Earlier this year, The View celebrated the 10th anniversary of their debut album Hats Off To The Buskers with a 10th anniversary limited edition vinyl being released for Record Store Day. To book end another successful year, the Scottish indie four-piece have announced a number of UK tour dates.
The tour coincides with The View’s classic Face For The Radio appearing on streaming services for the first time, and a special 7” coloured vinyl of the single being released on Walk Tall Recordings. Serving as a temporary farewell to fans, the dates will be the last for at least a year whilst the band take some time off to pursue their own individual projects, and gain inspiration for their future releases.
Hats Off To The Buskers was originally released via 1965 Records on 22nd January 2007 and hit the number one spot in the UK charts on 28th January 2007, leading to a Mercury Prize nomination that year. The album rode the tail end of the wave left by The Libertines but injected the band’s unique, upbeat observational indie rock filtered through a Scottish perspective, with frontman Kyle Falconer’s signature Dundee accent.
Since the release of their debut, the band have gone on to release five albums in total, 2015’s Ropewalk being their most recent release, produced but The Strokes’ Albert Hammond Jr. and Gus Oberg. The band have been praised for their trademark indie rock style that has matured through their last five releases but has never succumbed to music’s ever changing fashion trends.
Catch The View live at the following dates:
13th September 2017 – Alloa Town Hall – Tickets 14th September 2017 – Truth Nightclub – Leven – Tickets 15th September 2017 – Montrose Town Hall – Tickets 19th September 2017 – East Grange Loft – Forres – Tickets 20th September 2017 – The Sound Archive – Kirkwall – Tickets 21st September 2017 – The Sound Archive – Kirkwall – Tickets 22nd September 2017 – Assembly Rooms – Wick – Tickets 23rd September 2017 – Nevis Centre – Fort William – Tickets 29th September 2017 – Loopallu Festival 30th September 2017 – The Garage – Aberdeen – Tickets 2nd October 2017 Birnam Arts Centre – Dunkeld – Tickets 4th October 2017 La Belle Angele – Edinburgh – Tickets 6th October 2017 Warehouse – Falkirk – Tickets 7th October 2017 Neighbourhood Festival – Tickets 22nd October 2017 EH6 Music Festival – Tickets 29th November 2017 02 ABC – Glasgow – Tickets 1st December 2017 Caird Hall – Dundee – Tickets