The dust has barely settled on As It Is’ biggest UK headline tour to date, it only concluded at the start of the month. However, here we are with a new tour to look forward to. This time the Brighton quartet are visiting some seriously intimate venues in some less than usual places.
Speaking of The Intimate Depression Tour As It Is explained, “In 2018 we completed 2 UK headline tours, during both of which we marked off career biggest headline shows. It’s been an incredible and deeply moving experience to see how much our band has grown and how deep a connection we have forged with our amazing fans, in cities like London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and Glasgow.”
Expanding they said “But we figured it was about time we showed the rest of the UK some love and took it back to the kind of small rooms where we first cut our teeth years ago… and so The Intimate Depression Tour was born. We cannot wait to visit some corners of the country we’ve never been to before, and to figure out how to rewire our big show for these small rooms!! It’s going to be a lot of fun!”
Having seen As It Is’ incredible performance on their recent tour, it is clear these shows while providing a downsizing puzzler for, Patty Walters, Patrick Foley, Benjamin Langford-Biss and Alistair Testo. However that effort will be rewarded as they are bound to something special, for everyone attending, with such an up close and personal show.
Taking a look at the venues and their locations, it is clear As It Is were thoughtful about where they are taking themselves as, there are some unusual ports of call on this tour. Two of the most unique and smallest venues are a bar on the beach called The Watering Hall in Perranporth on the north coast of Cornwall. It has a maximum capacity of about 100. While Bridgend’s Hobos, based in a Welsh town some 20 miles outside of Swansea, boasts room for around 150. Plus, As It Is will be playing in not one but two Old Fire Station in Carlisle and Bournemouth.
As It Is – The Intimate Depression Tour 2019 is as follows:
Tuesday 26 February Bournemouth Old Fire Station
Wednesday 27 February Exeter Cavern
Thursday 28 February Perranporth The Watering Hole
Friday 1 March Bath Moles
Saturday 2 March Bridgend Hobos
Monday 4 March Belfast Oh Yeah Centre
Tuesday 5 March Dublin Green Room
Thursday 7 March Liverpool Arts Club Loft
Friday 8 March Carlisle Old Fire Station
Saturday 9 March Aberdeen Tunnels
Monday 11 March Stoke On Trent Sugarmill
Tuesday 12 March Colchester Arts Centre
Thursday 14 March Leicester Academy 2
Friday 15 March Brighton Concorde 2