Maltese rock band Airport Impressions is all set to embark on its first-ever tour in Scotland. The 8-date tour will feature performances in a number of Scottish cities, kicking off on September 3 with the band's appearance at the Midstock Festival in Edinburgh. The one-day annual festival has been growing steadily in popularity in the UK, with this year edition being headlined by top-selling UK act Scouting for Girls, as well as other popular acts like Pigeon Detectives and Reverend and the Makers.
In a comment, the band's lead singer Errol Sammut said the band was proud to have been invited to such a great festival in a region widely known for producing good bands and music. "The idea for the tour was in fact triggered by the invitation to play Midstock", he added. "It's already great that the venues took to our music, which made our agent's job easier in putting it altogether, but it will also be exciting to see how the audiences there will react to our music".
The tour will see the band playing at various popular Scottish venues in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Perth and Aberdeen, among them venues that have showcased some of the biggest acts in the UK. A few of the dates will also feature supporting performances from upcoming UK acts, with November Lights confirmed for Stramash (Edinburgh) and Rachelle Rhienne at The Box (Glasgow).
Ahead of the tour, the band's latest album Mariette has picking up positive reviews from a good number of music bloggers and has also been featured in a number of Scottish music magazines. Aside from the live dates, Airport Impressions also have some radio interviews and a TV appearance in Aberdeen lined up.