The Fireball – Fuelling The Fire Tour has announced it’s dates and bands and it’s looking like a good one, if you live in the UK. Flogging Molly, Face To Face and Lost In Stereo have been announced so far, but there will be a special guest to be announced soon as well.
Here’s the press release for the tour:
Hitting the road throughout December 2018, the run of dates will once again feature a star studded line-up of the best in punk music, headlined by Celtic-punk legends Flogging Molly, with support from So Cal punk rock veterans Face to Face, Glasgow pop-punks and Fireball’s Hottest Band 2018 Lost in Stereo, and VERY special guests still TBA.
Yet again, tickets are eye-wateringly cheap at just £15 each and go on general sale on Friday 1st June at 10am, with O2 Priority tickets on sale at 10am Wednesday 30th May.
A huge success since its debut in 2015, the tour has already played host to the likes of legendary names including Less Than Jake, The Skints, Mariachi El Bronx, KEMURI, The Bennies, Reel Big Fish, Anti-Flag, Mad Caddies and Fireball’s Hottest Band 2017 winners Sweet Little Machine. To date, the tour has sold nearly 30,000 tickets across twenty of the UK’s most prestigious live music venues, with the annual run of dates fast becoming a calendar favourite amongst the alternative crowd.
Alongside tickets going on sale, organisers are delighted to announce that the Fireball’s Hottest Band 2019 competition returns this year in association with Kerrang! Magazine, opening on the 1st June 2018, and once again giving regional artists the chance to win one coveted opening support slot on each of the December 2018 tour dates. The overall winner will be crowned Fireball’s Hottest Band 2019 and go on to play the entire ‘Fireball – Fuelling The Fire Tour’ next year, along with a host of other opportunities and year-long support and guidance from both Fireball and Academy Events.
Details on how to enter will be revealed soon.
Commenting on the news, Fireball UK brand manager James Pattison says: “I’m delighted to have the Fuelling The Fire Tour return for its third installment in 2018. We’ve had some really memorable nights over the past two years with some fantastic bands, and I’m confident this line-up is going to make it the best one yet.”
Signing to legendary jazz, folk and blues label Vanguard Records for their latest album LIFE IS GOOD, Celtic-punks and this year’s headliners Flogging Molly have truly achieved legendary status over the course of their 20 year career. Known for their exuberant live shows and festival appearances, the band boast an ever-increasing arsenal of anthemic songs which revel in their Irish heritage, making the seven piece the perfect accompaniment to the ‘Fireball – Fuelling The Fire’ Tour’s party atmosphere.
Recently returning to their spiritual home of Fat Wreck Chords (the label owned by NOFX’s notorious Fat Mike), So Cal punk veterans Face To Face celebrated their 25th anniversary as a band in 2016. In that time they’ve released nine studio albums. Since returning from their self-imposed hiatus in 2008, face to face have been on a roll, touring worldwide and writing tons of new music; latest album Protection is their third full-length in five years, outpacing the output of many of their peers and devotees alike.
Glasgow pop-punks Lost In Stereo were crowned Fireball’s Hottest Band 2018 following last year’s tour, where they wowed the judges with their perfectly honed, pop-punk 2.0 tunes and an impressively captivating live show for a band of such tender years. Already netting support slots with the likes of SayWeCanFly, The Janoskians and punk legends The Ataris, the band’s debut album Famous First Words is out now. They will be announcing details of new material in the coming months.
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 December – make sure you don’t miss out. #FuelledByFireball
Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Friday 1st June with O2 Priority tickets on sale at 9am Weds 30th May from: www.ticketmaster.co.uk
‘Fireball – Fuelling The Fire’ 2018 Tour Dates with Flogging Molly + Face To Face + Lost In Stereo + Very Special Guests TBA:
12.02.18 – London – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
12.03.18 – London – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
12.05.18 – Glasgow– O2 Academy
12.06.18 – Newcastle – O2 Academy
12.07.18 – Bristol – O2 Academy
12.09.18 – Manchester – O2 Ritz
12.10.18 – Sheffield – O2 Academy
12.12.18 – Birmingham – O2 Academy
12.13.18 – Oxford – O2 Academy
12.14.18 – Bournemouth – O2 Academy