Best Coast Announce UK June Tour & Confirm Spring Album Release

February 10, 2012 by  

Best Coast are due to hit the UK shores this summer, with five dates confirmed for June 2012. The band’s been fleshed out into a four-piece, with Rafe Mandel and Brett Mielke joining Bethany Costentino and Bobb Bruno’s core duo.

Their as-yet-unnamed forthcoming album is also due out this year, with a projected springtime release on Wichita Recordings in the UK (and on Mexican Summer in the US). Bethany spoke to Rolling Stone about the new LP, stressing that it’s set to be quite the departure from much love-sick and joyfully angsty ‘Crazy For You’.

” ‘Crazy for You’ was very much about boy problems, but I’m no longer going ‘Waaaah, my boyfriend doesn’t like me.’ Now it’s more, ‘Oh shit, life is real’ “, she says of the new record. Her voice is set to take centre-stage more on this offering, and production is being handled by Jon Brion (of Montreal, Kanye West, Fiona Apple).

Tour details are as below, and tickets are released on Monday 13th February at 10am.

16 June – Glasgow ABC 2 (tickets)
17 June – Manchester HMV Ritz (tickets)
18 June – Birmingham Academy (tickets)
20 June – London Shepherd’s Bush Empire
21 June – Brighton Coalition (tickets)
22 June – Isle of Wight Festival – The Garden Stage


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