CHVRCHES’ Lauren Mayberry Goes Solo

CHVRCHES frontwoman Lauren Mayberry is branching out on her own and has announced her first solo tour a full decade after the Scots synth-pop outfit released their debut LP The Bones Of What You Believe.

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Lauren Mayberry of CHVRCHES (Kalpesh Patel)
Lauren Mayberry of CHVRCHES (Kalpesh Patel)

Taking to social media, Mayberry says:

“This year is the 10th anniversary of the first CHVRCHES album. I met Iain and Martin when I was 23 — a little baby of a person, in hindsight. Looking back on what we’ve achieved together, so much of it doesn’t feel real or even possible. Thank you to every person who has been a part of that.

I am so proud of all the chapters our band has been able to have and I am so grateful to my bandmates for taking me on that journey with them. We are all confident that the CHVRCHES story has many more pages yet to be written.

For now, though, I am excited / terrified / bewildered to tell you that I have been working on my first ever solo music and will be able to start sharing it soon.

For a long time, I couldn’t imagine ever doing anything outside of CHVRCHES. Since I was 15 years old, I have always, only, ever been in a band. I always wanted so badly to belong somewhere — to be one of the boys, and to fit in. But as I sail / stumble through this era of my life (your 20s really do go by in a flash, kids), it has started to feel like there are things I want to write and say and do that need to be done on my own.

Thank you for being kind to us and for giving me the opportunity to do this. The first headline shows are now announced and on sale at 10am local tomorrow in the US and Monday in Europe. I guess here we fucking go?!”

While Mayberry’s statement eludes to new, solo music, nothing has been forthcoming or announced thus far. Watch this space.

As part of the tour, which kicks off at Washington DC’s 9:30 Club on 4th September before takes in 4 UK stops before heading to Europe for 11 further dates.

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Lauren Mayberry of CHVRCHES (Kalpesh Patel)
Lauren Mayberry of CHVRCHES (Kalpesh Patel)

Lauren Mayberry’s UK tour dates:

5th – Oran Mor, Glasgow
6th – O2 Institute 3, Birmingham
8th – Gorilla, Manchester
9th – Scala, London

Live photography of Lauren Mayberry by Kalpesh Patel.

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