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LIVE: Bury Tomorrow @ O2 Ritz, Manchester (15/04/2017)

Date: April 15th 2017
Venue: O2 Ritz, Manchester
Support: Any Given Day / Black Peaks / Crossfaith
Website: www.burytomorrow.co
Facebook: www.facebook.com/burytomorrow
Twitter: www.twitter.com/burytomorrow

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Steadily rearing their way to the front of the UK metalcore elite over the years, especially since the release of fourth album ‘Earthbound’ last January, Bury Tomorrow have managed to establish quite a name for themselves. So much so that they’re now hitting the road for what is their biggest headline tour on homeland soil to date to promote it.

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LIVE: You Me At Six @ Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff (14/04/2017)

Date: April 14th 2017
Venue: Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
Support: Black Foxxes / Tonight Alive
Website: www.youmeatsix.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/youmeatsix
Twitter: www.twitter.com/youmeatsix

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You Me At Six have been going from strength-to-strength for the last ten years as a band. Their last album, ‘Cavalier Youth’, achieved for them their very first UK number one record, and laid a marker down for British rock music. Since then, the band have been lying low for a while, and the hype around seems to have died down slightly. With the release of ‘Night People’ and a shift towards a more indie rock sound, the band have found themselves headlining the second stage at this year’s Reading & Leeds Festival. But first, here’s their headline tour of the UK.

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LIVE: Real Friends @ Thekla, Bristol (13/04/2017)

Date: April 13th 2017
Venue: Thekla, Bristol
Support: Microwave / Can’t Swim
Website: www.realfriendsband.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/realfriendsband
Twitter: www.twitter.com/realfriendsband

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Illinois’ Real Friends are a band with such a loyal and dedicated fan base, and that’s never been more apparent over the length of this rescheduled tour. Despite no new material or full UK run since sophomore LP ‘The Home Inside My Head’ dropped last May, the whole tour is near enough sold out and there’s a sheer sense of excitement in the air. Plus, tonight’s show is on a boat, so, that’s always fun.

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LIVE: Creeper @ Academy 2, Manchester (25/03/2017)

Date: March 25th 2017
Venue: Academy 2, Manchester
Support: Puppy / Energy / Milk Teeth
Website: www.creepercult.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/creepercult
Twitter: www.twitter.com/creepercultuk

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The rise of Southampton based gothic punks Creeper over the past few years has been nothing but captivating. Over the space of a total of three EPs, the band have ascended to mass popularity, critical acclaim from both the industry and the punk rock fanbase, secured a deal with Roadrunner Records, and even expanded their sound by evolving from a quintet to a sextet. Now, here we are, at the sold out first show of their biggest UK tour to date.

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LIVE: All Time Low @ O2 Apollo, Manchester (23/03/2017)

Date: March 23rd 2017
Venue: O2 Apollo, Manchester
Support: Waterparks / SWMRS
Website: www.alltimelow.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/alltimelow
Twitter: www.twitter.com/alltimelow

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Starting their story with the humble beginnings of high school, aged around 15/16 years old, All Time Low managed to get the formula right pretty early on in their careers. It’s been since their 2005 EP ‘Put Up Or Shut Up’ that they’ve been rising stars in the world of pop-rock/pop-punk, and here we are in 2017 with album seven on the way, and it looks like they still have a firm stranglehold on the genre.

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LIVE: Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes @ Academy 2, Manchester (17/03/2017)

Date: March 17th 2017
Venue: Academy 2, Manchester
Support: Yonaka / Strange Bones
Website: www.andtherattlesnakes.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/frankcarter
Twitter: www.twitter.com/therattlesnakes

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Ever since his initial burst onto the scene ten years ago, fronting hardcore punk outfit Gallows, Watford lad Frank Carter quickly became revered as one of the most lively and aggressive vocalists in the genre. A decade later, with a few years of life under his belt, his new project with The Rattlesnakes channels that aggression in equal measure with the hard rock takings of his other former project Pure Love, and ultimately results in Carter at the prime of his career.

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LIVE: Vukovi @ Sound Control, Manchester (13/03/2017)

Date: March 13th 2017
Venue: Sound Control, Manchester
Support: Jekyll / Critics
Website: www.vukovi.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/vukoviband
Twitter: www.twitter.com/vukoviband

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Some say that timing is everything, and in the case of Scottish noisy pop-rockers Vukovi, that saying certainly holds some notable weight to it. Though the band certainly haven’t been quiet over the years, dropping a couple of EPs and making a few tour support and festival appearances here and there, it’s not until now with the release of their debut album that the quartet are standing up for everyone to take notice, and nothing celebrates that more than a headline tour.

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LIVE: Lower Than Atlantis @ Academy, Manchester (11/03/2017)

Date: March 11th 2017
Venue: Academy, Manchester
Support: ROAM / Hands Like Houses / Young Guns
Website: www.lowerthanatlantis.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/lowerthanatlantis
Twitter: www.twitter.com/ltamusic

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It’s crazy to think that following the debacle of their time on major label Island Records and the lukewarm at best reaction to their one output on that imprint, ‘Changing Tune’, Watford’s Lower Than Atlantis were very much considering throwing in the towel. Yet, here we are, two albums later, their most successful date, and the band are on the road on their biggest UK headline tour to date.

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LIVE: Heartaches @ Satan’s Hollow, Manchester (23/02/2017)

Date: February 23rd 2017
Venue: Satan’s Hollow, Manchester
Support: A Plea, A Promise / Sunset Trial / Heritage
Website: None available
Facebook: www.facebook.com/heartachesofficial
Twitter: www.twitter.com/heartachesband

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Admittedly though exposure over in the UK for fresh faced Swedish heavy hitters Heartaches has been somewhat minimal, evidently the weight and hype behind the debut EP ‘Svart’ is enough to justify their debut headliner over on these shores just a few short months after release. With their first visit to Manchester, they’ve brought along another 4 bands to open up for them at Satan’s Hollow.

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LIVE: Taking Back Sunday @ O2 Ritz, Manchester (15/02/2017)

Date: February 15th 2017
Venue: O2 Ritz, Manchester
Support: Milestones / Frank Iero & The Patience
Website: www.takingbacksunday.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/takingbacksunday
Twitter: www.twitter.com/tbsofficial

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Withstanding the test of time much better than an awful lot of their contemporaries, part of Taking Back Sunday‘s key to ongoing success and consistently prominent name amongst their peers is their ability to in turn consistently put out material that maintains their ethos without compromising on quality or overly rehashed ideas. Seven albums and nearly two decades deep in their career, they’re back on UK soil.

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