British technical death metallers THE BOY WILL DROWN have just completed a headlining tour of Europe.
The band played throughout mainland Europe and the UK with support from the likes of FORGETTOFORGIVE and ERADICATION, and are now having a break before heading back out on the road for another European tour in January.
THE BOY WILL DROWN bassist JAMES BATES looks back on the tour:
"It has been almost a month of touring and what an experience it has been - three amazing bands each leg and lots of places.
"29th September - 8th October; It was great touring with the 'Heights' guys to kick start it off with gigs in Edinburgh and Grimsby, which were particularly memorable, encountering our first fan with a TBWD tattoo (photos on our social networking sites). These boys are awesome and will no doubt go on to big things. Writing this email about the start of the tour seems such a long time ago now.
"9th October - 18th October; Touring round mainland Europe to Holland, Italy, Austria and Belgium (with a lil visit to Switzerland in between) was absolutely incredible - the gigs we've done and sights we've seen will never be forgotten. The 'Forgettoforgive' guys are possibly some of the nicest, most dedicated guys we've ever met and having the opportunity to take our good friend Ryan Mason (from Ryan Mason Imaging) to document and help out was a real pleasure. Tour highlights have been uploaded to our Tumblr (http://tbwd.tumblr.com) by Ryan and it's amazing. You should all check it out. More videos and photos will be coming from him soon.
"20th October - 26th October; The final leg of the tour was with 'Eradication'. This band is incredibly talented, nailed every show and is the funniest group of individuals we've ever had the pleasure to encounter. Such memorable scenarios include Nick (bass player) cutting off his wonderful ginger locks, Adam (drummer) and his Primark all-in-one PJs dancing in a Newcastle club, a variety of South Park quotes and other drunken beer-bong shenanigans mixed with some tomfoolery.
"We've had an amazing time and can't wait to get back on the road again!"
Don't miss THE BOY WILL DROWN on their January 2011 European tour at the following shows:
THE BOY WILL DROWN w/ HEIGHTS
04 Jan 2011 Northampton, UK - Soundhouse
05 Jan 2011 Reading, UK - Facebar
06 Jan 2011 Portsmouth, UK - The Kraken Wakes
07 Jan 2011 Houthalen, Belgium - JH The Bassment
08 Jan 2011 Wolfsburg, Germany - Jugendhaus Ost
10 Jan 2011 Hamburg, Germany - Astra Stube
11 Jan 2011 Prague, Czech Republic - 007
12 Jan 2011 Brno, Czech Republic - Melodka Club
13 Jan 2011 Velke Mezirici, Czech Republic - Club Rock Depo
14 Jan 2011 Budapest, Hungary - Roham Barue
15 Jan 2011 Zilina, Slovakia - Nova Pekaren
16 Jan 2011 Vienna, Austria - Shelter
17 Jan 2011 Tilburg, Netherlands - Little Devil
View the tour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/tbwd_eurotour2011.jpg
THE BOY WILL DROWN's debut album, FETISH, is available worldwide on deluxe digipak CD with expanded artwork and a bonus track. Get the album in Europe at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_699 or in North America at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_699
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