The Gaslight Anthem Announce Second O2 Brixton Academy Show
Following their triumphant return to the UK at their incredible sold out show at KOKO (Don’t just take our word for it - check out this amazing live review from The Guardian!) - The Gaslight Anthem are excited to announce a run of UK tour dates this Autumn. The shows are the first in support of their highly anticipated fourth album, “Handwritten”, out July 23rd on Mercury Records.
Due to phenomenal demand a second night has been added at O2 Brixton Academy on October 17th.
Tickets for the extra show will be available as follows:
Wednesday 11th July - O2 Academy pre-sale: http://www.livenation.co.uk
Thursday 12 July Live Nation pre sale: http://www.livenation.co.uk
Friday 13 July General on sale: http://www.livenation.co.uk
Tickets are priced £18.50 regionally and £21.00 in London (subject to booking fee).
15th London, O2 Brixton Academy
17th London, O2 Brixton Academy - EXTRA DATE DUE TO DEMAND
18th Manchester, O2 Apollo
19th Glasgow, O2 Academy
20th Birmingham, O2 Academy
The Gaslight Anthem have already performed at several major festival this Summer including
opening for Bon Jovi at Bamboozle in East Rutherford, NJ (May 20th); appearing at the Metallica Orion
Festival in Atlantic City, NJ (June 23rd - Lars Ulrich announced them on stage)) and Lollapalooza (for the
second time) at Grant Park in Chicago (August 5th). Recent European dates included shows with Soundgarden
in Paris, Berlin and Milan and several major festivals. The band will also return to the UK later this summer to
appear on the main stage at this year’s Reading and Leeds Festivals.
The Gaslight Anthem have also announced their new fan club - The 45 PRM Club. The membership (at the
low price of $25 per year) will allow members to purchase any 45 Fan Club pre sale tickets for shows as well as
various awesome bits of merchandise and vinyl only available through the club. The band said: “We decided to
create a place where our fans could talk to other fans, share live recordings, photos, and their thoughts. We also
wanted to make a place where we could give something extra back to the people who've supported us through
the years, help cut down on scalpers, and make sure real fans get the tickets they want. It's also a place to get
some cool extras every year from us just to say thanks for being there with us through the ride.”
In other exciting news, on June 28th The Gaslight Anthem appeared (for the third time!) on CBS’s The Late
Show with David Letterman! The band followed up their rousing performance of “45” with a full length show
at The Ed Sullivan Theatre. Watch it here. The band will also perform on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (for
the second time) on July 27th ( no relation to Brian Fallon!).
“Handwritten” - The Gaslight Anthem’s first album on Mercury Records, was produced by two-time Grammy
Award®-winner Brendan O’Brien, known for his work with Bruce Springsteen (Best Rock Album Grammy,
2002), Pearl Jam, Incubus and many others. The result is the most committed, affecting and compelling album
of The Gaslight Anthem's career to date. Introduced by muscular lead-off single “45”, which received it's world
premiere on BBC Radio 1 as Zane Lowe's Hottest Record In The World on April 30 (and is now on B-List rotation
on the station), it finds the Jersey boys in inspired form, decanting '60's soul, '70's stadium rock, '80s hardcore
and '90's grunge into eleven white-knuckle, blue-collar everyman anthems. Brian Fallon likens its incandescent
electrical storms to "Tom Petty songs [being] played by Pearl Jam". Put more simply, it's a supercharged
American rock 'n' roll classic.
The full track listing for “Handwritten” is as follows:
3. Here Comes My Man
4. Mulholland Drive
6. Too Much Blood
8. Biloxi Parish
11. National Anthem
Prior to “Handwritten”, The Gaslight Anthem – Brian Fallon (lead vocals, guitar), Alex Rosamilia (guitar,
vocals), Alex Levine (bass, vocals), and Benny Horowitz (drums, percussion) – released three full-length indie
albums: Sink Or Swim (2007, XOXO Records), The ’59 Sound (2008, SideOneDummy Records), and American
Slang (June 2010, SideOneDummy).
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