MJ Hibbett is embarking on a mini-tour of Scotland, playing alongside The Hector Collectors.
The idea for the tour came about after fans of both bands repeatedly requested some gigs together. “People kept emailing me to ask when I’d be
playing with the Hectors”, says MJ, “So when the band themselves emailed me about it, I had to say ‘Yes’!”
The mini-tour starts on the 5th of March, and promises to be a whole lot of fun – just don’t expect MJ to play the lead track from his next EP, out in July… it’s “The Fair Play Trophy”, his tribute to England’s Euro 2004 chances!
- Friday 5th March – Motherwell, Starka Bar
- Saturday 6th March – Glasgow, Captain’s Rest
- Sunday 7th March – Edinburgh, Backpackers’
This is his first major batch of gigs for 2004, as he and The Validators took a bit of a break after 2003’s sudden burst of acclaim and activity. Their album “This Is Not A Library” was praised high and low, by the likes of Rolling Stone, Steve Lamacq, and fanzine writers the world over, and the subsequent gigs saw their biggest audiences yet. The Hector Collectors meanwhile have just released their new “Dollification EP” on stolenwine
records, which many are predicting will take their status as Scotland’s indie heroes international!