We have exciting news for fans of the queer synth pop band Years & Years. The band is kicking off 2019 right with The Palo Santo Tour in Asia. And guess what? They didn’t skip Manila this time around.
Years & Years will perform this February 25 at the New Frontier Theater. They announced the Asia leg of The Palo Santo Tour last night on their social media handles. But the band were already dropping subtle hints of their Manila concert last June through this Facebook post.
Known for their hits “King” and “If You’re Over Me,” the British band made waves starting with their debut album alone. It became the fastest-selling debut album during its release back in 2015. Since then, Years & Years applied queer narratives not only in their songs, but in their music videos as well. They write gender neutral lyrics and are known advocates of the LGBTQ+ community, especially their frontman, Olly Alexander.
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eeee so excited !! Asia we're coming for ya <3 <3 see you next year bby's 💞 pic.twitter.com/BmXnF1PDGH
— Years & Years (@yearsandyears) November 12, 2018
“I’m in a band with two straight guys, and we’re constantly grappling with these different identities, especially because we have a queer mission statement. There’s not much you can do once people start to perceive you in a certain way. I love being seen as queer artist,” he mentions in his interview with Time Out.
20gayteen might be done within a month. But with Years & Years coming to our shores next year, it looks like we’re greeting 2019 right with the rainbow flag waving high.
Tickets will be available via TicketNet.
Still from If You’re Over Me