When was the last time you could say you had one of the best nights of your life for £10?? Japanese Ska band KEMURI have been added to the Less Than Jake headlining tour this October and if the above video hasn’t got you skanking around your bedroom in excitement, how about news that 8 local bands have now been selected to join the tour from over 500 entries!!
The winners are: Birmingham pop punks AMFX, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne trio Better Days, Bournemouth folk-punks Black Water County, Wirral ska-punks Broken 3 Ways, Irvine melodic punks Embers, genre-busting London quintet Ghouls, Sheffield pop punk four piece Sweet Little Machine and Bristol punk rockers Weatherstate.
Judged by a panel of music industry experts including Alex Baker from the Kerrang! Radio Fresh Blood show, promoters Sean Ryman and Ian Richards from Academy Music Group, UK brand manager James Pattison from Fireball UK and publicist Jamie Otsa from Wall of Sound PR, the bands have each won a 20 minute opening slot on their local date, with full branded Fireball backline provided for the gig on their behalf.
Commenting on the news, Alex Baker of Kerrang! Radio said; “As we know, getting a break can be the difference between a band getting heard, or not. I’m always so stoked when people prove that they really care about supporting new artists, and yet again Fireball and Less Than Jake have proved that with this competition. There have been some amazing entries – I’ll be playing a heap of them on my show on Kerrang! Radio, and the UK is in for some great live shows on the tour in October!”
The ‘Fireball – Fuelling The Fire Tour’ is your only chance to see some of the finest live bands the international punk scene has to offer on one stage this October and with Manchester & Bristol already sold out, don’t hang around to grab your tickets for these remaining tour dates!
Monday 3rd October – O2 Academy Bristol* – SOLD OUT!!
Tuesday 4th October – O2 Academy Sheffield*
Wednesday 5th October – O2 Academy Birmingham*
Thursday 6th October – O2 Academy Brixton*
Saturday 8th October – O2 Academy Newcastle
Sunday 9th October – O2 Academy Glasgow
Monday 10th October – O 2 Ritz Manchester – SOLD OUT!!
Tuesday 11th October – O2 Academy Bournemouth
While you countdown the days until one of the finest tours to hit the UK kicks off, rock out to this playlist featuring your local competition winners!
Which shows are you hoping to attend?? Share your thoughts in the comments below!