Canadian five piece hit to play in Leeds

Walk Off The Earth.
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An unconventional Canadian band which has taken the world by storm is about to embark on a world tour next year and there are four UK dates - one of which is going to be in Leeds.

It will be the first time that Walk Off The Earth have performed in the UK since 20167 and tickets for the latest tour go on sale tomorrow.

In addition to the date at the O2 Academy in Leeds on May 3 the majority of the other concert dates are throughout the United States and Canada.

The Juno Award-winning band most recently released their single, “NOMAD,” a buoyant and provocative love song which follows the releases of singles Fire In My Soul (which has since been certified Gold) and Taekwondo (which was also released as an EP & short film).

Also, just in time for the festive holidays, the band released Holiday Beard Ballads, Vol. 1, which features band member Mike “Beard Guy” Taylor’s piano performances of holiday classics.

But the five piece phenomenon, based in Burlington Ontario, has gained its world-wide following in part due to its interpretation of already well-known hits.

For example, Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” exploded on YouTube garnering well over 35 million views in less than a fortnight and their recent cover of “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran has been viewed more than 11 million times on YouTube.

Gianni Nicassio said: “Touring is part of the lifeblood of this band.

“We love to pack it up and hit the road. There’s nothing like performing live. We are so excited to visit so many new places throughout Europe and I can’t wait to drop our new show on our WOTElings.”

Tickets via at www.walkofftheearth.com and *ticketmaster.co.uk.