2017 has started with an enormous bang for Frank Carter. The brand new album “Modern Ruin”, racked up critical acclaim everywhere from The Sun to Kerrang and, apart from rocketing to number 7 in the charts upon release, also confirmed Frank’s place as one of the most iconic rock frontmen in British music today. Carter has been far from idle too, with January seeing him joining Biffy Clyro on tour and playing some of the biggest European venues around with the Rattlesnakes, as a prelude to their own, sold out headline tour in March.
The beautifully rough and ready video for “Vampires”, shot by Tom Welsh while the band were on tour with Biffy Clyro, captures the bristling energy and glorious exhilaration of a band at the very peak of their powers. Alternately filmed onstage and in corridors, in dressing rooms and from tour buses, it’s a thrilling document of life on the road.
You can see some of the raw excitement of Carter’s live shows for yourself as well when he hits the UK next month for a string of hugely anticipated headline shows, including sold out venues in London, Dublin and Glasgow.
UPCOMING LIVE DATES
16 Mar 2017 – Waterfront, Norwich (sold out)
17 Mar 2017 – Academy, Manchester (sold out)
18 Mar 2017 – Riverside, Newcastle (sold out)
19 Mar 2017 – St Lukes, Glasgow (sold out)
21 Mar 2017 – Oh Yeah Music Centre, Belfast (sold out)
22 Mar 2017 – Academy 2, Dublin (sold out)
24 Mar 2017 – Stylus, Leeds (sold out)
25 Mar 2017 – Asylum, Birmingham (sold out)
26 Mar 2017 – Globe, Cardiff (sold out)
27 Mar 2017 – Phoenix, Exexter (sold out)
29 Mar 2017 – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth (sold out)
30 Mar 2017 – Koko, London (sold out)
3 Aug 2017 – Rebellion Festival, Blackpool
26 Aug 2017 –Reading Festival
27 Aug – Leeds Festival
Following a string of sold out and critically acclaimed headline shows in 2016 (including a raucous show at Electric Ballroom last week) Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakesannounce a full UK tour for 2017 in support of the highly anticipated album “Modern Ruin,” finishing at London’s Koko – his biggest venue to date. Tickets are on sale from 10am this Friday.
“Modern Ruin” was mixed by Catherine Marks (Foals/ Wolf Alice) and recorded by Thomas Mitchener, the band’s former touring bassist in his own Broadfields Studio, and is quite possibly Carter’s most pronouncedly accessible and fully fleshed yet. Tracks like “Acid Veins” and first single “Snake Eyes”, are rough and raw, brutal and pummelling, potent reminders to people that a Carter live show is still one of the most vital and breathtaking experiences one can witness. But then there’s also the stirring, majestic sweep of “Wild Flowers” and the stunning closer “Neon Rust” - over the 12-song span of “Modern Ruin”, Carter’s particular vision is celebrated fully and without cliché.
Modern Ruin is released January 27th on International Death Cult/ KLS
Full tour dates here:
16.03.17 – Norwich, Norwich Waterfront
17.03.17 – Manchester, Academy 2
18.03.17 – Newcastle, Riverside
19.03.17 – Glasgow, St Lukes
21.03.17 – Belfast, Oh Yeah Music Centre
22.03.17 – Dublin, Academy 2
24.03.17 – Leeds, Stylus
25.03.17 – Birmingham, Asylum
26.03.17 – Cardiff, Globe
27.03.17 – Exeter, Phoenix
29.03.17 – Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
30.03.17 – London, Koko
Tickets are available with a signed CD/LP bundle and exclusive signed photo print from SeeTickets.
Modern Ruin is available to pre-order here in following formats:
Book / CD - Hardback, 200 pages of extended lyrics, behind the scenes photos chronicling the last year of the band through to this new album
Clear Vinyl LP
Split colour vinyl LP
Limited Edition full colour Vinyl LP
Limited Edition, hand numbered, hand ruined, signed hyper deluxe boxset. Contains tri-colour LP, Book / CD, USB key with audio and visual content, pin badge, stickers, guitar picks, an original Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes set list and a hand painted original by Frank Carter.