Razorlight announce Lincolnshire Showground date

Razorlight are playing live at Lincolnshire Showground in May. Picture: Andy Willsher
Razorlight are playing live at Lincolnshire Showground in May. Picture: Andy Willsher

Indie rockers Razorlight have announced a headline date at Lincolnshire Showground this summer.

The band will play the venue on May 26, with support from Feeder and Reverend & The Makers.

Razorlight in concert for an action packed day out with support from Feeder and Reverend & The Makers!

Razorlight were formed in London in 2002 around lead singer Johnny Borrell.

They quickly became one of the key guitar bands of the following decade, selling four million albums, playing sold out arena tours and headlining festivals.

Their debut album, Up All Night’ was released in the UK in 2004 reaching number three in the UK Album Chart and earned them the NME Best New Band award in 2005.

The album included the single, Somewhere Else, which reached number two on the UK chart.

Razorlight’s second album, Razorlight (2006), debuted at number one in the UK

The lead single, In The Morning, reached number three in the UK , while follow-up single America went straight to number one.

In 2007, Razorlight were nominated for two BRIT Awards – for Best British Band and Best Song for America – and two NME Awards for Best Band and Best Album.

The album also produced a third hit single, Before I Fall To Pieces.

Their next single, Wire to Wire, in 2008, was the lead release from their third album, Slipway Fires and went to number five in the charts.

They headlined the O2 Arena and played before The Killers at some of the summers’ major festivals.

In Germany, Wire To Wire was the sixth biggest chart hit of 2009 .

The band played UK shows through 2010, supported U2 and began to write for the fourth album, during which there was an amicable parting with guitarist Bjorn Agren and bassist Carl Dalemo.

The new formation, with Gus Robertson on guitar, Joao Mello on bass and David ‘Skully’ Sullivan Kaplan on drums, headlined a series of major shows across the summers of 2011 and 2012.

They recorded a fourth album, but doubts about the record meant it was never released.

In 2013 Johnny Borrell took time out to form a very different band, Johnny Borrell and Zazou

Influenced by world music and Johnny’s experience of living outside the UK in the Basque country, the band released two albums, Borrell 1 and The Atlantic Culture and toured festivals.

The hiatus from Razorlight came to and end in early 2017 when Johnny began trying songs with guitarist David Ellis, formerly of Babeshadow, who had replaced Gus Robertson in the line-up and a reinvigorated band started working on songs for a fourth album proper as they look to further underline their place as one of the most popular guitar bands to have emerged out of the UK in recent years.

Tickets for their Lincolnshire Showground gig are £32.50 on 0844 8889991 or www.ticketline.co.uk