New Jersey’s favourite sons The Gaslight Anthem return to the UK this summer not only in support to ‘The Boss’ at Hard Rock Calling in Hyde Park (June 28th) but they will also be swinging into our capital city to do a special ‘Warm up for the Festivals’ show at The Forum on June 4th. Tickets are priced £15.00 are available from www.livenation.co.uk
One of the hardest working bands in rock (they have performed over 200 shows in the last 8 months), The Gaslight Anthem will bring their explosive hi-energy live performance to the following festivals in Europe this summer.
4th UK, headline show at The Forum, London
6th Germany, Nurburgring, Rock Am Ring
7th Germany, Nuremberg, Rock Im Park
9th Netherlands, Eindhoven, Effenaar
10th Netherlands, Doornrosje, Nijemegen
13th Italy, Milan, Rock In Idro
15th Germany, Zenith w/ Social Distortion, Berlin
16th Germany, Stadt Halle w/ Social Distortion, Offenbach
17th Germany, Philippshalle w/ Social Distortion, Dusseld.
19th Austria, Nickelsdorf, Nova Rock
20th Germany, Neuhausen Obeck, SouthSide
21st Germany, Schessel, Hurricane Festival
22nd Denmark, Copenhagen, Radio House Studio
24th Norway, Hove Festival
25th Sweden, Goteborg, West Coast Riot
26th Switzerland, St Gallen, Open Air
28th UK, London, Hard Rock Calling
3rd Germany, Mannheim, Vainstream Festival
4th Germany, Munster, Vainstream Festival
5th Finland, Turku, Ruisrock Festival
9th Spain, Bilbao, BBK Live Festival
10th Portugal, Lisbon, Alive Festival
11th Ireland, Dublin, Oxegen Festival
12th Scotland, Glasgow, T In The Park
16th Switzerland, Bern, Gurten Festival
25th Japan, Fuji, Fuji Rock
Hailing from New Brunswick, the bands anthemic tales of American life have captured the imagination and hearts of fans and media alike. ‘The ’59 Sound’ was hailed as one of the best albums of 2008 and Kerrang! magazine put The Gaslight Anthem on the cover before they had ever written a word about them.
NME called ‘The ’59 Sound’ one of the ‘best albums of 2008′, and immensely positive press poured in from Q Magazine, Rock Sound, Big Cheese, Clash and The Sun as well as great American press, including a cover feature in Alternative Press and major features in Rolling Stone and Spin. Playlist action at Radio One, Xfm and 6 Music are also media highlights of this band’s incredible rise to success over the last 12 months.
More about The Gaslight Anthem rose.
The Gaslight Anthem rose out of the fertile punk and hardcore scene of New Brunswick, NJ, flaunting a unique style that melded the sounds of Bruce Springsteen, Wilson Pickett, and various Motown groups with the rough, emotional grit of Hot Water Music and Jawbreaker. The band — comprised of vocalist/guitarist Brian Fallon, bassist Alex Levine, drummer Benny Horowitz, and guitarist Alex Rosamila — began establishing a loyal hometown crowd after forming in 2005, and their soulful punk rock melodies attracted wider attention upon the release of their full-length debut, Sink or Swim, which droped in May 2007 via the local imprint XOXO Records. Although rough around the edges, the album presented plenty of energetic, sing-along songs that garnered accolades from punk zines, blogs, and fans alike. The increasing popularity was enough to score gigs with the likes of Against Me!, the Loved Ones, and the Draft, and by the end of 2007, the Gaslight Anthem had played over 200 shows. They recorded the four-song EP Señor and the Queen in Austin, having managed to secure some down time between tour dates, and the record surfaced on Sabot Productions in early February 2008. Meanwhile, the Gaslight Anthem announced their brand-new deal with the California-based indie label SideOneDummy Records.
Hotly tipped Scottish seven piece BROKEN RECORDS release their debut album ‘Until The Earth Begins To Part’ on 4AD Records on June 1. The group, who formed in Edinburgh at the end of 2006, have already been tipped for greatness by publications as diverse as NME, Q, The Word, The Sun, The Fly, News Of The World, Clash and Drowned in Sound – a series of three independently released singles released in 2008 led NME to call them ‘an incredible proposition – set to go stellar as soon as they decide on a lucky label to sign to’. The album features ten tracks and was recorded in Monnow Valley studio in Monmouth with producer Ian Caple.
The tracklisting is:
If The News Makes You Sad, Don’t Watch It
Until The Earth Begins To Part
Thoughts On A Picture
If Eilert Loevborg Wrote A Song It Would Sound Like This
A Good Reason
The group are on tour in March/April, playing the following dates:
March 26 INVERNESS HOOTENANNY
28 EDINBURGH BEDLAM THEATRE
30 MANCHESTER RUBY LOUNGE
April 1 BIRMINGHAM GLEE CLUB
2 LEEDS BRUDENELL
30 GLASGOW HINTERLAND FESTIVAL
The rock legends were performing a show at the Telenor Arena near Oslo, but concert-goers were forced to endure long traffic jams to get to the venue.
The problem got worse after the gig, with stationary traffic and apparent poor transport links leaving many people stranded.
Norwegian website Budstikka.no reports that things soon turned ugly with many fans venting their anger on police officers – throwing bottles at patrol cars and tearing down fences erected to control the crowds