STARSAILOR, a band that is made up partially of Warrington musicians and played many of their early gigs in the town, has announced an international tour.

The post-Britpop band will be kicking off their tour with a show at the iconic Parr Hall – with tickets almost sold out already.

They will follow this up with multiple shows across the UK, before finishing in Belgium and The Netherlands.

The tour, kicking off on March 22 next year, will promote their new album ‘Where the Wild Things Are’, releasing the day of the inaugural Warrington gig.

The band will perform at the following venues:

22nd Mar Warrington - Parr Hall (Low Tickets) UK
3rd Apr Birmingham - O2 Institute UK
4th Apr Bristol - O2 Academy UK
5th Apr Edinburgh - Queen’s Hall UK
6th Apr Sunderland - The Fire Station UK
8th Apr Leeds - Brudenell Social Club UK
9th Apr Brighton - Concorde 2 UK
11th Apr Amsterdam - Melkweg OZ Netherlands
12th Apr Brussels - La Madeleine Belgium

Formed in and around Wigan at the start of the millennium and featuring James Walsh (guitar, vocals), James Stelfox (bass), Barry Westhead (keyboards), and Ben Byrne (drums), Starsailor has released five albums to date.

Ben, a former Cardinal Newman student, and James, a former St Oswald's Primary student, are both from Warrington.

A greatest hits compilation entitled, Good Souls: The Greatest Hits surfaced in 2015, featuring all ten of their UK Top Forty singles to date, including their biggest hit, Silence Is Easy, which reached No.9 in 2003.

In October 2005, Starsailor released their third album, On The Outside.

Produced by Rob Schnapf in LA, the album spawned three singles – In The Crossfire, This Time, and Keep Us Together – and led to memorable live performances at Hyde Park Calling and V Festival in 2006, and several dates supporting the Rolling Stones in Europe.

On the new album, Starsailor open with a record of ‘astonishing complexity’: Dead On The Money is described by the band as being “a song about being flat broke but full of hope.

“Like knowing deep down you’re on the right track even though recovery is slow”.

Tickets for the Warrington show are available now.