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The Last Dinner Party claim UK Number One for debut album ‘Prelude to Ecstasy’

The band have scored the biggest chart-topping debut by a band in nine years.

By Will Richards

The Last Dinner Party
(Picture: Official Charts)

The Last Dinner Party have scored the UK’s Number One album this week with their debut record Prelude to Ecstasy.

The album has claimed the biggest opening week sales (32,800) for a Number One debut album by a band in nine years, beaten last in 2015 by Years & YearsCommunion.

“fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuckkkkkkkkkk,” The Last Dinner Party tweeted. “we can’t believe Prelude To Ecstasy is the #1 album in the UK!”

Elsewhere in the charts, Noah Kahan’s ‘Stick Season’ has celebrated its sixth week at the top of the singles chart, with Sophie Ellis-Bextor‘s resurgent ‘Murder On The Dancefloor’ remaining at Number Two.

In a five-star review of Prelude to Ecstasy, Rolling Stone UK said: “These winners of Rolling Stone UK’s first ever Rising Star Award have created a record that doesn’t so much deliver on the hype as it smashes through the notion entirely. Come December, you’d be a fool to bet against this becoming a defining album of the year.”

Later this year, The Last Dinner Party will head out on their biggest UK and Ireland headline tour to date.

After tickets went on sale this week, new dates have been added in London, Belfast and Dublin. See the full updated list of shows below.

18 – Belfast, The Telegraph Building
23 – Newcastle, O2 City Hall
24 – Leeds, O2 Academy
25 – Sheffield, Octagon Centre
27 – Norwich, UEA
28 – Lincoln, Engine Shed
29 – Cardiff, Tramshed

1 – Birmingham, O2 Academy
2 – Nottingham, Rock City
4 – Bristol, O2 Academy
5 – Southampton, O2 Guildhall
7 – Dublin, 3Olympia

8 – Dublin, 3Olympia
10 – Glasgow, O2 Academy
11 – Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse
12 – Liverpool, Mountford Hall
14 – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
16 – London, Eventim Apollo

17 – London, Eventim Apollo
19 – London, Eventim Apollo