Editors "Black Gold"
Editors “Black Gold”

Following the announcement of their best of album Black Gold and UK and European tour earlier this month, Editors have today unveiled the dramatic new video for title track “Black Gold“. This comes in the wake of their last video for “Frankenstein” being nominated for Music Video of The Year at this year’s Shots Awards.

Directed by long time collaborator Rahi Rezvani, the video sees frontman Tom Smith display instinctive acting ability alongside US actress Nicole Stark. Driving a red Ford Mustang through the desert, the couple stop at a desolate motel and gas station, as their volatile relationship falls apart at the seams. The destruction of their relationship is mirrored by the sparse desert imagery in which Tom remonstrates alone with nature, and the desolate, dusty motel, where his lover waits alone.

Black Gold will include 13 tracks from Editors 6 studio albums, alongside 3 brand new offerings: “Upside Down”, summer festival anthem “Frankenstein” and the gothically dramatic “Black Gold”. The album also comes in a deluxe 2CD version, which includes a second disc of 8 stripped back recordings of tracks from the band’s catalogue titled ‘Distance: The Acoustic Recordings’.

The band will be embarking on a 27 date European and UK Greatest Hits tour in early 2020, which will see them play shows in Birmingham, Manchester, Dublin and Glasgow, with a landmark performance at London’s SSE Arena Wembley set for Friday 28th February. The Manchester and Glasgow shows have swiftly sold out. Full tour schedule below.

From their Mercury Prize shortlisted debut The Back Room, to #1 debuting An End Has A Start, platinum selling In This Light and On This Evening, sprawling, transitional The Weight of Your Love, moody, self-produced In Dream and their 6th top 10 album in a row, 2018’s explosive Violence, Editors have refused to either stay still or compromise. This is perhaps the key to their longevity. It also no doubt also owes something to a hugely dedicated fanbase, both home and abroad, which sees them regularly performing sold out tours across the UK, Europe and further afield, as well as headlining festivals ahead of many more household names, such as 2018’s Werchter Classic Festival in Belgium, which they headlined and curated with Kraftwerk and The National supporting.

“To still be doing this is something I’m very proud of,” says Smith. “These days longevity might not be seen as cool, but I think it is. We’ve solidified what this new version of the band is, and I think the new songs show that the band are hungry. We’ve always felt like outsiders, but wanted to write songs that connect with people emotionally, and resonate in a deeper way. That can sound pretentious and contrived, but there are people out there that our band mean a lot to. That’s what I always wanted.”

Black Gold is a chance to reflect on the past 15 years, but it also offers a glimpse into a very exciting future for one of the UK’s most enduring and perhaps unexpected musical success stories of this century.

Black Gold track listing:

Disc 1

1. Frankenstein
2. Papillon
3. Munich
4. Sugar
5. Hallelujah (So Low)
6. An End Has A Start
7. Upside Down
8. Bullets
9. Ocean Of Night
10. No Harm
11. Smokers Outside The Hospital Doors
12. A Ton Of Love
13. Magazine
14. The Racing Rats
15. Black Gold
16. No Sound But The Wind

Disc 2 (Deluxe Version Only)

1 . Violence (Distance: The Acoustic Recordings)
2 . Walk The Fleet Road (Distance: The Acoustic Recordings)
3 . Blood (Distance: The Acoustic Recordings)
4 . Let Your Good Heart Lead You Home (Distance: The Acoustic Recordings)
5 . Smokers Outside The Hospital Doors (Distance: The Acoustic Recordings)
6 . Fall (Distance: The Acoustic Recordings)
7 . Two Hearted Spider (Distance: The Acoustic Recordings)
8 . Distance (Distance: The Acoustic Recordings)

pre-order Black Gold HERE


1/30/2020- Paris, France – Salle Pleyel
1/31/2020 – Dusseldorf, Germany – Mitsubishi Electric Halle
2/1/2020 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis
2/3/2020 – Berlin, Germany – Velodrom
2/4/2020 – Krakow, Poland – Studio
2/5/2020 – Warsaw, Poland – Torwar
2/7/2020 – Vienna, Austria – Gasometer
2/8/2020 – Zagreb, Croatia – Dom Sportova Zagreb
2/10/2020 – Rome, Italy – Atlantico
2/11/2020 – Milan, Italy – Alcatraz
2/12/2020 – Milan, Italy – Alcatraz
2/14/2020- Zurich, Switzerland – Komplex 457
2/15/2020 – Fribourg, Switzerland – Fri-Son
2/17/2020 – Madrid, Spain – The Box (Wizen Center)
2/18/2020 – Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz
2/27/2020 – Birmingham, UK – Arena Birmingham
2/28/2020 – London, UK – The SSE Arena Wembley
2/29/2020 – Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo
3/2/2020 – Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street
3/3/2019 – Glasgow, UK – Barrowland
3/27/2020 – Thessaloniki, Greece – Principal Theatre
3/28/2020 – Athens, Greece – Tae Kwan Do Arena
4/1/2020 – Kiev, Ukraine – StereoPlaza
4/3/2020 – Moscow, Russia – GlavClub
4/4/2020 – St. Petersburg, Russia – Morze
6/22/2020 – Hamburg, Germany – Stadtpark
6/27/2020 – The Hague, Netherlands – Zuidepark

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