shame Announce New Album 'Food for Worms,' Plot 2023 Tour

Listen to new song "Fingers of Steel"

BY Allie GregoryPublished Nov 15, 2022

English post-punk outfit shame have announced plans for their new album Food for Worms, arriving February 24 through Dead Oceans. Today, they've shared the record's lead single and mapped out an international tour.

The album — helmed by renowned producer Flood (Nick Cave, U2, PJ Harvey) — is said to be the "the Lamborghini of shame records," and an ode friendship. "I don't think you can be in your own head forever," Charlie Steen said of the effort. "It's weird, isn't it? Popular music is about love, heartbreak, or yourself. There isn't much about your mates."

New single "Fingers of Steel" arrives alongside a music video by James Humby and sees the band making a bunch of fake social media profiles for the false inflation of their own following. "Self-obsession, social media flagellation and death can all be seen in this Oscar-nominated performance," said Steen. "No one's ever done a video like this before and when you watch it, you'll see why. Think Casablanca, but in colour, and better."

The band will embark on a supporting tour of Europe and the UK in March, after which they'll head to North America in May. That leg includes three stops in Canada: Montreal on May 18, Ottawa on May 19 and Toronto on May 20. Tickets go on sale at various points this week here

See the full list of dates alongside the video for "Fingers of Steel" and the album's tracklisting below.

Food for Worms:

1. Fingers of Steel
2. Six-Pack
3. Yankees
4. Alibis
5. Adderall
6. Orchid
7. The Fall of Paul
8. Burning by Design
9. Different Person
10. All the People

shame 2023 Tour Dates:

03/01 Dublin, Ireland - Button Factory
03/03 Glasgow, Scotland - SWG3
03/04 Newcastle upon Tyne, England - Boiler Shop
03/05 Leeds, England - Stylus
03/07 Sheffield, England - Leadmill
03/08 Liverpool, England - Invisible Wind Factory
03/09 Bristol, England - SWX
03/12 Cardiff, Wales - Tramshed
03/14 Nantes, France - Stereolux
03/15 Paris, France - Cabaret Sauvage
03/16 Bordeaux, France - Rock School Barbey
03/18 Lisbon, Portugal - Lisboa ao Vivo (LAV)
03/19 Madrid, Spain - Nazca
03/20 Barcelona, Spain - La 2 de Apolo
03/22 Nimes, France - Paloma
03/23 Milan, Italy - Magnolia
03/24 Zurich, Switzerland - Plaza
03/26 Munich, Germany - Technikum
03/27 Berlin, Germany - Astra
03/28 Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
03/30 Oslo, Norway - Vulkan
03/31 Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser
04/01 Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
04/03 Brussels, Belgium - AB
04/04 Cologne, Germany - Floria
04/06 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
04/28 London, England - Brixton Academy
05/10 Durham, NC - Motorco Music Hall
05/12 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
05/13 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
05/14 New York, NY - Warsaw
05/16 Boston, MA - The Sinclair
05/18 Montreal, QC - Foufounes Électriques
05/19 Ottawa, ON - Club SAW
05/20 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
05/22 Kalamazoo, MI - Bell's Eccentric Cafe
05/24 Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
05/26 St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway
05/27 Lawrence, KS - The Bottleneck
05/28 Fayetteville, AR - George's Majestic Lounge
05/30 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
06/02 Austin, TX - The Scoot Inn
06/03 Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
06/04 New Orleans, LA - Toulouse Theatre

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