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George Ward
George Ward

Freelance journalist based in Bristol. Can be found at the Grain Barge, Rough Trade or in his tiny basement bedroom writing for CLUNK.

After the release of their fantastic new album ‘V’ , indie pop veterans Unknown Mortal Orchestra have added more UK and North American dates to their tour

Unknown Mortal Orchestra are as strong as ever. With the release of their new album ‘V’ being extremely well received, a performance on the legendary NPR Tiny Desk and a European/North American tour, the band are booked and busy.

Now, following two sold out shows at The Troxy, London, the band are heading to Europe for a run of shows across the continent. They will be heading to the UK later this month with more dates announced below. 

As well as several headline shows, UMO will be headlining the always excellently curated End Of The Road Festival, alongside King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Wilco and Future Islands. And, as if this wasn’t enough, they have now been confirmed to play the Park Stage at Glastonbury 2023. 

As our own James Mellen described, “It’s hard to discuss modern psychedelia without the mention of Unknown Mortal Orchestra”. Their sound is unmatched on the scene and, if you’re in need of any more convincing, their Tiny Desk Concert should do the trick. 

Watch the performance here: 

Catch Unknown Mortal Orchestra at the following: 


Zakk, Düsseldorf – 3rd June

Metropol, Berlin – 4th June

Under Bron, Stockholm – 7th June

Syd For Solen, Frederiksberg, Denmark – 8th June

Best Kept Secret, Hilvarenbeek – 9th June

ELBJAZZ Festival, Hamburg – 10th June

La Cigale, Paris – 12th June

Albert Hall, Manchester – 15th June

Stylus, Leeds – 16th June

Galvanizers Yard, Glasgow – 17th June

Boiler Shop, Newcastle – 19th June

Content, Liverpool – 20th June

O2 Academy, Bristol – 21st June

Glastonbury Festival – 23rd June

1865, Southampton – 29th August

Cambridge Corn Exchange, Cambridge – 30th August

End Of The Road Festival, Larmer Tree Gardens – 31st August – 3rd September

Electric Picnic, Co. Laois – 1st September – 3rd September

Limelight, Belfast – 3rd September

North America:

Brooklyn Bowl, Nashville, TN (w/ Amulets) – 16th October

The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC (w/ Amulets) – 17th October

The Eastern, Atlanta, GA (w/ Amulets) – 19th October

The Beacham, Orlando, FL (w/ Amulets) – 20th October

Ill Points, Miami, FL – 20th October – 21st October

Jannus Live, St. Petersburg, FL (w/ Amulets) – 22nd October

Civic Theatre, New Orleans, LA (w/ Amulets) – 25th October

White Oak Music Hall, Houston, TX (w/ Amulets) – 26th October

TBA, Austin, TX – 27th October

The Factory In Deep Ellum, Dallas, TX (w/ Amulets) – 28th October

Lowbrow Palace, El Paso, TX (w/ Amulets) – 30th October

El Rey Theater, Albuquerque, NM (w/ Amulets) – 31st October

Rialto Theatre, Tucson, AZ (w/ Amulets) – 1st November