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FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND unveil music video + UK headline tour

January 7, 2013 by  

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FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND unveil music video + UK headline tour

Funeral For A Friend will unleash the second single from forthcoming album ‘Conduit’ through Distiller Records on 11th February. ‘The Distance’ is a song about one particular tour endurance test the band went through and the accompanying music video reflects experiences on the road in a van as a five piece. As vocalist Matthew Davies-Kreye puts it – “The Distance is a song about being in a van, on tour travelling around in foreign countries during the summer and going crazy because the van only had one small window that would open and no air con.”

‘Conduit’ is the follow-up to 2011’s critically acclaimed ‘Welcome Home Armageddon’ and their first with new drummer Pat Lundy. It’s a tightly wound collection of tracks, again produced with Romesh Dodangoda, bursting with emotion and personal conflict but also full of commentary on the inner workings and experiences of an established band. It’s the sound of a band growing and progressing both as a unit and individually. ‘Conduit’ definitely marks some changes for the band. However, Davies-Kreye matter of factly states “It wears its heart on its sleeve in terms of it representing the scene of music that spawned us. It’s not trying to be a rebirth or anything cheesy like that. It’s just honest and I hope that’s evident from those who listen to it. In my heart it would be rad for people to take these songs and love them as much as the others they love and come to a show on a tour and sing them as hard to us as we do to them. That would be beautiful.”

As ever, Funeral For A friend remain dedicated to playing live shows on a level that will continually connect with their loyal fans and so have announced an extensive 23 date run of intimate shows across the UK and Ireland in support of ‘Conduit’ for the new year. Joining the band on these dates are the excellent Such Gold and Major League from the US. Opening the tour will be Red Bull Bedroom Jam 2012 champions, I Divide, who earned their place on the tour and Red Bull Bedroom Jam victory after 10 months of impressive performances at UK festivals, ceaseless self-promotion and a blazing performance at the Bedroom Jam live final.

January dates –
Sat 12 Jan High Wycombe Bucks Uni SU
Sat 19 Jan Tunbridge Wells The Forum

Headline tour with Such Gold, Major League & I Divide –
Wed 23 Jan Belfast Limelight
Thu 24 Jan Derry Nerve Centre
Fri 25 Jan Cork Cypress Avenue
Sat 26 Jan Dublin Fibber Magees
Mon 28 Jan Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
Tue 29 Jan Bristol The Fleece
Wed 30 Jan Plymouth White Rabbit
Thu 31 Jan Exeter Cavern
Sat 02 Feb Bournemouth Sound Circus
Sun 03 Feb Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Mon 04 Feb Brighton The Haunt
Wed 06 Feb Margate Westcoast Bar
Thu 07 Feb Cambridge The Junction
Fri 08 Feb Norwich Waterfront
Sat 09 Feb Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Mon 11 Feb York The Duchess
Tue 12 Feb Leeds Cockpit
Wed 13 Feb Glasgow King Tuts
Thu 14 Feb Newcastle Uni. SU – Venue
Sat 16 Feb Manchester NQ Live
Sun 17 Feb Stoke Sugarmill
Mon 18 Feb London Garage
Tue 19 Feb Birmingham Asylum

March & April dates –
Fri 01 Mar Colchester Arts Center
Sat 02 Mar Northampton Roadmender
Sun 03 Mar Oxford Academy 2
Fri 05 Apr Southend Chinnerys
Thu 18 Apr Leicester Academy 2
Fri 19 Apr Hull The Welly
Sat 20 Apr Wakefield Warehouse
Sun 21 Apr Preston 53 Degrees



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