By John Hayhurst
By November 2, 2022 November 5th, 2022 Hull, Leeds, Manchester, News

Cult American alt-rock bands SOUL ASYLUM and EVERCLEAR are heading out on tour across the UK starting next week.

Kicking off in Southampton on 8th November, the run of live dates will see a stop in Leeds on Wednesday 9th before continuing on to Manchester, Hull, Nottingham, Bristol and Birmingham.

Last time SOUL ASYLUM were due to play Leeds was on March 20th 1994 but they pulled out on the day of the show, here’s hoping they will make a blistering long overdue return to the city. Soundsphere Magazine will be there on the night to capture the live sights and sounds of this superb band.

Since the ‘80s Soul Asylum have been one of the most inspiring and hardworking bands in the rock scene, known for their raucous but emphatic combination of punk energy, guitar-fueled firepower and songs that range from aggressive to heartfelt.

The Grammy award-winning and multi-platinum selling band started out as Minneapolis’ punk younger brothers to the Replacements and Husker Dü, before releasing their breakthrough album ‘Grave Dancer’s Union’ in 1992. With twelve albums, live compilations and a Greatest Hits collection under their belts, Soul Asylum released ‘Hurry Up And Wait’ in 2020 to both fan and critical acclaim worldwide, landing the band their highest Billboard Chart position since 1995. Heading into this year and beyond with more touring and recording on the horizon, the band are refreshed and ready to embrace whatever comes next.

Marking their 30th anniversary as a band this year, Everclear have kicked things up a notch in 2022 as they celebrate the major milestone amidst a career already filled with huge achievements. After forming in Portland in 1992, Everclear released their full-length debut ‘World of Noise’ a year later.

Amassing a range of fan favourite hits with the likes of “Santa Monica” and “Father Of Mine”, Everclear have sold over 6 million records, achieved four gold or platinum albums, and twelve Top 40 Singles alongside a 1998 Grammy nomination.

Releasing their most recent album ‘Black Is The New Black’ in 2015, Everclear don’t plan on slowing down any time soon. With the upcoming UK run capping-off nearly a full year spent touring, the band will be celebrating their enduring legacy and ongoing appeal as a live band.

Two seminal rock bands of the US scene, catch them at these dates and venues as follows:

Soul Asylum and Everclear UK Tour 2022


08 – The 1865, Southampton

09 – Old Woollen, Leeds

11 – O2 Ritz, Manchester

13 – Asylum, Hull

14 – Rock City, Nottingham

15 – Marble Factory, Bristol

16 – The Mill, Birmingham

Tickets are on sale here: