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New album showcased on British tour
British rock & rollers The Temperance Movement are back on the road to support the release of their new studio album, A Deeper Cut. The band play Birmingham's O2 Institute on February 21, 2018, just days after the album goes on sale.

The Temperance Movement, A Deeper Cut, Paul Sayer, Matt White, Phil Campbell, Simon Lea, Nick Fyffe, O2 Institute Birmingham


Following a whirlwind few years in which they released two Top 20 albums, toured the world and shared the stage with rock megastars The Rolling Stones, The Temperance Movement anticipate an even busier and more successful 2018.

''A Deeper Cut is my favourite record we've made so far and I'm more excited about getting this out there than I have been about any of the previous albums,'' says guitarist Paul Sayer. ''I feel like we've really captured what the band is about on this one; I can't wait for people to hear it and I can't wait to get out on the road and play it live to everyone.''

The Temperance Movement, A Deeper Cut, Paul Sayer, Matt White, Phil Campbell, Simon Lea, Nick Fyffe, O2 Institute Birmingham


Guitarist Matt White, who makes his recording debut with The Temperance Movement on A Deeper Cut, adds: ''There isn't an ounce of fat on this album. Everything that is on there happened because it was absolutely necessary and vital that it was put down. It's both a nod to the past and a wink to the future. It was a pleasure to be involved in writing and recording with The Temperance Movement for the first time. I feel that together with producer Sam Miller we have surpassed any expectations that were placed upon us and that we have produced the finest body of work from the band to date.''

The Temperance Movement, A Deeper Cut, Paul Sayer, Matt White, Phil Campbell, Simon Lea, Nick Fyffe, O2 Institute Birmingham
As they were: The Temperance Movement in 2013


The band was formed in 2011 by Glasgow-born vocalist Phil Campbell and guitarists Luke Potashnick and Paul Sayer. The line-up was completed by bassist Nick Fyffe and drummer Damon Wilson.

Luke left the band in January 2016 to dedicate himself to a career as a songwriter/producer. A longtime friend of the band, Matt White, joined as the replacement as the band finished work on their second album, White Bear. In November 2016 Damon Wilson left the band to spend more time with his wife and family. He was replaced by Simon Lea.

The Temperance Movement 2018 UK and Ireland tour dates:

Feb 19: Concorde 2, Brighton;
Feb 20: Junction, Cambridge;
Feb 21: O2 Institute, Birmingham;
Feb 22: O2 Academy, Bristol;
Feb 24: Winters End Festival, Poole;
Feb 25: O2 Ritz, Manchester;
Feb 27: Grand Social, Dublin;
Feb 28: Empire Music Hall, Belfast;
Mar 2: The Garage, Aberdeen;
Mar 3: Barrowlands, Glasgow;
Mar 4: University, Newcastle;
Mar 5: O2 Academy, Sheffield;
Mar 7: Pyramids, Portsmouth;
Mar 8: Rock City, Nottingham;
Mar 9: O2 Forum, London.
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Why? British rockers showcase new album
When: Touring from February 19, 2018. Playing Birmingham on February 21.
Phone: 0121 437 4150
Where: O2 Institute, Birmingham, and touring
Cost: £17.50 plus fees
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