THE CRIBS have announced a 10 year anniversary tour of their record ‘Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever’ titled ‘Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Forever.’
The 2007 release was the band’s third album and saw them tour extensively due to its success. The record featured songs including ‘Our Bovine Public’, ‘Men’s Needs’ and ‘I’m A Realist.’
Kicking off in Glasgow on 11th May, the band will play shows in Newcastle and London along the way.
The timely announcement points to a moment in time where there’s much unsettlement towards the rights of women, immigrants and beyond in the world and the reworked name of the tour could be a subtle acknowledgment of that.
Taking to social media the band posted the following statement: “Once upon a time, the idea of embarking on a tour focusing on a specific period of the past would’ve been met with a resounding “Hell no!”. Even after 15 years of the ups and downs involved with being in a punk rock band, we still like to think, as most artists do, that we are moving forward and hopefully retain the same enthusiasm and motivations that we had when starting out as kids in our teens and early 20’s. BUT, having said that – when this opportunity was offered to us it just seemed like too much *fun* to pass up…our last-minute ‘old skool’ show in London last summer was off the hook…so we threw it out to the people that know us best – you guys, ‘the fans’ if you will, and the response was really inspiring – not to mention humbling. SO we decided, why not? Let’s go for it.
“When writing an album, you (not so) secretly hope that 10 years down the line people will still care about it, still listen to it and get something out of it whatever that may be. And so, ultimately we just feel really lucky and honoured to be in a position where this ‘conundrum’ of looking back vs moving forward is even a consideration. In short, this isn’t The Cribs indulging ourselves and reliving the past – it’s more just a big THANK YOU to all of you that have been with us throughout the years, and a ‘welcome aboard’ to those who missed it the first time around. See you in May.
“With eternal gratitude.
“The Cribs xxx”
Listen to the classic track from that record below and scroll down for the tour poster: