Having recently released their much acclaimed, brilliant, Kerrang! Magazine album of the week 'The Good Youth', completed a sold out (and mostly upgraded) UK headline tour and had recent single 'Sometimes' be placed on both the Radio 1 and XFM play lists, Blitz Kids can now announce their biggest EVER UK headline tour throughout late September/October 2014. These dates include a London show at The Islington Garage, which will be the bands biggest ever headline dates so far.
Jono Yates (guitar): 'This is the biggest headline run we've ever done, so we're going to bring our fucking A game. It's an incredible feeling to have a crowd full of kids screaming our words back in our faces. That's why we booked this tour!
We can't wait to share some sweat with our fans again after a summer of festivals.
We're fucking everywhere this year and we're loving it.'
Live wise, BLITZ KIDS will be off touring Europe with Deaf Havana after these headline dates. These follow up recent tours/shows with All Time Low, Arcane Roots, Canterbury and slots on Takedown, Slam Dunk and Groezrock Festivals.
Headline Sept/Oct tour
Tue 30 Sep - Plymouth, White Rabbit
Wed 01 Oct - Southampton, Talking Heads
Thu 02 Oct - Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
Fri 03 Oct - Nottingham, Basement @ Rock City
Sat 04 Oct - Manchester, Sound Control - Early Curfew
Sun 05 Oct - Glasgow, Cathouse
Mon 06 Oct - Liverpool, East Village Arts Club
Tue 07 Oct - Leeds, Cockpit
Thu 09 Oct - London, Garage
Fri 10 Oct - Birmingham, Asylum
OTHER confirmed dates:
May 31 - Camden Rocks
June 14 - Nova Rock, Nickelsdorf - Austria
July 4 - British Summer Time Fest. w/ Black Sabbath, Hyde Park
July 5 - Sonisphere Festival, Knebworth
July 11 - Yardfest, Bicester
July 12 - 2000 Trees Festival, Cheltenham
July 13 - Nass Festival, Shepton Mallet
EUROPEAN HEADLINE TOUR:
July 17 - Comet Berlin, Germany
July 18 - Strom, Munich, Germany
July 19 - Red Bull X Fighters @ Olympic Park, Munich, Germany
July 20 - Luxor, Cologne, Germany
July 21 - Hafenklang, Hamburg, Germany
July 23 - Paradiso Upstairs, Amsterdam, Holland
July 24 - Midland, Lyon, France
August 3 - Y Not festival, Matlock UK
Previously, the band played last year's SXSW, have recently undertaken UK and European tours with the likes of Lower Than Atlantis, All Time Low, Young Guns, Tonight Alive, Kids In Glass Houses, Mayday Parade, Mallory Knox and Canterbury among others. They have also played the UK's biggest and most prestigious festivals in the last couple of years, such as Download, Sonisphere, Slam Dunk and Hevy.
BLITZ KIDS are:
Joe James - Vocals
Jono Yates - Guitar
Nic Montgomery - Bass
Matt Freer - Drums