Funeral For A Friend Announces UK 2013 Headline Tour Jan / Febs

Funeral For A Friend Announces UK 2013 Headline Tour Jan / Febs

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