Sports Team announce 2022 ‘UK, IE, USA Friendship Tour’


Britain’s most exciting breakthrough band of recent years, Sports Team today announce a huge run of live dates across September and October 2022, taking in 17 shows across the US, before returning to the UK for an 11 date headline tour of the UK and Ireland. Tickets for the ‘UK, IE, USA Friendship’ tour will be available on general sale this coming Friday 17th June. Fans can pre-order Sports Team’s new album Gulp! via for access to a limited number of presale tickets, which will be on sale from 10am on Wednesday 15th June.

Following a sold out show at London’s Brixton Academy last year, the UK leg will see the band this year stop at London’s Roundhouse for a special show with ‘friends’, with more to be announced on this in the coming months. Sports Team’s vivid vignettes of modern Britain and inspections of the follies, foibles and frustrations of youth have earned them an impassioned fanbase, a real community who come together at the band’s infamously electrifying live shows.

Pre-order Gulp! for access to pre-sale UK, IE & USA Friendship Tour tickets

New album Gulp!, out this summer, houses Sports Team’s most assured and invigorating work to date, and is available to pre-order now on vinyl, CD & cassette from the band’s webstore. Gulp! follows Sports Team’s 2020 Mercury Prize nominated debut album Deep Down Happy, which charted at #2 in the UK’s Official Charts, achieving the biggest vinyl sales for a debut British artist in 2020..


The Game
The Drop
Cool It Kid
R Entertainment
Kool Aid
Getting Better
Fingers (Taken Off)
Light Industry

Sports Team are Alex Rice (lead vocals), Rob Knaggs (rhythm guitar + vocals), Henry Young (lead guitar), Oli Dewdney (bass), Al Greenwood (drums) and Ben Mack (keyboard + percussion). Formed in 2016, the band released two EPs Winter Nets and Keep Walking! before sharing their debut album Deep Down Happy in June 2020 to widespread critical acclaim, praised by The Times for their “indomitable spirit and a refusal to take things too seriously” and The Guardian for their “sharply observational lyrics skewering the mores of suburbia”.

Sports Team 2022 tour dates
16/06 – Bergenfest, Norway
17/06 – Piknik I Parken, Oslo
26/06 – Glastonbury Festival, Pilton
01/07 – Castlefield Bowl, Manchester (w/The Libertines)
02/07 – Vida Festival, Barcelona
06/07 – Mad Cool Festival, Madrid
07/07 – Soho House Festival, Gunnersbury Park
09/07 – Soho House Festival, Gunnersbury Park
14/07 – Super Bock Super Rock, Lisbon
16/07 – Zwarte Cross, De Shans
23/07 – Truck Festival, Steventon
24/07 – Tramlines Festival, Sheffield
29/07 – Y Not Festival, Matlock
30/07 – Kendall Calling, Lowther
31/07 – Over The Bridge, Edinburgh
05/08 – The Great Hall, Cardiff (w/The Libertines)
06/08 – Valley Fest, Somerset
11/08 – Haldern Pop, Haldern
27/08 – Victorious Festival, Portsmouth
09/08 – LKC Festival Bilbao
10/09 – Andalucia Festival, Malaga
16/09 – Masquerade, Atlanta
17/09 – Richmond Music Hall, Richmond
18/09 – Songbyrd, Washington
20/09 – Middle East – Upstairs, Cambridge
21/09 – Mercury Lounge, New York
22/09 – Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia
24/09 – Hard Luck Bar, Toronto
25/09 – El Club, Detroit
26/09 – Schubas, Chicago
28/09 – 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis
30/09 – Ponyboy, Oklahoma City
01/10 – Empire Control Rooms, Austin
02/10 – House Of Blues, Dallas
04/10 – Valley Bar, Phoenix
06/10 – The Observatory, Santa Ana
07/10 – The Echo, Los Angeles
08/10 – Bottom Of The Hill, San Francisco
11/10 – O2 Academy, Leeds
12/10 – Barrowlands Ballroom, Glasgow
13/10 – O2 Academy, Birmingham
14/10 – Academy, Manchester
16/10 – Rock City, Nottingham
17/10 – O2 Guildhall, Southampton
19/10 – O2 Academy, Bristol
20/10 – UEA, Norwich
21/10 – Roundhouse, London
24/10 – Limelight 2, Belfast
25/10 – The Academy, Dublin
04/11 – Exil Club, Switzerland
06/11 – Chelsea Club, Vienna
08/11 – Cafe V Lese, Prague
09/11 – Privatclub, Berlin
11/11 – Loppen, Copenhagen
13/11 – Bar Brooklyn, Stockholm
14/11 – Parkteatret, Oslo
16/11 – Molotow, Hamburg
18/11 – Tivoliredenburg, Utrecht
20/11 – Botanique, Brussels
21/11 – La Boulenoire, Paris

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