with support from labelmates and Liverpool crossover thrashers SSS.
GAMA BOMB and SSS kicked off the "Back to the Fu-tour" last Thursday, making
their way around the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, before GAMA
BOMB start the second leg of the tour in the UK in a couple of weeks.
GAMA BOMB frontman PHILLY BYRNE comments on the Irish shows:
"We finished our four date Irish tour on Sunday night, very late, and we're
completely knackered. We managed to cheat the Icelandic volcano by touring
at home at precisely the right moment - take that mother nature!
"It was great fun, and much more successful than we ever expected it could
be. Turns out people in Ireland love us! In Galway one girl fell off the
top of a human pyramid and needed stitches on her head, we hope she's okay.
We hope fans in the UK wear crash helmets for our upcoming shows."
SSS drummer DAVE FERGUSON adds:
"On way back to Dublin after playing Galway, 5 of us crammed in a VW Golf,
we were doing 85 miles an hour on the motorway, when the front left tyre
flew off and bounced down the road ahead of us in a fireball! Sparks were
flying up from the car, lighting Foxy's face up like bonfire night until we
ditched it onto the hard shoulder. Freezing our bollocks off for 3 hours in
the rain, I tied a shirt round my head and Foxy wore a big sheet. We looked
like a fucking nativity scene at Christmas. There was even a loud bastard
cow behind us. Scared the life out of the passers by!! Haha.
"The Ireland tour has been amazing! We only just made it over, being on the
last plane to take off from Liverpool through the volcano. Our good mates
in Gama Bomb and Visceral Attack have left us with smiles on our faces and a
few tips on how to come up with song titles! The Emerald Isle has been good
to SSS and we hope to come back soon. We are just tying some barrels
together with rope so we can get back home!! Bloody volcanoes! What is
this, 2000 BC?"
Catch GAMA BOMB live in the UK on the second leg of their tour:
GAMA BOMB w/ MUTANT
1 May 2010 - Sheffield, UK - Corporation
3 May 2010 - Sheerness, UK - Ivy Leaf
4 May 2010 - Newcastle, UK - Trillians
5 May 2010 - Grimsby, UK - Matrix
6 May 2010 - London, UK - O2 Islington Academy
7 May 2010 - Brighton, UK - Engine Rooms
8 May 2010 - Jaen, Spain - Jaen Metal Festival 2, Auditorio de la Alameda
9 May 2010 - Derby, UK - Old Bell
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