Reverend And The Makers’ front man Jon McClure has been delighting fans all over the country by playing a series of impromptu gigs at their living rooms.
As a thank you to those who pre-ordered the Reverend And The Makers fourth album, entitled ‘Thirtytwo’, via PledgeMusic’, or bought an early bird ticket for the band’s UK tour that kicks off next February, Jon decided to give something back.
At around 5pm most nights Jon will tweet and post on Facebook that he's about to set off and then ask people to send their proofs of purchase to him. He then picks a person at random, informs them he's on the way and heads to their home.
He has done house gigs in Burnley, Scunthorpe, Hull, Liverpool, Nottingham, Brentwood, Sheffield, Manchester and Leeds with lots more planned.
So far there has been a collapsed wooden floor and a bunch of police vans but on the whole it’s been a blast. You can watch footage HERE
It’s been the biggest opening week for ticket sales in the history of the band with 70% of the UK tour already sold out. More dates have just been added, as well as a special acoustic performance in London on New Years Eve. Details below.
31st December New Years Eve Acoustic set – London, Vibe Bar
22nd February – Coventry, Kasbah
23rd February – Newcastle, Think Tank
6th March – Barrow in Furness, The Nines
To date there has been over 2000 pre orders for ‘Thirtytwo’ four months ahead of release, and three times as in the in the entire time prior to the last album @reverendmakers, which charted in the UK at No.16 in 2012.
To date the pre orders for ‘Thirtytwo’ are running at 200% the level of previous album ('@reverendmakers') sales. Fans can still get involved by pledging HERE
The album will be released on 24th February 2014 on Cooking Vinyl Records. It was produced by James Welsh, Jon McClure andEd Cosens from the band, and Youth (Primal Scream/Depeche Mode/The Verve) and heralds an exciting new sound for the band.
Full Tour Dates
Tuesday 25th – Leeds Metropolitan University
Wednesday 26th – Hull, The Welly Club
Thursday 27th – Birmingham, O2 Academy
Friday 28th – Preston, 53 Degrees
1st Liverpool, O2 Academy
3rd – Dunfermline, PY Molloys
4th – Glasgow, O2 ABC
5th – Manchester, The Ritz
7th – Sheffield, O2 Academy
8th – Nottingham, Rock City
10th – Bristol, Fleece
11th – Brighton, Concorde 2
12th – Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
13th – London, Electric Ballroom
14th – Norwich, Waterfront