Beloved Irish band Bell XI have announced they will begin a U.S. Tour next year in support of their seventh studio album Arms. The tour will begin February 22nd, 2017, and include the band's touring members Rory Doyle on drums and Glenn Keating on keyboards.
The nine-song Arms debuted in the number-2 spot or the Ireland Albums Top 100 Chart and has garnered plenty of praise for the band. ABC News calls it their "strongest album in a decade," while Magnet Magazine stated "....the songs sound fresh and spontaneous, full of a delicate passion. Noonan's warm tenor has the burnished quality of the summer sun."
Bell XI will tour throughout Ireland, The UK, and Australia throughout the rest of the year, with more dates to be announced. U.S. tour dates are as follows:
22 Feb - Boston - The Sinclair
23 Feb - New York - Bowery Ballroom
24 Feb - Philadelphia – Boot & Saddle
25 Feb - Chicago - Lincoln Hall
28 Feb - Los Angeles - Troubadour
29 Feb - San Francisco - The Chapel