Red Rum Club to play two gigs in the region next year as part of 27-date UK tour

The Liverpudlian alternative rockers release their second album next month and will headline gigs in Bedford and Milton Keynes in 2021.
Red Rum Club will be playing gigs in Milton Keynes and Bedford next year.Red Rum Club will be playing gigs in Milton Keynes and Bedford next year.
Red Rum Club will be playing gigs in Milton Keynes and Bedford next year.

Liverpudlian six-piece Red Rum Club will return to the region next year for two gigs as part of a mammoth 27-date UK tour to promote their forthcoming second album.

Tickets for the gigs at Esquires in Bedford on Saturday, February 20, and the Craufurd Arms in Milton Keynes on Wednesday, March 17, go on sale at 10am on Monday, August 24.

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Red Rum Club – who headlined The Black Prince in Northampton last year - recently released the single Ballerino, taken form their forthcoming LP The Hollow Of Humdrum which is out on October 2.

An ode to the person that’s always up dancing first, Ballerino is the fruit of the band’s collaborative, brotherly culture, with lead singer Fran Doran painting himself into the song.

Unashamed cheerleaders for finding and holding on to the good times, the song tackles toxic masculinity and the fear of really letting go.

Reflecting on single, Doran, said: “I am always the fool that gets up first at a wedding, the ‘Ballerino’ is me.

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“The way I see it is that if I’m dancing, then I don’t know what you’re doing sitting there, you should be too.

“Ultimately, it’s about boys not dancing and that sense of unnecessary, toxic masculinity that stops people expressing themselves. It’s like a Billy Elliot story, just forget what anyone else thinks and dance.”

Previous single Eleanor, which was released in June, launched the band further into national consciousness after being playlisted on BBC Radio 2, having initially caught the ears of presenters Sara Cox and OJ Borg. It also received praise by BBC 6 Music and by other stations across Europe and beyond.

The Hollow of Humdrum is the follow up to their 2019 debut album Matador and features 10 new tracks recorded at Liverpool’s legendary Parr Street Studios with producer Chris Taylor (Blossoms, The Coral).

The band’s UK tour will also see them support Circa Waves for seven shows.