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Black Swan Story

The DVD that tells the story of Major John Pott who inspired Black Swan Song is being shown as part of the Remembrance Day schools programme this year.   Copies of the DVD are still available from

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Westlife have recorded a version of Chances for their new album Gravity which is out this month.  You can hear a clip of the song on Amazon

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London - In store & signing session

Meet the band in person when they perform a short free show and sign copies of their new album, ‘Singles 01-10’, at the Fopp store on Gower Street in London, on Thursday 21st October 2010. Showtime starts at 6.00 pm, after which the band will remain in the store to meet...

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Absolute Radio

The band are in session on Absolute Radio at 7pm today (7/10/10)

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Signed copies of The Singles 01:10

Recordstore have 200 copies of the deluxe edition of the new album available.  More details from

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Norwich venue change

Due to the high demand for tickets the band's gig in Norwich on 21st November has been moved from The Waterfront to the UEA.  Tickets purchased will still be vaild.

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The Rhod Gilbert show

The band are playing a couple of songs on the Rhod Gilbert show on BBC Radio 2 on Saturday 11th September at 10pm.

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Athlete's last festival appearance of the summer will be at Ivylve on Sept 10th.  The festival takes place near Ivybridge, Devon and they will be headlining.   Tickets and info from

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Faenol Festival Cancelled

Today, the Faenol Festival announced that this year’s Festival is being cancelled as the result of poor advance ticket sales. Making the announcement, the festival organiser said “May I take this opportunity to thank all our audiences who have supported us over the last ten years, and to...

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London show added

As part of The Singles 01-10 tour in November/December the band will be playing The Forum in Kentish Town on Saturday 20th November.  Tickets go on sale on Friday 30th July at 9.30am from

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Join our choir!

Do you have tickets for the Greenwich gig on Sunday 25th July and fancy joining the band on stage? If so read on... We are putting together a small choir and there are just a few places left.  You don't need to have experience, just the ability to sing roughly in...

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 Just a reminder that we have 4 festivals coming up over the next couple of weeks: Saturday 24th July - Splendour in Nottingham ( Sunday 25th July - Greenwich Summer Sessions ( Saturday 31st July - Bridge Bash Festival ( Sunday...

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Beyond Dub Neighbourhood

The long awaited re-working of Athlete's third album, Beyond The Neighbourhood, is finally here. Eight tracks from the 2007 release have been given the dub treatment by the incredibly talented Dan Carey (Franz Ferdinand, Emiliana Torrini, Hot Chip, CSS, Lily Allen...). The result is a completely fresh perspective on some...

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The band were recently guests on the legendary Morning Becomes Eclectic show on KCRW (Los Angeles).  You can see the full performance here

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Houston change of venue

The band's show on Saturday June 26th has been moved from Walters on Washington to Mango's, 403 Westheimer Road Houston TX 77006.  Tickets are still valid for the new venue.  Doors are at 8pm.

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The Getaway EP - 14th June

Our third single from Black Swan is being released on Monday 14th June. The Getaway EP is available on 10" vinyl and download only + features 3 new tracks. Click here to get it on vinyl The full listing is: 1. The Getaway (US Radio Mix)  ...

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The Singles 01:10 UK Tour

Athlete will be touring the UK in November/December in support of The Singles 01:10 album which is scheduled for release in September.  As the name implies, the album will feature all their singles to date and the deluxe edition will feature loads of B sides and rarities.  The band will...

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BridgeBash Festival 2010

Athlete will be appearing at Bridgebash - The Teme Valley Festival on 31st July.   For more info and tickets go to

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New York in-store

The band will be playing a free in-store acoustic gig at Brooklyn Industries (BKI), Soho on Saturday, June 5th at 2pm.  290 Lafayette St (between Prince & Houston)  

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Greenwich Summer Sessions full line up

The full line up for Sunday 25th July at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich will be: • Athlete  • I Am Kloot  • Sunday Girl  • The Invisible  • Tape The Radio  • Carl Picton Cartel  For more information see Ticketmaster at Tel 0844 847 2439 

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Athlete on Dr Who

Athlete will be the first band to ever have a song on the soundtrack of the long standing, iconic BBC drama, Dr Who. Episode 10 of the current series was written by Richard Curtis (Blackadder, Four Weddings & a Funeral, Love Actually) and features the song 'Chances' from Tourist.  The first...

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The Getaway EP (UK)

The Getaway EP is released in the UK on 14th June. It will be available digitally from iTunes, 7Digital, Amazon etc and on glorious 10" vinyl.  The first 150 copies ordered from will be signed by the band.

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Win a pair of Frye boots, a Lomography camera + film, and two tickets to see Athlete on June 1st at the Bowery Ballroom, New York City! Click here to enter - p.s. The deadline to enter is Friday, May 21st.

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Faenol Festival, North Wales

The band are confirmed to play the Faenol Festival near Caernarfon and Bangor on Sunday 29th August.  The line up also includes The Feeling, Shed 7, Pete Lawrie, Masters in France, Yr Ods. Tickets and more details from

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Athlete headlining Ivylive

The band will be headlining this festival in Devon on Friday 10th September.  For details on the full line-up, tickets and everything else visit:

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The Getaway on iTunes

The Getaway video is the FREE MUSIC VIDEO OF THE WEEK on iTunes (US) this week and all Athlete albums are available for just $6.99!

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North American tour

At long last here are the confirmed tour dates for the US & Canada.  Carney will support Athlete on all dates except Los Angeles June 21st, Chapel Hill June 30th & Pittsburgh July 1st.   MAY 31    Hoboken NJ - Maxwell’s JUNE 01   New York NY - Bowery Ballroom JUNE 02...

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New video blog

You can see a short video of Joel & Carey's promo trip around the USA here - Plus there are some new photos from the tour in the Gallery.  

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Hungry Pigeon

Athlete are headlining HUNGRY PIGEON FESTIVAL 2010, MANCHESTER on MAY 29TH. This is a free entry stage.   Alongside - Liam Frost, Reverend Soundsystem, The Longcut, Misty's Big Adventue, many more

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If you are in the USA click on the following link to see Joel & Carey performing The Getaway at SXSW

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US Tour

We will be announcing the dates for the long awaited US tour in the next few days.  Keep your eyes peeled.

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Athlete in Dubai

The band are heading off to Dubai for a one off gig with The Futureheads, Zane Lowe and Grandmaster Flash!  Check Tour Dates for further details.

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US Shows

The band will be playing various acoustic shows at SXSW in Austin, Texas between 18 - 21 March.  They are also playing an acoustic set at Hotel Cafe in LA on Sat 13th March.

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US Release

Black Swan comes out in the U.S. on March 2, 2010, but it is available now from exclusively as a Deluxe Package. When you order the deluxe package, you’ll receive a limited edition Black Swan CD with a 7-song bonus disc, instant MP3 downloads of the...

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  2. 2 Aug 2014

    Kendal Calling
    Lowther Deer Park, Lake District
  3. 1 Aug 2014

    Academy 3
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    Big Tree Festival
    Euston Park, Suffolk
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    O2 Academy 2

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