FIVES: Essential Autumn UK Tours

Festival season is over for another year but as we all know the live music scene doesn’t stop there. As always a whole wrath of UK tours are taking place in the coming months. From up and coming UK bands to major overseas bands making their return to these shores, there is plenty of outstanding choices.

For this edition of “Fives” we take a look at five essential tours you should go out and see this Autumn.

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Photo by Sarah Louise Bennett.

The Wonder Years with Real Friends, Neck Deep and Handguns
For pop punk enthusiasts this mix of the biggest and most promising bands within the genre is a must-see. For many The Wonder Years stole the show at the Slam Dunk Festival in May and with several dates on this tour being upgraded, its clear they are certainly a band in demand. On top of that you have the much anticipated UK debut of Real Friends who will be bringing their anthemic brand of pop punk and, of course, their “bony knees”. Representing the UK have the up and coming Neck Deep. Having recently signed to Hopeless Records, the Welsh band will be previewing their forthcoming ‘Wishful Thinking’ LP. On top of that Pennsylvania’s Handguns will be jumping on select dates to make this tour even more awesome!

November
12th Leeds Met Uni
13th Manchester Club Academy
14th Glasgow Garage
15th Newcastle The Warehouse 34
16th London Alexandra Palace (Warped UK)
17th Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach – Matinee show (12:30pm)
17th Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach – Evening show (6:30pm)


Photo by Connie Taylor.

Mallory Knox with Blitz Kids and Crooks
Long time readers of Already Heard will probably know we’re admires of Oxford’s Mallory Knox and in November they will be finishing a fantastic 2013 on a high with a lengthy UK tour. Their debut LP ‘Signals’ has opened many doors for the quintet and after playing nearly every festival possible this summer, they’re going to be heading out with ever emerging Blitz Kids and up and coming hardcore band Crooks.

November
09 Waterfront, Norwich
10 Cockpit, Leeds
11 Fibbers, York
12 Garage, Glasgow
13 Liquid Room, Edinburgh
15 Empire, Middlesborough
16 Brickyard, Carlisle
17 Club Academy, Manchester
18 Central Station, Wrexham
20 Sugarmill, Stoke-On-Trent
21 Kasbah, Coventry
22 Fleece, Bristol
23 Phoenix, Exeter
24 White Rabbit, Plymouth
25 Roxx, Southampton
December
11 The Haunt, Brighton
12 O2 Academy Islington, London
13 Rock City, Nottingham
14 Corporation, Sheffield

Paramore
The Franklin, Tennessee trio will be making their return to the UK for another run of arena shows. Having released their fourth album (‘Paramore’) earlier this year to much acclaim, expect Hayley Williams and company to pound their way through the albums highlights; ‘Ain’t It Fun’, ‘Grow Up’ and ‘Still Into You’ as well as the bands “greatest hits”. With a setlist packed with catchy numbers, we’re sure Paramore will deliver a fun and rememberable night later this month.

September
20 Manchester MEN
21 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
23 Birmingham LG Arena
24 Nottingham Capital FM Arena
27 London Wembley Arena
28 London Wembley Arena

Deafheaven
With momentum from the completely stunning ‘Sunbather’ LP carrying them strongly, Deafheaven’s October run of UK shows is much anticipated. In ‘Sunbather’ the San Francisco band have produced an overwhelming mix of brutal metal and atmospheric post-rock-esque numbers that is delivered majestically and with purpose. If this tour is a compelling as Deafheaven are on record, then its certainly not one to miss!

October
25 Birmingham Bring To Light Festival
26 Sheffield Corporation
27 Glasgow Stereo
28 Manchester Soup Kitchen
29 Brighton Sticky Mikes
30 London Birthdays

Letlive. with Night Verses and The American Scene
The rise and rise of LA’s Letlive. is set to continue this October. Having released the fantastic ‘The Blackest Beautiful’ this year, expectations for the quartets first headline tour are at fever pitch and to make it even better they’re bringing over two of the most promising bands from the States. First you have Night Verses whose ‘Lift Your Existence’ LP received a five out of five review on this very site. The hard rockers will be showcasing their mash of creativity and innovation whilst The American Scene round off the line up. Having made their UK debut earlier this year with The Story So Far, the Californian band will be returning with their brand of reflective alt-rock. This tour promises just enough diversity and a triple threat of tight energetic rock.

October
03 Bristol The Fleece
04 Southampton Talking Heads
05 Birmingham Asylum
06 Leeds Cockpit
07 Newcastle Warehouse 34
09 Manchester NQ Live
10 Belfast The Limelight
11 Dublin Fibber Magees
12 Glasgow King Tuts
14 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
15 Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
17 London Electric Ballroom

Words by Sean Reid.

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