Feb
07

Biffy Clyro Nominated for Brits and NME Awards

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Biffy Clyro Nominated for Brits and NME Awards

After Ten Years, Scottish Trio Are an Overnight Sensation

Storming Stateside February 10th With Headlining Tour, Second Tour With Cage The Elephant to Follow This Spring

“Serious Contenders for the Title of Greatest Band in Britain” – NME

BURBANK, CA–(Marketwire – February 1, 2011) – Breakthrough band Biffy Clyro has been nominated for three UK music awards. The Scottish trio was nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Group, alongside The xx, Gorillaz, Mumford & Sons and Take That. Biffy also received nods from the Shockwave NME Awards for Best Live Band and Best British Group, alongside Muse, Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian and Foals.

These nominations add to Biffy’s already lengthy list of accolades. Their fifth studio release, the Garth Richardson-produced Only Revolutions, has spawned three Top Ten singles in the UK and is well on its way to being certified double-platinum there. Only Revolutions was nominated for the coveted 2010 Mercury Prize and their single “Captain” won Best Video at both the Kerrang! and NME Awards in 2010.

Only Revolutions has also received substantial critical acclaim in the UK. The Sunday Times, Kerrang and Q each gave it four stars, Esquire labeled it “a blistering triumph” and the NME declared that the release “springs the band instantly level with the greatest rock acts in the world.”

Vocalist/guitarist Simon Neil, bassist James Johnston and drummer Ben Johnston formed Biffy Clyro in 1995 and quickly began honing their unique sound, a mind-boggling mix of off-kilter tempos, itchy, unpredictable guitars, soulful choruses and feral screams. Relentless touring built a dedicated army of followers and turned Biffy Clyro into one of the most celebrated live bands in the UK — they’ve shared the stage with Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Rolling Stones, The Who and Linkin Park, filled Wembley Arena on a recent headlining run and became the first band ever to play in the Houses of Parliament.

On February 10th Biffy Clyro will be arriving in America for a headlining tour. The month-long string of dates kicks off in Washington, DC and brings them to New York’s Gramercy Theater February 12th and Los Angeles’ Troubadour March 1st. Biffy will also be supporting Cage The Elephant on several dates of their upcoming US tour, beginning March 31st in Cincinnati, OH.

Biffy Clyro US tour dates are below. For more information please visit www.biffyclyro.com

Headline dates:
2/10 – Rock and Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
2/11 – North Star Bar – Philadelphia, PA
2/12 – Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
2/13 – TT The Bear’s – Cambridge, MA
2/15 – La Sala Rossa – Montreal, QB
2/16 – Garrison – Toronto, ON
2/18 – The Basement – Columbus, OH
2/19 – Double Door – Chicago, IL
2/20 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
2/25 – Venue – Vancouver, BC
2/26 – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
2/28 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA
3/1 – Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA

Cage The Elephant Dates:
3/31 – Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
4/01 – Headliners Music Hall – Louisville, KY
4/02 – Rhythm and Brews – Chattanooga, TN
4/04 – Valarium – Knoxville, TN
4/06 – Revolution Music Room – Little Rock, AK
4/08 – George’s Majestic Lounge – Fayetteville, AK
4/09 – Blue Note – Columbia, MO

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