The Gaslight Anthem move show to Brixton Academy due to demand

Posted on 26 February 2010
By Pierce King
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The Gaslight Anthem turned 2009 into a monumental success. They toured the world with acclaimed album THE ’59 SOUND and became lauded performers on the major festie circuit including Coachella, Rock Am Ring, Glastonbury, Pinkpop, Lollapalooza, Reading and Leeds.

And now due to overwhelming public demand to witness their show, they have moved their London gig to the mecca of live music Brixton 02 Academy.

THE ’59 SOUND was named one of the best albums of the year (and, in some cases, the decade) by NME, Kerrang!, Q Magazine, VISIONS, Rock Sound and Big Cheese, and the band won the “Best International Newcomer” award at last year’s Kerrang! Awards as well.

The Gaslight Anthem are now hard at work recording the follow-up to THE ’59 SOUND with producer Ted Hutt at The Magic Shop in New York City.

The album will be called AMERICAN SLANG and is set to be released in June 2010 on SideOneDummy Records. The band has announced the first of many UK/European tour dates to come, in support of their new album:

June 19 – Southside Festival (Germany)
June 20 – Hurricane Festival (Germany)
June 22 – Birmingham (UK) O2 Academy (headline show)
June 23 – Glasgow (UK) O2 Academy (headline show)
June 24 – Manchester (UK) Academy 1 (headline show)
June 25 – London (UK) Hard Rock Calling (supporting Pearl Jam)
June 26 – London (UK) Brixton Academy (headline show)
June 29 – Oxford (UK) O2 Academy (headline show)
July 1 – Amsterdam (Netherlands) Melkweg (headline show)