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The Amity Affliction to headline Kerrang! Tour 2017

Kerrang! Tour 2017

Story by Jack Foley

KERRANG!, the world’s most famous rock brand and magazine, have announced the return to the UK of Australian metal-core giants The Amity Affliction as exclusive headliners of the Kerrang! Tour 2017.

Now in its 12th year, the Kerrang! Tour – which in its history has seen the likes of Biffy Clyro, Bring Me The Horizon, All Time Low, Limp Bizkit and more play under its banner – consistently strives to pair some of the biggest names in rock and metal with the hottest breakout artists in the world today.

Kerrang! Editor James McMahon says: “Winter is coming, as they say in Westeros. But what they don’t have up there on The Wall is the Kerrang! Tour to heat things up, and 2017’s line-up – coming to you at the end of the year, rather than the beginning – is a veritable inferno of talent to warm the cockles.

“Headed by Australian metalcore titans The Amity Affliction, and backed by three of rock’s most exciting new bands – the modern emo of Boston Manor, the day-glo pop rock of Vukovi, the sincere rage of Casey – this is a line-up hotter than Hell, and a perfect celebration of where rock finds itself right now. Not a genre, but a spirit. See you in the pit!”

Multi-platinum-certified band The Amity Affliction have established themselves as a leading force in the heavy music world over their five-album career. Their cathartic most recent album, This Could Be Heartbreak, marked their third straight Number One album in Australia, and brought them their highest global chart positions ever, as well as worldwide critical acclaim.

Two short years after five driven individuals from Blackpool formed Boston Manor, they had signed with renowned US indie label Pure Noise Records, and released their debut album, Be Nothing, in 2016 to widespread praise.

Rapidly-rising Scottish rock outfit Vukovi released their debut self-titled album in March of this year to a wealth of critical acclaim, and have since been thrilling crowds at festivals.

And Wales’ Casey are committed to crafting music that is as emotionally delicate as it is brutally relatable, combining ethereal melodies with cutting riffs and impassioned vocals.

Taking place this December at eight cities around the UK and Ireland, fans are able to see four of the most exciting names in rock music for just £17.50 (plus booking fees).

The tour calls at the following venues (all December 2017)…

5 – Birmingham O2 Institute
6 – Leeds Beckett University
7 – Glasgow O2 ABC
8 – Manchester O2 Ritz
9 – Newcastle Uni
11 – Dublin Academy
12 – Cardiff University Y Plas
13 – London O2 Forum Kentish Town

Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, August 30, from 10am.