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Yard Act announce five-night residency at Leeds’ Brudenell Social Club

The group will be joined by a host of comedian support acts including Harry Hill and Nish Kumar

By Tom Skinner

Yard Act win over the Liverpool faithful at Sound City (Picture: Jamie Macmillan)
Yard Act perform live, 2022. (Picture: Jamie Macmillan)

Yard Act have announced a five-night hometown residency at the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds – find all the details below.

The Mercury Prize-nominated band are due to return to the beloved independent venue for a run of headline shows on May 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 alongside a cast of comedians who will serve as the support acts.

Harry Hill, Nish Kumar, Rose Matafeo and Lolly Adefope are set to join a “surprise guest act” who will play “their last show before hibernation”, per a press release.

In a statement, Hill said: “Yard Act made me cry – but once I’d got over the fee I jumped at the chance!”

Matafeo added: “Emboldened by mid Glastonbury courage, I approached [Yard Act frontman] James [Smith] in a crowd waiting to see Little Simz to tell him how much I loved Yard Act. Who knew it would pay off this hard! I’m very excited to share the stage with one of my favourite bands.”

Yard Act tweeted: “We’re bringing some friends over to Leeds for one last week long hurrah down [the Brudenell] before we crack on with album 2.”

A ticket pre-sale will go live at 10am GMT this Thursday (March 9) – you can sign up here. Check out the official poster in the announcement post below.

The forthcoming Brudenell residency follows Yard Act’s 2023 UK and Ireland tour, which includes a two-night billing at London’s Troxy. See the full itinerary below, and purchase any remaining tickets here.

April 2023
26 – Vicar Street, Dublin
28 – Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
29 – Albert Hall, Manchester

May 2023
4 – Troxy, London
5 – Troxy, London
8 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
9 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
10 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
11 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
12 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Additionally, Yard Act are scheduled to make appearances at various festivals this summer including Reading & Leeds, Latitude and Boardmasters.

Last summer saw the group release a new spin on their track ‘100% Endurance’ with Elton John. “I can’t believe it,” Smith told Rolling Stone UK of the team-up. “We knew there was a slight chance he might say yeah, but you can’t comprehend it really.”

The original version of the song appears on Yard Act’s debut studio album, 2022’s The Overload.