Funeral For A Friend
'Roses For The Dead'
Single on Feb 20 2006
Funeral For A Friend will release the fourth single from their hugely successful sophomore album, 'Hours', on Feb 20 via Atlantic Records. It will be the final single to be taken from the critically acclaimed, gold selling 'Hours' album.
The band head out on tour in support of the single for their LAST UK DATES OF 2006!!! The tour is already completely sold-out, so it promises to be a spectacular end to the campaign.
Feb 2 Keele Uni (supp by. My Awesome Compilation)
Feb 3 Reading Hexagon (supp by. Blood Roses)
Feb 5 Exeter University (supp by. Days In December)
Feb 6 Bristol Academy (supp by. Days In December)
Feb 7 Liverpool University Academy (supp by. Beyond All Reason)
Feb 8 London Shepherds Bush Empire (plus unannounced special guests)
Feb 10 London Hammersmith Palais (plus unannounced special guests)
Feb 11 Newcastle Academy (supp by. Eta Carinae)
Feb 12 Edinburgh Corn Exchange (supp by. Eta Carinae)
The single, entitled 'Roses For The Dead', it is a deeply personal song for frontman Matt Davies, dealing as it does with profound personal loss.
"Losing friends and family is hard, no one ever knows how to deal with it," Matt explains, " I coped by writing my grief down on paper - this is what came out. Sometimes we can overlook the things that are important to us until they're taken away. Certain events in my life made me appreciate how lucky I am to be here now and doing the things I do even more. It's a blessing to be able to feel and love so much, and I intend to make the most of my life while it's still being lived."
#1 'Best Album' and 'Best British Band' Rocksound Readers Poll 2005
#4 'Best Album' Kerrang Readers Poll 2005
#5 'Best Album' Big Cheese Critics Poll 2005
7 Smash Hit Singles
2 Gold Selling Albums in the UK
14 Front Covers
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