AN indie rock band - who recently supported the Kaiser Chiefs - are set to visit a York grassroots venue for their latest cause.

The Sherlocks will play at York's Fulford Arms on October 16 as part of a 15-date tour across the UK’s most cherished grassroots venues.

It is part of their 'Keep Our Independent Venues Alive' tour – a run of shows aiming to help support these spaces during their most challenging times.

The Sherlocks grew up both performing in and attending gigs at countless independent venues across the country.

These intimate shows were some of the band's first experiences of performing live, their first opportunities to connect with their fans and their platform into the music industry. Each show’s support acts will also come from local independent talent.

“We’ve had so many amazing memories at independent venues," singer Kiaran Crook said.

“One that stands out is our first ever headline gig in Manchester at Kraak Gallery. It holds about 100 people and when it gets to the night of the show it feels like a phone box in there! There was people jumping on the stage, crowd surfing to the back of the room and beer flying everywhere! We as a band have aimed to bring that level of energy to every show since.”

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The tour is in partnership with Independent Venue Week, whose work aims to support and preserve grassroots venues around the country.

“We’re delighted to have The Sherlocks doing a IVW Tour in October ahead of IVW 2022", Charlie Rickard, Director of Production, said.

"It is imperative not only for the venues but the local the community that have been so desperate to feel that energy and buzz that only rooms of a certain size can create. It’s wonderful to see the band going back to their roots."