News Mon 23 Jul 2018

Gaz Coombes Announces October 2018 UK Tour Dates

Gaz Coombes Announces October 2018 UK Tour Dates

Following a series of sold out shows in May, Gaz Coombes has announced more UK tour dates for October. He and his band will play:


Thu 18th          Brighton, Concorde 2

Mon 22nd        Hull, the Welly Club

Tue 23rd          Edinburgh, the Liquid Room

Wed 24th         Newcastle, Riverside

Sat 27th           Sheffield Foundry

Sun 28th          Nottingham, Rescue Rooms


Tickets are available from 9am on Friday 22nd from


Gaz and band recently played live on Later… with Jools Holland. The show is available to watch on the iPlayer now – or watch Deep Pockets from the Later… live broadcast here. Wounded Egos - the third track from Gaz’s hugely acclaimed album World’s Strongest Man - is online now. A video for the track has been made from footage shot on and around Gaz’s recent run of UK dates by a crack team of crew, mates, band members and managers.


Selected praise for World’s Strongest Man:

“His most perceptive, satisfying work yet” NPR

“His best album yet” The Sun 4.5*

“Continuing proof that Gaz Coombes’ best work is happening in the here and now” Mojo 4*

"Each track feels completely different from the next, without ever feeling fractured, or out of sorts.... it's nothing short of excellent" The Independent 4*

“As has been the case with both Matador and his debut solo album Here Come the Bombs, the magic of World’s Strongest Man lies in its details, the things that don’t reveal themselves until you’re listening to the album loudly for the third, fourth, fifth time. Whether he’s the world’s strongest man or not, Gaz Coombes is still one of Britain’s strongest – and perhaps underrated – songwriters” The Arts Desk 4*

“Olympian” Q 4*

“A timely deconstruction of masculinity for the #metoo era, World’s Strongest Man is a stunning platform for his skills” The Mirror 4*

“A haunted past, slightly nerve-inducing future, easily recognisable fears and hard to fathom, ambigious ones… Coombes can handle it all” Record Collector 4*

“A veritable melting pot of genre-bending songs… an adventurous and exciting record” Loud & Quiet

“Here’s an album by a male songwriter who feels deeply affected by the conversations happening around men and masculinity right now in light of #MeToo, Time’s Up and gender inequality in all its forms. Gaz Coombes isn’t congratulating himself on having these thoughts, he’s just trying to be more like the man he wants himself and other men to be. There’s room for a lot more of those” NME 4*

“Refined… intriguing… fierce… this rooster’s definitely mansize now” Classic Pop 4*

“Bold, brisk, rather beautiful” Uncut 8/10

“This is a dazzling thrill ride worth taking over and over…you’ll want to listen to World’s Strongest Man again and again” Mother Jones