With a refreshing new approach, Dream Wife, have announced the support artists who will joining them for their upcoming tour dates. Dream Wife released their debut self-titled album earlier this year to critical acclaim, earning Best Of 2018 So Far nods from the likes of NME, BBC 6 Music, Newsday, The Skinny, DIY Magazine, and more. They just finished touring the UK/EU with Garbage, and are currently stateside this week for their first-ever U.S. headline tour.
Earlier this summer they announced a support slot open call for women & non-binary artists in select cities across their international tour. They received over 400 submissions and today they share all of their UK selections - see below for all openers. In collaboration with non-profit organizations Girls Rock London, this open call doubles down on the band’s mission to smash society’s objectification of women, and aims to take Dream Wife’s already fierce live shows - where inclusivity is not only encouraged, but required - to the next level.
Dream Wife say on the open call; “One of the best things about touring is getting to meet, exchange ideas with, and play music alongside kickass bands from all over the world. For our autumn headline tour dates we are calling for women/non-binary artists to come share their music, thoughts, the night and a stage with us.
Gender diversity in the music industry is still an issue and the aim is to provide a platform for women/NB musicians regardless of experience, financial backing, number of online followers etc. If you've got rock 'n' roll in your soul, if you've got something to say; we want to hear from you.”
OPEN CALL SELECTIONS
Dublin, Ireland @ Whelans
Glasgow, UK @ SWG3 - Bobby Kakouris
Leeds, UK @ The Wardrobe - Cat Apostrophe
Manchester, UK @ Gorilla - Dollie Demi
Portsmouth, UK @ Wedgewood Rooms - The Hippaes
Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2 - ARXX
London, UK @ KOKO - Big Joanie