Following on from their day of surprise announcements last week, Brighton band ARCHITECTS can today announce a 2nd headline show in Manchester, for the 15th January 2019.
The tour through December (Russia), January and February will be the band’s biggest ever EU/UK headline tour, and will see them play Wembley Arena on January the 19th – full list of UK shows are below, support on all dates from Beartooth (US) and Polaris (Aus):
14 Jan 2019 – Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse (UK) – TICKETS
NEW DATE – 15 Jan 2019 – Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse (UK) – TICKETS
17 Jan 2019 – Glasgow, O2 Academy (UK) – TICKETS
18 Jan 2019 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena (UK) – TICKETS
19 Jan 2019 – London, The SSE Arena Wembley (UK) – TICKETS
ARCHITECTS will also be releasing their hugely anticipated new album return ‘Holy Hell’ – out November 9th on Epitaph Records. Current single ‘Hereafter’ has already been viewed over 1.2 million times on Youtube.
‘Holy Hell’ marks the band’s first release since the untimely passing of Tom Searle, Architect’s founding guitarist, principal songwriter and twin brother to drummer Dan. “In those first months after Tom’s death, I didn’t deal with it at all and I felt so unhappy and anxious,” Dan explains. “I’d ignored it and just tried to cope. But I knew that at some point, I had to learn from it.”
“It’s at times like that you ask yourself, ‘What is left?’” adds vocalist Sam Carter. “As a group of friends, we had to find something.”
“Ultimately, there were two choices,” Dan says. “Feel sorry for yourself and believe the world to be a horrible place and let it defeat you. Or let it inspire us to live the life that Tom would have wanted us to live. I was very worried about people taking away a despondent message from the album. I felt a level of responsibility to provide a light at the end of the tunnel for people who are going through terrible experiences.”
Finding a way forward, the band spent six months from the Fall of 2017 through the Spring of this year recording what would become the 11-song album, with Dan and guitar player Josh Middleton handling production. “For me, broadly speaking Holy Hell is about pain: the way we process it, cope with it, and live with it,” Dan offers. “There is value in pain. It’s where we learn, it’s where we grow.”
Album pre-orders, including physical bundles featuring vinyl and various merchandise, as well as digital pre-orders offering instant downloads of “Hereafter”
are available – HERE
ARCHITECTS is Sam Carter (vocals), Adam Christianson (guitar), Ali Dean (bass), Josh Middleton (guitar) and Dan Searle (drums).