Fireball – Fuelling the Fire Tour comes to Newcastle this winter!
Written by Lindsey Gray on 20th November 2018
Tickets for the hottest punk rock tour in town are selling fast! The first of two nights in London and the Bristol leg of the tour are now SOLD OUT, and the bands are gearing up for an explosive 10 date tour when they hit the road next month.
Academy Events and Fireball recently announced the regional winners of Fireball’s Hottest Band 2019 Competition in association with Kerrang! Magazine, who each go on to open their local date of the ‘Fireball – Fuelling The Fire’ Tour 2018. See below for details of the full list of winning bands.
Hitting the road throughout December 2018, the ‘Fireball – Fuelling The Fire Tour’ will feature a star studded lineup of the best in punk music, with The Bronx recently joining previously announced headliners in Celtic-punk legends Flogging Molly, So Cal punk veterans Face to Face, and the Glasgow pop-punks from Fireball’s Hottest Band 2018 Lost in Stereo. Tour favourite and friend of Fireball, DJ Matt Stocks, will also return again this year, providing the soundtrack between acts.
Whittled down from over 350 entries to this year’s competition, the final 10 regional bands were selected from the 30 successful winners of the first round at the recently-held regional heats across O2 Academy venues around the country.
Each date was judged by a specialist panel comprised of members from Kerrang! Magazine, Fireball and Academy Events, alongside local music industry experts in each city. The overall winning band of the competition will be selected at the end of the tour from the 10 regional finalists, and will be crowned Fireball’s Hottest Band 2019, appearing as the opening artist for the entire tour next year.
Fireball’s Hottest Band 2017 winners Sweet Little Machine went on to play alongside the likes of Reel Big Fish, Anti-Flag and Mad Caddies, and garnered further support slots with Me First and The Gimme Gimmes, Patent Pending, Don Broco and many more, also appearing at Fireball stages across several UK festivals.
The ‘Fireball – Fuelling The Fire Tour’ is your only chance to see some of the finest live bands the punk scene has to offer on one stage this December – make sure you don’t miss out.
The full list of 2018 regional winners is as follows:
Black Water County (Bournemouth)
The Lagan (London)
The Run Up (Bristol)
These Five Years (London)
Wood & Nails (Birmingham)
Lake Acacia (Oxford)
Thieves of Liberty (Newcastle)
Take Today (Glasgow)
Counting Coins (Sheffield)
The Human Project (Manchester)
‘Fireball – Fuelling The Fire’ 2018 Tour Dates with Flogging Molly + The Bronx + Face To Face + Lost In Stereo + DJ Matt Stocks:
02.12.18 – London – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (+ These Five Years) *SOLD OUT*
03.12.18 – London – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (+ The Lagan)
05.12.18 – Glasgow– O2 Academy (+ Take Today)
06.12.18 – Newcastle – O2 Academy (+ Thieves of Liberty)
07.12.18 – Bristol – O2 Academy (+ The Run Up) *SOLD OUT*
09.12.18 – Manchester – O2 Ritz (+ The Human Project)
10.12.18 – Sheffield – O2 Academy (+ Counting Coins)
12.12.18 – Birmingham – O2 Academy (+ Woods & Nails)
13.12.18 – Oxford – O2 Academy (+ Lake Acacia)
14.12.18 – Bournemouth – O2 Academy (+ Black Water County)
Tickets on sale now from: www.ticketmaster.co.uk
Listen to all of the bands in a Spotify playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/user/wallofsoundpr/playlist/6HunR1aIGvP26vejHSPH9H