Yard Act have announced a five night residency at the Brudenell Social Club in their hometown of Leeds. The shows in May will see them supported by stand-up comedians, including Harry Hill, Nish Kumar, Rose Matafeo and Lolly Adefope.
“Yard Act is all about entertainment”, says frontman James Smith. “To be truly entertained, audiences need variety in their lives. Who needs to see more bands supporting more bands? Boring! Superstar stand-ups started showing up at shows last year. We made some friends. Why not bring them all to Leeds to hang out and create a week we’ll never forget? We couldn’t believe they all said yes, but they did. Honestly!”
Confirming some of that, Matafeo adds: “Emboldened by mid-Glastonbury courage, I approached James 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”.
Harry Hill also notes: “Yard Act made me cry – but once I’d got over the fee I jumped at the chance!”
Tickets for the shows will go on general sale on 10 Mar – including a gig on 8 May with a “secret special guest”. Who could that be? Well, Jethro died, didn’t he? So I’m all out of ideas. Book tickets and allow the wonder of anticipation to carry you.
Funny support for the other shows will come from the following…
9 May: Kish Kumar
10 May: Lolly Adefope
11 May: Harry Hill
12 May: Rose Matafeo