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IDLES’ Joe Talbot announces UK Q&A tour with Alan McGee

The IDLES frontman and Creation Records founder will sit down for a series of chats this winter

By Nick Reilly

Joe Talbot of Idles
Joe Talbot of Idles (Picture: Press)

IDLES frontman Joe Talbot has announced details of three Q&A evenings across the UK later this year, hosted by Creation Records legend Alan McGee.

McGee will lead a series of intimate chats between Talbot and his fans at a selection of shows across November and December.

They will take off at Leicester’s Y Theatre on November 19 before heading to The Foundry in Sheffield and finally concluding up with a pair of matinee and evening London shows on December 4.

Tickets for the Leicester show can be purchased here, Sheffield here, and London (matinee/evening) here.

The announcement comes as IDLES prepare to release their fourth album in four years, ‘CRAWLER’.

Set for release on November 12, IDLES’ fourth studio effort was announced alongside lead single ‘The Beachland Ballroom’. The album was co-produced by Kenny Beats and IDLES guitarist Mark Bowen.

 They will also kick off 2022 with a run of sold-out UK and Ireland shows in January and February, including a four-night run at the O2 Academy Brixton in London.

You can see their tour dates in full below.


16 – O2 Academy Brixton, London
17 – O2 Academy Brixton, London
18 – O2 Academy Brixton, London
19 – O2 Academy Brixton, London
21 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
22 – O2 Academy, Birmingham
24 – Vicar Street, Dublin
25 – Vicar Street, Dublin
26 – Vicar Street, Dublin
28 – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
29 – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
30 – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester


1 – O2 Academy, Sheffield
2 – O2 City Hall, Newcastle
3 – Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
4 – Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
5 – Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow