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Mogwai announce winter UK tour dates

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Mogwai have announced UK shows for winter '22/23.

The Glasgow post-rock quartet will sign off their 2022 with four Scottish shows, including two nights at the Barrowland Ballroom in their hometown, then kick off their 2023 with shows in England and Wales in February.

Stuart Braithwaite's band will play:

2022

Dec 20: Music Hall, Aberdeen
Dec 21: Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Dec 22: Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
Dec 23: Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow

2023

Feb 10: Albert Hall, Manchester
Feb 11: O2 Academy, Leeds
Feb 12: Sage, Gateshead
Feb 14: Rock City, Nottingham
Feb 15: The Forum, Bath
Feb 16: Great Hall, Cardiff
Feb 17: Brighton Dome, Brighton
Feb 18: Corn Exchange, Cambridge
Feb 19: O2 Institute, Birmingham

Band leader Braithwaite is to publish a memoir in September. Spaceships over Glasgow: Mogwai and Misspent Youth (opens in new tab) is due on September 1 via White Rabbit Publishing, and will tell the story of Braithwaite’s childhood through to his career fronting Mogwai.

The book is billed as "a love song to live rock and roll; to the passionate abandon we've all felt in the crowd (and some of us, if lucky enough, from the stage) at a truly incendiary gig. It is also the story of a life lived on the edge; of the high-times and hazardous pit-stops of international touring with a band of misfits and miscreants."

Lee Brackstone of White Rabbit says: “From his early years in thrall to the giants of alternative music like MBV, JAMC and Sonic Youth to improbable sonic misadventures on tour with one of the greatest psychedelic bands of the present day, Mogwai, Stuart Braithwaite’s memoir is a funny and righteous celebration of a life lived on the road and in the studio, dedicated to the pursuit of aural (and occasionally) psychic enlightenment and obliteration.”

The book can be pre-ordered now (opens in new tab).

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. Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.