Basick's ambient metallers DEVIL SOLD HIS SOUL are very excited to announce that they will be performing their much-loved album 'A Fragile Hope' in its entirety across four UK dates this coming April! Both original vocalist Ed Gibbs and current vocalist Paul Green will perform to commemorate the classic album turning 10 years old.
14.04.2016 O2 ABC 2 - Glasgow
15.04.2016 Rescue Rooms - Nottingham
21.04.2016 Thekla - Bristol
29.04.2016 Boston Music Room - London
Tickets will be on sale via See Tickets from Wednesday 25th January at 10am
In conjunction with this special anniversary tour, Basick will be releasing 'A Fragile Hope' on Limited Edition 140g Splatter Vinyl. This will be a Record Store Day exclusive and will only be available for purchase from participating record stores - more details to follow!
A message from the band:
“Releasing this album on vinyl is something we have wanted to do for a very long time. When we finished the album all those years ago and listened back to the final masters, we had no idea what impact it would have on us as musicians and, from what we would come to learn over the years, how much it would affect those who listened to it. And so, with this in mind, we have decided that there would be no better way to celebrate this release and anniversary than to perform the album in its entirety at four very special shows.
We are also extremely excited to announce that we will be joined by original vocalist, Ed Gibbs, who shares the stage with us for the first time in nearly 4 years and together with Paul Green, they will make these shows truly special. Our ambition from the start was to have both Paul and Ed involved in these shows as they are both integral members of this band. The enthusiasm, commitment and hard work shown by both of them to make all this possible has shown how strong a bond we all have as musicians and above all, as friends. These are going to be truly memorable shows and we cannot wait to get back on the road.”
Ed Gibbs: “I'm dead excited to be getting back on the road with the guys to celebrate 10 years since the release of 'A Fragile Hope'! I think the only time we ever played these songs back to back was during the writing sessions for the record, and we've certainly never done it live, so it should be exciting. It'll be loads of fun to play these songs now, 10 years is a long time and I'm sure the songs will have changed a bit with us, that or it's going to feel like stepping back in time. I'll let you know…”
Paul Green: “I'm really excited to
be playing these shows with the guys and even more so that Ed is on board,
after all he wrote the damn thing! I remember picking up A Fragile Hope
when it came out, it was that certain time in the UK scene when there was a
real birth of exciting bands (DSHS, Architects, Johnny Truant etc.), watching
DSHS play these songs live at a point when I was just getting going in music
was hugely inspiring. It's pretty surreal to be performing its anniversary
shows. We've been planning these for a long time so I hope you can all get
down as it's going to be special!"
Paul, Leks, Jozef, Jonny, Paul, Ed and Rick - DEVIL SOLD HIS SOUL