to it and get something out of it whatever that may be. And so, ultimately we just feel really lucky and honoured to be in a position where this ‘conundrum’ of looking back vs moving forward is even a consideration.
In short, this isn’t The Cribs indulging ourselves and reliving the past – it’s more just a big THANK YOU to all of you that have been with us throughout the years, and a ‘welcome aboard’ to those who missed it the first time around.

With eternal gratitude

The Cribs xxx”

Following on from the success of the band’s open-air show at Millennium Square last summer, this tour will mark The Cribs first appearance at their hometown arena in Leeds, among other dates throughout the UK.

TOUR DATES

Thursday May 11th         Glasgow O2 ABC
Friday May 12th              Manchester Academy
Saturday May 13th         Birmingham O2 Institute
Monday May 15th          Newcastle O2 Academy
Tuesday May 16th          Bristol O2 Academy
Thursday May 18th         London O2 Forum Kentish Town
Saturday May 20th         Leeds First Direct Arena

Venue pre-sales go live on Wednesday at 9am GMT, general sale Friday at 9am GMT.

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