Maximo Park have just returned from a stupendous weekend at Glastonbury, where they made festival history by having the largest attendance for an opening act, with more than 60,000 fans flocking to the Queen's Head Stage on Thursday, June 24. Their second set, on Saturday, June 26 drew massive crowds as well, with the audiences chanting along to songs both old and new.
But then, they have had such a banner year already. Their third album, the critically acclaimed "Quicken the Heart" has debuted in the UK top 10, a special comeback show at Newcastle almost caused riots and made headline news, and they have since booked key slots at all the major festivals this summer, including Glastonbury, T-in-the-Park, Reading and Leeds and many more. Now, they are back to conquer the UK all over again with their own shows, playing songs off their new record.
Maximo's Paul Smith states: "Glasgow Barrowland has been a favourite of ours, as has Manchester Apollo; there's a real history to these music halls. In London we had a think about places we haven't played before that had a different feel and the Royal Albert Hall is a beautiful venue that appealed to us on a number of levels."
Maximo Park October UK Tour
7th Glasgow, Barrowland.
8th Manchester, Apollo.
9th London, Royal Albert Hall.
The last time Maximo Park announced a UK tour, back at the start of the year, the news was greeted with nothing less than overwhelming enthusiasm from the general population - they sold out all venues in Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester and London in less than an hour (with Newcastle in particular going in 10 minutes flat), with tickets exchanging hands on eBay for upwards of hundreds of pounds. If you missed them there, you owe it to yourself not to miss them this time round.