Unknown Mortal Orchestra are celebrating their upcoming double album with a return to the UK, including London, for the first time in four years.
Unknown Mortal Orchestrathe New Zealander’s musical project Nielson Ribbon, have announced a UK tour in 2023 to celebrate the release of a double album due next year. UMO will perform at O2 Academy Brixton May 31, 2022, doors open at 7 p.m.
It will be the first time that Unknown Mortal Orchestra have toured the UK in four years, due to Covid-19 travel guidelines, and the London performance is one of only five scheduled in the country, so buy your tickets now so you don’t miss out .
The announcement comes after the release of a new single from Nielson titled I killed Captain Cookan acoustic piece is told from the perspective of the Hawaiian who killed Captain James Cook. The English explorer was largely responsible for the colonization of Polynesia, which attempted to kidnap the Hawaiian leader Kalaniʻōpuʻu, and eventually met his demise in Hawai’i.
The story was told to Nielson and his brother Kody (both of whom formed one of New Zealand’s top bands, The Mint Chicks) by his mother Deedee Aipolani Nielson, a Kanaka Maoli from Hilo and Miss Aloha Hula 1973. The song is written for her and in homage to her, as she not only appears in the accompanying music video for the new single, but also in the single artwork for I Killed Captain Cook.
New Single Follows Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s 2021 Standalone Singles This lifewhich arrived with a video featuring a puppet created by the famed Daytime Emmy Award-nominated puppeteer and maker Laura Mansand Race of the weekend. This marked their first official single since their complete 2018 makeover. Sex & Food.
How to get tickets to see Unknown Mortal Orchestra in London
Tickets to see Unknown Mortal Orchestra perform at London’s O2 Academy Brixton are on sale now via ticket master.
Full Unknown Mortal Orchestra UK Tour Dates for 2023
- May 30: De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill
- May 31: O2 Academy Brixton, London
- June 15: Albert Hall, Manchester
- June 16: Stylus, Leeds
- June 17: Galvanizers SWG3, Glasgow
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