Pulp Jarvis Cocker
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Pulp Confirm 2023 Reunion, Announce Tour Dates

A few months back, Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker teased that, “Next year Pulp are going to play some concerts.” The UK indie pop band has come good on the promise, announcing a number of shows in the UK and Ireland between May and July, 2023.

In a press release, Cocker made reference to the band’s 1998 song ‘This Is Hardcore’, writing, “Three months ago, we asked, What exactly do you do for an encore?” He continued: “An encore happens when the crowd makes enough noise to bring the band back to the stage. So… We are playing in the UK & Ireland in 2023.”

Pulp – ‘This Is Hardcore’

Pulp’s 2023 reunion tour begins in the town of Bridlington, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, on Friday, 26th May. Over the ensuing few months, the band – sans original bass player Steve Mackey – will perform headline shows in London, Dublin, Cardiff and their hometown of Sheffield, as well as appearing at Glasgow’s TRNSMT Festival and England’s Latitude Festival. Find all dates below.

After splitting up in 2002, Pulp got back together in 2011 for a couple of years of intermittent international touring. They appeared at Splendour in the Grass 2011 and headlined shows in Sydney and Melbourne. The reunion tour wrapped up at Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena (now called Utilita Arena) in December 2012.

Pulp Tour Dates 2023

  • Friday, 26th May – Bridlington Spa, Bridlington, England
  • Sunday, 28th May – Neighbourhood Weekender, Warrington, England
  • Friday, 9th June – St Anne’s Park, Dublin, Ireland
  • Friday, 16th June – Isle of Wight Festival, Newport, England
  • Saturday, 1st July – Finsbury Park, London, England
  • Friday, 7th July – TRNSMT Festival, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Sunday, 9th July – Open Air Theatre, Scarborough, England
  • Wednesday, 12th July – International Arena, Cardiff, Wales
  • Friday, 14th July – Utilita Arena, Sheffield, England
  • Saturday, 15th July – Utilita Arena, Sheffield, England
  • Friday, 21st July – Latitude Festival, Suffolk, England

Tickets on sale Friday, 4th November here.

Further Reading

Jarvis Cocker Says Pulp Will Reunite For Shows in 2023

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