Yungblud introduces gender-neutral facilities to UK tour

Yungblud has revealed that he has introduced gender-neutral facilities at the venues on his current tour.

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The Doncaster artist – real name Dominic Harrison – is out on his ‘Life On Mars’ UK tour, which is set to wrap up in Liverpool on October 19.

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Taking to Twitter ahead of his sold-out show at Newcastle’s O2 Academy tonight (October 12), Yungblud posted a video in which he told fans: “It was really important to me that there would be gender-neutral facilities on this tour.”

He went on to address the difficulties faced by non-binary at gigs, adding: “ that’s happening.”

Harrison, however, claimed that the O2 Academy in Newcastle “don’t want to comply” with the proposed move. “What the fuck?” he said.

I WILL TRY MY BEST THAT EVERY YB SHOW TILL THE END OF TIME HAS GENDER NEUTRAL FACILITIES ! ily

🖤🩸🖤 pic.twitter.com/MDOZABdohE

— YUNGBLUD’s a FLEABAG (@yungblud) October 12, 2021

Yungblud is then seen unveiling a sign reading “Gender Neutral Toilets”, telling fans that he was now “ excited to be in Newcastle”. He concluded: “If the council have got a fucking problem with it, talk to me.”

NME has contacted O2 Academy Newcastle for comment.

In a four-star review of Yungblud’s show at London’s Alexandra Palace last week, NME wrote: “[…] Tonight is a sprawling, emotional and dynamic run-through of the complexities Yungblud has to offer.

“Harrison might not know exactly how he made it to a sell-out show at Alexandra Palace tonight but he definitely knows where Yungblud goes from here.”

You can see Yungblud’s remaining ‘Life On Mars’ tour dates below:

12 – Newcastle, O2 Academy (sold out)


14 – Birmingham, O2 Academy (sold out)


15 – Birmingham, O2 Academy (sold out)


16 – Leeds, University (sold out)


18 – Liverpool, Mountford Hall (sold out)


19 – Liverpool, Mountford Hall (sold out)

Speaking to NME backstage Reading Festival 2021, Harrison revealed that he’s “got two new albums ready to go.” You can watch the video interview above.


 

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