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Sat 21st April
Line-Up – O2 Academy Leeds: Lostprophets + Modestep
Lostprophets have announced the release of their brand new album ‘Weapons’ and their first headline UK tour in two years.
After triumphant tours across the UK and Europe on which they played in front of tens of thousands of people, Kerrang! Magazine awarded them with ‘Classic Songwriters Award’ , + now Lostprophets are making their way to O2 Academy to remind us why they deserved that honour.
Modestep is a 4-piece pop-rock band from North London. Their sound clearly takes influence from of electro + dubstep. The music video for their second single, Sunlight, passed 1 million views within 4 days when released on YouTube, to which debuted at 16 on the UK singles chart when released from Polydor Records.
Tickets: £22.50 here
Weds 25th April
Line-Up: Miles Kane + Eugene McGuinness
You might recognise Miles Kane from the bands The Rascals + The Little Flames, well now he’s going to tackle going solo . He is best known for sharing lead responsibilities + writing with Alex Turner in their side-project The Last Shadow Puppets.
Eugene McGuinness is a singer/songwriter + frontman of Eugene + the Lizards. He was signed to Domino Records in 2008 when he released his album The Early Learnings of Eugene McGuinness to which it received nothing but positive reviews.
Fri 27th April
Line-Up – Professor Green + Chiddy Bang
Professor Green might be making the magazines for his love-life to MIC star Millie Mackintosh recently, but he’ll show O2 Academy that’s not the reason he should be making Headlines. The rapper should be performing some of his hits ‘Read All About It,’ ‘Jungle’ + ‘Never Be A Right Time.’
Chiddy Bang are an alternative hip hop duo from Philadelphia. There debut single released in 2010 ‘Opposite of Adults’ peaked in the Top 20 on various singles charts worldwide including the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Belgium.
Update: Sold Out
Sat 28th April
Line-Up: Edan + Mr Lif
Edan is an independent DJ + producer based in Boston, USA. His mix-tape “Sound of the Funky Drummer” collects hip hop tracks sampling James Brown’s “Funky Drummer”, which has been called the most-sampled record of all time.
Mr Lif is an American hip hop artist from Boston. In 2000 and 2001 he won the Kahlua Boston Music Awards for Outstanding Rap/Hip Hop Act.