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Bombay Bicycle Club share new Chaka Khan collaboration ‘Tekken 2’

The band have also confirmed a 2024 UK and Ireland tour.

By Will Richards

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Bombay Bicycle Club (Picture: Tom Oxley)

Bombay Bicycle Club have collaborated with Chaka Khan on a brand new song – listen to ‘Tekken 2’ below.

The band are releasing new album My Big Day next week (October 20) via AWAL, which is the follow-up to 2020’s Everything Else Has Gone Wrong and features further collaborations with Damon AlbarnNilüfer Yanya and Holly Humberstone.

Of the surprise collaboration with Khan, the band’s vocalist Jack Steadman said: “‘It has been a pretty crazy journey, from sitting on my sofa messing around with a keyboard and drum machine to sitting across from Chaka Khan in a fancy L.A. studio giving her singing directions.

“Chaka was an absolute superstar and the whole experience was so positive. I think the song reflects that – it’s about coming together, putting any bad thoughts aside and just enjoying the moment.”

Khan added: “After Jack invited me and then sent the song, I loved it, the ethereal part drew me in. The band has such innovative and passionate energy, truly great musicians. Absolute vibes.”

Bombay Bicycle Club have also detailed a UK and Ireland headline tour for 2024. See the dates below and find ticket details here.

29 – The Telegraph Building, Belfast
30 – 3Olympia Theatre, Dublin

2 – O2 Academy, Birmingham
3 – Centre, Brighton
5 – Beacon, Bristol
6 – Rock City, Nottingham
8 – O2 Academy, Sheffield
9 – The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA, Norwich
10 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
12 – Barrowland, Glasgow
15 – O2 City Hall, Newcastle
16 – O2 Apollo, Manchester
18 – Great Hall, Cardiff

JULY 2024
12 – Alexandra Palace Park, London