Academy Events in association with Fireball are proud to present the first ever ‘Fireball – Fuelling The Fire 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.
Set to hit the road in the UK throughout October 2016, the run of dates will feature the only full UK headline tour appearances this year from Florida ska-punk pioneers Less Than Jake, with support from modern British reggae torchbearers The Skints and Los Angeles amigos Mariachi El Bronx, the Mexican-flavoured side–project of hardcore punks The Bronx. Japanese ska punks KEMURI and Melbourne psychedelic reggae ska doom metal punk rockers, The Bennies, join on select dates.
Tickets are incredible value costing just £10 each and go on general sale on Friday 13th May with O2 priority tickets on sale at 10am on Wednesday 11th May.
Starting in Bristol on Monday 3rd October, 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, before finishing up on Tuesday 11th October at O2 Academy Bournemouth.
Commenting on the tour, Less Than Jake drummer Vinnie Fiorello said: “Thanks to Fireball we were able to assemble a huge group of our friends on this tour from around the globe. We absolutely can’t wait to come back to the UK shores for what will feel like one huge party every night, night after night.”
Fireball UK brand manager James Pattison adds: “We’re extremely excited to be launching the first ever Fireball – Fuelling The Fire tour with such a strong line-up of incredible bands, we can’t wait to see you at the shows!”
After 24 years in the music industry and still going strong, there aren’t many bands with a legacy like Gainseville, Florida’s ska-punk pioneers Less Than Jake. A relentless touring and recording force, the quintet have recently released a new live album ‘Live From Astoria’ via Rude Records, a collection of Less Than Jake classics which was recorded exactly 15 years ago, on the third night of a three-day run at the legendary London venue in April 2001. They will also be appearing at this summer’s punk-rock institution, the US Warped Tour.
Described by Clash Music as “the torchbearers for modern British reggae music”, London quartet The Skints have been pioneering their UK take on Jamaican music since 2007 mixing reggae, ska, dub, punk rock, dancehall, soul, grime and hip-hop. Touring extensively across the UK, Europe and the USA, their album FM (2015) debuted at number 7 on the UK independent chart and they have appeared alongside the likes of You Me at Six, Easy Star All Stars, Sublime With Rome, Reel Big Fish, The Aggrolites, Gogol Bordello, The King Blues and Bedouin Soundclash.
As the alter egos of LA-based hardcore punks The Bronx, Mariachi El Bronx serve up authentic, Mexican-flavoured mariachi folk music in full costume. Time and again proving themselves to be one of the most exciting and forward thinking outfits on the punk circuit, to see The Bronx in mariachi mode is an intriguing but no less exhilarating experience. If there was any doubt as to the seriousness with which they approach the side-project it’s been firmly put to bed by their three critically acclaimed albums and numerous world tours under their new guise.
The ‘Fireball – Fuelling The Fire Tour’ is your only chance to see some of the finest live bands the punk scene has to offer on one stage this October – find out what happens when you’re #FuelledByFireball
Tickets go on general sale on Friday 13th May with O2 priority tickets on sale at 10am on Wednesday 11th May.
‘Fireball – Fuelling The Fire Tour’ with Less Than Jake, The Skints and Mariachi El Bronx tour dates: