We Are Scientists are playing a 50th anniversary tour for their debut album ‘With Love & Squalor’, which is 14 years old

Because We Are Scientists.

We Are Scientists have announced a 50th anniversary tour for their 2005 debut album ‘With Love & Squalor’, which turns 14 years old this year.

Yes, we know, but it is We Are Scientists.

The band’s Keith Murray explains: “A long time ago our management came to us and suggested we do some With Love & Squalor shows on the 14th anniversary of its release, which we thought was pretty dumb. ‘Come back to us on a real anniversary,’ we told them. Fast-forward to a couple weeks ago, when they told us big 50 was coming up. I’d say that’s worth celebrating.”

Okay lads. Sure.

There’ll be four UK dates in December in Leicester, Glasgow and Manchester, as well as a tour closing show at London’s Roundhouse. Before all that, they’ll play shows in Germany and the Netherlands too.

Tickets for the dates go on sale on Friday, 26th April. You can check them out in full below.

As well as new live shows, We Are Scientists will be reissuing ‘With Love & Squalor’ on vinyl.

“Fans have been asking us to reissue With Love & Squalor on vinyl ever since the last printing, in 2006, ran out. The fact that it took fifty fucking years to make this happen still blows my mind,” says Chris Cain, to which Keith adds, “It’s a testament to the glacial pace of things at major labels. Definitely helps explain some of their financial trouble.”

You can pre-order it now, here.

The live dates read:

26 Zakk, Dusseldorf, DE
27 Uebel & Gefahrlich, Hamburg, DE
28 Heimathafen, Berlin, DE
29 Technikum, Munich, DE
30 Bitterzoet, Amsterdam, NL

4 O2 Academy 2, Leicester, UK
5 Oran Mor, Glasgow, UK
6 O2 Ritz, Manchester, UK
7 The Roundhouse, London, UK

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