The Cribs have announced details of a special UK anniversary tour to celebrate 10 years of their album ‘Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever’.
The Wakefield trio’s critically-acclaimed third album was released May 2007 including brilliant tracks such, ‘I’m A Realist’, ‘Our Bovine Public’ and ‘Moving Pictures’ and of course Men’s Needs. Discussing the tour, the band cited:
“Once upon a time, the idea of embarking on a tour focusing on a specific period of the past would’ve been met with a resounding ‘Hell no!’, Even after 15 years of the ups and downs involved with being in a punk rock band, we still like to think, as most artists do, that we are moving forward and hopefully retain the same enthusiasm and motivations that we had when starting out as kids in our teens and early 20’s. BUT, having said that – when this opportunity was offered to us it just seemed like too much *fun* to pass up…our last-minute ‘old skool’ show in London last summer was off the hook…so we threw it out to the people that know us best – you guys, ‘the fans’ if you will, and the response was really inspiring – not to mention humbling. SO we decided, why not? Let’s go for it. When writing an album, you (not so) secretly hope that 10 years down the line people will still care about it, still listen to it and get something out of it whatever that may be. And so, ultimately we just feel really lucky and honoured to be in a position where this ‘conundrum’ of looking back vs moving forward is even a consideration. In short, this isn’t The Cribs indulging ourselves and reliving the past – it’s more just a big THANK YOU to all of you that have been with us throughout the years, and a ‘welcome aboard’ to those who missed it the first time around. See you in may.
With eternal gratitude
The Cribs xxx”
The Cribs’ full upcoming UK ‘Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Forever’ tour dates are below. Tickets are on general sale from 9am on Friday 10 February.