The View’s resurgence ahead of the August 18th release of their long awaited new album ‘Exorcism of Youth’ gathers momentum as they share their new single ‘Woman of the Year’ and announce new Scottish tour dates, including a date at P&J Live’s Hall C on Saturday 16th December 2023.
The band’s recent releases, ‘Feels Like’ and ‘Shovel In His Hands’, have reinvigorated their connection with their fans and earned major airplay including support from Jo Whiley at Radio 2 and Track of the Week at Amazing Radio.
The effervescent buzz of ‘Woman of the Year’ layers a newly refined edge upon the raggedly irrepressible melodic charm with which The View made their name. Yet underneath its cheeky, punky indie-pop pleasure is a lyric that Kyle Falconer wouldn’t have written the first time around: the moment of waking up and realising that someone’s love not only makes life worthwhile, but that they’re also committed enough to be willing to navigate your own shortcomings.
Kyle says, “I think everyone gets down sometimes and this song is supposed to show the struggles at both ends. I wanted to convey a message of thanks to all the women who help the men, the kids, the colleagues, friends etc. Especially when they feel underappreciated. Watching what they do every day, often without complaining… it's an unsung hero type of job multitasking so many different factors each day. It's something I'm often in awe of."
When The View’s founder members - Kyle Falconer (vocals, guitar), Kieren Webster (bass, vocals) and Pete Reilly (guitar) - reunited last year, the reaction was far bigger than they had anticipated. Tickets for a show at the O2 Academy Glasgow sold out so quickly that they soon added another three gigs, selling more than 10,000 tickets and receiving rapturous receptions each night. And when things go that well, it’s only natural to want more. They headed to Granada in Spain to work with the Grammy Award-winning Youth (The Verve, Jesus & Mary Chain, The Charlatans), and created the ‘Exorcism of Youth’ album which blends their early exuberance with the finesse that comes with experience. Most recently they’ve returned to the festival circuit with sets at the Neighbourhood Weekender and Darwen Live.
Louise Stewart, Head of Entertainment, Exhibitions & Marketing at P&J Live says: “After their phenomenal set at TRNSMT on Friday we are thrilled The View are set to rock Aberdeen this December. The Scottish band have a presence that will have everyone on their feet from start to finish. This will be the first time we will have an all-standing show in Hall C and we are ready for an electric atmosphere.”
‘Exorcism of Youth’ is available to pre-order or pre-save HERE. The band’s official store offers a variety of bundles, which include signed limited edition white vinyl and a four-track bonus CD, plus rare signed test pressings which are limited to just 50 copies.
The View’s catalogue of hits (‘Same Jeans’, ‘Wasted Little DJs’, ‘Superstar Tradesman’) and fan favourites (‘Grace’, ‘Shock Horror’, ‘5 Rebeccas’) really come to life during their electrifying live shows. The band’s summer gets going with TRNSMT and a Greenwich Summer Sounds show with Kaiser Chiefs, before they headline The Mighty Boof and play Victorious in August.
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There is a wide range of food and beverage options available to purchase for concerts and events, including catering outlets offering a variety of hot food options.
Please note - it is against venue policy to allow patrons to bring in their own food and drink to the venue. At P&J live it is our aim to be completely cashless, all of our bars, kiosks and restaurants accept card payments, this is more efficient, safe and ensures a speedy transaction. There are therefore no cash machines on the TECA site.
- Is there parking available at P&J Live?
Yes, there is parking available on-site at P&J Live.
There are various ways to pay for your parking at P&J Live
On site payment machines: We accept both cash and card payments on site, pay on exit is required by entering your vehicle registration at any one of our machines located in the car parks. Please note payment machines only take coins and not notes.
APCOA Connect App: Up to 24 hour after you have left the venue, you can pay for your parking on the APCOA Connect App. Once you have downloaded the app, use location code 6680 for the Sub-T Car Park (underground) and location code 2356 for the Surface Car Park.
You can also pay for parking via the APCOA website here, click which car park you parked in and then you will be able to pay for parking.
- Can I pay by cash within P&J Live?
At P&J Live it is our aim to be completely cashless, all of our bars, kiosks and restaurants accept card and contactless payments. This is more efficient, safe and ensures a speedy transaction.
There are no cash machines on the TECA sites.
- What bus can take me to P&J Live?
Regular buses will be coming in and out of the complex daily for public use. Details on bus routes and operators are still in discussion and any updates will be posted on the getting here page of the website.
Currently, the Stagecoach Bluebird Jet Service 727 runs regularly from Aberdeen City Centre to Aberdeen Airport, stopping in the TECA site.