Academy Events in association with Fireball are extremely pleased to reveal the final eight local bands who have been chosen to play their respective home town dates on the first ever Fireball Fuelling The Fire Tour.
The winners are: Birmingham pop punks AMFX who will appear at the o2 Academy on 5th October, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne trio Better Days, Bournemouth folk-punks Black Water County, Wirral ska-punks Broken 3 Ways, Irvine melodic punks Embers, genre-busting London quintet Ghouls, Sheffield pop punk four piece Sweet Little Machine and Bristol punk rockers Weatherstate.
Painstakingly whittled down from nearly 500 entries from the open call for support acts, these eight now go on to join a bill that already boasts Florida ska-punk pioneers Less Than Jake, with support from modern British reggae torchbearers The Skints and Los Angeles amigos Mariachi El Bronx.
Judged by a panel of music industry experts including Alex Baker from the Kerrang! Radio Fresh Blood show, promoters Sean Ryman and Ian Richards from Academy Music Group, UK brand manager James Pattison from Fireball UK and publicist Jamie Otsa from Wall of Sound PR, the bands have each won a 20 minute opening slot on their local date, with full branded Fireball backline provided for the gig on their behalf.
The tour – a celebration of punk rock, ska, reggae and roots music featuring some of the best live bands the international punk scene has to offer – is set to hit the road in the UK throughout October 2016 with Japanese ska punks KEMURI and Melbourne psychedelic reggae ska doom metal punk rockers, The Bennies, joining on select dates.
Tickets are incredible value costing just £10 each and are on sale now. The tour spans eight nights including a stop at O2 Academy Brixton in London on Thursday 6th October with a very special DJ set from Kerrang! Radio, Scuzz TV and Team Rock Radio presenter and punk fanatic, Matt Stocks.
Fireball Fuelling The Fire Tour with Less Than Jake, The Skints and Mariachi El Bronx tour dates:
Monday 3rd October – O2 Academy Bristol * – http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/VDH0310F
Tuesday 4th October – O2 Academy Sheffield * – http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/EEH0410Y
Wednesday 5th October – O2 Academy Birmingham * – http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/tdh0510f
Thursday 6th October – O2 Academy Brixton * – http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/WDH0610
Saturday 8th October – O2 Academy Newcastle ^ – http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/ceh0810f
Sunday 9th October – O2 Academy Glasgow ^ – http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/XDH0910F
Monday 10th October – O2 Ritz Manchester ^ – SOLD OUT
Tuesday 11th October – O2 Academy Bournemouth ^ – http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/UDH1110F
* w/ KEMURI
^ w/ The Bennies