THE XCERTS have just received the rather amazing news that they will be supporting Young Guns on their forthcoming European tour, becoming friends when the band supported them on their UK tour at the end of 2011.
The band were recently due to support Guns N’ Roses on their forthcoming UK arena shows but have been forced to pull out from the bill as Guns N’ Roses are now only able to run with one support band due to ‘logistical reasons’. Never a band to sit around feeling sorry for themselves The Xcerts have instead gone ahead and secured a show (when they would have been playing London’s O2 Arena with with Guns N’ Roses) with two of the their favourite artists Kevin Devine and Cursive. Please see dates below.
The Xcerts second album ‘Scatterbrain’ has already taken the band on an incredible journey. In the albums short lifespan the band have been on several headline tours with a fan base that grows at every show; performed in Europe for the first time where their album is also released; been played by most major national radio stations (Radio 1, Kerrang! radio…) and TV channels (Kerrang TV, Scuzz…) and toured with many of their favourite bands (Manchester Orchestra, Biffy Clyro, Taking Back Sunday, Brand New…). Not only that, but the band flew out to New York to record it with their favourite producer Mike Sapone!
Fri-June-1 Brighton, Audio with Kevin Devine & Cursive
YOUNG GUNS EUROPEAN TOUR:
Fri-Oct-19 Belgium, Antwerp, Trix
Sat-Oct-20 Netherlands, Eindhoven, Dynamo
Sun-Oct-21France, Paris, La Scene Bastille
Sat-Oct-27 Switzerland, Geneva,Le Contremps
Sun-Oct-28 Germany, München, 59 to 1
Tue-Oct-30 Germany, Berlin, C-Club
Wed-Oct-31 Germany, Hamburg, Mephisto
Thu-Nov-1 Germany, Koln, Luxor
Fri-Nov-2 Germany, Lingen, Alter Schlachthof
Sat-Nov-3 Germany, Kaiserslautern, Kammgarn
Mon-Nov-5, Italy, Roma, Traffic
Tue-Nov-6 Italy, Bolzano, RnRoll Arena
Fri-Nov-9 Czech, Prague, Rock Café
Sat-Nov-10, Poland, Poznan, Minoga
Sun-Nov-11 Poland, Warsaw, Hydrozagadka
Tue-Nov-13 Germany, Leipzig, Conne Island
Wed-Nov-14 Germany, Stuttgart, Juha West
Thu-Nov-15 Swiss, Zurich, Dynamo
Fri-Nov-16 Netherlands, Utrecht, Tivoli De Helling
‘Scatterbrain’ is out now through Xtra Mile Recordings. Here’s what the press had to say about ‘Scatterbrain’:
"Scottish trio become contenders on brilliant second album" – 4/5 Kerrang!
displays "…songwriting chops that are matures beyond their relatively young years. All that early promise they showed? Welcome to Deliveryville, population them. - 8/10 Rock Sound
The Xcerts have outdone themselves. This is a record that bands strive their whole careers to write and they’ve gone and done it on the second attempt. Marvellous. - 5/5 Punktastic
"…comeback of the year?" - 5/5 Big Cheese