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SFA's 20th birthday celebration turns 21 on the Left Coast!


Super Furry Animals’s momentous 20th birthday celebrations of 2015 become 21 this year as we embark on some adventures that passed us by last year.
Starting next week (Feb 4th 2016) the furious Furry will be hitting North America’s West Coast, starting in Vancouver and visiting Portland, Seattle, San Francisco,
San Jose and ending with 2 dates at LA’s famed Metal hang out – The Roxy Theatre.
Some East coast shows are happening in May following a slot at Austin’s Levitation festival – look out New York, Washington DC, Philadelphia and Boston.
We’ll warm up for these May shows by embarking on an enormo-dome tour with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds in April – pay attention Glasgow, Aberdeen, Liverpool, Leeds and Birmingham.
More festivals and announcements to be expected for the Summer – starting at The Manic Street Preachers’s Liberty stadium show on May 28th in Abertawe.

Full list of February shows here:

Vancouver Imperial Feb 4th
Portland Crystal Ballroom Feb 5th
Seattle Neptune Theater Feb 6th
San Francisco Great American Music Hall Feb 9th
San Jose Ritz Theatre Feb 10th
Los Angeles Roxy Theater Feb 11th
Los Angeles Roxy Theater Feb 12th

Our pals and confidants Dead Meadow join us for all West Coast shows apart from Portland and San Francisco.

Tickets available from all the usual spots for all shows – apart from 1st LA show which has sold out.

Posted on: January 29, 2016

The Insatiable, Inflatable Candylion

The Return of Candylion

I’m extremely excited to be working with playwright Tim Price and director Wils Wilson again on December and January’s mammoth Cardiff run of ‘The Insatiable Inflatable Candylion’ for National Theatre Wales. It will feature some of the songs from 2007′s Candylion album along with some new numbers conceived for the show.

Although it sounds fantastic that we are doing a run of 22 shows at the Swalec Cricket Stadium – it’s actually at the completely weather-proof Glamorgan training building which is right behind it.

The cast will feature many great actors, musical guests and some of the participants of Neon Neon’s Praxis Makes Perfect will return into action. More info and full cast here :

I can humbly reveal however that the great musicians Kliph Scurlock, Steve Black AKA Sweet Baboo, Emma Daman Thomas of the visionary Islet and Lisa Jen of 9 Bach and previous Candylion adventures – will all be performing.

It’s suitable for all ages more or less – plus there will also be two special late night gigs with a special encore for night owls!

Posted on: October 16, 2015

American Interior at Nantwich Words & Music Festival

Gruff Rhys plays American Interior live at Nantwich Crown Ballroom on October 15th. doors 19.30 hrs.
The last scheduled American Interior concert for the time being. Includes songs, a slide show and possibly an historical reenactment tickets at

Posted on: September 30, 2015

Let's Mwng again! (Like we did last summer)

Actually it’s been 15 years since Mwng was released on the Super Furry Animals’s own Placid Casual label. It was SFA’s 4th album.

To celebrate this unusual anniversary, Domino will reissue this out of print album on May 1st on all formats, including a limited triple vinyl edition with Mwng related b sides, Peel sessions and an ATP live set.

Super Furry Animals will play our first shows for 6 years to coincide with the release – 3 dates in Cardiff and 2 in Manchester sold out in a few hours. But there are still tickets available for the second Brixton Academy show on May the 9th and Glasgow academy on May the 5th.

Posted on: April 4, 2015

BBC Radio 6 Music Festival

Gruff has been announced to play at this year’s BBC Radio 6 Music Festival – the Tyneside festival takes place in February. Click here to see the rest of the line-up.

Posted on: January 27, 2015

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