With over 72 million streams on Spotify, 1.2 million monthly listeners, and following the release of their most successful album yet, Brisbane’s Cub Sport continue plotting their meteoric rise with five new UK dates confirmed for this October including a show in Whelan’s (Upstairs) on October 12.
The band will also be playing shows in London, Glasgow and Manchester, all of which form part of their current world tour, which has included 44 dates around the world with even more to be announced. Sold out shows in 2019 include London (O’Meara), Bristol, Manchester, LA, Chicago, Auckland, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.
“We’re beyond excited to be bringing the Cub Sport World Tour to the UK! We love the energy our UK fans bring to our shows and we can’t wait to share this new era of Cub Sport with them,” the band said.
The band are still riding high from the success of their recent self-titled album – ‘Cub Sport’. Released in January, it hit Number 1 on the Australian album chart and stayed in the independent album chart for over 12 weeks.
The album won worldwide acclaim, with critics and fans alike praising frontman Tim Nelson’s honest and frank songwriting following what he calls the most transformative year of his life.
Whilst previous album ‘BATS’ chronicled Tim’s coming to terms with and embracing his identity, the new album was the product of Tim activating all the lessons learned during the process.
It was the first body of work released by the band since Tim and Sam Netterfield‘s recent marriage, and delves deep into their experiences of self-discovery, learning self-love, being ‘out’, getting married, living their truths, as well as navigating and embracing the complex reality of suddenly being very open with who you are with the world.
The couple spoke to GCN in our Wedding Issue to discuss music, marriage and queerness.
‘Come On Mess Me Up’, one of the band’s biggest songs from their debut album and a firm fan favourite has just been certified Gold. And the band are also fresh from performing on Triple J’s Like A Version, for which their cover of Billie Eilish’s ‘When The Party’s Over’ has been winning praise from fans, and even Billie Eilish herself, who said she’d love to hear the band perform the track live, when recently being interviewed by the station.
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