Alias Kid announce UK tour – including Edinburgh gig

With a series of incendiary support slots with the Happy Mondays and Black Grape and a burgeoning fanbase to their name, 2016 looks bright for Alias Kid as they get set to embark on a first major headline tour of the UK that brings them to Edinburgh in April.

Signed by music mogul Alan McGee in 2013 (Oasis, Primal Scream, Super Furry Animals), one of the gutsiest rock ‘n’ roll outfits to emerge from Manchester in recent years continue to show they have what it takes as they set their sights on a run of UK dates all their own this Spring.

Kicking off proceedings in Chesterfield Victoria Inn on  March 4, the five-piece will take in a total of 11 shows in all, including a visit to Edinburgh’s The Biscuit Factory on April 2.

“We went all over the place last year playing festivals, overseas shows and supporting loads of big bands,” says Maz Behdjet of Alias Kid. “This is our first UK headline tour and we can’t wait to get on the road. The support we get around the country is amazing.”

Releasing their riotous debut album, Revolt to Revolt, in May of last year, Alias Kid were met with adulation by the critics as they announced themselves to the world with the long-player.

Throughout 2015, Alias Kid continued to gig relentlessly in pursuit of their now fearsome live reputation.

Upping the ante and the octane with each show, Alias Kid played stripe-earning sets at major festivals including Wickerman, Standon Calling and Isle of Wight, plus a wealth of sold out shows in their native Manchester, acclaimed international dates and more.

Having scored an early fan in fellow Mancunian and Monday’s main man Shaun Ryder, the band got a taste of bigger things to come, as they were invited to see out the year with a series of massive UK shows in support of Happy Monday and Black Grape.

Alias Kid tour dates:

04 Mar 2016 – The Victoria Inn, Chesterfield

05 Mar 2016 – The Platform, Lincoln

12 Mar 2016 – Spread Eagle, York

18 Mar 2016 – The Garage, London

19 Mar 2016 – The Joiners, Southampton

01 Apr 2016 – Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow

02 Apr 2016 – The Biscuit Factory, Edinburgh

08 Apr 2016 – The Cluny, Newcastle

22 Apr 2016 – Abacus, Scunthorpe

23 Apr 2016 – O2 Academy Leicester

30 Apr 2016 – Club Academy, Manchester
(w/ Sixty Minute Man + RedStar)

Tickets for all dates on the Alias Kid UK tour can be purchased at: https://www.aliaskid.co.uk/