Tuesday 15th September 2015
Funeral For A Friend have announced the ‘Last Chance To Dance’ Tour, which will include dates across Australia, Europe and the UK in Feb-April of 2016. This will act as a curtain call on the band’s illustrious fifteen year career and each city they play will be treated to two shows. As Matthew Davies-Kreye elaborates –
“It’s the natural end. We’ve done everything we set out to do and way more than I could ever have hoped so I’m not upset that it’s run its course. We all felt that ‘Chapter And Verse’ was a pretty decent full stop on an incredible fourteen and half years of making music together.
So, how do you celebrate a huge part of your life? You play some shows! For me it seemed obvious to go out with both ‘Hours’ and ‘Casually Dressed..’ I feel that both those records distill what Funeral is to a whole load of people more definitively than just piecing together a set from all the records we’ve made. It seems to me that those are the records that matter most and ‘Hours’ to me is my proudest achievement in music with Funeral. I don’t know why but it fills me with an overwhelming sense of pride.”
The ‘Last Chance To Dance’ Tour will feature an ‘Hours’ show one night followed by a ‘Casually Dressed And Deep In Conversation’ show the next in each and every city the band play. Tickets are on sale from Friday 18th September at 10am.
As pioneers of the modern UK rock scene, Funeral For A Friend’s music has inspired a whole generation of British bands to follow in their footsteps to international acclaim. From their beginnings in the early-2000s, FFAF’s own unique take on post-hardcore captured the imagination of music fans across Britain and propelled the band to a formidable career. The band released their seventh and final studio album ‘Chapter And Verse’ via Distiller Records earlier this year and will be leaving behind an impressive catalogue of music which will be held dear by their dedicated legion of fans.
UK tour dates are as follows:
Tues 5th April – Cardiff, Y Plas
Weds 6th April – Cardiff, Y Plas
Fri 8th April – Manchester, The Ritz
Sat 9th April – Manchester, The Ritz
Sun 10th April – Glasgow, Garage
Mon 11th April – Glasgow, Garage
Weds 13th April- Birmingham, Institute
Thurs 14th April- Birmingham, Institute
Fri 15th April – London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Sat 16th April- London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Information about tickets for the tour can be found here: