We’re super busy bees these days here at vivalascene – so busy in fact we’ve had to acquire/kidnap (delete as appropriate) new wonderful people to help us keep on top of things! You may have noticed new names popping up on our twitter feed and we can now proudly welcome them to our ranks: Francesca, Beccy and Beth! Each has given us something new this week: Beccy roadtripped the full My Chemical Romance UK tour (and is now heading off to Amsterdam to see them again!) and was kind enough to write about the London show, check it out in the live review section here. Meanwhile, Francesca has been browsing some new music from Canterbury, In Gratitude and We Are the In Crowd, and Beth has been listening to Young Guns. All these CD/single reviews can be seen in the Cd Reviews section! Check ’em out and let us know what you think xo
New gallery of Avenged Sevenfold photos up here
We are very excited about the addition of The Wonder Years to this year’s Kerrang! Relentless Energy Drink Tour with line-up being completed by Framing Hanley, Four Year Strong and Good Charlotte. The Wonder Years went down a treat at this year’s Slam Dunk festival and we can’t think of a better band to open these killer shows. Tickets are going fast, so be sure to grab yours ASAP.
Kerrang! Relentless Energy Drink Tour 2011
4.02 – Dublin Academy
6.02 – Southampton Guildhall
7.02 – Norwich UEA
8.02 – Bristol O2 Academy
10.02 – Cardiff University Great Hall
11.02 – Leeds O2 Academy
12.02 – Newcastle O2 Academy
14.02 – Glasgow O2 Academy
15.02 – Manchester Academy
17.02 – Birmingham O2 Academy
18.02 – London Roundhouse
There have been A LOT of exciting shows all around the country recently, which means that there’s lots of new content for you the check out.
First off Fran, one of the newest members of our team, headed out to interview all of Forever The Sickest Kids. It’s a brilliant read, so be sure peek here.
Bowling For Soup were in town recently, to naturally there’s photos, a review AND an interview with Erik for you!
Lucy & Shiona headed up north to Inverness to check out My Passion, so check out the review from that. There are also full photo galleries of both My Passion and support act Summerlin for you to feat your eyes upon.
In the last year All Time Low have headlined Brixon Academy with the Kerrang Relentless Energy tour, secured a spot of Radio 1’s a list and continues on the up wreaking havoc at venues all over the world and, most recently on our shores, playing Reading Festivals legendary mainstage alongside pop punk giants Blink 182, Weezer and Motion City Soundtrack. February and May 2010 will, once again, see the four piece hitting mainland Europe, the UK & Ireland on a month long tour with very special guests, the newly reformed Yellowcard, in tow for the UK leg. This will, undoubtedly, be the perfect antidote to all those freezing cold February nights.
02/27 | Manchester, UK | Apollo
03/01 | Dublin, IE | Olympia Theatre
03/03 | Nottingham, UK | Rock City
03/04 | Birmingham, UK | Academy
03/05 | Newport, UK | Centre
03/06 | Liverpool, UK | University
03/07 | Leeds, UK | Academy
03/09 | Glasgow, UK | Barrowlands
03/10 | Newcastle, UK | Academy
03/11 | Manchester, UK | Apollo
03/12 | Brixton, UK | Academy
03/13 | Brixton, UK | Academy
Tickets for all dates are on sale now!
Florida’s Anberlin have done it again with their newest offering Dark Is The Way, Light Is A Place, released in the UK on the 22nd of November. Get prepared for some incredible new music by catching the band live on one of their UK dates coming up in November. This is a tour not to be missed; Anberlin are a captivating live band, it’s the perfect way to get a taster and get hyped for the new record and support comes from a variety of amazing artists at various dates.
12th – Birmingham O2 Academy 2 (w/ The Xcerts & Pegasus Bridge)
13th – Sheffield Corporation (w/ The Xcerts & Francesqa)
15th – Glasgow Garage (w/ Hawthorne Heights & The Xcerts)
16th – Leeds Cockpit (w/ Hawthorne Heights & Pegasus Bridge)
17th – Manchester Academy 2 (w/ Hawthorne Heights & Pegasus Bridge)
19th – Cardiff Millennium Music Hall (w/ Hawthorne Heights & Pegasus Bridge)
20th – Norwich Waterfront (w/ Hawthorne Heights)
21st – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms (w/ Hawthorne Heights)
22nd – London Islington O2 Academy (w/ Hawthorne Heights & The Xcerts)
Tickets for all dates are on sale now.
Stuck for something to do for Halloween and live in the Oxford area? Zombies at the ready, You Me At Six are going to be playing a very special show at The Regal in Oxford. Expect lots of ghoulish goings on, also on the bill are The Blackout, Kids in Glass Houses and Deaf Havana.
Senses Fail are streaming the whole of their new album on their MySpace, http://www.myspace.com/sensesfail. Check out and then go grab yourself a copy from your friendly local record store, or itunes if you don’t have one of those anymore
We The Kings have announced a UK tour in February next year, bringing with themVersaEmerge as support. Dates are:
4/2 – O2 Academy 2, Oxford
5/2 – The Cockpit, Leeds
6/2 – O2 Academy 2, Newcastle
8/2- The Garage, Glasgow
9/2 – Stanley Theatre, Liverpool
11/2 – Academy 3, Manchester
12/2 – O2 Academy 2, Birmingham
13/2 – The Waterfont, Norwich
14/2 – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
15/2 – Electric Ballroom, London
Don’t say we aren’t good to you! Lucy caught up with singer Derek Sanders to chat about new album Anywhere But Here, the bands forthcoming acoustic EP and that video….read about it here
There’s also a review of the co-headlining Glasgow date with The Maine
And of course a lovely gallery of photos here!