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Cobra Starship announce UK dates (2008)

Cobra Starship

Story by Jack Foley

COBRA Starship are to return to UK shores this autumn for a seven-date headline tour.

Kicking off on September 17 in Birmingham, the run also includes a date at London’s Kings College Student Union on September 22.

2008 has already been an incredible year for the New York dance rockers – so far they have already sold out a 50-date US headline tour, delivered a blistering performance at the UK’s Give It A Name festival in May, and are playing the entire Warped Tour this summer.

The UK dates are (all September 2008):

17 – Birmingham, Barfly
19 – Manchester, Club Academy
22 – London, Kings College Student Union

Cobra Starship is the brainchild of ex-Midtown frontman Gabe Saporta. After the inclusion of their killer track Bring It (Snakes On A Plane) on the hit movie’s soundtrack, things soon took off and it was time for Gabe to get a full band together.

He enlisted old friends Alex Suarez and Ryland Blackington from The Ivy League for bass and guitar duties respectively, and drummer Nate Navarro, Victoria Asher took on the role of keytar, and the line-up was complete.

With the aim of, “teaching hipsters to not take themselves so seriously and telling emo kids to stop being pussies”, the band released their first album, While The City Sleeps, We Rule The Streets, and extensive tours with the likes of Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco, and 30 Seconds to Mars soon followed.

Tickets for the tour cost £10 (£11, London( and are on sale now.