The Cribs have announced a 10th anniversary tour of their seminal third album Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever. The Jarman trio will be stopping at Bristol’s o2 Academy on the 16th May.
The brilliantly named ‘Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, FOREVER’ tour will be a pissed up celebration of the Wakefield band’s best album’s (don’t message us) 10th birthday, and will see the band play dates in London, Leeds and more.
With such classics as ‘Men’s Needs’, ‘Our Bovine Public’ and ‘I’m a Realist’ almost certainly on the set list, there are very few excuses for not being at there.
Voted NME’s 9th best album of the year at the time, the album is also being reissued on special gold vinyl by Wichita. It’ll be the first time it has ever been available on vinyl.
The band explained why they felt it right to tour the album: “When writing an album, you (not so) secretly hope that 10 years down the line people will still care about it, still listen to it and get something out of it whatever that may be. And so, ultimately we just feel really lucky and honoured to be in a position where this ‘conundrum’ of looking back vs moving forward is even a consideration.
“In short, this isn’t The Cribs indulging ourselves and reliving the past – it’s more just a big THANK YOU to all of you that have been with us throughout the years, and a ‘welcome aboard’ to those who missed it the first time around.”
Get tickets to the show on Friday and listen to the best song from the album (again, don’t message us) ‘Be Safe’ below