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Revive Live Tour announces new dates with Charli XCX and Paolo Nutini 

Nutini will play at the Cavern Club as part of the grassroots shows.

By Nick Reilly

Paolo Nutini photographed for a publicity image
Paolo Nutini (Picture: Shamil Tanna)

The National Lottery and the Music Venue Trust (MVT) have announced their return this summer for the Revive Live Tour, which will take in intimate shows from the likes of Charli XCX, Paolo Nutini and Sleaford Mods.

It comes after the campaign was initially launched to provide a significant boost for grassroots venue post-Covid, with initial performances coming from the likes of Wolf Alice and Sam Fender.

Now, it’s been confirmed that the tour will return this summer for a further 200 Revive Live concerts which will occur between June and September. Tickets go on sale tomorrow (June 17) at 10am BST – you can buy yours here.

Paolo Nutini, who is gearing up to release fourth album ‘Last Night In The Bittersweet’, is set to play the legendary Cavern Club in Liverpool on September 12.

Charli XCX will also perform, though a venue and date is yet to be confirmed.

Other confirmed acts include Sleaford Mods, who are set to deliver a homecoming gig at Nottingham’s Chameleon Arts Cafe on July 27.

Speaking about the tour, Sleaford Mods frontman Jason Williamson explained: “Independent venues were the only places we played for the first two years of Sleaford Mods.

“They hold the histories and stories of all the great bands that have passed through so playing at these places isn’t just about your gig, it’s also about experiencing the venue and its particular piece of history.

“Andrew [Fearn] and I met at The Chameleon and played our first gig, and many more after, at The Chameleon. Without it we wouldn’t be where we are now. It encouraged us to never give up and never lied to us. It’s a realism we can’t lose.”

Mark Davyd, CEO of Music Venue Trust, said: “At a time when many people are facing a tough financial situation it’s fantastic that The National Lottery are supporting the return of live music with such a fantastic two-for-one offer on tickets for fans.

“There are some absolutely unmissable and essential one-off events, but most importantly the Revive Live partnership between The National Lottery and Music Venue Trust is once again putting support behind new and emerging artists who need it the most.”