STARSAILOR will support fellow 1990s indie stars Embrace at two massive shows early next year.

Following on from the band’s sold-out hometown show at the 6,000 capacity Halifax Piece Hall last month and their sold out London Alexandra Palace gigs in December, Embrace will be bringing their special Songs from The Good Will Out and Out Of Nothing show to Manchester and Leeds in 2020.

The band will be celebrating their two most successful albums to date playing songs exclusively from the albums on March 6 at O2 Victoria Warehouse Manchester and March 14 at Leeds First Direct Arena.

Formed in 2000, Starsailor have racked up 10 top 40 hits including Alcoholic, Lullaby and Silence Is Easy.

After taking a break in 2009, the four-piece, featuring Warrington’s Ben Byrne and James ‘Stel’ Stelfox, reformed in 2014 and in 2017, they released All This Life, their first album in eight years

Danny McNamara, from Embrace, said: “Our Halifax gig was really special, such a magical day, but this show has the potential to be even more special.

“It’s a chance to play some live favourites that we haven’t played for a long time, alongside all our biggest hits.”

1998’s debut album The Good Will Out became one of the fastest selling debut albums by any British artist at the time, certified Gold on the day of release and going on to sell more than half a million copies in the UK alone.

The album spawned three Top 10 singles including, All You Good Good People, Come Back To What You Know and My Weakness Is None Of Your Business, together with two other Top 40 hits, One Big Family and Fireworks.

The NME at the time declared the album, ‘One of the great debut albums of the past decade’.

  •  Tickets for the March 2020 Manchester and Leeds go on sale at 9am on Friday.

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