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Salad Days Magazine | December 3, 2020

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Young Legionnaire

YOUNG LEGIONNAIRE’s Debut Album ‘Crisis Works’ To Be Released in US Tuesday, May 10 On Wichita Recordings New September /October UKTour and Festivals Announced Check out a Free Download of ‘A Hole in the World’

Young Legionnaire, the brain child of Gordon Moakes (Bloc Party) and Paul Mullen (Yourcodenameis:Milo), release their brilliant and acclaimed debut album ‘Crisis Works’ tomorrow, May 10 on CD, 12” and digitally via Wichita Recordings. Coinciding with the release, the band have announced their first full headline tour, to take place in September and October. These dates will be preceded by appearances at Tramlines and Sonisphere festivals and a newly announced run of UK shows with Dananananaykroyd in June. Tickets for the September headline run are on sale from Wednesday, 11th May via, and or directly via
This week the band embark on a series of European shows, following a week of UK dates at the Camden Crawl, Live at Leeds and supporting DFA 1979 on their comback shows at The Forum.

YOUNG LEGIONNAIRE initially started following a chance meeting between Paul and Gordon during the recording sessions for the ‘Print Is Dead’ album in 2006, where Gordon guested on the track ‘Wait a Minute’ with Paul and the rest of YCNI:M. Some more meetings and conversations followed, eventually leading to their first rehearsals together as a band in 2009. Now joined by full time drummer Dean Pearson, 2011 has seen the band already become one of the acclaimed rock bands of the year.

Young Legionnaire upcoming shows:


9th DE – Aachen – AZ
10th CZ – Praha – Klub 007
11th DE – Rosenheim – Asta Kneipe
12th DE – Oberhausen – Druckluft
13th DE – Berlin – Karrera Club Party
15th DE – Regensburg – Heimat
18th BE Brussels – Botanique
21st – Liverpool – Sound City


1st London – Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
2nd Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
3rd Glasgow – Ivy (all w Dananananaykroyd)


8th Knebworth – Sonisphere Festival
23rd Sheffield – Tramlines Festival


NEW UK HEADLINE TOUR DATES (all shows 18+ unless indicated)

24th Brighton – Jam
25th Gloucester – Underground Festival (14+)
26th Bristol – The Fleece (all ages)
27th Birmingham – The Rainbow (14+)
28th Southampton – The Joiners (14+)
29th London – Borderline (14+)
30th Guildford – Boiler Room

October NEW UK HEADLINE TOUR DATES (all shows 18+ unless indicated)

1st Oxford – Jericho
3rd Sheffield – The Plug (14+)
4th Newcastle – The Cluny
5th Glasgow – King Tuts
6th Manchester – The Ruby Lounge
7th Liverpool – The Shipping Forecast

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