The Dunwells announce major UK tour – win tickets


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Leeds rock heroes The Dunwells are hitting the road this September for a spectacular 13-date tour – and we’ve got four pairs of tickets to give away.


2014 is shaping up to be an exciting year for The Dunwells, with the upcoming release of their second studio album.

The band have been putting down new tracks with producer Stephen Harris (Kodaline, Kaiser Chiefs, Dave Matthews) since late last year, and are now looking forward to playing a slew of dates both in the US and the UK.

In an in-depth interview on WOW last year, the band talked to us about recording in Texas, having breakfast with Ed Miliband, and playing the most unconventional series of gigs known to man.

Clearly they lead a rather exciting musical existence – and they’ve acquired a dedicated fan following along the way.

The Dunwells are brothers Joe and Dave Dunwell, along with cousins Jonny Lamb and Rob Clayton. Having spent their formative years playing around Leeds, and honing their chops in the clubs, their first big break came when they hit the shores of the US in 2011 to perform at the Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis, TN.

Their impact was nothing short of astounding, and led to the band being signed to Austin based indie Playing In Traffic. This, in turn, led to a co-deal with the respected sub major Concord Music Group (Paul McCartney, Valerie June, Alison Krauss).

The fairytale continued throughout 2012 and 2013, as The Dunwells’ swift rise developed through endless touring, an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and appearances at major festivals in both the US (Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Bunbury) and the UK (Cropredy, HMV’s Next Big Thing, The Great Escape).

The Dunwells create a unique blend of emotionally driven, anthemic rock, featuring signature four part harmonies for which they have become known.

Their appeal is widespread, with influences that range from Foy Vance and Crowded House, to Fleet Foxes and Elbow. The band is looking forward to the upcoming release, and sharing new music with their growing legion of fans.

The Dunwells play the following shows:

Sept 5: Leeds, The Wardrobe  tickets
Sept 6: York, Fibbers  tickets
Sept 7: Halifax, Arden Road Social Club  tickets
Sept 11: Bristol, The Louisiana  tickets
Sept 12: London, 229  tickets
Sept 13: Sheffield, The Plug  tickets
Sept 17: Leicester, The Shed  tickets
Sept 18: Stratford, No1  tickets
Sept 19: Newcastle, Think Tank  tickets
Sept 20: Hull, Fruit Space  tickets
Sept 23: Birmingham, Hare And Hounds  tickets
Sept 26: Manchester, Academy 3  tickets
Sept 27: Glasgow, ABC 02  tickets

Competition: WIN a pairs of tickets to a show of your choice

We have four pairs of tickets to give away to a Dunwells show of your choice. To be in with a chance of winning a set, all you have to do is answer the following question:

What was the name of The Dunwells’ first album?

a) Blind Sighted Faith
b) Short Sighted Faith
c) Far Sighted Faith

Just send your answer along with your name, email, daytime telephone number and tour date of choice to, and you’ll be in with a chance of winning this great prize.

The competition will close on July 31 at midnight. 



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