Dinosaur Pile-Up have announced a landmark headline show at London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town on April 3rd. Tickets are available on O2 pre-sale on Wednesday October 2nd, and go on general sale on Friday October 4th via MyTicket.
Regarding the show frontman Matt Bigland says, “We’re blown away to be headlining the Forum. Just so so pumped. Some of the best shows I’ve ever seen have been in that room, and we’ve supported countless bands there, and the fact that we’re now going to headline that stage is something we’re really grateful for and super f***ing excited about. It’s our turn, and I can’t wait to play on that stage.”
They announce the Forum on the back of selling out their forthcoming UK headline tour in December in support of the critically acclaimed new album Celebrity Mansions out now on Parlophone.
The new album has seen Dinosaur Pile-Up lay claim to 2019 as one of the UK’s most exciting and talked about rock bands.
Dinosaur Pile-Up recently completed a monumental nine week US tour, which saw them play 37-dates, as they toured arenas across the country with Shinedown before embarking on their first ever headline tour of the country.
On return to the UK the band jumped straight into Reading & Leeds Festival where they performed as the specially requested guests of Radio 1’s Dan P Carter.
Celebrity Mansions’ singles ‘Back Foot’, ‘Thrash Metal Cassette’ and ‘K West’ have all received great support from Radio 1, so much so the band made a ‘Back Foot’ jingle for the Breakfast show following the song being added to the Radio 1 playlist. The singles have also made the playlists of Radio X and ‘Back Foot’ is now proving a hit in the States and is the highest UK entry in the Active Rock Chart at No.5.
Before embarking on their forthcoming UK headline tour, the band are heading back across the Atlantic to play arenas in Canada on a 14-date tour with The Offspring and Sum 41 next month. Full Dinosaur Pile-Up tour dates can be found below:
DINOSAUR PILE-UP TOUR DATES
CANADA (W) THE OFFSPRING & SUM 41
12th – Halifax, Scotiabank Centre
13th – Moncton, Avenir Centre
15th – St Catharines, Meridian Centre
16th – Sudbury, Sudbury Arena
17th – Laval, Place Bell
19th – Sault Ste Marie, GFL Memorial Gardens
21st – Winnipeg, Bell MTS Place
22nd – Moose Jaw, Mosaic Place
23rd – Medicine Hat, Canalta Centre
27th – Cranbrook, Western Financial Place
29th – Penticton, South Okanagan Events Centre
30th – Abbotsford, Abbotsford Centre
2nd – Kamloops, Sandman Centre
DECEMBER UK HEADLINE TOUR **SOLD OUT**
6th – Bristol, Exchange
8th – Birmingham, Institute
9th – Glasgow, Garage (Attic Bar)
10th – Manchester, Academy 3
11th – London, Scala
3rd – London, O2 Forum Kentish Town
CELEBRITY MANSIONS CRITICAL ACCLAIM
“Dinosaur Pile-Up might have become the most tuneful group the UK rock scene has to offer right now. Their new album, Celebrity Mansions, should be renamed Welcome To Hitsville. Seriously. It’s stunning.”
“Expect gritty, in-your-face rock ’n’ roll with ridiculously catchy hooks… Could this be your new favourite band?”
“A sugar-surge of deliriously erratic inspiration… 10 absolutely killer bangers, with the promise of 100 more”
Kerrang – 4/5
“One of the most attention grabbing albums of 2019. Less a pile-up, more a riot.”
Upset – 4/5
“Pushing their pop-grunge sound to addictive new heights, this (Leeds) trio go for broke on album number 4. Expect riffs. Like, so many riffs.”
“One of the most riotously fun full-lengths you could possibly imagine. Maximum attitude, it turns out, is the catalyst to DPU’s infernal engine. Loud and proud.”
DORK – 4/5
“Filthy shredding to polished pop-punk…Dinosaur Pile-Up have come back bigger and better than before.”
Gigwise – 8/10
“There is no denying that the Leeds rockers can write a hefty arena anthem or two.”