The indie-rock band will take to the stage on Saturday, 23 February as part of a six-date tour which also stops at The SSE Arena, Wembley.
Pure electricity crackled across the fields of Britain and Europe this summer with Catfish and The Bottlemen’s pulse-quickening, headline festival performances and their own acclaimed open-air shows. Barely pausing for breath, the band announces that they’re staying on the move to maintain their unstoppable ascent with a six-date UK and Ireland Tour planned for February 2019 including a rescheduling of their existing date at The SSE Arena, Wembley.
The band sees out 2018 with New Year dates in Australia before returning to their committed and ever-growing fan base at home. Being moved to be part of the tour, the standalone Wembley date planned for Fri 2 November 2018 will now take place on Fri 22 February 2019, with original tickets remaining valid for the new date or refunds available at the point of purchase. The newly announced dates are:
- Tue 19 Feb 2019 Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
- Wed 20 Feb 2019 Plymouth, Pavilions
- Fri 22 Feb 2019 London, The SSE Arena, Wembley (rescheduled date)
- Sat 23 Feb 2019 Hull, Bonus Arena
- Tue 26 Feb 2019 Dublin, The Olympia Theatre
- Wed 27 Feb 2019 Belfast, Ulster Hall
Preparing fans for material to follow their 2016, gold-status album, The Ride and platinum-certified debut album The Balcony, Catfish and The Bottlemen made new track, Fluctuate, a regular fixture in their summer 2018 set lists.
As if it had always been there, fans sang the lyrics passionately back at venerated frontman and songwriter, Van McCann, offering the strongest suggestion yet, if not confirmation, that the pipeline of new material strikes with the same unapologetic ambition of the hit singles that have gone before.
Admitting to being happily of ‘no fixed abode’ due to near constant touring and recording since the release of their debut album in 2014, McCann leads Johnny Bond (lead guitar), Benji Blakeway (bass) and Bob Hall (drums) into a refreshed campaign, bidding to eclipse their previous, towering achievements and take the next step as established festival and arena headliners.
Bonus Arena is a state-of-the-art, music and events complex with a capacity of up to 3,500 people that will allow Hull to attract large corporate conferences, exhibitions and trade tours as well as major touring concerts, stand-up comedy, family shows and sporting events. The plans include the building of the new arena, alongside the rebuilding of Osborne Street car park and additional public spaces in a currently derelict area on Myton Street behind Princes Quay shopping centre. The arena is scheduled to open during the summer of 2018. The building is owned by Hull City Council and will be managed by SMG Europe, a world leader in venue management, operation and marketing with more than 220 venues worldwide, including Manchester Arena, Metro Radio Arena Newcastle, First Direct Arena Leeds, The Baths Hall and The Plowright Theatre Scunthorpe.