“Exile will help them conquer yet more parts of the globe.” NME
“Their superb second album looks set to cement their megastar status.” Shortlist
“There’s something delirious and monumental about Hurts.” Q
“In an era when oversharing is the order of the day in pop and beyond, Hurts’ dignified understatement is more compelling than ever.” Notion
“On close personal terms with magnificence.” Independent on Sunday
Hurts have announced they will release new single ‘Somebody To Die For’, the third single from their new album ‘Exile’, on 21st July through Major Label.
Second album, ‘Exile’, was released earlier this year, peaking in the top 10 in 30 countries with a #5 midweek and a #9 chart position in the UK album chart.
‘Somebody To Die For’ is the follow-up to the singles ‘Blind’ and ‘Miracle’. ‘Miracle’ received strong support from the likes of Huw Stephens and Zane Lowe at Radio 1 with the band performing the track on the Jonathan Ross show, while ‘Blind’ was a Record of the Week at Radio 2 with Hurts recently performing the track on the Graham Norton show. New single ‘Somebody To Die For’ is a dramatic and passionate track that builds into a huge emotional chorus and is a firm favourite from new album ‘Exile’.
‘Exile’ follows the band’s debut album ‘Happiness’, which entered the UK album charts at #4 with over 25,000 sales making Hurts the fastest selling new band of 2010 in the UK. They have now reached over 2,000,000 sales worldwide earning 14 top 10 iTunes positions including #1s in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Finland and Luxembourg. It was officially certified Gold in the UK and Austria, 2 x Platinum in Germany and Finland and Platinum in Poland, Switzerland, and Russia, with the band selling over 250,000 tickets on tour.
Hurts recently announced a UK and European tour in October and November this year, which follows their sold out March and April tour. This will be the bands biggest ever tour with 19 dates in total, and more dates still to be announced, commencing on 25th October at Manchester Apollo and 26th October at London’s Troxy, which has now sold out. Hurts will also be performing at this year’s Glastonbury, with a Saturday night headline slot on the John Peel Stage, and on the Sunday night at Lovebox festival. Full Autumn tour dates are as follows;
Fri 25th Manchester - Apollo
Sat 26th London - Troxy
Mon 28th Copenhagen - Pumpehuset
Tue 29th Oslo - Rockefeller
Thu 31st Malmo - KB
Sun 3rd Tallinn - Saku Arena
Mon 4th Riga - Arena Riga
Wed 6th Vilnius - Siemens Arena
Thu 7th Warsaw - Torwar
Fri 8th Prague - Incheba Arena
Sun 10th Berlin - Velodrom
Mon 11th Munich - Zenith
Wed 13th Dusseldorf - MEH
Thu 14th Frankfurt - Jahrhunderthalle
Fri 15th Hamburg - Sporthalle
Mon 18th Berne - Festhalle
Wed 20th Brussels - AB
Thu 21st Utrecht - Vrendenburg
Fri 22nd Luxembourg - Rockhal