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- May 12May12Find ticketsWed 19:00Manchester Gorilla - ManchesterArlo Parks - Collapsed In Sunbeams Tour
- May 18May18Find ticketsTue 19:00The Mash House - EdinburghArlo Parks - Collapsed In Sunbeams Tour
- May 19May19Wed 19:00Saint Luke's - GlasgowArlo ParksOn partner siteFind tickets Saint Luke's - GlasgowArlo ParksMay 19 19:00Find ticketsOn partner site
- May 19May19Find ticketsWed 19:00Saint Luke's - GlasgowArlo Parks - Collapsed In Sunbeams Tour
- May 21May21Find ticketsFri 19:00Chalk, Brighton - BrightonArlo Parks - Collapsed In Sunbeams Tour
- May 25May25Find ticketsTue 19:00Hare and Hounds - BirminghamArlo Parks - Collapsed In Sunbeams Tour
- May 26May26Find ticketsWed 19:00Leeds Belgrave Music Hall - LeedsArlo Parks - Collapsed In Sunbeams Tour
- May 29May29Find ticketsSat 19:00Nottingham Rescue Rooms - NottinghamArlo Parks - Collapsed In Sunbeams Tour
- May 30May30Find ticketsSun 19:00Thekla - BristolArlo Parks - Collapsed In Sunbeams Tour
- Jun 02Jun02Find ticketsWed 19:00Village Underground - LondonArlo Parks - Collapsed In Sunbeams Tour
- Jun 03Jun03Find ticketsThu 19:30Village Underground - LondonArlo Parks - Collapsed In Sunbeams Tour
- Aug 17Aug17Find ticketsTue 19:00O2 Academy2 Oxford - OxfordTruck Store - Arlo ParksLimited Availability
- Nov 03Nov03Find ticketsWed 19:00O2 Shepherds Bush Empire - LondonArlo ParksLimited Availability
- Nov 04Nov04Find ticketsThu 19:00O2 Shepherds Bush Empire - LondonArlo ParksLimited Availability
- Nov 09Nov09Find ticketsTue 19:30Manchester Academy 2 - ManchesterArlo ParksLimited Availability
- Aug 03Aug03Find ticketsTue 19:00Arts Club - LiverpoolArlo Parks
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The poetic voice of Generation Z
A child of mixed Nigerian, Chadian and French heritage, Arlo Parks grew up in South West London. Struggling with her identity, she turned to the world of storytelling. Parks found inspiration in poems by Allen Ginsberg and Nayyirah Waheed, novels by Sylvia Plath and Haruki Murakami, and a huge array of songs by everyone from Otis Redding and King Krule to Loyle Carner and David Bowie.
By the age of 17, she’d figured out she was bisexual and created an album’s worth of material. A year later, in November 2018, she made her music debut by releasing Cola, a confessional track about both feeling bitter and missing a cheating lover.
Parks’ first EP Super Sad Generation came out in early 2019 and incorporated her poetic lyrics with elements of pop, soul, jazz and hip hop. That summer she performed at festivals including The Great Escape, Glastonbury (on the BBC Music Introducing stage) and Latitude. Her follow-up EP Sophie arrived in December and saw her receive critical acclaim for the title track as well as for Angel’s Song and Second Guessing.
Parks was longlisted as a breakthrough act in the 2020 BBC Sound Of music poll. Jack Saunders of BBC Radio 1 called her “a voice of our generation”, while i-D magazine said that “hers is a brand of confessional pop that feels both personal and universal”.
Not only has 2020 seen Parks release tracks like Eugene, Black Dog and Hurt, but she also provided vocals for Glass Animals’ single Tangerine and Fraser T. Smith’s track Strangers In The Night. In autumn, she revealed the arrival of her debut studio album Collapsed In Sunbeams on 29 January 2021.
“My album is a series of vignettes and intimate portraits surrounding my adolescence and the people that shaped it,” said Parks. “It is rooted in storytelling and nostalgia – I want it to feel both universal and hyper specific.”
In October 2020, Parks released the single Green Eyes with backing vocals and guitar from Clairo as well as an accompanying video directed by Louis Bhose. She also confirmed a UK tour to support Collapsed In Sunbeams for May and June 2021 – plus Parks added three new tour dates in Bristol, London and Manchester for November 2021.
Arlo Parks’ 2021 tour dates
- 12 May 2021 – Gorilla, Manchester
- 18 May 2021 – Mash House, Edinburgh
- 19 May 2021 – St Luke’s, Glasgow
- 21 May 2021 – Chalk, Brighton
- 25 May 2021 – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
- 26 May 2021 – Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds
- 29 May 2021 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
- 30 May 2021 – Thekla, Bristol
- 2 June 2021 – Village Underground, London
- 1 November 2021 – SWX, Bristol
- 3 November 2021 – O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London (new date added)
- 4 November 2021 – O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
- 9 November 2021 – Manchester Academy
Arlo Parks adds another London date
The incredibly talented artist will perform a second show at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire on 3 November 2021 due to phenomenal demand.
Arlo Parks announces three new dates in November 2021
In support of her new album, Collapsed In Sunbeams, she'll play shows at Bristol's SWX, London's O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire and Manchester Academy, which will mark her biggest shows to date.
Arlo Parks has announced a headline tour in support of her debut full-length album Collapsed In Sunbeams from 12 May – 2 June 2021 as well as three winter tour dates from 1 – 9 November 2021.
Arlo Park's headline tour is stopping in the following cities in 2021:
Tickets for all Arlo Parks' tour dates in November 2021 are on sale now.