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Maxïmo Park announce two new homecoming shows at Newcastle Riverside

Band to play songs from new album “Nature Always Wins” plus beloved album “Our Earthly Pleasures” in full at special release shows in London, Leeds, Manchester and Newcastle

“Nature Always Wins” currently occupying #1 album position in tight race for the top

Maxïmo Park | Photo credit: Jordan Logan | Download image HERE

With Maxïmo Park leading the way as the race for the UK’s official #1 album enters its final day, the band have added to their schedule of special upcoming release shows. Following confirmed shows in London, Leeds and Manchester – at which they will play songs from new album “Nature Always Wins” along with their much-loved, gold-certified second album “Our Earthly Pleasures” in full – two further hometown shows at Newcastle Riverside are now on sale.

PURCHASE TICKETS / ALBUM BUNDLES HERE

GRAB THE ALBUM ON CD / LP / CASSETTE / DOWNLOAD HERE

Lead singer Paul Smith took to Twitter to confirm the news in a post, saying: “After the rest of the country has already shown their support, we have today announced 2 special shows at Riverside, feat. Nature Always Wins & Our Earthly Pleasures IN FULL. Maxïmo Park was built in Newcastle, & we’re going to need the help of our North-Eastern fans to cling on to Number 1!”

Upcoming out-store shows are below. Tickets are on sale now HERE.

07 September – Pryzm, Kingston – Banquet Records
08 September – Leeds Beckett Uni, Leeds – Crash Records
13 September – Academy 2, Manchester – Crash Records
14 September – Riverside, Newcastle – SOLD OUT
15 September – Riverside, Newcastle

Anyone wanting to make sure Maxïmo Park have as big an impact as possible should grab a copy of the album before midnight on Thursday March 4th HERE.

Maxïmo Park | Out-store shows poster | Download image HERE

Maxïmo Park – “Nature Always Wins” album artwork | Download image HERE

Praise for Maxïmo Park – “Nature Always Wins”

“Fans won’t be disappointed with this more mature, hopeful-against-the-odds offering.”The Arts Desk

“it’s confident, outward, poppy, and vital”CLASH 8/10

“As society crumbles, Newcastle’s alt rock poet laureates find power in the personal”Classic Rock

“Nature Always Wins finds frontman Paul Smith on impassioned form… beneath the free-wheeling punk posture of “I Don’t Know What I’m Doing” is an affecting reflection on the anxieties of parenthood.”DIY

“Stacked with catchy art-pop singles”Dork

“One of their most ambitious and affecting records yet”Gig Wise 8/10

“They have lost none of their clattering energy”The Guardian Guide Tracks of The Week

“There is definitely a spark to this record”The i Paper

“fizzes and pops in true Maximo Park fashion”The Line of Best Fit 8/10

“thoroughly absorbing”Louder Than War

“Brilliant!”The Sunday Mirror ****

“sparkling pop songs, full of fizz and optimism.”Music OMH 8/10

“a sizzling return to form… packed with joyful pop songs and introspective anthems.”NME **** 

“Glittering post-punk hooks everywhere, new synth sounds verging on the new romantic and, in Partly Of My Making, Versions Of You and Baby, Sleep, possibly the best three indie-pop songs to kick off an album you’ll hear all year.” Record Collector 8/10

“The ballads are more emotional than ever, full of mature wisdom and gentle melodies. The punkier tunes bounce as high as their earlier classics.”Daily Star ****

“The Geordie veterans breeze through styles of synth-pop to punk with infectious vigour”The Sunday Times Culture

“Parenthood proves just another phase in Maxïmo Park’s stubborn stand for empathy and learning through rock n roll.”Uncut

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