November Tour – We need your help!

Yes that’s right, we of Hope and Social are strapping ourselves in once again for a stint of driving round the country in our trusty red steed!

In November we will be hitting the road coming to a town near you (hopefully) and we might be…..just maybe…playing some new songs.

We are back in the studio in a few weeks time, hoping to record these new songs which may (note – this is not certain!) result in a new album for you to for feast your ears on just before we get out and about.

However!…..we also need your help. We have 7 dates booked so far and room for another 10 or so to be booked.

Over the last two years we have managed to build a strong following in a number of towns and cities around the country but at the same time we feel we are missing others altogether. We would love to rectify this and we need your help to do it!

Below is a list of the dates we have booked in our diary for the November tour. The shows that have been confirmed are in bold capitals. The others are suggestions of places we would love to play so if you think you can help us get a show there please get in touch with me (si.goff @ If you have any other suggestions of places to play and can get us one of the dates there then please feel free to get in touch as well.

Thank you!

H&S x

November Tour Dates

Mon 12th – please suggest somewhere!

Tues 13th – please suggest somewhere!

Wed 14th – Sheffield




Mon 19th Manchester TBC

Tues 20thLiverpool TBC


Sat 24th – somewhere like Southampton/Bournemouth…..


Mon 26th – Bristol/Bath

Tues 27th – Cardiff


Sat 1st Dec – Edinburgh

Sun 2nd – Glasgow

Mon 3rd – Belfast

Tues 4th – Dublin


UPDATE 15/08/12 – Slight re-arrangements of what we are looking for where. Thank you all so much for you help and suggestions. Keep ’em coming and we will have this thing booked before you know it!


Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

August 13, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Holmfirth Picturedrome

shaun booth
August 13, 2012 at 4:39 pm

the goole junction is a lovely little venue and it`s not out of your at all! your guaranteed a lovely goolie welcome, which is not painful or exotic

John Sargent
August 13, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Don’t forget Exchange Arts Keighley is a possibility :)

Sally Brealey
August 13, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Go on come back to Wolds Village, Bainton, you know you want to!!!!

August 13, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Manchester 19th Nov – The Ruby Lounge
There’s no-one on that night, I’ve checked :) Would’ve suggested Deaf Institute otherwise but there’s already someone on :(

August 13, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Glasgow – Oran Mor
It’s a fab venue!

August 13, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Try contacting The Ruby Lounge in Manchester, The Cluny in Newcastle, maybe The Sugarmill in Stoke-on-Trent although it’s been a fair while since I was in Stoke! You could try other places along the route from Glasgow to Birmingham like Preston or Warrington? Hope the tour goes well guys xx

August 13, 2012 at 6:55 pm

The Cruckbarn Appletreewick
Great Venue with Great Beer

August 13, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Dave Stanley,Dave Stanley,Dave Stanleeeeeeey’s Underpant Draw

August 13, 2012 at 7:00 pm

I would have suggested Liverpool, but as it’s already on the list… 2nd date in Liverpool? :) Williamson Tunnels would be a cool venue (literally, especially in November) – that’s if they still do events.

August 13, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Try The Harley or The Shakespeare in Sheffield. For Edinburgh – Voodoo Rooms is great venue (Gary recommended it 2 me) x

August 13, 2012 at 9:07 pm

The Flower Pot in Derby?

August 14, 2012 at 3:05 am

Sheffield – The Greystones is good. Newcastle – I second The Cluny.

August 14, 2012 at 1:51 pm

I can second Greystones for Sheffield and how about The Donkey, Leicester Tuesday 4th before Birmingham? Enthusiastic management and clientele for live music – the Arthur Rigby gang had a good gig there

August 14, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Why not stay local for your first dates and play Henry Boons in Wakefield.

August 14, 2012 at 5:41 pm


4th dec would be good for me, on your way back
From Scotland.
Can do £50 guarantee and 70% of door. Holds 35
Max so is small. Unplugged venue but can cope
With small guitar amp. No mics, no drums. Louis
Is playing here


August 14, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Sorry, didnt realise it would be published. Feel free
To email me or take down. Cheers

August 14, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Tuesday 4th dec – do you not fancy The Tudor in Wigan? :)

August 15, 2012 at 8:49 am

Doncaster – play the Leopard, a small muso’ pub near the station.
Sheffield, clearly the Leadmill or the Shakespeare on Gibraltar St, another small venue


August 15, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Picturedrome in Northampton

August 15, 2012 at 12:45 pm

I go on holiday 2 days before you come back to Birmingham! Gutted. please do a 2nd midlands based gig :( xx

August 15, 2012 at 1:22 pm

The Slade Rooms Wolverhampton
Jagged Rock Lounge (the little civic) Wolverhampton
The Vaults Shrewsburys
Kidderminster Town Hall Kidderminster
I’m going for West Mids based gigs! If you have a couple of hours free on sat Aug 25th “Chelfest” music fest at Chelmarsh near Bridgnorth would be cracking ;)

August 15, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Newcastle please! X

August 15, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Please please please come to Southampton! Looks like you’ve had some venues tagged on your facebook page. The Talking Heads [] is right behind where I live though ;) … bigger and better places may lure you but please come to Southampton!

Lucy Roberts
August 15, 2012 at 2:17 pm

My dad was wondering if you could come to the keys again on your tour please? Contact us

August 15, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Caroline St Social Club or Victoria Hall in Saltaire, Bradford. Plus my house for the after party of course.

August 15, 2012 at 11:21 pm

My living room in Leeds! Was going to ask you guys if you would consider doing a charity gig as part of “Movember” (moustaches essential!) on Sat 24th but doesn’t really work in between the London and Brighton gigs … maybe next year? Second the vote for Greystones in Sheff! Went to buy tickets for Brudenell gig today but not yet available … Look foward to seeing you there! x

August 16, 2012 at 7:45 pm

Newcastle – the Cluny, academy 2, Sage,

August 16, 2012 at 11:06 pm

Do a new, super-improved, updated map with the Irish leg on! :)

August 17, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Sure i can make my house in Newcastle available for you to play, help cheer wor lass up up with her broken ankles.

August 19, 2012 at 1:20 pm

How about the Cluny/ Cumberland Arms in Newcastle-U-Tyne?

August 19, 2012 at 8:17 pm

‘king tuts’ in glasgow would be a good shout… also for future tours if u wanna swing by Dundee ill help out with a gig at ‘Dukes Corner’ – great venue

August 21, 2012 at 4:53 pm

I think, and to be honest, what has to be thought of here is the geographical crossover that might happen.
I think it needs to be considered that booking a lot of shows in Yorkshire may only saturate this area, and have a slight knock on affect on audience figures at those shows.
I mean by this….
Harrogate, York, Leeds, Halifax, Sheffield, Manchester… all pretty close in terms of promoting…. so to add Holmfirth might just be overkill on one of the other shows.

I’d suggest possibly somewhere like Stockton Georgian Theatre, or Middlesborough Westgarth Social.

similarly, places in the midlands, like Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, Northampton, Coventry, Peterborough, etc. As its seems to be a lack of anything in those areas in comparison to the locality here.

Also, How about Hull or Scarborough for East Yorkshire…. or Pocklington?

or somewhere like the arts centre in cumbria on the way back from Scotland, or other lancashire towns like Blackburn/Preston/Burnley… or somewhere like The Met at Bury.

Just trying to encourage a bit of spread also rather than a geographical concentration of this area.

August 28, 2012 at 9:59 am

You should come to somewhere in Northamptonshire – the Castle in Wellingborough??
We love seeing you live – it was AWESOME in the Performance cafe at GB12.

Thanks :)

August 28, 2012 at 1:16 pm

How about Saltaire Brewery for the last Friday in the month? They have a beer festival there and it’s ace!

August 29, 2012 at 6:11 am

Yay for tour. Brilliant at GB12 and really need to catch your whole set!!! What about the neglected south west??? Dorset has some great venues/promoters like Dorchester Arts or
Bridport Arts? x

August 30, 2012 at 9:49 pm

Pleqse come to Cambridge guys,Cornerhouse,Junction and Man in the moon are good venues. Loved you guys at Galtres.

September 2, 2012 at 6:54 pm

It would be great to have you guys play the south coast. The Wedgewoodrooms in Portsmouth has been recommended, or the Cellars, but if you really want to tap into your fan base, head to Petersfield (ok, not the south coast) where you have a following which has found delight in your gigs at Greenbelt 2012 and 2011. What about my 40th in May 2013?

September 3, 2012 at 9:24 pm

There is a NEW venue in Bury st Edmunds, ( we need an amazing band to come to Bury st Eds and show everyone how it’s done!
Pretty Please!!
Failing that, Cambridge junction or corn exchange or Norwich! :)

September 6, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Come to anywhere near Northampton! You’re not coming anywhere near meee :(

September 8, 2012 at 7:59 pm

Having seen you play at the Freedom Festival this afternoon, I think you should play Hull on your tour.

September 16, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Moles in Bath
Thekla in Bristol The Grove East Mud Dock, Bristol BS1 4RB
0117 929 3301 And it’s a boat!!
Ruby Lounge Manchester
Joiners Southampton

September 20, 2012 at 8:47 am

Ruby Lounge in Manchester is a good shout , but alternatives are the very lovely Deaf institute
or Band on the Wall
or even Night and Day – Lee Gorton who was the singer in Alfie is now the booker there I belive

September 20, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Southampton or Hampshire/Dorset way please :)

October 31, 2012 at 7:00 pm

I know you’re doing London but Kingston is a great place to play. You have the Grey Horse, The Fighting Cocks and The Peel. Cocks will give you the best sound and a great intimate place.

November 13, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Just thought i’d add this at the bottom (as it’s not in the top!)

This Wednesday (yes tomorrow) Hope & Social are at the Victoria Inn in Derby!

Details & Tickets –

Please tell all your friends / pets / random people in the street, in Derby / Nottingham / Sheffield / Durham / the pub / …..

Looking forward to it!

November 19, 2012 at 9:24 pm

How about Arc in Stockton on Tees Cleveland????

Speak to James mention me Davey the Fireman

01642 525199

November 20, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Cheers Davey… I’ll let Simon G know. ;)

Pam Whatley-Holmes
July 21, 2013 at 4:33 pm

How about coming back to Grassington Town Hall again? Booking contact is Val Giles 01756 752195.

Love & best wishes
Pam & David

July 21, 2013 at 8:38 pm

Was really excited at the prospect of a November tour and then realised it is a year old… Oh Bum….. Hope to see you in Barnsley or Leeds, but I second coming to BOONS in Wakefield too if you get the urge… or the HOP…

July 21, 2013 at 8:40 pm

Bring me Happy is doing Barnsley and Leeds isn’t it…