The Maccabees announce farewell shows at Alexandra Palace and Manchester Apollo for 2017

The band will play two nights at London's Alexandra Palace and one at the Manchester Apollo 

Roisin O'Connor@Roisin_OConnor
Monday 05 December 2016 13:04
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The Maccabees in 2015
The Maccabees in 2015

The Maccabees have announced dates for their final live shows after revealing in August that they planned to split up.

The band will play two nights at London's Alexandra Palace and one at the Manchester Apollo in summer 2017.

Guitarist Felix White said: "We're planning on these final shows being a huge celebration, thank you and goodbye to 14 years of writing, recording, playing and touring together."

The Maccabees play the following dates:

Wednesday 28 June 2017: MANCHESTER, O2 Apollo

Friday 30 July 2017: LONDON, Alexandra Palace

Saturday 1 July: LONDON, Alexandra Palace

The band announced their split in a statement over social media earlier this year, saying that the decision had been "incredibly difficult" but reassuring fans that there had "not been fallings out" among any members of the group.

Over their 14 year career the band released four albums, headlined festivals and were nominated for a Mercury Prize.

Tickets for the band's final live shows go on sale on Friday 9 December at 9am.

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