Gang of Youths visits, performs at Everton FC’s Finch Farm

Something was going on today at Finch Farm in Liverpool and it involved Gang of Youths, Warner Records and the Everton Football Club. (Finch Farm is Everton’s training facility.)

Still and video cameras rolled while the entire band explored the facility, with Dave, Max and Donnie dressed in the club’s home blue shirts, and Joji and Jung in their away orange.

The band’s social media posts joked that Joji was signing with Everton for £80.000001 million, passing Harry Maguire’s £80M signing with Manchester United earlier in the day. (Maguire’s deal is now said to be worth almost £100M, FWIW.)

The band’s post, as well as Instagram Stories from both GOY and Warner Records UK, also includes footage of Dave and Joji performing “Fear And Trembling” in front of lights and cameras. Ergo, we’ve added this as a new performance in our Tours section. If any other songs were played, there’s no evidence yet. I asked about the setlist in the comments of the band’s Facebook post and at least one person who was there replied by saying he was “sworn to secrecy.”

The Warner Records post on Instagram mentions that they were “filming something cool with @everton and @gangofyouths today.”

Everton also chimed in with a tweet telling its fans that GOY is their “new favourite band,” and that’s prompted a little spike in new Twitter followers for the band — even though they don’t use Twitter much.

Dan Alston, whose Twitter profile lists him as Everton’s social media guy, sheds a little more light on things and suggests that we’ll definitely see the results (in video form) of whatever this was about today.

It’s anyone’s guess what all went down today, but it looks like fun and we sure hope that version of “Fear And Trembling” sees the light of day soon … along with anything else they may have performed.

Gang of Youths adds second Los Angeles show at The Roxy

Gang of Youths has added a second show at The Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles and tickets are on sale now via AXS.com — no pre-sale or anything this time. Tickets cost $22, and the show is all ages.

This new show is scheduled for September 20 — a day before the show that was announced last week. Today’s announcement mentions that the September 21 show is sold out, and the AXS.com ticket page for that show confirms as much.

For more background on the Roxy Theatre, see our news story about the show announced last week.

Gang of Youths announces new show at historic Roxy Theatre

Gang of Youths surprised us all today with the unexpected announcement of a headlining show on September 21 at the historic Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles.

Public ticket sales will open this Friday, July 19, at 10:00 am PT and can be purchased online at AXS.com. Tickets cost $22 and the show is all ages.

If you’re on the band’s mailing list, a ticket pre-sale is underway right now at that same link — look for the password in the email you should’ve received by now. There’s also a separate pre-sale starting tomorrow (Thursday), presumably for venue/AXS.com members.

The show will take place during what was a brief period of downtime while Gang of Youths is opening for Mumford & Sons. That tour has the band(s) playing in San Francisco on September 19, and then nothing until Guadalajara, Mexico, on September 24.

It’ll be Gang of Youths’ first time performing at the Roxy Theatre. Located on Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles, the venue opened in 1973 and has hosted shows by some of the biggest names in music history. The Roxy is known for its good acoustics — many big-name acts have released performances that were recorded there: Bruce Springsteen, Bob Marley, Guns N’ Roses, Neil Young, Van Morrison and others.