After the January hangover that hits every aspect of your life, 2016 is starting to look like a very good year for live music.
Shake off the post-Christmas and New Year apathy and use some of that well received first pay packet of the year to get away for a night or two and catch one of the live shows scheduled in our great cities.
Monday 08 February @Royal Concert Hall – Suede
Thursday 11 February @Carling Academy 2 – Hurts
Friday 12 February @Royal Concert Hall – Runrig
Monday 15 February @The Hydro – All Time Low
Saturday 27 February @The Barrowlands – Fun Lovin’ Criminals
EH! Recommendation – All Time Low
Hailing from Towson, Maryland, a suburb of Baltimore, All Time Low is an American pop punk band formed in 2003. The band’s name is taken from lyrics in the song “Head on Collision” by New Found Glory and count Blink 182 amongst their influences. The band consistently tours all year-long, has headlined numerous shows, and has appeared at music festivals including Reading, Leeds and Soundwave.
Beginning as a high school band, the band released their debut EP The Three Words to Remember in Dealing with the End EP in 2004 through local label Emerald Moon. Since then the band has released six studio albums: The Party Scene (2005), So Wrong, It’s Right (2007), Nothing Personal (2009), Dirty Work (2011), Don’t Panic (2012) and Future Hearts (2015).
All Time Low always guarantee a live show full of energy.
Thursday 04 February @O2 Academy – Bowling For Soup
Friday 12 February @Epstein Theatre – Howard Jones
Sunday 21 February @Liverpool Empire – Leona Lewis
Saturday 27 February @Echo Arena – Wet Wet Wet
EH! Recommendation – Bowling For Soup
Cheeky American punk-pop outfit Bowling for Soup were formed in 1994 in Wichita Falls, Texas by lead vocalist and guitarist Jaret Reddick, guitarist and vocalist Chris Burney and bassist Erik Chandlersite.
They’ve established a reputation for fast paced and lively music and promotional videos with more than a hint of the comedic. 22 years later, BFS are still playing to a very passionate and loyal fan base. 2015’s UK tour was supposed to be their last but here we are in 2016 with the “How About Another Round Tour”!
Studio veterans now with ten albums under their belt, BFS have always understood and exceeded their fans’ demand for live shows and tours and are considered one of the must see live bands.
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Friday 19 February @O2 Academy – Twenty One Pilots
Monday 29 February @O2 Academy – Rudimental
EH! Recommendation – Twenty One Pilots
Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that originates from Columbus, Ohio. The band was formed in 2009 and consists of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun.
They produced and distributed two self-released albums, Twenty One Pilots in 2009 and Regional at Best in 2011, before being signed by Fueled by Ramen in 2012.
They released their signed debut, Vessel, with Fueled by Ramen in 2013. Their second signed album, Blurryface, was released on May 15, 2015 through the same label.
Twenty One Pilots have proven a difficult band to categorised with a number of their songs containing rapping in order to fit the poetry based lyrics into a song.
Don’t forget Euro Hostel is the perfect location to stay when attending any of the above gigs with our hostels all located conveniently in the city centres.
We guarantee the cheapest accommodation in the city centre whether you’re coming to see the band on your own (which is a little sad) or as part of a group.