Let Me Be Clear getting a vinyl reissue next month

This is great freaking news for those of us who have each Gang of Youths album on vinyl, with the exception of the Let Me Be Clear EP.

In honor of that record’s 5-year anniversary, the band is putting out an anniversary reissue soon … on clear vinyl, of course! The band’s official merch shop says it’ll be released in late July/early August. There’s a listing on JB HiFi that says July 30, and that’s the same date I saw on Red Eye Records a few weeks ago. (They had listed the album for pre-order before they were supposed to.)

That JB listing says there were only 500 copies of the original vinyl back in 2016, which explains why it’s been so damn hard to find. This reissue isn’t much better at only 1,000 copies, so get your pre-orders in as quickly as you can!

As soon as mine arrives, all of the vinyl album covers are going in frames on my wall. Can’t wait!

Gang of Youths adds 4 more UK shows this summer

After 16 months of writing stories about postponed and canceled gigs, it sure is nice to write about newly-scheduled gigs … like the four that Gang of Youths announced today!

The gigs are all scheduled for late August and early September, sandwiching the previously announced All Points East and Neighbourhood Weekender festival appearances. Here’s the list of what was just announced:

  • August 28: Trinity Centre, Bristol
  • September 1: Old Market, Brighton
  • September 2: Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
  • September 5: SWG3, Glasgow

No support act has been announced yet.

There’s a ticket presale for GOY mailing list members that starts in just a few hours — 9 am local time in the UK. The general ticket sale starts at 9 am local time this Friday, July 2. Links and everything are on the band’s website.

At the moment, we’ve added these shows to our 2021 Miscellaneous Shows page; it doesn’t quite seem like a formal UK tour just yet, but we’ll move things around as needed.

Mad Cool Festival Update

In semi-related news, we missed this whenever it was officially announced, but anyway … Gang of Youths appearance at the 2021 Mad Cool Festival in Spain won’t happen next month, because the festival was canceled for this year.

But, the band is listed on the 2022 Mad Cool lineup and they’re scheduled to perform on Saturday, July 9.