Andy C reveals ‘XO3.O’ UK club tour
Fresh from selling out the iconic SSE Wembley Arena for a second time and with his new single ‘Ghost (feat. DJ Rae)’ all over national radio and streaming playlists, Andy C, has revealed a special UK club tour ‘XO3.O’ beginning in February 2022. Taking in Edinburgh, Nottingham, Swansea, Manchester, Newcastle, Brighton, Oxford, Cambridge, Leeds, and Sheffield, the ‘XO3.O’ club tour will see Andy take the vibe and atmosphere of his now legendary XOYO residencies in London across the country.
Although he regularly plays the UK alongside his international shows, ‘XO3.O’ is the first official UK tour from Andy C in over 5 years, and since 2015’s ‘All Night’ tour. These intimate shows are in smaller venues so tickets are limited, and mark the next time UK fans can see Andy after this weekend, due to him taking time out for more studio work, and a New Zealand tour in January.
Away from DJ shows, Andy’s currently sporting one of the biggest dance records of the year – ‘Ghost’ (Feat. DJ Rae). A return to the peak time style of ‘Heartbeat Loud’, and his remixes of ‘Get Free’ and ‘Right Here’, ‘Ghost’ features the incredible vocals of DJ Rae. A ‘Hottest Record’ courtesy of Danny Howard on Radio 1, ‘Ghost’ has had support across the station, from specialist to daytime, and at Kiss, Capital and beyond. Elsewhere, the track was featured in Spotify’s NMF playlist, amongst many others, and was premiered by UKF and Your EDM.
‘Ghost’ follows Andy’s summer heater, ‘Boom’, a blast of scorching, underground Drum & Bass with his live show wingman and MC, Tonn Piper. Also premiered by UKF, and with the support of the biggest names in D&B’s global community, ‘Boom’ was the first new music from Andy this year, and has been blasting out across the international festival circuit as post-covid nightlife resumes.
Andy C headlined The SSE Arena, Wembley on 23 October for his second sell-out ‘Andy C All Night Wembley’. This return match, which sold out in just 20 minutes, followed his landmark show in 2018 – the first all-night event to be held at the venue – and which sold out in 3 days. Wembley was again a fitting celebration of Drum & Bass and rave culture, particularly poignant, and a milestone considering the impact of covid-19 on all large scale music events since spring 2020.
‘XO3.O’ UK Club Tour Dates:
Fri 18 Feb 2022 – Bongo Club – Edinburgh
Sat 19 Feb 2022 – The Brickworks – Nottingham
Fri 25 Feb 2022 – Sin City – Swansea
Sat 26 Feb 2022 – Manchester Academy – Manchester
Fri 4 Mar 2022 – World Headquarters Club – Newcastle
Sat 5 Mar 2022 – The Arch – Brighton
Sat 18 Mar 22 – O2 Academy Oxford – Oxford
Sat 19 Mar 2022 – Cambridge Junction – Cambridge
Fri 25 Mar 2022 – O2 Academy Leeds – Leeds
Sat 26 Mar 2022 – Tank – Sheffield
Is it just me or does there seem to be a major city missing from this list? No London date? Could this be leading to a future announcement of another return to XOYO? Given the title of the club tour and the omission of a London date, it has me questioning the likelihood of this!
Fans can sign up for ‘XO3.O’ ticket info via: www.andycxo3o.com