Brit rockers Feeder hit the road again

Feeder, gig in Leeds.
Feeder, gig in Leeds.

Following a hugely successful Big Top Headline slot at this summer’s Isle of Wight festival, British rock heroes Feeder have announced their full live return to the UK and Ireland with a 14-date tour this autumn.

With the band poised to announce their ninth studio album in the coming weeks, their first since 2012’s ‘Generation Freakshow’, it also heralds the bands live return following a four-year hiatus.

Following lead singer/guitarist and chief songwriter Grant Nicholas’s recent, critically acclaimed solo releases ‘Yorktown Heights’ and ‘Black Clouds’, which saw Grant play a host of shows with a different, ‘lo-fi’ line up, the Feeder frontman says he feels re-invigorated and in the best creative space of his life.

He commented: “We are really looking forward to getting out there on the road again and feel reborn after our break.

“Isle of Wight Festival reminded us how good it is to be back playing together and the loyalty of our fans is truly immense.

“We’re back and really excited to let people hear these new songs.”

Feeder first shot to fame when their debut EP ‘Swim’ was released to huge critical acclaim in 1996. Since then they’ve had 25 top 40 hits with the likes of ‘Feeling A Moment, ‘Just The Way I’m Feeling’, ‘Just A Day’ and ‘Buck Rogers’ and amassed over 5 million record sales along with three Platinum and two Gold albums.

Since ‘Generation Freakshow’, the band has appeared at a number of UK festivals, performed at Hyde Park to celebrate the 2012 Olympics and headlined London’s Brixton Academy before announcing they were taking some time off.

Feeder’s autumn tour will see the band revisit some of their biggest hits while also performing tracks from their forthcoming – and long-awaited – new studio album.

They will be appearing in Leeds at the Beckett University on Sunday, October 9.