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Giant Drag announce farewell shows

By | Published on Friday 24 May 2013

Giant Drag

Since an initial flurry of attention around debut album ‘Hearts And Unicorns’ in 2005, things have not been easy for Giant Drag’s Annie Hardy, having been diagnosed with muscular disorder fibromyalgia in 2008. More recently, she has also sought treatment for addiction to prescription drugs.

In 2010, she release the ‘Swan Song’ EP, which suggested a certain finality. However, earlier this year she released Giant Drag’s second studio album, ‘Waking Up Is Hard To Do’, via Bandcamp. Now she’s also announced a series of UK shows that are being billed as a farewell tour, after which she will concentrate on other musical projects.

Announcing the tour, Hardy said: “I want to engage people once again and make the rest of the world care as well. Basically the last couple years of my life were pure hell and I spent it (and my ‘success’ period of GD) a slave to prescription drugs, only to go to rehab last October to get clean”.

She continued: “Charlotte Froom and Tennesse Thomas from The Like will be helping me to reform GD for a select few shows to promote the record and say goodbye to the band properly so I can concentrate on my new project Annie Hardy And The Psychos, as well as my pet project PnP, who will also be finishing up recording EPs with Joe Cardamone of The Icarus Line”.

The dates are as follows:

12 Sep: Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
13 Sep: Manchester, Deaf Institute
14 Sep: Liverpool, Kazimer
15 Sep: Glasgow, Broadcast
16 Sep: Newcastle, The Cluny
17 Sep: London, The Borderline
18 Sep: Bristol, The Fleece
19 Sep: Brighton, Green Door Store



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