Embrace celebrate the 25th anniversary of their debut album The Good Will Out with a 13-date UK tour in November, playing their seminal album in full, along with their greatest hits.
The tour follows on from the band’s massive sold-out hometown show in front of 6,000 fans at Halifax Piece Hall earlier this month.
Released in 1998, The Good Will Out became one of the fastest selling debut albums by a British artist, certified Gold on day of release and charting at number 1 in the UK album chart. The album achieved Platinum status in the year of release and has gone on to sell over half a million copies in the UK alone.
The album spawned three Top 10 singles, ‘All You Good Good People’, ‘Come Back To What You Know’ and ‘My Weakness Is None Of Your Business’ together with two other Top 40 hits, ‘One Big Family’ and ‘Fireworks’.
Critically acclaimed across the board, NME said of the album “It’s hard to think of any other contemporary group who could match the emotional clarity and wavering romance which pierce the spine of these songs” declaring The Good Will Out “one of the great debut albums of the past decade.
Danny McNamara said of the forthcoming tour, “I can’t believe it’s been 25 years since we released our debut album, but what’s even more amazing is that it still resonates with so many people after all this time. The Piece Hall show was one of the best gigs we’ve ever played, and one of the best nights of my life. It’s going to be amazing to take this show out on the road for the first time, we can’t wait”.
Embrace have scored three No.1 albums and six Top 10 singles in their career to date, selling over two million albums in the process. The band’s eighth studio album ‘How To Be A Person Like Other People’ was released earlier this year and became the band’s eighth Top 10 charting album in succession.
The Good Will Out Tour Dates
THR 2 SHEFFIELD – O2 ACADEMY
FRI 3 SOUTHAMPTON – ENGINE ROOM
SAT 4 CARDIFF – TRAMSHED
MON 6 BRIGHTON – CHALK
THR 9 LEEDS – O2 ACADEMY
FRI 10 NORTHAMPTON – ROADMENDER
SAT 11 BRISTOL – O2 ACADEMY
SUN 12 OXFORD – O2 ACADEMY
TUE 14 GLASGOW – O2 ACADEMY
WED 15 NEWCASTLE – BOILER SHOP
THR 16 BIRMINGHAM – O2 INSTITUTE
FRI 17 LONDON – O2 SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE
SAT 18 MANCHESTER – ACADEMY
Tickets for the tour go on sale next Friday, 28th July at 9am: