Pulp will return to the stage next year for the first time since their 2011-12 reunion dates. Jarvis Cocker and the band (minus bassist Steve Mackey) will play a string of festival, arena, and stadium shows around the United Kingdom and Ireland. Check out the dates below.
In a press release, Cocker said:
Three months ago, we asked, What exactly do you do for an encore?”
An encore happens when the crowd makes enough noise to bring the band back to the stage
We are playing in the UK & Ireland in 2023
Come along & make some noise
See you there
Cocker announced the reformation in a Q&A with The Guardian earlier this year. The last time Pulp reformed—playing their last concerts in December 2012—Cocker told fans they were not writing new music, though they did team up with LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy for a new recording of old demo “After You.”
Mackey wrote on Instagram, “I’ve decided to continue the work I’m engaged in—music, filmmaking and photography projects,” adding that he wished the band well.
In 2014, the band released a documentary, A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets; Cocker released the memoir Good Pop, Bad Pop this year. In the last couple of years, he has provided music for Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch and, with his his Jarv Is… project, released an album called Beyond the Pale.
Read Pitchfork’s recent rundown of the albums and tracks of the 1990s, along with the Sunday Review of Different Class.
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Pulp: “This Is What We Do for an Encore” 2023 Tour
05-26 Bridlington, England – Bridlington Spa
05-05 Warrington, England – Neighbourhood Weekender
06-09 Dublin, Ireland – St Anne’s Park
07-01 London, England – Finsbury Park
07-07 Glasgow, Scotland – Trnsmt Festival
07-09 Scarborough, England – Open Air Theatre
07-12 Cardiff, Wales – International Arena
07-14 Sheffield, England – Utilita Arena
07-15 Sheffield, England – Utilita Arena
07-21 Suffolk, England – Latitude Festival