Breakthrough UK band biffy clyro will embark on their first US headlining tour, kicking off in Allston, MA on September 13. Their latest album, Only Revolutions, has been nominated for the 2010 Mercury Prize. Prior shortlist nominees for the prestigious UK award include Florence and the Machine, Radiohead, and Franz Ferdinand. Only Revolutions will be released in the US on September 21. The album will be available at select indie record stores through Junketboy Distribution. Go to www.thinkindie.com (click on ThinkIndie Physical) for more information.
Produced by Garth Richardson (Rage Against the Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers), mixed by Andy Wallace (Coldplay, Nirvana, Faith No More), and featuring the orchestration of multi Grammy-winning composer David Campbell, Only Revolutions is the fifth release from biffy clyro. The follow-up to 2007’s break through release Puzzle, Only Revolutions was released in the UK on November 9, 2009 to chart success and critical acclaim. It is certified platinum in the UK, and the Sunday Times, Kerrang and Q each gave it four stars, with The Guardian declaring, “ their songs pack a punch, but are full of light, shade and sophistication.” The first UK single off the album, “Mountains,” is a Top 5 radio hit that has sold over 100,000 copies. Current single “Bubbles,” (which features Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age playing additional guitar on the track) is the fifth consecutive single from Only Revolutions to enter the UK Top 40 chart.
The Scottish trio formed in 1995 and quickly began honing their unique sound, a mind-boggling mix of off-kilter tempos, itchy, unpredictable guitars, soulful choruses and feral screams. Years of relentless touring built a dedicated army of followers and turned biffy clyro into one of the most celebrated live bands in the UK– they’ve shared the stage with Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Linkin Park, opened a colossal Wembley Stadium show with Muse and became the first band ever to play in the Houses of Parliament. They’ve begun to win over US fans as well, on recent tours with Queens of the Stone Age, Editors, and Manchester Orchestra.
biffy clyro US headlining tour dates are below. To see and hear more please visit www.biffyclyro.com.
9/13 – Great Scott – Allston, MA
9/15 – DC 9 – Washington, DC
9/16 – Maxwell’s – Hoboken, NJ
9/17 – North Star Bar – Philadelphia, PA
9/18 – The Studio at Webster Hall – New York, NY
9/20 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
9/26 – Epicenter 2010 Festival – Fontana, CA
9/29 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA
9/30 – Bootleg Theater – Los Angeles, CA
10/1 – Hard Rock – Las Vegas, NV