Story: Jack Foley
HAVEN have announced details of a one-off, acoustic show, on
March 23, 2004, at London's Borderline, where they will be joined
by some very special surprise guests.
The show is part of a soon to be launched weekly, Rock Against
Racism night, at the London venue, which will feature hotly-tipped
bands along with a number of established artists.
Tickets for the event will be priced at £4 and the band
will be on stage at midnight.
The event follows Rock Against Racism's Love Music Hate Racism
event at London's Astoria on March 16, which features the likes
of the Libertines, Buzzcocks and 80's Matchbox B-Line Disaster.
Love Music Hate Racism is an established national campaign, which
has helped organise over 60 events in the last year - from last
year's 30,000-strong Manchester LMHR carnival, which featured
Ms Dynamite and Doves, to a national tour of up-and-coming indie
bands, to Burnley's most multi-racial music event in many years,
at which the likes of Basement Jaxx and Tim Westwood performed.
Each event aims to promote unity, bringing together black and
white, young and old, to celebrate multiculturalism and to prove
that mixing cultures via music is far more fun than suspicion
In what is proving to be a busy period for the band, Haven have
also announced details of a number of exclusive free acoustic
launches, to coincide with the release of their second album,
All For A Reason, on March 29, 2004.
Invites will be extremely limited and available via local record
stores on a strictly first-come, first-serve basis.
The band will also be performing live in store at Virgin Megastore,
Manchester, on the day of the album's release.
Full details are as follows:
Mon, 29 - Manchester - Virgin Megastore, 52 - 56 Market Street.
In-store Acoustic Performance @ 7.30pm. See in-store for details
Tues, 30 - Brighton - Sussex Arts Club, 7 Ship Street,
Brighton @ 9pm
Invites Available at Brighton Records Stores @: Essential, HMV
Wed, 31 - Porthtowan (Cornwall) - Blue Bar, Beach Road,
Porthtowan @ 9pm. Invites available at Cornish Record Stores:
HMV Truro, Rhythmn & Rhyme Launceston, Solo Music Truro, Upbeat
Padstow & Bude
Fri, 2 - Newcastle - Arts Centre, 67 Westgate Road, Newcastle
@ 7.30pm. Invites available at Newcastle Records Stores: Concepts
Durham, HMV, Reflex, RPM, Spin & Windows
Sat, 3 - Preston - The Mill, Aqueduct Street, Preston
@ 9pm. Invites available at Record Stores: Action Preston, Cobweb
Poulton, HMV Preston, Quirks All Stores, Reidys Blackburn &
Townsend All Stores.
In addition to these launch events, All For A Reason album
playbacks are being held around the UK the same week, where you
can not only hear the new album, but receive free goodies, posters
and T-shirts. Details are as follows:
Monday, 29 - Sheffield - Corporation, Unit 1-3 Trafalgar Court,
Milton Street, Sheffield;
Wednesday, 31 - Oxford - Zodiac, 190 Cowley Road, Oxford;
Southampton - Rhino Club, 5-6 Waterloo Terrace, Southampton
Thursday, 1 - Nottingham - Rock City, 8 Talbot Street, Nottingham;
Norwich - The Waterfront, 139 - 141 King Street, Norwich;
Essex - Pink Toothbrush, 19 High Street, Rayleigh, Essex;
Colchester - Arts Centre, Church Street, Colchester, Essex
Friday, 2 - Liverpool - Barfly, 90 Steel Street, Liverpool;
London - Carling Islington Academy, N1 Centre, 16 Parkfield Street,
Birmingham - Carling Academy, 52 - 54 Dale End, Birmingham;
Glasgow - Barfly, 260 Clyde Street, Glasgow;
Bristol - Carling Academy, Frogmore Street, Bristol;
Leeds - Cockpit, Swinegate, Leeds
Saturday, 3 - Wolverhampton - Little Civic, North Street,
Hastings - Crypt, 53 Robertson Street, Hastings
Friday, 9 - Cardiff - Barfly, Kingsway, Cardiff.
For further information on any of these dates, contact local
venues or visit www.haveninfo.com
Haven release new single, Wouldn't Change A Thing, on
March 15, and new album All For A Reason on March 29.