The Kilmarnock trio scored their second UK Number One album with the release of their seventh studio record ‘Ellipsis’ in July.
The band are due to headline Reading & Leeds festivals this weekend (August 26-28) and have confirmed they will head out on a UK arena tour in November and December.
The Ellipsis tour will begin in Glasgow on November 29, before heading to Aberdeen, Newcastle, Manchester, Leeds, Cardiff and Birmingham. It will conclude at The O2 in London on December 8.
Speaking to Zane Lowe ahead of the release of ‘Ellipsis’, frontman Simon Neil said the band were “trying to feel like it’s our first album again”. “We’ve still got balls. We’re still here to get in your face,” he said.
Neil also told NME the trio had taken influence from hip-hop artists like A$AP Rocky. “They’re so fucking good because they’ve got really grimy, dirty, horrible sounds with beautiful vocals, or vice versa,” he said.
“We’re trying to get that balance of things teetering on the edge of chaos the entire time. It’s going to sound like Biffy, but it’s about ‘rocking’ instead of ‘rock’.”
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Biffy Clyro will play:
Glasgow, SSE Hydro (November 29)
Aberdeen, AECC (November 30)
Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena (December 2))
Manchester, Arena (December 3)
Leeds, First Direct Arena (December 4)
Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena (December 6)
Birmingham, BCA (December 7)
London, The O2 (December 8)
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