The rumours are true... young British icons You Me At Six are coming to Rock City for an intimate show later this year! Here's the official news:
"You Me At Six are set to release a new studio album that will confirm their status as one of the most important rock bands to emerge from the UK. The album, their fourth, was recorded in Nashville at Black Bird Studios with Grammy award winning producer Jacquire King (Kings Of Leon, James Bay) and mixed by Andrew Scheps (Black Sabbath, Red Hot Chilli Peppers). It is set for release early next year, more news to follow.
To kick things off the band will play a bunch of underplay shows this autumn. Having gained a reputation as being one of the best live bands in the UK, with sold out tours that have seen them headline both Wembley Arena and the O2, this is a great opportunity to see them in the most intimate settings they have played in years.
You Me At Six have had a hugely successful career to date, selling over 600,000 albums globally. The band have had 3 Top 5 albums including a UK Number 1 on their last release: Cavalier Youth. They have also scored thirteen consecutive A-list singles on Radio 1. With anticipation building for their new album, it looks like 2017 is going to be another huge year for the band."
TICKETS GO ON SALE WEDS 24TH AUGUST VIA
From the band:
A limited number of our Post-Game with Simple Plan Ticketless VIP Upgrade packages are available now for each of the Taking One For The Team EU Tour dates, giving you the chance to hang out backstage with Simple Plan after the show.
To purchase this package you MUST have already purchased a ticket to attend the tour date. This is a ticketless package, an experience, not a ticket.
What does this Post-Game with Simple Plan include?
- Go backstage for aftershow pizza and refreshments.
- Meet and take selfies with Simple Plan.
- One Limited Edition Tour Screen Print, signed.
- One Post-Game Party Laminate.
- Group Photo (which we’ll email to you as well as post on Simple Plan’s Instagram!) will be taken.
- Early Entry into the venue.
- Early Access to merch.
To purchase the Post-Game with Simple Plan Ticketless Package:
Get them here: http://tickets.onelivemedia.com/events/22052 to purchase for UK dates.
Each package is 70 GBP (plus service fee) and gives access for one to the Post-Game with Simple Plan After Party at the venue. Packages are not transferable. When purchasing, please make sure to use the name of the person who will be attending so that there are no issues checking in. Each person entering the Post-Game after party needs to have a Post-Game with Simple Plan Ticketless package- packages can be purchased together if you are attending together, they do not need to be purchased separately. No additional guests. No parental escorts in the Post-Game with Simple Plan without their own package.
To be clear- This package does NOT include a ticket to the show. You must have already purchased a ticket to attend the date in order to participate in the Post-Game with Simple Plan.
Well, what a year last year was. Our 35th birthday celebrations truly went with a bang, with crowds at record levels throughout 2015! So many highlights to pick out, too many for this editor to put into a short blog without turning it into an essay!
Stereophonics and The Libertines playing to jam packed, sold out crowds is surely up there though, that goes without saying. But who could also forget Royal Blood, HIM, The Vaccines, The Wombats, New Model Army, the Charlatans, and many more. Oh, and did someone say TWO days of Frank Turner, as his self confessed 'favourite venue'?!
A huge shout out also to local talents Saint Raymond, who played back in February, and Ferocious Dog, who played just last month. They both sold out our Main Hall, the latter being the first independent unsigned act to ever do so. A huge mention also to hugely talented local act Indiana, who played to a packed crowd in her maiden show in the Main Hall. We salute you guys and girls, we are proud of the immense talent the local scene just keeps on delivering!
Speaking of local talent, who could forget Jamal Sterrett going viral and then global after performing an impromptu dance on our steps, followed by a performance infront of over 1000 people on stage at Tuned the following evening?!
2015 is gone... a fresh, but fading memory. We couldn't have done it without you. Thank you to each and every one of you incredible people who came to Rock City in 2015, it's you who make it special, and we couldn't do it without you.
In comes 2016. And you'd better believe that we are up for doing it all over again!!! If you think it will be difficult to top the year we had for our 35th birthday, you'd better believe we are up to that challenge! Keep your eyes peeled over the coming weeks and months for some HUGE show announcements... already announced for 2016 are Twenty One Pilots, Daughter, The Ghost Inside, Bowling For Soup, Mayday Parade, Gabrielle Aplin, Jamie Lawson, Machine Head, Fun Lovin' Criminals, Grimes, Simple Plan, Wolf Alice, Sigma, The Wonder Stuff, Newton Faulkner, Hawkwind, The Bluetones, Father John Misty and MANY MORE!!! Check out our Gig Guide for more info.
So here's to another year of incredible live music and superb club nights from the UK's number 1 music venue. Drink, dance, enjoy, and be merry!
Wow. What a week it's been. We've not stopped here at Rock City, our 35th Birthday celebrations went with a bang and we've got much more to come! Head on over to the Gig Guide and let us entertain you!
Seeing as though we are feeling nostalgic, here's a little piece of history for you.
Fun fact: Tickets were just £6!
As you may well be aware, The Ghost Inside were involved in a horrific accident recently involving a truck and their bus. The drivers of both vehicles didn't pull through, and all of the band suffered serious injuries. From everyone here at Rock City, we wish them a speedy recovery.
Their show scheduled for Saturday 20th February 2016 at Rock City has been cancelled.
Here is a statement from the band:
I hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend. Through the grace of our incredible host hotels and the community here in El Paso we were able to enjoy a great meal and have a couple hours of much needed relief away from the hospital. Our families that are here aren't used to being 'on the road' and although the circumstances couldn't be less ideal, this holiday will always be a special one for us, a genuine day of giving thanks for the gift of life we have been given. And while we are grateful for this gift, our hearts are heavy for the families of Greg Hoke and Steven Cunningham who are mourning the loss of a husband, brother, son, and father. I can't begin to imagine the loss they felt with an empty chair at their dinner table.
I want to share a little bit more with you about how things are going here. The truth is, there are a lot of very serious injuries. We are dealing with badly broken legs and ankles, cracked pelvises, and fractured vertebrae that require screws, plates, rods, and careful surgery to repair. Over the last week most of these procedures have been completed very successfully, but there are still a couple more to go, and most of the guys are still in the hospital. It is yet another blessing that we are in a place with so many remarkable doctors and surgeons to make this possible.
It is going to be a long road for us to quite literally be back on our feet. We have many months of recovery, rehabilitation, and physical therapy ahead. For some of us, simply learning to walk again will be a monumental undertaking. For now, we must put all shows on hold and focus only on our health.
As a band, we've always taken pride in our ability to make friends in the music industry. Across genres and stereotypes we have forged the most amazing bonds with other musicians, and with those that simply appreciate music. Never in a million years would we have imagined ourselves in this position where all those friends across the years and across the miles would have come to our side before we even had the chance to ask for help. I'm a man of many words and I frankly cannot find them to describe how your collective generosity has kept our spirits afloat for the last ten days. There are far too many people to thank right now, and no contribution, whether thoughts, prayers, socks, shirts, $5 or $5000 has gone unnoticed. I hope that in due time we can truly show you our gratitude. In the meantime there have been a few heroes here that need to be named. Ryan Bingham, Stacey Cornett, Andrew Barquero, and Tim Irons have been our hands and feet. They have done everything that we cannot, including looking after our families. Our team behind the scenes, John Youngman, Mark Mercado, Dave Shapiro, and everyone at Epitaph records, has made sure that everyone that needs to be here, is here, and that their essential needs are taken care of. Chelsea Coffey at Hilton and the staff of the Hampton Inn and Courtyard Marriott, as well as the city of El Paso, have accommodated our families and made them feel as close to home as possible during this impossibly difficult time. Delta Airlines has graciously helped with our travel to and from all corners and coasts of the country. And also a man that rarely gets the credit he deserves, Kevin Lyman, has put his countless resources into play to ease the burdens upon us and our loved ones.
Now, more than ever, The Ghost Inside is not just 5 guys on stage, but everyone across the planet that has shared a moment with us, however large or small. Thank you for standing with us when we cannot stand on our own.
Limitless and Unbreakable,