LOSTPROPHETS 2012 UK AND IRELAND TOUR, NEW ALBUM ‘WEAPONS’ RELEASED APRIL 2ND

LOSTPROPHETS 2012 UK AND IRELAND TOUR, NEW ALBUM ‘WEAPONS’ RELEASED APRIL 2ND

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Lostprophets have announced the release of their brand new album ‘Weapons’ and their first headline UK tour in two years. The new album is released on April 2nd and is followed by a 14 date tour of the UK and Ireland culminating with a show at London’s O2 Academy Brixton.  Modestep have now been announced as special guest support on all dates.

 

 

Lostprophets-band-2012_1aIt’s been two years since Lostprophets released their fourth studio album, ‘The Betrayed’ (January 2010). Two very hectic years. After triumphant tours across the UK and Europe on which they played in front of tens of thousands of people, Kerrang! Magazine bestowed the prestigious ‘Classic Songwriters Award’ on the band, and it was time for Lostprophets to remind the world just how deserved that honour was.

Before the writing and recording process for fifth album, ‘Weapons’, could begin, 2010 needed to be closed out with a series of big experiences. As has become the norm, Lostprophets wowed the massive Reading and Leeds main stage crowd. They then went on to steal the show at Belfast’s Belsonic Festival and about a month later, were asked to participate in the opening ceremony for the Ryder Cup at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium. Now, as 2012 kicks off, the band is ready to share their work with the world.

Lostprophets are a band whose members have known each other since their school days in Pontypridd, South Wales, a group that were friends long before they became bandmates and colleagues. Through their four previous albums – 2000’s ‘fakesoundofprogress’, 2004’s ‘Start Something’, 2006’s number one ‘Liberation Transmission’ and last year’s ‘The Betrayed’ – the sextet have risen from the clubs of England to the stages of Wembley and other impressive arenas. Almost by stealth, the band have grown, both in songwriting and success, stacking up a dozen or so top 40 singles and selling over 2 million albums worldwide.  They have become one of the UK’s biggest rock bands without compromise or flirting with musical fashions, instead choosing to stick with what they believe in and constantly striving to do better, more creatively challenging things.

For Modestep 2011 saw them drew huge crowds and caused spontaneous, glorious abandon wherever they played from the rave-mental Glade stage at Glastonbury to the metallers at Download.

Modestep are Josh Friend (vocals, keyboards), Tony Friend (decks, guitar), Nick Tsang (guitar), and Matt Curtis (drums) and will release their debut album this year. This follows on from the massive Radio 1 A-Listed single ‘To The Stars’ and Top 20 single ‘Sunlight’. Their whole album promises to show their genre hopping songs weaving in dubstep’s contemporary sounds.

‘To The Stars’ got thousands of people dancing last summer, where Modestep’s intense, theatrical, and furiously energetic live show smashed it at a diverse bunch of festivals and will no doubt bring it to the Lostprophets tour later this year. 

Lostprophets will be coming to the following venues this spring:

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April 2012

Thu 19                  Liverpool O2 Academy                                   0844 477 2000

Fri 20                     Manchester Academy                                     0161 832 1111

Sat 21                    Leeds O2 Academy                                          0844 477 2000

Mon 23                  Birmingham O2 Academy                              0844 477 2000

Tue 24                   Aberdeen Music Hall                                       0844 499 9990

Wed 25                 Glasgow O2 Academy                                     0844 477 2000

Fri 27                     Newcastle O2 Academy                                  0844 477 2000

Sat 28                    Cardiff Motorpoint Arena                               0292 022 4488

Mon 30                  Nottingham Rock City                                     0115 822 1314

May 2012

Tue 01                   Cambridge Corn Exchange                          0122 335 7851

Wed 02                 Southampton Guildhall                                  0238 063 2601

Fri 04                     London O2 Academy Brixton                       0844 477 2000

With support from special guests Modestep

Tickets are£22.50 (London -£25)

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Lostprophets are Ian Watkins (vocals), Jamie Oliver (keyboards, turntables, vocals), Stuart Richardson (bass), Mike Lewis (guitars), Lee Gaze (guitars) and Luke Johnson (drums).

New Album ‘Weapons’ – released 2nd April

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