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Welsh Metallers and Friends Tour the UK
Welsh Ragga-Metallers Skindred are back on the road in the UK early next year to promote their new album, Kill The Power. Special guests on the tour, which includes a show at Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall on January 25, are Chicago's SOil and Los Angeles outfit Viza.
With over 500,000 albums sold, Skindred, who hail from Newport, are reputed to be one of Britain's best live bands, regularly headlining festival stages around the world. By the end of this year the band will have played to audiences of over two million. They made their Reading/ Leeds festival debut on the main stage in August, thrilling the crowd with their blend of rock, metal, reggae, roots and dub.
Kill The Power is set for release in early 2014 and includes the track Ninja which feaures on the intro legendary 'God of Helfire' Arthur Brown of Fire fame (number one in 1968).
Skindred drummer Arya Goggin says: "We always pride ourselves on having great guests on our tours and we are really excited to have SOiL as our main special guests on our Kill the Power UK Tour. They are great friends and absolutely slay it live so we can't wait to party with them. We are also extremely pleased to have LA band Viza also join the tour and bring some of their unique energetic gypsy punk metal madness to the proceedings. Bring it on!"
SOil's bassist Tim King adds: "We are both excited and scared to tour the UK with Skindred: excited because Skindred are great friends of ours and it's been long overdue to tour together again; scared because Skindred are great friends of ours and we will definitely be in danger of having too much fun and getting in too much trouble together! Nobody gets out alive!"
Skindred's 2014 UK tour dates with SOil and Viza:
Jan 22: Norwich, University of East Anglia; Jan 23: Southampton, Mo Club; Jan 24: Nottingham, Rock City; Jan 25: Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall; Jan 26: Middlesbrough, Empire; Jan 27: Glasgow, O2; Jan 29: Sheffield, Leadmill; Jan 30: Bristol, O2 Academy;
Jan 31: Cambridge, The Junction;
Feb 1: London, The Forum;
Feb 2: Manchester, Academy.