Pulp announce surprise 2023 show in London and Manchester

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26 May 2023, 11:16


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Pulp have announced a run of surprise UK shows in London and Manchester later this year.

The iconic British band will be playing the first show of their summer reunion gigs in Bridlington on Friday (26th May) and have now announced a string of additional dates, including a huge outdoor show at Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl on 4th July and two intimate gigs at London’s Eventim Apollo Hammersmith on 28th and 29th July.

Tickets for the gigs will go on sale from 9am on Friday 2nd June and will be available here.

The band will also be taking their reunion tour to Dublin (9th June), another date in London (1st July), Scarborough (9th July) and Cardiff (12 June), as well as two homecoming gigs at the Utilita Arena in Sheffield on 14th and 15th July.

On top of that, Pulp will be appearing at a number of UK festivals over the summer, including Latitude, TRSNMT and Ilse of Wight.

Frontman Jarvis Cocker first teased the band’s return back in July last year after posting a cryptic video to Instagram.

On the video were the words: “What exactly do you do for an encore?", which are lyrics from the song This Is Hardcore, taken from the 1998 album of the same name.

The Pulp singer captioned the post with the words “Good question…” followed by the hashtag “#overtoyou”.

Jarvis later confirmed the news at a Guardian-hosted talk and Q&A for his new book, Good Pop, Bad Pop.

Speaking about the post, Jarvis said: “It’s a line from This Is Hardcore… Next year Pulp are going to play some concerts!”

It will be the first time Pulp have played live since 2012, so it’s fair to say fans are more than excited to see them back onstage again.

In celebration of their comeback, we decided to run through songs we hope they play on their reunion tour.