Kyle Falconer performing live on stage with The View

The View have selected a host of emerging acts to support them on their upcoming UK headline tour – find all the details below.

The Scottish band have teamed up with promotors, independent record label and new music champions This Feeling to give 21 different artists “their moment in the spotlight” at the shows in England and Wales.

Per a press release, the chosen openers “cover the rock ‘n’ roll spectrum” and include indie group Shambolics, indie-soul artist Ruby J, singer-songwriter Lissy Taylor and indie-pop band The Lilacs.

The likes of Jonny Ash, Twin City, Cruz, Ben Walker, Oscar Corney and Spangled will also join The View on the road. Ben Walker will open all five shows in Scotland, with Daytime TV set to join as support in Aberdeen and Dundee.

In a statement, The View frontman Kyle Falconer said: “It’s great that we’re at a stage where we’ve got the opportunity to help young local talent. I look forward to sharing a stage with them.”

This Feeling founder Mikey Jonns added: “As a young band the opportunity to play big venues with a big band is a dream, so huge love and respect The View boys for making that dream come true for loads of brilliant acts we’re working with – it’s gonna be a blinding night of music from start to finish!”

You can see the full list of dates and support acts below, and find any remaining tickets to the gigs here.

02 – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms with The Rosadocs
03 – Liverpool, O2 Academy 2 with Wull and Lissy Taylor
04 – Manchester, O2 Academy 2 with Shambolics and ROLLA
10 – Norwich, Waterfront with Bag of Cans
11 – Wrexham, The Rocking Chair with Jonny Ash
15 – Cambridge, Junction with Oscar Corney
16 – Bristol, Marble Factory with Twin City
18 – Brighton, Concorde 2 with Hope and Ruin
22 – Carlisle, Old Fire Station with Dictator
23 – Cardiff, Tramshed with Ratoon
24 – Leeds, Warehouse with The Sheratons
25 – Keele, University with The Lilacs and Ruby J
28 – Grimsby, Docks Academy with Breeze
29 – Southampton, Engine Rooms with Dead Freights
30 – Birmingham, The Mill with Rosa Caelum

01 – Sheffield, Foundry with CRUZ
02 – Newcastle, University with The Lilacs and Soup
07 – London, Scala with Shambolics and Spangled
13 – Edinburgh, O2 Academy with Shambolics and Ben Walker
14 – Kilmarnock, Grand Hall with Shambolics and Ben Walker
16 – Aberdeen, P&J Live – Hall C with DAYTIME TV and Ben Walker
17 – Dundee, Caird Hall with DAYTIME TV and Ben Walker
18 – Dundee, Caird Hall with DAYTIME TV and Ben Walker

The View released their sixth and latest studio album, ‘Exorcism Of Youth’, in August. Following on from 2015’s ‘Ropewalk’, it marked the band’s first full-length effort in eight years.

During an interview with NME over the summer, The View spoke about coming back together after a lengthy hiatus and discussed the on-stage bust-up that saw them cancel shows earlier this year.

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