The Slow Readers Club have announced rescheduled dates for their Irish tour which was cancelled recently due to bassist James Ryan undergoing emergency surgery to his hand two weeks ago. The Manchester act will return to Ireland in February for dates in in Belfast, Cork, Dublin and Limerick.

A statement from singer Aaron Starkie announced the delay.

“Yesterday, Jim had to have an operation on his left hand after an insect bite badly infected it it. The infection was so severe that the doctors have had to leave the wound open, on account of the skin being unable to take stitches. Due to this, Jim has been informed that the healing process will take longer than originally anticipated and he has to have the wound dressed every day for the next 10 days.

In light of this, we are extremely sorry that we will have to postpone and rearrange the Ireland shows to another time. All we can do is deeply apologise to those who have paid for tickets, travel and accommodation so far. We can assure you all that we have done all we can to avoid this, and Jim was even willing to still play with his hand stitched up, right up until surgeons told him otherwise.”

The Slow Readers Club “Live At The O2 Apollo Manchester” is out now on limited edition 2xLP+DVD, 2xCD+DVD and digital / streaming formats. The band are working on material for the follow-up to 2018’s UK Album Chart Top 20 album “Build A Tower”

If you can’t wait until February to get your fix then read our interview with The Slow Readers Club here.


3 – BELFAST Empire Music Hall
5 – DUBLIN Button Factory
6 – CORK Cyprus Avenue
7 – LIMERICK Dolans

*Original tickets remain valid for the new dates, refunds are also available from point of purchase for those that require.