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The Vaccines Pick-Up Full Of Pink Carnations Album Launch Out Store show

Join us at the Gaiety, South Parade Pier to celebrate the release of the new album Pick-Up Full Of Pink Carnations’

Album Launch show on

Friday 12th January 2024. Doors 7:00pm
Stage times TBC



All tickets will be electronic. Please select ‘Click & Collect’ at the checkout or you will be charged for postage.


*Entry information will be sent nearer to the time of the show*


The event will be held at  The Gaiety, South Parade Pier, Portsmouth, Southsea PO4 0SW


*See Map Below*


Ticket Bundles will be an album purchase on any format, one per person per entry


General Admission strictly one per person per entry

Please collect the format from the shop or pay to have it posted.
You will be notified by e mail when ready or if you have paid for postage. It will not be shipped until the event has happened.

Join us at the Gaiety, South Parade Pier on Friday 12th January 2024


Doors 7pm


Stage Times – TBC


£28.99 – Indies Only Translucent Pink LP & Entry Ticket Bundle


(LP Price £19.99)



£28.99 – Baby Pink LP & Entry Ticket Bundle


(LP Price £19.99)



£21.99 – CD & Entry Ticket Bundle


(CD Price £11.99)



£18 – General Admission (Strictly one ticket per person) 






*Please note that all tickets are ELECTRONIC, and formats will be collected or shipped from the shop*



This is an ‘outstore show’, designed to encourage purchasing physical copies of the new album. Each copy you purchase, will be ‘chart’ scanned by us in the shop and will help the artist reach a high chart position.


This has many benefits for the band, and means that as a fan – you helped contribute to that success!


We have to offer a ticket only option for this show to comply with chart regulations, but this won’t count in the charts. We keep the prices of a ‘Ticket Bundle’ (Album format and Ticket Entry) low to encourage this.


We’ll let you do the maths, but for a little more you get MUCH more!


As a record shop, we want to encourage the culture of buying physical music and also means we can host more of these amazing intimate shows!



About the album

Torchbearers for British guitar music, The Vaccines – Justin Young (lead vocals, guitars), Árni Árnason (bass, vocals), Timothy Lanham (guitars, keys, vocals) and Yoann Intonti (drums) – are back with their sixth studio album Pick-Up Full of Pink Carnations. The title comes from a misheard lyric from Don McClean’s “American Pie,” a song that for Young fittingly evokes the death of innocence and the American Dream. After he moved to Los Angeles – a city the band has grown up being captivated by – he was forced to wrestle with the disillusionment that comes when expectations, dreams, and reality don’t quite meet.


Yet, though Pick-Up Full of Pink Carnations is an album about reconciling with loss, it’s also filled with gratitude for the people and places we once loved. “Pink carnations symbolise gratitude and tell a person they’ll never be forgotten,” says Young. “So whether it’s the loss of a lover, or a friend, or even just a dream, the record is a reminder that they’ll live on in whatever capacity the mind allows them to. And it’s a reminder to keep on dreaming.” Produced by Andrew Wells (Halsey, Phoebe Bridgers) with Mixing from Dave Fridmann (Tame Impala, The Flaming Lips), Pick-Up Full of Pink Carnations is an immediately anthemic addition to the band’s discography. With a mammoth five UK Top 5 albums – including a Number 1 with 2012’s Come of Age – and a fierce live reputation forged through arena-filling headline shows and unforgettable slots at Glastonbury and Reading/Leeds, The Vaccines continue to be a vital band in the British rock canon.



See you at the front!




Friday 12th January 2024

Doors 7:00pm