Biffy Clyro with special guests Little Comets
Wednesday 20th March 2013
- Doors Open:
“Gold-medal poise and passion.” – The Guardian at Rockness.
“Few bands of any musical stripe are as pulverising as this, and virtually no band is more adept at straddling the divide that separates alternative music and the mainstream.” – Kerrang! at the Roundhouse
“Big, bold and ear-meltingly loud.” – The Evening Standard at the Roundhouse
“Their ferocious set is lit by jets of blue flame, burning red teardrops falling from the rigging and, most importantly, three new tracks.” – NME at Isle of Wight
Fresh from a triumphant return to the live arena with festival dates which included iTunes, Download, the Isle of Wight and Rockness (see above for some of the praise that they received), Biffy Clyro will follow the January 28th release of their eagerly anticipated new double-album ‘Opposites’ with their biggest arena tour to date beginning in Newcastle at the Metro Radio Arena on Wednesday 20th March 2013.
Again produced by GGGarth Richardson in Los Angeles, ‘Opposites’ signals the band’s growing ambition with twenty-two tracks spread across two discs: ‘The Sand at the Core of Our Bones’ and ‘The Land at the End of Our Toes’. A deluxe version of ‘Opposites’ adds a DVD which contains a feature-length documentary which examines the making of the album. Fans who pre-order the album will receive the instant gratification track ‘Stingin’ Belle’, the accompanying video for which is now online.
Biffy Clyro’s touring in support of ‘Only Revolutions’ – which earned a Mercury Prize nomination and sold in excess of 600,000 copies – saw them elevated to arena and festival headlining status as they played three sold-out UK tours which included a landmark show at Wembley Arena. Their status as one of Britain’s most exciting bands was reflected with Best Live Band awards from both NME and Q in 2011.