The War On Drugs bring 2023 European tour to The Piece Hall

The War On Drugs are bringing their eagerly awaited 2023 European Tour to The Piece Hall, Halifax.

The Grammy Award winners head to Yorkshire on Wednesday June 21 for what promises to be an incredible headline show in The Piece Hall’s iconic open-air courtyard.

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday November 11 via

The War on Drugs have steadily emerged as one of this century’s great bands thanks to their unique sound that blends folk, indie, classic and psychedelic rock to create sweeping, sonic soundscapes.

Formed in Philadelphia in 2005, the band have built legions of devoted fans around the world thanks to five beloved studio albums and stunning live shows that are now the stuff of legend.

The New Yorker crowned them “the best American rock band of this decade” and frontman Adam Granduciel “rock’s next torchbearer” on the release of their 2017 album, A Deeper Understanding, for which they won the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Rock Album and were nominated for a BRIT Award for International Group of the Year.

2020 saw the release of LIVE DRUGS featuring live interpretations of songs throughout their career, including off their 2014 breakthrough, Lost In The Dream. Their fifth studio album, I Don’t Live Here Anymore, landed on numerous 2021 ‘Best Albums Of The Year’ lists and garnered a second BRIT Award nomination.

Their headline show at the Piece Hall is one of only four UK dates in 2023.

And with their live shows packed with such anthems as Under The Pressure, Red Eyes, Burning, Thinking of a Place, Pain, Victim, In Chains and An Ocean in Between the Waves expect their headline show at The Piece Hall to be one of the highlights of the summer.

Nicky Chance-Thompson DL, CEO of The Piece Hall Trust, said:

“What an honour to be added to the European tour of this huge band. Like their awards and accolades, their fanbase just keeps growing and growing and I’m incredibly proud that we’re able to bring them to Yorkshire to perform in our iconic venue. Their epic, sonic soundscapes are going to be even more special with the stunning backdrop provided by our unique and picturesque heritage site.”

The War On Drugs join Grammy Award nominees The Lumineers among the first headliners announced for Live at The Piece Hall 2023.

For more information about Live at The Piece Hall and all events at the venue click here.

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