Welsh post-hardcore outfit The Blackout, have officially confirmed a return to Ireland with a brand new Irish tour date scheduled for 2013. Headlining The Academy in Dublin this coming November 2013, The Blackout make a welcomed return for their Irish fans. Music Scene is delighted to reveal that The Blackout will be performing live on stage at The Academy in Dublin on Sunday the 3rd of November 2013. Tickets for The Blackout live at The Academy in Dublin are priced from €19 including booking fee and will be on sale from Friday the 7th of June 2013 through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to buy tickets for The Blackout live at The Academy in Dublin this coming November 2013.
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The Blackout are excited to announce a headline tour this Autumn in support of their excellent new album, ‘Start The Party’. “We can’t wait to get back out. It feels like we haven’t played in forever. We’ve all gone a bit mad with cabin fever so expect an explosive show, it’s gonna be the last party tour to celebrate the end of Start the Party. Bring your dancing shoes and party heads”. says singer Gavin Butler.
Originally formed in South Wales in 2003, The Blackout have gone on to shift over 50,000 copies of their three full-length albums, sold-out tours across the country and have shared stage space with everyone from My Chemical Romance to Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit, All Time Low and Lostprophets. Their followers – including the dedicated fan club the Riot Squad – have grown year on year, seeing The Blackout‘s online presence now reaching to well over 100,000 people and racking up over one million video plays. Their last LP – 2011′s Hope (charting at 27) – was indeed partly funded by their fans through the Pledge system – and now after 12 months in the making, the six rowdy Welsh rockers have their fourth opus ready to roll!
Recorded in the heart of the West Country at The Distillery Studios with former-A vocalist and long-time collaborator Jason Perry behind the desk, Start The Party sees Sean, Gavin, Matthew, Bob, Rhys and Snoz embracing everything that they – and their fans – love the most. “There was always elements of ‘Blackout records that were about embracing the good times,” says Gavin, “and we realised that that’s where our strength lies. We wanted to go back to a time where we were purely enjoying ourselves and hoped it would come across in the music.”
From the party-heavy title-track, through the hip-shaking ‘We Live On’ and the lighter-waving ballad of ‘You’ the band have created a wealth of hooks and catchy melodies that will send crowds around the planet hoarse from excitement. Once they’re delivered by their duelling vocalists, these songs will further cement The Blackout‘s position as one of the most entertaining and enigmatic live bands in the UK. “This album captures our real personality,” says Sean. “That laryiness, the yobbish, laddish, loud, shouting happy gang that’s all about doing what we want and having a good time. We’re like the Beastie Boys meets Andrew W.K. meets Dirty Sanchez.”
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