It’s tour announcement catch up time here at Rock Sins. Over the last week or so some huge tours have been announced, so we thought we’d try and catch our readers up by covering them all in one go!
Firstly, we can’t really start with anyone else other than Architects. Fresh off the back of the release of their biggest album yet, All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us, Sam Carter and the boys are going to embark on their biggest ever UK headline tour. Tickets for the six date tour, which includes their biggest ever headline show so far at London’s Brixton Academy, are on sale NOW. Architects can be seen at the following shows:
Fri 11 Nov – Birmingham, O2 Institute
Sat 12 Nov – Manchester, Academy
Sun 13 Nov – Glasgow, O2 ABC
Tue 15 Nov – Nottingham, Rock City
Thu 17 Nov – Bristol, O2 Academy
Fri 18 Nov – London, O2 Academy Brixton
Joining Architects in hitting the road are their American brothers in metalcore Of Mice & Men. “OM&M” as you’ll often find them abbreviated to on social media had a very successful weekend in the UK performing at all three Slam Dunk Festivals and have chosen now to announce their UK return in the Autumn. Of Mice & Men will play seven shows including Newcastle, Nottingham and the obligatory London date, at The Forum in Kentish Town. See Of Mice & Men lay waste to:
30th September – Birmingham, O2 Academy
1st October – Manchester, O2 Apollo
3rd October – Nottingham, Rock City
4th October – Newcastle, O2 Academy
5th October – Glasgow, O2 Academy
7th October – London, O2 Forum Kentish Town
9th October – Cardiff, The Great Hall
Tickets for Of Mice & Men’s tour will go on general sale on Friday 3rd June 2016 at 10am.
Italian metallers Lacuna Coil are another act set to return to the UK in November. Having released what has been to many a surprise twist of an album in the form of Delirium, Christina, Andrea and the rest of Lacuna Coil are going to be bringing the new album plus old favourites to British shores as we head towards Christmas. Where you can see Lacuna Coil is revealed below:
10th November – Bristol, Marble Factory
11th November – London, KOKO
13th November – Birmingham, Institute2
14th November – Newcastle, Riverside
15th November – Glasgow, Garage
16th November – Manchester, Academy 2
18th November – Southampton, 1865
Lacuna Coil’s tour will also go on sale this coming Friday 3rd June 2016 at 10am.
Lastly for this update, British metal legends Saxon are embarking on their annual UK tour in October and November. This time around Biff and the boys will be playing ten shows, with support from Fastway and Girlschool. The Battering Ram UK tour will see Saxon performing songs from their very well received most recent album Battering Ram as well as old favourites like Wheels Of Steel and Strangers In The Night. See a British metal institution at the following:
28th – Newcastle – O2 Academy
29th – Glasgow – O2 ABC
30th – Belfast – Limelight
1st – Dublin – Academy
2nd – Manchester – O2 Ritz
3rd – Bristol – O2 Academy
5th – London – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
6th – Wolverhampton – Wulfrun Hall
8th – Sheffield – O2 Academy
9th – Nottingham – Rock City
As with Lacuna Coil and Of Mice & Men, Saxon’s tour will go on sale at 10am on Friday June 3rd 2016.
That’s it for this tour roundup – no doubt more tour announcements are just around the corner!