Indie-rockers Embrace will be returning to their hometown Halifax, and the spectacular surroundings of The Piece Hall for a special homecoming show to celebrate debut album The Good Will Out this summer.
If you’re thinking about going to the gig at the jewel in Halifax’s crown, grab a ticket while you can. Not many of them remain, with the band on the verge of announcing a complete sell out.
The gig promises to be one of the most talked about events of 2019. And the recently renovated Grade I listed Piece Hall will hear classic songs like ‘Come Back to What You Know’, ‘All You Good Good People’. The Halifax lads will also play a selection of the band’s greatest hits including ‘Gravity’; co-written with Coldplay’s Chris Martin.
Despite their gravity-defying career Embrace have remained well connected to Halifax. Keyboardist Mickey Dale is a renowned producer, and drummer Mike Heaton is on the team behind in the annual new music competition for young people ‘Centre Stage’. And they’ve got a loyal fanbase in the area, who’ll all be at the open-air venue in June.
Good tunes, good atmosphere, good venue… great weather…?
“On their own patch”
The show celebrates the anniversary of platinum-selling The Good Will Out. It’s the album that threw Embrace to stardom landing at number 1 as one of the fastest-selling debut albums in UK chart history. It put them shoulder to shoulder with Brit-poppers like Oasis and Blur during a golden age for British music. And this show will see Embrace on their own patch, in the most talked about venue in the north.
And it’s not just about the headliners. There’s a few special names supporting Embrace too.
Joining them on this once-in-a-lifetime bill is Yorkshire’s Reverend and the Makers, recently resurgent Brit-poppers Sleeper and local boys-done-good Hope & Social. Lead singer Danny McNamara said: “We were born in Halifax and every time we’ve played there it’s been a really special gig. Now we have the honour of playing The Good Will Out 21st Anniversary gig at the legendary Piece Hall, a massive part of Halifax’s history, with a great line up of support bands we love. To say we’re all really looking forward to it would be a huge understatement.
The Good Will Out Hometown Anniversary Show
Playing the album in its entirety and their greatest hits
Plus very special guests
Reverend and the Makers, Sleeper and Hope & Social
28 June 2019
Indie-rockers Embrace returned to their hometown Halifax and the spectacular surroundings of The Piece Hall for a special homecoming show to celebrate their debut album ‘The Good Will Out’.
Released in 1998, platinum-selling 'The Good Will Out' projected the Halifax-born lads to stardom landing at number 1 as one of the fastest-selling debut albums in the UK chart history and making the band contemporaries to Brit-poppers like Oasis and Blur during a golden age for British music.
The show saw Embrace return to their home city playing the album in full in the spectacular outdoor environment of The Grade 1-listed Piece Hall, They played classic songs like 'Come Back to What You Know', 'All You Good Good People' and a selection of the band's greatest hits including 'Gravity'; co-written with Coldplay's Chris Martin.
Joined Embrace in the once-in-a-lifetime bill are Yorkshire Hero’s Reverend and the Makers, recently resurgent Brit-poppers Sleeper and local boys-done-good Hope & Social.
The event had an amazing atmosphere and gave the local town of Halifax a good name, Throughout the sold-out show was a feeling of community and really represented the piece hall and all that it stands for.
“Incredible finale to the Embrace concert the piecehall. Amazing party atmosphere.”
“Thank you to everyone who joined us, the atmosphere was phenomenal! ”
“Well done Piece Hall & Show Sec. Brilliantly organised & managed. Excellent gig, more of these events please”
“Amazing atmosphere and a warm & friendly vibe to the night. Was lovely to see families there too. The Piece Hall should be proud”
“Had a brilliant night.. amazing atmosphere.. incredible venue.. Embrace were fantastic!”
We just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who turned out for our 21st anniversary celebration of The Good Will Out at the Piece Hall in Halifax last weekend. It was a truly epic day, and one that we’ll remember for a very long time to come!
If you missed out on the official merchandise on the day, the event T shirt and The Good Will Out tour booklet (featuring exclusive interviews and photos covering the making of the album) are now available to buy from our store https://embrace.tmstor.es
We have news of more epic live shows coming soon so stay tuned!
Love and peace,