PREVIEW: Embrace promise homecoming hits party at Leeds First Direct Arena

Yorkshire indie chart-toppers Embrace are promising a special homecoming greatest hits party at Leeds First Direct Arena this Saturday (March 14).

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Tuesday, 10th March 2020, 11:08 am
Embrace homecoming hits party

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The Nature's Law hitmakers will play, in their entirety, two of their most successful number one albums - The Good Will Out and Out Of Nothing.

And the post-Britpop rockers - formed in 1990 in Bailiff Bridge, between Huddersfield and Bradford - say it will be a magical night and a highlight of their career, to headline the region's biggest venue.

Frontman singer Danny McNamara and his guitarist brother Richard McNamara, bassist Steve Firth, keyboardist Mickey Dale and drummer Mike Heaton also urged fans to party with them to raise the roof.

VIDEO: Watch our exclusive Facebook live chat with brothers Danny and Richard - now available on demand – at

Embrace, who will be joined by special guests Starsailor and CUD, played the set at Manchester's O2 Victoria Warehouse last Friday,

Their last Yorkshire homecoming gig was a sold-out hometown show at the 6,000 capacity Halifax Piece Hall.

Danny said: “The Halifax gig was really special, such a magical day, but this has the potential to be even more special. It’s a chance to play some live favourites that we haven’t played for a long time, alongside all our biggest hits.

"We've had incredible support and we never take it for granted. We're amazed how loyal and supportive our fans have been."

Brother Richard said the Leeds gig would be a party to gift fans the big hits. He said: "When you go see a band, in a big venue, you go expecting all the hits but sometimes you just get the new album, back to back. Anyone coming to see this show knows exactly what they will get."

In an exclusive Facebook live chat with the brothers - watch now on demand at - Richard added: "There's a sense of regional pride doing gigs around here but there's a piece of Yorkshire follows us around. Wherever we are in the world, there's always somebody shouting 'Yorkshire!'"


Embrace have notched up 11 top 20 singles, six of them going top 10.

Their seven studio albums have all been top 10 hits - including 1998 debut The Good Will Out, 2004's Out Of Nothing and 2006 offering, This New Day. Latest album, Love Is a Basic Need, released lwo years ago, reached number five in the UK charts,

The Good Will Out became one of the fastest selling debut albums by any British artist at the time, certified Gold on the day of release and going on to sell over half a million copies in the UK alone.

It spawned three top 10 singles including, All You Good Good People, Come Back To What You Know and My Weakness Is None Of Your Business, together with two other Top 40 hits, One Big Family and Fireworks.

The NME at the time declared the album as 'One of the great debut albums of the past decade'.

Fourth studio album Out Of Nothing, in 2004, followed a three-year hiatus for the group and features two of Embrace’s biggest hit singles, in the shape of Ashes and the Coldplay-penned Gravity.

The album sold more than 600,000 copies achieving double Platinum status in the UK, with the NME describing Out Of Nothing as 'The best comeback since Lazarus!'.