Banfi at the Riverside
Energetic trio, Banfi come to the Riverside on Monday 27th March with Bears Den.
Banfi Announce their debut UK headline tour September 2017, including London’s The Lexington. Tickets go on sale at 9am, Friday 24th March.
Banfi just announced details for their first ever UK headline tour, kicking off in Glasgow on September 10th 2017 and concluding in Leeds on September 19th. Tickets for the tour, which also includes a night at London’s The Lexington, go on general sale on Friday 24th March at 9am at – http://www.seetickets.com/tour
News for the headline tour follows a recent run of sold-out residency shows at The Old Blue Last in London, and the start of their tour with fellow Communion Records act Bear’s Den. They support the British rockers on the road in the UK and Europe this March and April, including a show at London’s Hammersmith Apollo on April 5th.
The burgeoning alternative-pop newcomers are made up of Joe Banfi, Aaron Graham and Chris McCuaig, and based in Leytonstone, London. Having made quite the introduction in 2016 with their genre-melding guitar-inflected single ‘Happy When You Go’, the three-piece returned this year with new single ‘Rosedale House’. The track, which has the makings of a future festival anthem, reaffirmed the band’s skill for creating arresting vibrant melodies and fuzzy rock textures. Since it’s launch, the single has been added to the Radio X playlist as well as Virgin Radio’s – most notably as Edith Bowman’s Record of the Week.
“BANFI will fill the alt-J hole in your heart. They’ve got the alternative indie scene in the palm of their hands” – NYLON
Banfi’s irresistible hooks and choruses take influence from left-field pop acts including Alt-J and The Knife as well as the minimal mathletics of Foals and the huge stagecraft of The Police. “The energy of The Police that is found in their live performance it’s something we want to try and put across.” says singer and guitarist, Joe.
Ahead of their UK tour dates, the band conclude their residency of The Old Blue Last with a final gig on April 26th, before warming up for the September tour with a number of festival appearances this Summer. The band will perform across the UK at festivals including; Live at Leeds, Dot To Dot, Bushstock, Y Not, Truck Festival and a return to Citadel festival for a second year. This much in demand band are not one to be missed.
“buzzing with energy and potential” – Clash
Full UK tour dates 2017
March 2017 (With Bear’s Den)
22 – Exeter – Lemon Grove
23 – Oxford – O2 Academy
24 – Cardiff – Tramshed
26 – Sheffield – Leadmill
27 – Newcastle – The Riverside
29 – Glasgow – O2 Academy
30 – Manchester – O2 Apollo
31 – Nottingham – Rock City
April 2017 (With Bear’s Den)
02 – Leeds – O2 Academy
03 – Southampton – O2 Guildhall
05 – London – Eventim Hammersmith Apollo
11 – Tilburg NL – 013
12 – Antwerp – Trix
13 – Gent – Vooruit
26 – London – The Old Blue Last – Headline show
29 – Leeds – Live At Leeds 2017
26 – Manchester – Dot To Dot Festival
27 – Bristol – Dot to Dot
28 – Nottingham – Dot to Dot
10 – London – Bushstock
16 – London – Citadel Festival
23 – Steventon – Truck Festival
29 – Pikehall – Y Not Festival
10 -Glasgow – Broadcast
11 – Manchester – Gullivers
12 – London – The Lexington
14 – Southampton – The Joiners
15 – Bristol – The Louisiana
16 – Birmingham – Sunflower Lounge
18 – Nottingham – The Bodega
19 – Leeds – Oporto