The Devil Wears Prada kick off their co-headline UK tour with Memphis May Fire and Silverstein on November 29, set to bring an incredible evening to ten cities across the UK with special guests Like Moths To Flames.
Ahead of the tour, the band’s Mike Hranica takes us through the inspiration behind two of the tracks on latest release Transit Blues.
‘Daughter’ is a song boldly based on a novel called ‘The Mandarins’ by Simone de Beauvoir. I was re-reading ‘The Mandarins’ earlier this year and I was very drawn in by what must be considered the climax of the story where the main character is on the edge of suicide and…”
and Lock & Load
On December 2, 2015 in San Bernardino, CA, 14 people were killed and 22 seriously injuried in the biggest mass shooting since Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012. Eight days later, The Devil Wears Prada’s Mike Hranica drove from his Chicago home to meet up with guitarist Kyle Sipress in Kansas City to write and demo new material for what would become Transit Blues (Rise Records) Both very much affected by the escalading gun violence the world had been experiencing, “Lock & Load” began to take shape.
Check out the tour dates below;
November 29 Norwich, – Waterfront
November 30 London, – Koko
December 1 Manchester, – Academy 2
December 2 Newcastle, – Riverside
December 3 Glasgow, – Garage
December 5 Birmingham, – Asylum
December 6 Leeds, – Stylus
December 7 Nottingham, – Rescue Rooms
December 9 Bristol, – 02 Academy 1
December 10 Southampton, -Engine Rooms