Scouting For Girls And Professor Green Play Hull Gig This Week
Also Doves, Idlewild, The Hubbards, Human League and Blancmange will be performing over the weekend at Zebedee’s Yard for Innercitylive.
Doves, Idlewild and The Hubbards are first up at the Hull venue with their gig taking place on Thursday 22nd August.
Scouting For Girls and Professor Green perform on the following night, Friday 23rd August.
Human League and Blancmange will close the weekend on Saturday 24th.
The gigs are being put on by Innercitylive and have become staple shows in Hull. Over the last couple of years, the promoters have had the likes of Happy Mondays, Primal Scream, The Wombats, Chase and Status, UB40, The Stranglers, The Rifles and many more perform at Hull-based events space which is also a carpark when not being hired out.
During their last tour Scouting For Girls played to more people than they’ve ever played to before. They were celebrating ten years since they first released their 2007 self-titled debut, a record that went on to become triple platinum and birthed the generation-bridging anthems of ‘She’s So Lovely’, ‘Elvis Ain’t Dead’ and ‘Heartbeat’. 2017’s accompanying ‘Ten Add Ten’ record bundled that now-classic debut with ten new songs, proving that the band’s joy, energy and ability to write an instantly catchy chorus hadn’t gone anywhere.
“We had such a huge age range across the audience for that tour, from kids to people who’ve grown up listening to us,” explains vocalist Roy Stride. “It was such a lovely feeling. It almost feels like you’re playing to family. It was actually more fun than we’ve ever had before, but I find that with the band. The longer it goes on, the more fun it becomes.”
It was a chance to celebrate the journey they’ve been on, with people who’ve been on it as well. “Every time we do a tour, it’s special because we only do it every two or three years. It’s almost like a reunion, getting back together with a load of old friends.” Scouting For Girls didn’t need to remind people who they were though: they’re a British institution.
Tickets for all the shows are limited now and available from https://www.hullboxoffice.com/