Tour News: The Hot Damn! / Bones of Minerva / Skynd (and new video!) / Vexed / Signs of the Swarm / Noahfinnce

We’ve had a big bunch of tour news come through over the last couple of days, so here’s it is all in one place!

The Hot Damn!

Purveyors of bodacious bedlam The Hot Damn! will be high-kicking their way around the UK this autumn. Kicking off (literally!) on 3rd November, the foursome will be spreading their unique blend of neon cheer to some of their favourite haunts on the ‘Damn! Damn! Damn! Damn!’ mini-tour.

  • 2nd September – Stramash Festival – Stornoway
  • 15th September – Forum – Tunbridge Wells*
  • 16th September – Earth Shaker Festival – London*
  • 17th September – Moonshine – Portsmouth*
  • 18th September – Rescue Rooms – Nottingham*
  • 19th September – The Warehouse – Leeds*
  • 21st September – The Live Rooms – Chester*
  • 22nd September – The Garage – Glasgow*
  • 23rd September – Anarchy Brewery – Newcastle*
  • 24th September – The Patriot – Newport*
  • 25th September – The Junction – Plymouth*
  • 7th October – Cornwall Rocks Festival – Looe
  • 3rd November – The Tree House – Frome
  • 4th November – The Asylum – Birmingham
  • 5th November – Facebar – Reading
  • 17th November – Corporation – Sheffield
  • 18th November – Bannermans – Edinburgh+
  • 19th November – The Waterloo – Blackpool^
  • 3rd December – Planet Rockstock – Porthcawl

* Supporting Black Spiders

+ Supporting Warrior Soul

^ co-headline with Dead Man’s Whiskey

Bones of Minerva

Proggy post-rock/metal group Bones of Minerva will embark on their Embers UK Tour this month. Named after their acclaimed sophomore album Embers (2022), the tour begins on 16 August in Gillingham, followed by a series of performances throughout the UK, including an appearance at Bristol’s prestigious ArcTanGent.

All dates August:

  • 16: Gillingham @The Ship (+Crostpaths, Estelle Mey +Harker, Jrug)
  • 19: Bristol @ArcTanGent
  • 20: Bridgwater @The Cobblestones (+Support)
  • 21: Edinburgh @Bannermans Bar (+healthyliving, Augamoose, Mysophonia)
  • 22: Glasgow @Bloc (+Little Hands of Silver, Sunspots)
  • 23: Newcastle @Little Buildings (+healthyliving)
  • 24: TBC
  • 25: Nottingham @The Chameleon (+We Come In Pieces, Lack The Low, Apida)

***A few other dates might be added***

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Skynd recently wrapped up a mesmerising tour with Ice Nine Kills and revealed their first set of European headline dates for November 2023.

Now, Skynd are pleased to announce four UK headline shows, kicking off November 28th in Birmingham. Fans who sign up to the Skynd mailing list will get an exclusive ticket pre-sale starting tomorrow at 10am BST! Tickets go on general sale at 10am BST on Friday 10th August for the following performances:

  • Tue 28th Nov – BIRMINGHAM Institute 2
  • Wed 29th Nov – GLASGOW St Luke’s
  • Thu 30th Nov – MANCHESTER Academy
  • Fri 1st Dec – LONDON Koko

We brought The Dark Place to the Wurst Vacation Tour with Ice Nine Kills. Now we invite you to delve deeper, if you dare…

If you’re heading to Bloodstock this week, they’re headlining the opening party on Thursday night! Also – new video!


Alt-metal trio Vexed have announced a UK headline tour, set to take place in October. The shows will be in support of the band’s new album Negative Energy, out now via Napalm Records.

Vexed will be joined by special guests Pulse, as well as local supports at each show.

Dates are as follows:

  • Oct 10: Glasgow Audio
  • Oct 11: Leeds The Key Club
  • Oct 12: Cardiff Fuel Rock Club
  • Oct 13: Birmingham Devils Dog
  • Oct 14: Southampton Suburbia
  • Oct 15: Cambridge The Six Six

Negative Energy is the pinnacle of Vexed’s musicianship, with gripping, profound and brave lyricism. Instead of opting for the forced positivity many of their contemporaries demonstrate, the Hertfordshire trio channel every ounce of their Negative Energy into these 13 tracks – recharging themselves for an uphill battle.

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Signs of the Swarm

Signs oft he Swarm’s album Amongst the Low & Empty is the band’s first offering for the mighty Century Media Records, and is the culmination of years of hard work and searching for the filthiest means of making music, resulting in their collaboration with producer Josh Schroeder, responsible for other work with Lorna Shore and King 810.

They’ve announced a bunch of dates from the end of this month through into September:

  • 26.08 – Underworld, London (Support from Beyond Extinction)
  • 27.08 – Devil’s Dog, Birmingham
  • 28.08 – Corporation, Sheffield
  • 29.08 – The Key Club, Leeds
  • 30.08 – Audio, Glasgow
  • 31.08 – Rebellion, Manchester
  • 01.09 – The Exchange, Bristol
  • 02.09 – The Joiners, Southampton


Noahfinnce today announces his Goopy Goopers Tour, playing a total of 8 intimate shows across the UK and Ireland throughout October. With support from Blackout Problems and Lou, Noah will kick off his tour at Concorde 2 in Brighton on the 19th October, and wrap things up in Belfast at Oh Yeah Music Centre, on 29th October. Tickets and VIP upgrades go on sale Wednesday 9th August at 10am.

After a hugely successful set at this years Slam Dunk Festival, Noah gears up to support Enter Shikari on their A Kiss For The Whole World Tour early next year. The 7-date tour kicks off in Leeds on 9th February and finishes with the final show in London at the OVO Arena Wembley on 17th February.

Last year saw Noahfinnce release his second EP, My Brain After Therapy, which features tracks “Worms”, “Tell Me That You’re Okay” and “LALALA”. Noah had a strong start to this year with the release of “No Point Pretending”, a brilliant collaboration with Bears In Trees, then came I Know Better. Noah is now working on his highly anticipated debut album.

Noahfinnce is the alias of Noah Adams, a voice for a generation who are fed up of being told how to be. A virtuoso performer (he plays drums, guitar, bass, ukulele and sings), Noahfinnce is ready to flip off tradition and any roles that society expects him to fulfill, and instead continues to champion authenticity and self-expression. He brings a refreshing new energy to the world of alternative rock and pop punk with his punchy anthems as well as establishing himself as a prominent figure within the online LGBT community. Having amassed over 878,000 YouTube subscribers, over 705,000 TikTok followers and over 360,000 Instagram followers, in addition to winning the 2022 Blogosphere Award for “Vlogger of the year”, Noah brings his own alternative and no-nonsense takes on LGBT issues. Noah has been featured on the cover of Rock Sound, Upset, and Gay Times ‘Amplify’.

2023 Tour Dates

  • 19th October – Concorde 2, Brighton
  • 21st October – The Grove, Newcastle
  • 22nd October – Cathouse, Glasgow
  • 24th October – The Dome, London
  • 25th October – The Close, Cardiff
  • 26th October – O2 Institute 2, Birmingham
  • 28th October – Academy Green Room, Dublin
  • 29th October – Oh Yeah Music Centre, Belfast

2024 Enter Shikari tour dates

  • 9th February – First Direct Arena, Leeds
  • 10th February – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
  • 12th February – O2 Academy, Edinburgh
  • 14th February – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
  • 15th February – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
  • 16th February – International Arena, Cardiff
  • 17th February – OVO Arena Wembley, London
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