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On October 18th 2020, mere days after new Covid-19 restrictions kicked in, ZELA tweeted, “WE. WANT. TO. TOUR.”

Fired off from what was surely a soldier of an iPhone – a tequila-splashed, screen-cracked hero forged in countless nights of sweaty ecstasy by the side of the North East’s premier brat-pop siblings – the demand was finally, thankfully, acquiesced to and here we stand on the cusp of the electrifying band’s first ever UK headline tour.

Unstoppable since the pandemic got out of their way, ZELA remain a riot on stage and off. Leaving a trail of scorched earth behind them with indelible performances at Lindisfarne Festival, Generator Live and Stockton Calling, 2022 also saw the duo deliver a floor-melter of a homecoming gig at The Cluny, where they’ll return for their headline show on Saturday 1st October, pitching up at Twisterella in Middlesbrough the following week on Saturday 8th.

With their live experience hailed as exhilarating and unapologetic, this is a band with style AND substance, the smouldering, vinyl-wrapped iconoclast Liv and her brooding, impeccably-coiffed brother Max offering a show like no other.

Loaded with new songs alongside an ecstatic, frenetic back catalogue, the tour promises dark and imaginative attitude-laced alt. electronic pop and earworms to burn.

ZELA play The Cluny, Newcastle on Saturday 1st and Twisterella Festival, Middlesbrough on Saturday 8th October.


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