The Cribs announce Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever tour

The latest anniversary tour marks 10 years since the Wakefield lads' third album


The Cribs will be touring this May in celebration of the 10th anniversary of their Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever album.

The Wakefield lads are the latest band to play dates featuring a classic album in full, surely marking the beginning of 2000s indie nostalgia.

Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever was The Cribs’ third album, arguably their most successful, and their last before Johnny Marr’s stint in the band.

The brief tour, between 11-20 May, starts in Glasgow before closing with a splash at Leeds’ First Direct Arena.

There’s also dates in Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, Newcastle and London.

The band, in announcing the tour, also quelled any potential fears that the run is a farewell.

They said, on Facebook: “We still like to think, as most artists do, that we are moving forward and hopefully retain the same enthusiasm and motivations that we had when starting out as kids in our teens and early 20’s.

“BUT, having said that – when this opportunity was offered to us it just seemed like too much *fun* to pass up…our last-minute ‘old skool’ show in London last summer was off the hook…”

Tickets go on general sale this Friday at 9am.

The Cribs UK Tour

May 11 – O2 ABC – Glasgow, UK
May 12 – Academy – Manchester, UK
May 13 – O2 Institute – Birmingham, UK
May 15 – O2 Academy Newcastle – Newcastle, UK
May 16 – O2 Academy Bristol – Bristol, UK
May 18 – O2 Forum Kentish Town – London, UK
May 20 – First Direct Arena – London, UK

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