There's a whole new bunch of photos in the live
section of the site - go have a look. Also, you can now vote for the new video on MTV2 by going here
We're back from Reading and Leeds, and we had a great time and a great response. Thanks to everyone who made it over to the Lockup
stage to check us out, and particular thanks to Mike Davies
for putting us on in the first place. In other news, as many of you already know, 'To Whom It May Concern
' is coming out as a download single on September 19th
- keep your eyes peeled for the video on MTV2
and elsewhere. Also, sorry to report that our DVD
has been postponed a little - but we will be filming the London Underworld
show on September 22nd
for inclusion, so come down and make some noise.
Some clarification about the Nottingham
show at Rock City on September 17th
. This show is definitely going ahead - it's part of one of their all-nighter shows, we'll be downstairs with Gay For Johnny Depp, and Me First & The Gimme Gimme's will be upstairs with whoever their support is. As it's a clubnight, there will be tickets on the door, so get down there early to get in.
We're going to be playing a quick little warm-up show for Reading / Leeds this year in Yeovil
at Flicks Bar on August 21st
, with Emanuel, Hondo Maclean, Jets vs Sharks, and In-Flight Program. Maybe see you there. Also, to clarify the post below, our September tour is
going to feature local supports, but we're not deciding who they are, so please don't send us an email asking if it can be you, because it's out of our hands. Thanks.
We've just officialy confirmed that the main support for our September UK tour is going to be the wonderful Gay For Johnny Depp
. We're pretty stoked, you should be too. All the shows will also feature a local support.
We've been prattling on about a September tour for some time now, and we weren't joking. The dates are now confimed as follows:
- September 14th - Exeter Cavern
- September 15th - Oxford Zodiac
- September 16th - Bristol Louisiana
- September 17th - Nottingham Rock City
- September 18th - Glasgow Barfly
- September 19th - Manchester Roadhouse
- September 20th - Birmingham Bar Academy
- September 22nd - London Underworld
- September 23rd - Southampton Joiners
Supports and so on are yet to be confirmed. These will be our last UK gigs this year. We've done our best to keep the ticket prices low on this tour as well, and we should have some news about a single to coincide with all this soon as well.
The Finch tour was a blast, thanks everyone for coming down early to check us out, and a big up to the Finch boys themselves, who rocked. In the meantime, it's festival season, but we've got tours of the UK and Europe brewing for later this year - watch this space. On a more sombre note, we were all shocked and pissed off by what happened in London last week. Thankfully it looks like all our friends and family are OK - hope all of you made it too.
We're still in the middle of the Finch tour, which is going great... A quick update to let you know we've scheduled a show to make up for the cancellation of Bukandskit - we'll be at the Reading Boxing Club on July 22nd. Hope to see you all there.
Well, we finally got home yesterday evening. We're working on a blog update for y'all... this was definitely one to file under "will laugh about it in 10 years' time". In the meantime, we've got some crazy ringtone / wallpaper madness going on with mobile phones at the moment, they're in the shop
section of the site, go check it out!
A gutting announcement: right now we're supposed to be at Bukandskit festival, but instead we're in a hotel about 50km south of Milan, where we've been for the last few days. Our van died, and it turns out that our 'European Cover' doesn't cover... Europe. Go figure. We can't go anywhere until Monday morning. We are bored, broke, but most of all gutted
to have missed the festival. Apologies to anyone who went down expecting to catch us. There will be a full update on the blog when we get home (probably Wednesday at this rate) with photos, detailing the horrors of our current predicament.
We're pleased to announce that we've been asked out as main support by Finch
on their forthcoming UK tour. The dates can be found in the gigs
section of this site. See you there.
We're back home again, the tour is finished. Thanks to everyone who came down and rocked out, we had a blast. Now it's festival season... Time to start learning the new words, folks!
Phew. The album is finally out there (legally). We hope you all enjoy it.
In other news, we're now confirmed (amazingle enough) for the Xtra Mile Recordings
stage at this year's Guilfest
. Check out the Xtra Mile site
for more details.
Our new, download-only single, After The Rush Hour
, is out today, and can be downloaded from the sites listed below. Happy shopping.
Some great news just in - we're confirmed for the Lock Up stage at this year's Reading and Leeds
Festivals! See the gigs
section for more. See you there! Also, Frank will be doing a live acoustic session and interview for BBC Hull
on May 5th
To celebrate May Day, the international workers' holiday and anarchist festival (erm... what?), here's some news from the good folks at Xtra Mile
"Carrying on our 1st Birthday party celebrations we, at Xtra Mile
are offering the chance for fans to win exclusive Million Dead
goodies. As you may know the 'Dead are playing a gig at London's Garage on May 11th
. All of those who are diligent enough to buy tickets for this gig in advance will be eligible to enter our raffle. On the night of the gig, advance tickets buyers will be furnished with raffle tickets on the door and then during the evening the draw will take place.
Prizes for the lucky winners are 5 Eastpak goodie bags stuffed full of signed Million Dead and Reuben merchandise like: stickers, posters, cds, and vinyl, and Atticus T-shirts. One winner will also win a real doozie of a prize in the shape of a framed glass pane with the words to Million Dead's 'Breaking The Back' scribbled on them by Frank Turner used for a photo shoot in the magazine Rocksound (see beardless monstrosity, left).
The only things you need do to be in with a chance to win is make sure you get a raffle ticket if you are an advance ticket holder and sign up to our mailing list at our brand new Xtra Mile website www.xtramilerecordings.com
. And then I'd suggest you cross your fingers and toes, pray daily until the gig...maybe clock up some good deeds so fortune will come your way.
In the interest of equal opportunities, we are also opening this offer out to all those who do not have the (mis)fortune to live in London. Five lucky mailing list subscribers who reside outside of this nation's capitol will be chosen at random by 'Fingers' Caplowe and sent delightful goodies in the post.
We're out on the road now, but we needed to post a quick update about Manchester. As many of you may have already heard, the venue got raided by the police and closed down a few days ago so the show has unfortunately been cancelled. Nothing we can do about this, and we're pretty gutted. Everyone should be able to get money back on tickets, but we're not 100% sure of the details here. Safe to say we'll do our best to reschedule as soon as we can.
A quick pre-tour update for everyone. As many of you know, supports for the tour have now been confirmed as Days Of Worth
(all dates), Engerica
(except 29th - 3rd) and The Sound Explosion
(29th - 3rd only). We've also added one date - on the afternoon of Sunday 24th
we're going to be playing at the Stoke Underground
as part of the Love Music / Hate Racism
all-dayer, before heading off to Leicester. Also, the Glasgow date has changed venue from the Cathouse to the Barfly
(something about venue refurbishment - all tickets still valid).
Also, don't forget about the new single (see post below) out on May 9th
. You can vote for the video on MTV2 now by going here
. See you on tour!
Just to whet your appetites that little bit more, we're going to be releasing a second, download-only single on May 9th
, entitled 'After The Rush Hour
'. Check your radios and look out for the video on MTV2 / Scuzz. The single will be available to download from these sites:
Well, the full scale of our forthcoming album tour has finally been officially revealed... have a look in the gigs
section for more details of when we'll be rocking faces in your area in April / May. Also, because it sold out faster than expected, we've managed to make another 20 tickets available for the Xtra Mile birthday show (April 7th, the Luminare, Kilburn, acoustic set from Frank etc.). The link for where to buy tickets will go out to tghe mailing list tonight.
Speaking of acoustic sets from Frank, there'll be another one this Sunday (April 3rd
) at Range Life 3
(held at the Bread and Roses pub in Clapham). Tickets can be reserved by emailing email@example.com
THE SINGLE IS OUT TODAY. That is all.
Unfortunately tonight's show in Hastings has been cancelled. We're gutted - this happened for reasons beyond our control. Apologies to anyone who was coming down. In other news, the Xtra Mile Recordings
first birthday party is upon us. Here's a press release thingumy for you:
It?s been a year since Xtra Mile Recordings Ltd. started business. The past twelve months have witnessed two bands sign to the label (Reuben and Million Dead), the sales of over 10,000 records (Reuben?s debut ?Racecar Is Racecar Backwards?), 3 chart-bothering singles, 1 Kerrang! Award nomination, 1000 7? singles hand numbered, 1000 12? albums hand-packed, over 100 shows across the country and the recording of two new albums; one from each band.
Reason enough to celebrate for sure.
So on April 7th Xtra Mile Recordings will be celebrating their first year of existence by throwing a party! In association with Take The High Road, the gig will take place at Kilburn?s Luminaire venue; a 250 capacity hall on the Kilburn High Road and will feature live performances from Reuben, an acoustic set from Frank from Million Dead, TTHR DJs until 1am and very special guests.
Each person will receive a goody bag of exclusive new material from both bands, badges, stickers and, of course, birthday cake!
The limited tickets available to buy are ?4 each and available via the bands? own mailing lists. The tickets will go on sale on March 24th at midday.
So now you know. In the meantime, don't forget that the single is out on Monday
A few new links for you today: first of all, there's an interview with Frank up on the BBC Nottingham website
for y'all to listen to. Secondly, there's a short documentary about the writing and recording of Harmony No Harmony
now up on the wonderful Joe Corcoran's site
. Have fun.
Pinch, punch, etc. The wonderful folks at Townsend Records
have put the Living The Dream
single up for pre-order on their website. Go have a browse:www.townsend-records.co.uk/artist.php?artist=Million+Dead
A new date has been added to the start of the Living The Dream
tour - Guildford University on Saturday March 5th. We've also got a live session for Mike Davies' Lock Up
(Radio One) being aired on 22nd March - set your dials! And don't forget to keep voting!
Welcome to milliondead.com v3.0
, a brand exciting and spanking new website to co-incide with us launching a new album with a new line-up, new material, new artwork, new haircuts, the works. Have a look around - it should be pretty self-explanatory, we hope. If anyone spots any glitches or bugs, comments would be appreciated at firstname.lastname@example.org
There's a new forum as well - the old one sadly passed away due to the utter bastards
at phpBB well and truly raping our server. Go have a look at it here
Check the Gigs
section for news of where we'll be rocking your face next, and watch out for the new single 'Living The Dream
' in the UK on March 21st
and the album 'Harmony No Harmony
' to follow on May 16th
. In the meantime, you can vote for our latest video in the MTV chart here:
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