Barbara – At The Barrier’s favourite fop-poppers – were delighted to announce today that they’ve been invited to open for Haircut 100 on their UK Tour that kicks off in Belfast on Monday 9th October. Book your tickets NOW – this one promises to be something very special…
At The Barrier regulars will be well aware of our affection for Brighton’s Barbara. The guys – led by brothers John and Henry Tydeman – are regular visitors to these pages. We LOVED their 2022 mini-album, Mildly Entertaining, and just LOVE to catch them performing live. And, just this morning, we got the nod from the band’s HQ that they’ve been invited to open for Haircut 100 on their 14-night October and November jaunt around the UK. Barbara opened for Haircut 100 when they played London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire back in May, and we have ultra-reliable assurances that they went down a storm and that a great time was had by all. Well – Nick Heyward & Co must have been mightily impressed, and the Barbara guys are DELIGHTED to have invited along on the tour.
Of course, Barbara are no strangers to the big stage – they toured with The Divine Comedy last year and, just like Nick Heyward, Comedy’s Neil Hannon was also won over to the Barbara cause, later saying “[Barbara] are so up my street… Really tight songwriting, very poptastic.” We probably wouldn’t argue with Neil Hannon under any circumstances, but there’s no doubt that, on this on this occasion, he hit the nail squarely on the head!
Barbara are one of At The Barrier’s genuine Tips for the Top. Their live shows are awesome, as we found when we caught them in Brighton and Manchester last year, and this new tour is one that you miss at your peril. We firmly believe that Barbara are only a stroke of good fortune away from achieving something very, very special and – who knows – this tour just might open some of the doors that none of us knew ever existed. At The Barrier Will will popping along. Take our advice – get yourself along to show near you – this is going to be brilliant.
You can get your tickets for any show on the Haircut 100/ Barbara tour here.
Get a taste for what Barbara are all about – watch their recent compilation video here: