Biffy Clyro will bring their electrifying and explosive live show to the Yorkshire coast next month – the band’s only UK mainland live date this summer.
The superstar rock trio headline Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Friday June 14 for what is an exclusive warm-up show before the band embarks on a series of headline appearances at festivals across Europe including the Isle of Wight, Deichbrand, Lollapalooza and Indiependence.
Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday May 24 via www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com
Biffy Clyro are no strangers to huge stages – headlining Reading and Leeds festivals last summer – and have played to massive sold-out crowds all over the world in the last decade. Biffy delighted fans last week with the release of their self-penned soundtrack for the Jamie Adams-directed movie Balance, Not Symmetry, which debuts at Edinburgh International Film Festival on June 23. This stunning 17-song album explodes into life with the title track, which tightly packages Biffy’s angular rhythms with the kind of sky-bound hook they’ve established as a hallmark of their sound.
The story of Biffy Clyro – Simon Neil (guitar/vocals), James Johnston (bass) and Ben Johnston (drums) – is as romantic as it is archetypal. Three childhood friends from Ayrshire formed a band, delivered three albums of abrasive youthful exuberance and finally cracked the big time when their fourth – 2007’s Puzzle – smashed into the UK Top 10.
By the time the promotion of their fifth album – 2009’s Only Revolutions which included the brilliant Bubbles, Mountains and Many of Horror – had ceased, they were bona fide stars who could deliver hit singles in an era in which rock bands rarely trouble the charts.
Platinum-selling Only Revolutions was followed by Opposites in 2013 and 2016’s Gold-selling Ellipsis which both topped the UK album charts.
To date Biffy Clyro have won no fewer than four NME Awards, four Kerrang Awards as well as being nominated for Best British Group at The BRITS twice.
Tickets for Biffy Clyro at Scarborough Open Air Theatre show go on sale at 10am on Friday May 24 via www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com or in person from Scarborough Open Air Theatre Box Office (01723 818111) and the Discover Yorkshire Coast Tourism Bureau (01723 383636).
Balance, Not Symmetry is available to download and stream now and will be released on vinyl on July 26, the same day as the movie is released in the UK.
Scarborough Open Air Theatre 2019
- 8 Jun – Hacienda Classical
- 14 Jun – Biffy Clyro
- 26 Jun – Cliff Richard
- 5 Jul – West End Proms
- 18 Jul – Years & Years
- 19 Jul – Madness
- 20 Jul – Lewis Capaldi
- 21 Jul – Jess Glynne
- 1 Aug – Kylie
- 30 Aug – Lewis Capaldi (2nd show added due to demand)
- 31 Aug – Queen Machine Symphonic featuring Kerry Ellis