Breakthrough UK band biffy clyro will be kicking off a US headlining tour, presented by Alternative Press magazine on February 10, 2011. The trio are returning to the states after a highly successful summer small-club tour, which included sold-out New York and Los Angeles shows. Their latest album, Only Revolutions, which was nominated for the coveted 2010 Mercury Prize, is out now.
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 album has also spawned five singles in the UK, including the Top 5 radio hit “Mountains,” and “Bubbles,” which features Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age.
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 and Linkin Park, filled Wembley Stadium on a recent headlining run and became the first band ever to play in the Houses of Parliament. In January biffy clyro will tour Australia with Muse.
biffy clyro US headlining tour dates are below. Tickets go onsale tomorrow, December 4th. For more information please visit www.biffyclyro.com.
2/10 – Rock and Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
2/11 – North Star Bar – Philadelphia, PA
2/12 – Blender Theater – New York, NY
2/13 – TT The Bear's – Cambridge, MA
2/15 – La Sala Rossa – Montreal, QB
2/16 – Garrison – Toronto, ON
2/18 – The Basement – Columbus, OH
2/19 – Double Door – Chicago, IL
2/20 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
2/24 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
2/25 – Venue – Vancouver, BC
2/26 – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
2/28 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA
3/1 – Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA