“Share the joy, share the anger, bring strobes and earplugs.” Benefits announce lengthy UK tour plus European shows

Benefits' Kingsley Hall
(Image credit: Michael Sreenan)

Benefits have announced an extensive UK tour for October, plus a clutch of dates in mainland Europe. 

The tour will be the first for Kingsley Hall's band since they released their superb debut album, Nails, back in April last year.

Posting on social, the band declare: “We’re touring in October! It’s our first time out since we released our debut album early last year! It’s been AGES! In with the new, on sale FRIDAY 10AM.

“We’re really excited to be going to a fair few places we’ve never been before, bringing the electronic radge to Huddersfield, Lancaster, Aberdeen, Stirling, Preston, Utrecht, Ostend, Margate and Newport for the first time. As well as returning to towns and cities we love like Glasgow, Edinburgh, Boro, Liverpool, Rotterdam, Southampton, Brighton and London.

“It’s going to be epic, please get involved, share the joy, share the anger, bring strobes and earplugs.”

Benefits UK / European tour 2024

Oct 05: Huddersfield The Parrish
Oct 06: Lancaster Kanteena
Oct 07: Glasgow Huge and Pint
Oct 08: Edinburgh Wee Red Bar
Oct 09: Aberdeen Tunnels
Oct 10: Stirling Tolbooth
Oct 11: Middlesborough Play Brew
Oct 12: Liverpool Shipping Forecast
Oct 13: Preston The Ferret
Oct 17: Rotterdam Left of the Dial, Holland 
Oct 18: Utrecht ACU, Holland
Oct 19: Rotterdam Left of the Dial, Holland 
Oct 20: Ostend Cafe de Zwerver, Belgium
Oct 22: Southampton Joiners
Oct 23: Brighton Hope and Ruin
Oct 24: Margate Where Else
Oct 25: London The George Tavern
Oct 26: NEWPORT, Le Pub

Speaking recently to Louder Than War, Hall said, “Our disgust and anger doesn’t disappear because there’s a guy in a red tie not a blue one proudly positioning a couple of butchers aprons next to their podium for the cameras.

“Food banks haven’t disappeared overnight, climate change ain’t stopping, British weapons are still killing innocent people in the name of capitalism and profit (and genocide), we’ve got child poverty levels that would make the Victorians blush, homelessness, the continued – albeit stuttering – rise of the far right, that bloody monarchy still exists, and weirdo Bond villain billionaires continue to run the world... there’s an awful lot to be angry about but, you know, baby steps.”

Paul Brannigan
Contributing Editor, Louder

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Born in the North of Ireland, Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.