The Wombats have today released an extended version of their UK Top 3 album Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life, featuring three extra bonus tracks – latest single ‘Bee-Sting’, an acoustic version of one of the album’s standout songs ‘Lethal Combination’, and brand new track ‘Oceans’. ‘Bee-Sting’ will also be released on the same day as a limited edition 7”, with ‘Oceans’ on the B-Side.
Since it’s release, new crowd pleaser ‘Bee-Sting’’ has now accumulated more than three million global streams, as well as the video smashing 200,000 views on YouTube. It’s received extensive support on Radio 1, and on launch, featured on 29 Spotify ‘New Music Friday’ playlists across the globe, as well as 30+ Apple Music playlists – a record for the band.
The Wombats have also stepped things up yet again on the live front with their highest profile and biggest UK headline tour to date. What was six huge shows across the isles, including a night at London’s SSE Arena, has now increased to seven, with four shows completely sold out. The 2019 tour, which will also included a European leg, will further showcase the band’s meteoric rise to one of the country’s finest live arena acts.
Peaking at #3 in the UK album chart as the highest new entry of that week, Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life has since been streamed over 120 million times, with glowing album reviews from The Times, Evening Standard, Metro, Sunday Times Culture, Daily Telegraph, DORK and more.
After a sold-out UK & European tour including London’s Alexandra Palace, The Wombats have gone on to lay waste to crowds across the globe, including Reading & Leeds Festival, the 50th anniversary Isle Of Wight Festival, Y Not?, Glasgow Summer Series (supporting Kings Of Leon), extensive dates through North America in support to Weezer and The Pixies, and huge headline arena dates in Australia.
With no signs of slowing down, 2018 has been a phenomenal, groundbreaking year for The Wombats.
2019 UK TOUR DATES
Jan 24th – Glasgow, O2 Academy
Jan 25th – Glasgow, O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)
Jan 26th – Leeds, First Direct Arena
Jan 28th – Newport, Centre (SOLD OUT)
Jan 29th – Bournemouth, O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)
Jan 31st – Birmingham, O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)
Feb 1st – London, SSE Arena
EU TOUR DATES
Feb 5th – France, Paris, Le Trabendo
Feb 6th – Belgium, Antwerp, TRIX
Feb 7th – Netherlands, Tilburg, 013 Tilburg
Feb 8th – Germany, Berlin, Columbiahalle
Feb 10th – Germany, Cologne, Live Music Hall
Feb 11th – Switzerland, Solothurn, Kulturfabrik, Kofmehl
Feb 12th – Italy, Milan, Fabrique
Feb 14th – Austria, Vienna, Gasometer
Feb 15th – Switzerland, Lausanne, Les Docks
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