After more than ten years playing together the band have decided that now is the right time to end, and see the upcoming dates as the perfect way to send off. The band will be playing eleven shows across the UK, beginning in Gateshead on February 27th and ending with a hometown gig at Oxford’s New Theatre on March 12th. The farewell tour plays the Cambridge Junction on March 9th.
Having initially formed in 2005, Stornoway have had an undoubtedly stellar career, full of landmark moments. In November 2009 they became the first unsigned band to appear on Later… With Jools Holland, performing alongside Sting, Jay – Z and Foo Fighters. They signed their record deal with taste making indie label 4AD in Stornoway, also playing a landmark gig on their first visit to the town that gave them their name, in April 2010.