Attica Rage have announced a series of UK headline shows taking place later this year, in support of new album 88MPH. The band will play 9 dates in September across Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland, including return visits to London, Manchester, Birmingham and Ballymena in Co. Antrim; first time visits to Kendal, Sutton-in-Ashfield and Cardiff and a special homecoming show in Glasgow. Guest supports will be some of the finest up n’ coming new rock & metal bands from each location, including Fantasist, Estrella, Dakesis, Captain Horizon, The Goddamn Electric and many more.
Attica Rage kick-start the tour at the Cambridge Rock Festival on Sunday 4 August, opening the main stage for The Animals and Magnum. Other summer events include headlining the Alba West Custom and Classic Bike Show in Stevenston, Ayrshire on 29 June and a special Attica fans’ birthday party at the Eccies Club in Helsby, Cheshire on 6 July.
ATTICA RAGE – 88MPH UK TOUR 2013
Sun 4 Aug – Cambridge Rock Festival
Thu 5 Sep – Kendal Bootleggers Bar
Fri 6 Sep – London Mother Live
Sat 7 Sep – Manchester Satans Hollow
Sun 8 Sep – Sutton-in-Ashfield The Diamond
Thu 12 Sep – Birmingham Roadhouse
Fri 13 Sep – Cardiff Bogiez
Sat 14 Sep – Redhill Hell Fire Club
Sat 28 Sep – Glasgow Classic Grand
(date tbc) – Ballymena Diamond Rock Club
Tickets are on sale now for all tour dates - visit the Attica Rage website Tour page.
Attica Rage also release a new double-track single ‘LONG RIDE HOME’ from 88MPH via Off Yer Rocka on Monday 8th July 2013, available to download from iTunes and all major music stores. The second track is a previously-unreleased live version of ‘ROAD DOG FOREVER’ and a live video will accompany the release. A promotional video from album producer roddymacaudio, showing the studio recording of ‘Long Ride Home’, will also be posted online. Both videos will be available to watch on YouTube.
“Those two songs together tell two sides of the same story” explains singer Jonny Parr. “Where Road Dog Forever is an all-out celebration of life on the road and devotion to the rock ‘n roll lifestyle, Long Ride Home is the anti-thesis – it’s the harder part of being away from home, missing loved-ones and ultimately dealing with the choices that have been made along the way.”
New album 88MPH was released worldwide with an official launch at Hard Rock Hell VI last year and has been welcomed by fans with positive reviews amongst the rock press. ‘Long Ride Home’ is the third single to be released from 88MPH – ‘Killer Carousel’ was available as a free download during the album launch and follow-up single ‘Beyond Forever’ was released in March.