You Me At Six have announced two additional ‘Hold Me Down’ shows celebrating the 10 year anniversary of their 2010 breakthrough album. Ahead of two sold out dates at PRYZM, Kingston Upon Thames, an additional performance will take place on July 5th. More tickets will also be released for the band’s ‘Hold Me Down’ show in Leeds on July 11th, now upgraded from the Brudenell Social Club to Stylus due to phenomenal demand. Both gigs are on sale from 6PM tonight, Tuesday 19th January.
The announcement follows the release of You Me At Six’s acclaimed new album, SUCKAPUNCH, currently leading the race to this week’s number one in the Official UK Album Chart. Listen HERE.
Hailed by Kerrang as a “creative KO”, SUCKAPUNCH is the sound of You Me At Six pushing themselves beyond expectation. Rock Sound describe the band’s seventh album as “bold, brash and brimming with attitude and innovation”, whilst the NME said “It’s rare for a rock record to feel this exciting”, and CLASH praised “a hard hitting and forward thinking record”. DIY welcomed “a version of You Me At Six we’ve never seen before”, and The Sun confirmed “their most radical record to date” with the Sunday Times Culture adding, “some of their hardest rock is here, but the stand-out is the gorgeous Glasgow, a break-up ballad until it explodes”.
SUCKAPUNCH release celebrations continue as the band join Tim Burgess for a #TimsTwitterListeningParty tonight, Tuesday January 19th, at 8PM GMT. Follow the hashtag from 8PM to join the band online.
Recorded over five weeks at Karma Sound studio in Bang Saray, Thailand, SUCKAPUNCH sees You Me At Six pushing the experimentation of their 2018 UK Top 6 album ‘VI’ even further, continuing their creative relationship with that album’s producer, Dan Austin (Biffy Clyro, Massive Attack, Pixies). Brimming with ambition, sonic influences dive boldly into electronic music, hip-hop and R&B, some of the songs tread entirely new territory, others twist rock into fresh forms. All of it springs surprises. ‘SUCKAPUNCH’ is the sound of a band embracing change. You Me At Six have crafted their most experimental, personal and progressive record to date.
You Me At Six are one of the biggest and most prolific British rock bands of the 21st Century. Their 15 year career has seen four UK Gold Records and five Top Ten Albums in the UK, including Number One record ‘Cavalier Youth’, an unparalleled 17 consecutive A-List singles on BBC Radio One, multiple sold-out US headline tours, and a Number One rock song in the UK & Australia, and Top Five Rock Radio track in North America, in ‘Room To Breathe’.
Undoubted heavyweights in the live arena, You Me At Six’s most recent London show saw their biggest outdoor headline performance to date infront of 15,000 fans at a sold-out Gunnersbury Park, closing a UK tour that saw an additional 40,000 ticket sales, including three nights at Brixton Academy. Headline dates for May and July 2021, including London’s O2 Kentish Town Forum with support from Saint Phnx, are on sale HERE.
2021 UK Headline Tour Dates
19th May, Barrowland, Glasgow
20th May, O2 Academy, Bristol
21st May, Academy, Manchester
23rd May, O2 Academy, Newcastle
24th May, University Great Hall, Cardiff
25th May, O2 Forum, London
2021 UK Album Launch Shows
5th July, PRYZM, Kingston (performing Hold Me Down in full) THIRD SHOW ADDED TO POPULAR DEMAND
6th July, PRYZM, Kingston (performing Hold Me Down in full) SOLD OUT
7th July, PRYZM, Kingston (performing Hold Me Down in full) SOLD OUT
9th July, O2 Academy, Oxford
10th July, Leadmill, Sheffield
11th July, Stylus, Leeds (performing Hold Me Down in full) VENUE UPGRADED TO POPULAR DEMAND
12th July, Blitz, Preston
13th July, Liquid Room, Edinburgh
14th July, Fat Sam’s, Dundee
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