THE SUBWAYS, perhaps best known by American audiences for their modern rock radio smash “Rock & Roll Queen”, will return to the U.S. for a much-anticipated North American tour, their first since 2008. The band will be on the road supporting their new self-titled album, which is set for a US/Canadian release on April 16, 2016 (Record Store Day) via BODAN KUMA Recordings.
The album, out now in the U.K., has been described as “near-perfect, punk-spirited noise” (KERRANG!) and “on par with the best things they have ever written… and finds the band energized, focused and battle-ready” (Q MAGAZINE).
The band has launched a PLEDGEMUSIC campaign to raise money for their tour, making meet & greet experiences, handwritten chord sheets, signed LPs, signed setlists, original personalized poem compositions, signed photos, signed drum skins and even their tour drum kit available for fans to own via pledging their support! Visit http://www.thesubways.net for full details.
THE SUBWAYS are truly one of the most exciting live bands on the current touring circuit, thrilling crowds with their high-octane, explosive rock sound and wild stage performances. Firm European summer festival favorites, they have graced the main stages of over 100 international festivals across 20 countries. Through stage diving, circle pits and crowd surfing, the band are known to lead their fans in orchestrated mayhem as they crash through their thoroughly entertaining set.
Back in 2005, with an average age of just 17, Billy Lunn, Charlotte Cooper, and Josh Morgan crashed onto the international music scene with their gold-selling cult classic debut album Young For Eternity, featuring rock club floor-filler “Rock & Roll Queen” — watch a live video with 75,000+ people below:
causing NME to proclaim them “the sexiest thing to sweep rock ‘n’ roll off its feet in years”. Their 2008 sophomore album, All Or Nothing, was recorded in LA with Nirvana/Smashing Pumpkins producer Butch Vig and “buoyed with emotional heft and supernova guitar riffs, wired around a maturing song craft; the recent split of singer/guitarist Lunn and bassist Cooper has made for some inspirational writing” (MOJO). At this time the band was duly affected by the fact that Billy was battling to save his voice by undergoing surgery to remove nodules from his vocal chords. Money And Celebrity followed in 2011 with the band working with Blur/Smiths producer Stephen Street on this insanely catchy pop-rock record full of “brilliantly anarchic punk-pop vignettes, each being a big musical finger that sticks it to financial greed, the mediocre mainstream, and the fame fetishists” (ROCKSOUND) such as lead single “We Don’t Need Money To Have A Good Time” (watch the single video HERE).
The Subways full North American Spring 2016 tour dates: dates:
Tuesday, April 12: Washington (Rock & Roll Hotel)
Wednesday, April 13: Philadelphia (Milkboy)
Friday, April 15: Boston (Brighton Music Hall)
Saturday, April 16: New York (The Studio at Webster Hall)
Monday, April 18: Montreal (Théâtre Fairmount)
Tuesday, April 19: Toronto (Mod Club)
Thursday, April 21: Cleveland (Grog Shop)
Friday, April 22: Chicago (Schubas Tavern)
Tuesday, April 26: Vancouver (Media Club)
Wednesday, April 27: Seattle (Tractor Tavern)
Thursday, April 28: Portland (Doug Fir Lounge)
Saturday, April 30: San Francisco (The Chapel)
Monday, May 2: San Diego (The Casbah)
Tuesday, May 3: Los Angeles (Troubadour)