NECK DEEP ​announce ​rescheduled UK headline tour ​for​ Spring 2021​!

NEW ALBUM ​‘ALL DISTORTIONS ARE INTENTIONAL’ ​OUT NOW

Neck Deep are pleased to announce the dates for their rescheduled UK headline tour. The band, who last Friday entered the ​Official UK Album Chart at number four​, with their fourth album, ​‘All Distortions Are Intentional’,​ have announced an eight date run for ​Spring 2021​. The announcement brings venue changes in London, Manchester and Glasgow, as well as new dates in Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Leeds.

“We are bummed that we have to announce the postponement of our September headline tour, to Spring 2021,” ​say the quintet. “​We held on for as long as we possibly could, waiting on a miracle, but sadly it’s just not going to be possible to go ahead with the shows as planned. Above all, the safety of our fans, crew and ourselves has to come before anything. However, we’ve taken this opportunity to reshape the tour a little bit and are really stoked to add some extra dates in cities that everyone was asking for! We are also super excited to welcome ​nothing,nowhere. and ​Higher Power ​onto the dates. We will see you all in Spring! Stay safe x”

The rescheduled run will now see the band play the following venues:

MARCH
31: ​BIRMINGHAM o2 Academy
APRIL
02: ​BRISTOL o2 Academy Bristol **
03:​ LONDON o2 Academy Brixton *
05:​ EDINBURGH Assembly Rooms
06: ​GLASGOW Barrowlands *
07: ​NEWCASTLE o2 Academy
09: ​MANCHESTER Victoria Warehouse *
10: ​LEEDS o2 Academy Leeds

*​ ​Original Tickets Remain Valid​ /​ **Original Cardiff Tickets Valid For This Date

Tickets on sale​ at ​10AM​ on ​Wednesday 5th Augus​t at: https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/neck-deep-tickets

On the heels of the trio of records that turned them from underground heroes to breakout stars, All Distortions Are Intentional is the biggest and boldest step yet in the creative evolution of Neck Deep.

No mere collection of songs, All Distortions Are Intentional is conceptually rich, with themes of disconnection, existential confusion, and the search for meaning. The album tells the story of a loner named Jett, who lives in a place dubbed ​Sonderland,​ a combination of “Wonderland” and the somewhat obscure word “sonder”: the realisation that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own, with their own ambitions and worries. “​It’s that strange existential

realisation that you are not the entire world,” explains singer Ben Barlow. ​“Everyone around you feels and lives the same way that you do. You’re just an extra in their story.”

The aforementioned concept was born following the writing of lead single ‘​Lowlife​’, which welcomes fans into Sonderland alongside Jett and Alice. Jett feels disconnected and disillusioned, until he falls in love with Alice. But even this new relationship brings its challenges; Jett is a victim of limerence – the only thing he loves about the world is this person. The songs explore Alice’s view of Jett, as well, as a story unfolds that is ultimately about the importance of meaning and purpose for each and every individual.

As Barlow shares, ​“Modern music is so much based around ‘the single’ and writing a record isn’t held in nearly the same regard as it used to be. All Distortions Are Intentional presents a whole story, where there is meaning from every angle of it,” the singer continues. ​“All of our records have their themes, but I wanted to create characters, scenes, a world, and have it mean something in the real world, too.”

Although the songs on All Distortions Are Intentional are told through the lenses of characters, they are also uniquely reflective of the lives that each member of Neck Deep has lived. ​“Writing ‘Lowlife’, it was like I was tapping into this part of my own personality, my own psyche”​ shares Barlow.

To create ADAI, Neck Deep enlisted the talents of Grammy nominated A-List producer, Matt Squire (Panic! At The Disco, Ariana Grande, One Direction), and tucked themselves away at the world famous residential studio, Monnow Valley (a recording home for the likes of Oasis, Led Zeppelin and Queen in the past), in the gorgeous but remote Wye Valley in the heart of the band’s native Wales. The decision to create the album ‘at home’ was an important one; on the eve of what’s certain to be Neck Deep’s greatest exposure to the world yet, it’s a grateful and decisive acknowledgment of where they’ve come from, both literally and figuratively.

Moreover, ADAI marks an epiphany of true self-belief for its creators: ​“Everyone wants to be seen as good at what they do, as creative, interesting, ambitious,” Ben asserts; ​“That’s what we wanted, for people to see that we are more than just some guys in a band. We truly lived and breathed this album, and wove unique perspectives, storytelling, and ideas into its fabric. We have crafted a sound that is ours, it is totally, unapologetically Neck Deep.”

All Distortions Are Intentional is the follow up to 2017’s, ​‘The Peace And The Panic’​, a transatlantic Top 5 album.

All Distortions Are Intentional is available now on Hopeless Records at http://smarturl.it/NDADAI

Neck Deep is:
Ben Barlow – Vocals
Matt West – Guitar
Sam Bowden – Guitar
Seb Barlow – Bass
Dani Washington – Drums

http://www.neckdeepuk.com

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