Punk fans are in for a treat as Flogging Molly, The Bronx, Face to Face and Lost in Stereo are all are announced for the third Fireball’s Fuelling the Fire Tour, this December.
The event kicks off at London’s own O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire with four unique punk, alternative bands and DJ Matt Stocks set to play every night of the fiery tour.
Headlining, LA natives Flogging Molly will return with their staple raucous up-tempo Celtic punk. After a 5 year hiatus the band returned with Life is Good; a romping compilation of Irish pub-bangers that cemented their legendary status within both US and UK punk music. Their set promises to be a journey through their boisterous and fun discography; expect plenty of guinness and singalongs throughout.
Listen to Flogging Molly’s ‘Drunken Lullabies’ for a taste of Celtic soul:
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Next on the bill are LA hardcore rockers, The Bronx. Following on from last year’s release, V, The Bronx have been busy touring, their lineup now including former Queens of the Stone Age drummer Joey Castillo – expect a highly energetic crowd with mosh pits galore. Fans of Black Flag and Dead Kennedys will be in their element here.
Listen to The Bronx’ ‘Side Effects’ here:
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Representing skate punk, Face to Face will also be performing. Associated with bands like Guttermouth and The Offspring, Face to Face have an extensive discography of pop punk classics. As featured on the Warped Tour between the years 1997 and 2004; they have an unmatched live energy and are a set not to be missed.
Listen to Face to Face’s ‘Bent but Not Broken’ here:
Music video for “Bent But Not Broken” by face to face. Taken from the album ‘Protection’, 2016.
Lastly, new kids on the block Lost in Stereo will be performing a set of abrasive pop punk tunes. As Winners of Fireball’s Hottest Band of 2018, it’s nice to see a recognition for the new school here and who better to perform than these Glaswegian up and comers. Fans of Bring Me The Horizon and Asking Alexandria will feel right at home here.
Listen to their new single ‘Gold’ here:
The latest single “Gold” by Lost in Stereo Recorded and mixed by Chris Marshall at 7 west Studios: https://www.7weststudios.com/ Mastered by Ed Woods: http://edwoodsmastering.com/ Filmed and editted by Carrick McLelland at ‘Ground Level Up’: https://groundlevelup.com/ UK TOUR: Lost in Stereo go on the “FireBall – Fuelling the Fire” tour in December 2018 with Flogging Molly, Face to Face, The Bronx and many more!
This years lineup is set to boast a diverse set of punk acts showcasing young and old, American, Irish and Scottish talent. The Fireball – Fuelling The Fire Tour 2018, with Flogging Molly, The Bronx, Face To Face and Lost In Stereo, will run as follows:
2nd London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
3rd London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
5th Glasgow O2 Academy
6th Newcastle O2 Academy
7th Bristol O2 Academy
9th Manchester O2 Ritz
10th Sheffield O2 Academy
12th Birmingham O2 Academy
13th Oxford O2 Academy
14th Bournemouth O2 Academy
Words, Peter Riddell – @peteriddell1
Images, Academy Music Group