Irish thrashers GAMA BOMB have announced details of a headlining UK tour for January 2014.
The dates, which kick off in Cardiff on January 28th and end in Brighton on February 2nd, will see GAMA BOMB take to the stage with support from Liverpool crossover skate-thrashers SSS.
“It’s been too long since we toured the UK,” says singer Philly Byrne. “I feel like the UK is the place where we earned our stripes as a band, doing tours on public transport and sleeping on floors back in the day. It’s going to be great to come back and catch up with all the ragers there.”
The announcement comes hot on the heels of GAMA BOMB’s main stage set at the UK’s Bloodstock Festival last weekend.
“Bloodstock was a real eye-opener for us,” says Byrne. “We were surprised by many people were there to see us, who came to the show and hung out after. So naturally we’re really stoked to have this UK tour coming up so we can do it all again. And we’re doing it with SSS, who we’ve been friends with since way back.
“It’ll be nice to tour with people who share our interest in dodgy films and desserts.”
“Touring with GAMA BOMB has always been interesting,” says SSS singer Foxy. “This time around we will be pushing their buttons more than ever. It’ll be a busy time come January for SSS. The mix for the new LP will be surfacing and this tour will see a lot of new stuff being played live.”
The tour, with a poster created by GAMA BOMB’s long-time design collaborator Rory McGuigan, promotes their fourth album The Terror Tapes, released in May on AFM Records.
GAMA BOMB and SSS UK Tour 2014 dates in full:
January 28th Cardiff Bogiez
January 29th Barnsley Polish Club
January 30th Glasgow Audio
January 31st Liverpool Drop The Dumbells
February 1st London Underworld
February 2nd Brighton Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar