Norwich Box Office - UEA LCR and Waterfront tickets

Soft Play

Wednesday 30 October 2024, 6:30pm - 10pm

The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA

Tickets

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£27.50 (General)

**selling fast | last ten tickets**

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PLEASE NOTE: our accessible viewing area is now at full capacity, no more accessible spaces available.

14+ (under 16’s to be accompanied by an adult over 18)

SOFT PLAY are back and delivering banger after banger, their sensitive current single ‘Everything and Nothing’ having recently been premiered by Jack Saunders at Radio 1 - and adding to the anticipation for the July 19th release of their new album ‘HEAVY JELLY’ following the thumping intensity of ‘Act Violently’, ‘Mirror Muscles’ and ‘Punk’s Dead’. The duo’s life-affirming resurgence continues with the confirmation of their ‘HEAVY JELLY’ UK tour this October. 

Their first headline tour in six years, the ‘HEAVY JELLY’ tour is set to ignite venues across the country before culminating with a very special Halloween show at the O2 Academy Brixton - with fancy dress very much encouraged. 

Their select recent gigs – including headline sets 2000trees, Bearded Theory and a rammed sold-out show at the Electric Brixton - have shown that SOFT PLAY have upped the ante following their return, both in terms of raw power and mischievous humour. As Louder Than War’s review of the Brixton show enthused, “Their raucous energy, sardonic humour, and unadulterated punk spirit proved their return is not only welcome but essential.” 

SOFT PLAY are the British punk duo made up of Laurie Vincent and Isaac Holman. After being on hiatus for several years, the band, formerly known as SLAVES, have reignited their partnership under a new moniker, and have been back on the road with The Prodigy marking the band's much anticipated return to the live arena. 

Instead of shying away from discourse following the decision to change their name, latest single ‘Punk’s Dead’ see's the band remould the real life criticism and commentary into a Comments Section frankenstein of pure lyrical mastery. Braced by a cast of friends and fans who contribute vocals to the track’s bridge (including one particularly notable guest), the playful return of serve arrives as a timely reminder of the spirit of humour, joy and community which has always been the cornerstone of the duo’s identity.

Across three UK top ten charting albums, taking root from their 2015 Mercury Prize nominated debut, the duo quickly established themselves as an influential force in the British rock landscape. Their distinctive, unapologetic approach to the genre and kinetic live performances have fortified the band’s avid global fanbase, earning them widespread critical acclaim and coveted festival slots. Along the way, they’ve won the hearts of The Streets’ Mike Skinner, the Beastie Boys Mike D, won multiple NME Awards, had Skepta join them on stage at Radio 1’s Big Weekend, and toured with The Prodigy, Kasabian, Jamie T and Wolf Alice.

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