Norwegian EMI signing Honningbarna announce UK & Irish tour dates, after a packed summer of festival appearances. Honningbarna (that'll be The Honeychildren, translated) will travel to England and Ireland to once again showcase their energetic, uncompromising and driven live presence. The live show of these noiseniks is hailed to be one of the most thrilling there is.
Following incendiary shows at Great Escape, Iceland Airwaves, by:Larm and Roskilde, as well as picking up a Spellemann Award (the Norwegian equivalent of a Grammy, no mean feat), "Verden Er Enkel" was their first UK album release, and a statement of intent from a band only just out of their teens, whose performances with The Bronx on our shores last year almost over shadowed their formidable headliners.
Pelle Gunnerfeldt (The Hives, Refused ++), producer for the album, says that 'Honningbarna is a great - maybe the only - rock n' roll band in a dying genre. The blazing guitars, furious boy choir, it truly is bliss to take in. Loud.'
Honningbarna want more than just make music. They also have an agenda, and have already managed to get a large portion of the Norwegian bible-belt to sing along to their infamous battlecry-anthem "Fri Palestina"(Free Palestine). Their aim is world domination, without compromise - they won't sing in English - gimmicks or vanities, but with pure energy and love for music amidst their fans. Honningbarna are nothing short of awesome.
They will be playing the following dates in September:
17.09.2013: Bloc, Glasgow UK
19.09.2013: Roisin Dubh, Galway IE
20.09.2013: Dolans, Limerick IE
21.09.2013: Whelan's, Dublin IE
22.09.2013: The Fighting Cocks, Kingston UK
23.09.2013: Retro Bar, Manchester UK
24.09.2013: The Electric Circus, Edinburgh UK
25.09.2013: The Boilerroom, Guildford UK
26.09.2013: 12 Bar Club, London UK
27.09.2013: Mello Mello (support for Dirty Revolution), Liverpool UK
28.09.2013: Cowley Club, Brighton UK
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