Following on from the deafening and monstrously successful first instalment of Metal Hammer and Classic Rock’s own Lords Of The Riff tour, which took place earlier this year and starred Scorpion Child, Monster Truck and Buffalo Summer, it’s happening all over again. This autumn, venues around the UK will resound to the life-affirming sound of some of the heaviest riffs currently available to human ears, courtesy of three of the hottest new bands on the planet.
Organ-hammering groove-masters Lionize, thunderous rockers Anti-Mortem, and stoner riff-wielders Kyng will feature on a rotating line-up so heavy that we can already feel the ground rumbling, and all for the ridiculously reasonable price of £10 per ticket!
“We truly love these bands, and it isn’t often that Classic Rock and Metal Hammer agree on anything, so when we do, we party,” says Alexander Milas, Editor-in-chief of Metal Hammer and TeamRock. “This tour is about getting behind the best young bands in our world for a proper run of dates, and for a fair price. We can’t wait to see you there.”
Lords Of The Riff 2 will hit the road in November for 11 skull-shattering dates that promise to be one of the hottest tickets in the heavy music world this autumn.
“Lionize is very eager to get back to the UK and perform again so quickly after our last amazing tour with Clutch,” says Lionize frontman Nate Bergman. “To be a part of the Lords of the Riff 2 tour is an absolute honour, and we are looking forward to getting this rock’n’roll party started. We are humbled by the immense amount of support and love we are receiving every day in England, and to be a part of a legendary tour in the making is one of the most exciting things we’ve been a part of to date. We feel people will be talking about this tour for a long time to come. Can’t wait, see you soon!”
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“We’re really excited to tour Europe with Lionize and KYNG,” says Nevada Romo of Anti-Mortem. “Both are visionary bands for this time. We have heard amazing things about Europe and it’s reception for this type of rock in roll. We’re really looking forward to seeing how the fans receive us.”
“Being a part of Lord of the Riff 2 is a huge deal for us!” says Kyng bassist Tony Castaneda. “We couldn’t be more excited that our debut there will be part of such an amazing package with Lionize and Anti-Mortem.”
In addition to the low price of £10, anyone who buys a ticket for Lords Of The Riff 2 will be entitled to special TeamRock bundle offers, available at participating venues when tickets go on sale this Friday.
The dates for Lords Of The Riff 2 are as follows…
Nov 5 Leeds Cockpit
Nov 6 Glasgow Classic Grand
Nov 7 Liverpool Arts Centre
Nov 8 Newcastle, O2 Academy2
Nov 9 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Nov 10 Manchester Academy 3
Nov 11 Colchester Arts Centre
Nov 13 Birmingham, O2 Academy2
Nov 14 Bristol Thekla
Nov 15 Stoke Sugarmill
Nov 16 London Garage
Visit www.metalhammer.com or www.classicrockmagazine.com for information on how to get your tickets for this feast of riffmongous entertainment and learn more about the bands at www.lionizemusic.com, www.anti-mortem.com, and www.kyngband.com.