New single ‘Ring the Bells‘ released 24th September, headline tour and first European tour with Sonic Boom Six.
After six months of garnering praise for their second album ‘Freaks Like Us’, Straight Lines are saving the best for last – their new single ‘Ring The Bells’ is released 24th September, and they’ve announced their first European tour to celebrate.
They are set to play ten dates with ska-punk troupe Sonic Boom Sixin Switzerland, Austria, The Netherlands, and Germany. This is in addition to their September headline UK tour which takes in 21 cities around the country. Taking the monolithic choruses that have carried the album ‘Freaks Like Us’ to bigger audiences and now to Europe, Straight Lines will ensure their biggest tour to date will be wholly memorable.
The dates come in support of ‘Ring the Bells’, one of the album’s many highlights, and it looks like Straight Lines have no intention of slowing their pace as 2012 comes to a close. The single seethes with the same breathless energy and adrenaline-fuelled fist aloft choruses that drive the entire record. And as good as their recorded output proves to be, it’s their live shows that have brought them growing attention from the public and the press alike.
Kerrang! magazine said ‘Freaks Like Us’ possessed “choruses of a size that require a forklift to lift them” (4K’s) while Rock Sound said “…Straight Lines should be the biggest band on the planet right now” (8/10).
The band has toured with the likes of Funeral for a Friend, The Subways, Kids In Glass Houses, The Get Up Kids and Presidents of the USA. Their first European shows with Sonic Boom Six are listed below.
WITH SONIC BOOM SIX:
28th – Stuttgart, Germany @ Goldmarks
29th – Zug, Switzerland @ Salvanik
30th – Bulle, Switzerland @ Ebullition
1st – Sursee, Switzerland @
2th – Munich, Germany @ Kranhalle
4th – Vienna, Austria @ The Arena
5th – Berlin, Germany @ Comet
6th – Hamburg, Germany @ Headcrash
7th – Cologne, Germany @ MTC
8th – Utrecht, Netherlands @ dBs
9th – Haarlem, Netherlands @ Patronaat
Fri 21 Leicester Soundhouse
Sat 22 Hull Fruit Space
Sun 23 Carlisle The Brickyard
Mon 24 Glasgow King Tuts
Tue 25 Newcastle O2 Academy2
Thu 27 Manchester Sound Control
Fri 28 Leeds Cockpit 3
Sat 29 Nottingham Red Room
Sun 30 Derby The Vic
Mon 01 Birmingham The Rainbow
Tue 02 Norwich Waterfront Studio
Thu 04 Kingston New Slang
Fri 05 Brighton The Hydrant
Sat 06 Southampton Joiners
Sun 07 Exeter Cavern
Wed 10 Bristol Thekla
Thu 11 Oxford Jericho
Fri 12 Milton Keynes
Sat 13 Reading Face Bar
Mon 15 London Barfly
Tue 16 Cardiff CF10
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