Gig Guide: Tour date round up for the UK and Ireland, March 1 edition

Welcome to the Gig Guide, where we round up some of the recently announced tours coming to the UK and Ireland!

Here we bring you 10 of the latest tour dates in the alternative music world that have been announced for the UK and Ireland!

Nathanial Rateliff & The Night Sweats

Credit: Danny Clinch

Nathanial Ratecliff & The Night Sweats will be in the UK in June.


June 2024

22 – London, Eventim Apollo
25 – Manchester, Albert Hall
26 – Glasgow, 02 Academy
27 – York, Barbican
29 – Bristol, SWX
30 – Wolverhampton,  The Halls

Boston Manor

Credit: Megan Doherty

Boston Manor will be on tour in the UK in April!


April 2024

5 – Newcastle, World HQ
6 – Sheffield, Yellow Arch
7 – Edinburgh, The Caves
9 – Norwich, Norwich Arts Centre
10 – Birkenhead, Future Yard CIC
11 – Oxford, O2 Academy
12 – London, Oslo Hackney

Gaffa Tape Sandy

Credit: Declan Haughian

Gaffa Tape Sandy will tour the UK later this year!


June 2024

05 – London, Rough Trade

September 2024
20 – Newcastle, Zerox
21 – Glasgow, Broadcast
22 – Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s
23 – Leeds, Hyde Park Book Club
25 – Sheffield, Hallamshire Hotel
26 – Liverpool, Kazimier Stockroom
28 – Manchester, The Deaf Institute
29 – Nottingham, The Bodega Social Club
30 – Bristol, Exchange

October 2024
01 – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
03 – London, Boston Music Room
04 – Guildford, The Boileroom
05 – Brighton, DUST
06 – Tunbridge Wells, The Forum

Escuela Grind

Credit: Jonathan Vahid

Escuela Grind will be back in the UK in May with Rotten Sound!

The band said: “EUROPE! We’re coming back for 18 days to crush a bunch of shows with our homies in Rotten Sound, plus a few SICK festivals like Incineration, Music Match, 0161 Festival and Vort ‘N Vis Festival!

“We’re stoked to bring the Nike and New Balance shod feet of Escuela Grind back to Europe to grind posers into jelly and go crazy with friends old and new. These shows are going to be chaotic, violent and very, very gay. Plus we’ll have new music out and we’ll be playing even more songs from our NEW ALBUM!

“So come on out to these shows, grind your face off, two step, stage dive, meet your new bestie, make an archnemesis, get spin kicked in the face by a 17 year old drinking Radler, buy some merch. (Please buy some merch).

“It’s gonna rule! See you there!”


May 2024

10 – London, Incineration Festival, Black Heart
11 – Manchester, 0161 Festival
12 – Plymouth, The Junction
13 – Newcastle, The Head of Steam
14 – Nottingham, Ye Old Salutation Inn
15 – Glasgow, Audio
16 – Birmingham, The Devil’s Dog


Credit: Tom Couture

Kamelot will be in the UK for a few shows later this year! They will be joined by Ad Infinitum, Frozen Crown and Blackbriar!

Thomas Youngblood on the upcoming tour: “KamNation get ready for our return to Europe and first taste for the UK of the Awaken The World Tour!! We are incredibly excited about this package, all of the support bands have been on my wish list for a while now. I am sure we will have amazing memories for the fans and all the band members after this landmark tour in Europe and the UK!”

Melissa Bonny of Ad Infinitum adds: “We are excited to join Kamelot on this exciting European tour and even more so with the participation of our friends and tour mates from Blackbriar. Completed by Frozen Crown, this package promesses an epic experience for all the fans of symphonic and melodic metal who will join the party!”

Frozen Crown state: “We are delighted to announce we’re joining Kamelot on their European tour 2024. This is a super exciting news for us, not only because of the privilege to open for one of the bands that influenced our music and lyrics. But also cause we get to share the stage with Ad Infinitum and Blackbriar as well, making this our first “full Napalm” tour after joining our new label. We can’t wait to be part of this!
See you guys on the road in October!”

René of Blackbriar comments: “We’ve got exciting news to share with you! We’ll join Kamelot‘s Awaken The World tour this year as a special guest alongside Ad Infinitum and Frozen Crown! This tour will take us to many new and familiar countries, and to say that we’re looking forward to this feels like an understatement. Kamelot is a band we’ve been looking up to for so long, and we feel honored to join them on their tour. We’ve never had the pleasure of meeting them before, just as we never met Frozen Crown, and we can’t wait to do so! We did have the pleasure of being tour buddies with Ad Infinitum last year, and we’re looking forward to continuing these unforgettable times! We can’t wait for these new adventures, see you on the road!”


November 2024

01 – Wolverhamption
02 – London
03 – Manchester

Greta Van Fleet

Credit: Neil Krug

Greta Van Fleet will perform a special show at the Royal Albert Hall in London in July!

“We are beyond thrilled to be gracing the stage of the Royal Albert Hall for the first time,” says bassist/keyboardist Samuel Kiszka. “It’s a dream come true for us, and we can’t wait to share this unforgettable experience with our fans. Get ready for a night of music, magic, and memories that will last a lifetime.”


July 2024

14 – London, Royal Albert Hall


Credit: Emilyn Cardona

Cardinals have announced their first UK and Ireland headline tour!


May 2024

9 – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
11 – Manchester, Yes (Basement)
12 – Glasgow, McChullis
14 – London, The Windmill
15 – Southampton, The Joiners
16 – Brighton, The Great Escape
24 – Galway, Róisín Dubh
25 – Limerick, Kasbah Social Club
26 – Cork, Cyprus Avenue


Waterlines have two tours coming up in May!

The first is a co-headline tour with The Human Veil and the second is a headline run with support from Eschalon. Both tours will also have local supports.


May 2024

2 – Nottingham, Billy Bootleggers with The Human Veil
3 – Leeds, BOOM with The Human Veil
4 – Manchester, The Peer Hat with The Human Veil
30 – London, 229 with Eschalon
31 – Wakefield, Vortex with Eschalon

1 – Bolton, Alma with Eschalon (SOLD OUT)

Microwave and The Dirty Nil

Microwave have announced a co-headline UK tour with The Dirty Nil!


April 2024

15 – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
16 – Manchester, Gorilla
17 – Glasgow, Oran Mor
19 – Sheffield, Leadmill (Steel Stage)
20 – Guildford, Boileroom
22 – Bristol, Fleece
23 – Brighton, Patterns
24 – London, Scala

Bullet For My Valentine and Trivium

Credit: Ryan Chang

Bullet For My Valentine and Trivium have announced a co-headline tour for 2025! Both bands will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of albums The Poison (Bullet) and Ascendancy (Trivium). So what better way to celebrate than to announce The Poisoned Ascendancy Tour!

“I honestly can’t believe it’s been 20 years since the release of The Poison, and what an incredible 20 years it’s been”, says BFMV frontman Matt Tuck. “I feel so proud of what we’ve achieved as a band in the last two decades and it all started with that debut album. The Poison is such an important part of our lives musically and personally and we know the massive impact it had on the metal world on a global level. This tour will be made even more special as our brothers in Trivium are also joining us on the road to celebrate and play in its entirety their stunning album Ascendancy.”

Bullet For My Valentine’s The Poison and Trivium’s Ascendancy are two records whose influence can be heard to this day – in the DNA of modern metal,” declares Trivium frontman Matt Heafy. “It’s incredible to think of the impact the albums had when they came out in 2005. They were both like bolts of lightning. Both bands grew up independently of each other in different countries and separately from any movement or scene but both shared a common love of melodic heavy metal at the core; and both had similar meteoric rises right out of the gate.”

He continues: Trivium and BFMV were in such whirlwinds when our respective albums came out that we each never truly got to play together or sit back and celebrate during the maelstrom of constant touring, recording and globetrotting. But that’s what this anniversary tour is. It’s a celebration by the bands to the fans of an important era, and most importantly it’s an invitation to fans come and have an epic night with us and sing and rage and celebrate the awesome power of the music.”

“This is going to be the metal tour of 2025,” concludes Tuck.Bullet For My Valentine and Trivium The Poisoned Ascendancy World Tour 2025. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of both albums and playing them in their entirety. Get excited people, it’s going to be special and we can’t wait to celebrate with you all.”


January 2025

26 – Cardiff, Utilita Arena
28 – Glasgow, OVO Hydro
30 – Manchester, Co-op Live
31 – Birthday, Utilita Arena
February 2025
01 – London, The O2

Elizabeth Birt

March 1, 2024

Band management assistant. Goth princess and lover of all things music and sport.


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