Hotly-tipped metalheads THE RAVEN AGE are delighted to announce a string of headline shows around the UK in October as part of a European tour. Following their set at Download Festival in June, Kerrang! enthused, “The London metal mob make a muscular display with low-slung riffs that dig into the crowd like a gravedigger’s pickaxe.” Perfect for a tour wrapping up in Belfast on Halloween!
Support bands will be announced in due course. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am and can be picked up here. Supapass fans will get early pre-sale access plus an exclusive VIP meet and greet – completely free upon purchasing their ticket. Sign up to Supapass now and also get the ‘Limited Edition Collectors Pack’.
The full UK & Irish dates are as follows:
Mon 23rd Oct – GLASGOW The Garage Attic
Tue 24th Oct – MANCHESTER Star & Garter
Wed 25th Oct – BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute 3
Thu 26th Oct – LONDON Boston Music Rooms
Sat 28th Oct – BRISTOL Louisiana
Mon 30th Oct – DUBLIN Academy 2
Tue 31st Oct – BELFAST Limelight 2
The band have also confirmed that Tony Maue will be their new guitarist, taking over from Dan Wright. Dan comments, “I am happy to confirm that Tony Maue is officially taking over my performing role as guitarist in The Raven Age. With the band doing so well and moving from strength to strength, I have decided to make managing The Raven Age my full-time role. This will allow me to focus on delivering the most exciting experiences for our fans and help the band to explore new opportunities. When we created The Raven Age, we never imagined that we’d achieve half of what we have so far. Tony’s addition to the line-up is now allowing me to focus my time on growing the band that I love. The band is in the best possible position and we are all excited for what the future holds.”
The Raven Age recently released a video for latest single, soaring ballad ‘The Dying Embers Of Life’, taken from their debut album ‘Darkness Will Rise’.
Praise for The Raven Age
“A distinctly modern take on metal… there’s certainly potential here.” – Classic Rock
“When they get into their stride, the result is irresistible. A tantalising glimpse of possible greatness to come.” – Metal Hammer
“An exciting slice of powerful melodic metal very much worth waiting for.” – Powerplay
“The Raven Age are undoubtedly metal stars in their own right.” – Rhythm
“Towering London metalcore… like a cleaner Killswitch.” – Total Guitar
“As cohesive and well-drilled as their heroes in Trivium and Killswitch Engage, The Raven Age sound like they’ve been together for decades.” – Kerrang!
“An emphasis on combining heaviness with melody marks The Raven Age and their debut as one which not only impresses but justifies a patience and commitment to quality.” – Fireworks