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Now that the dust has well and truly settled from our shows with the mighty Snow Patrol things have returned to normal…
We thought we would share bits and pieces of our journey to London with you guys and the new friends that we made whilst over in England.
The night before The 02 Arena show in London we were off to Chelmsford to play at the amazing Club Fusion. The man in charge of Club Fusion, Shakey was very kind to us and gave us one of our first London shows back a few years ago, so it was an absolute pleasure to come back and do another gig with him. The other bands and the folk from Chelmsford were all lovely and we’ll definitely be back soon!
Knackered after a full days travel from Sunny Belfast to Sub Zero London we headed back to our London HQ for much needed sleep.
On Saturday morning we decided to split up for a few hours and breathe as much of London in as possible while we were there. The Whacky Races around the tube staitons of London began. Here’s some of the spots we got to…
The starting line
Posing as Olympians at the Olympic coundown Trafalgar Sq.
That Fella’ Sherlock Holmes’ Gaff
That other fella’ Big Ben donging away at midday
After getting as much London as possible into us we pulled up at this bad boy…….
The O2 Arena inside the dome can hold more people than the population some of our hometowns….. No worries.
There was enough room in our dressing room to swing a clowder of cats, nevermind one!
After a rocking set we left it to the big boys to get the crowd going. This is the crowd about 15 minutes after Snow Patrol began. The atmosphere was un-fricking-believable. It only began to hit us at this moment the scale of the venue that we’d just knocked our wee songs out into.
Gerry’s dad got a special T-shirt made just for the occasion. Legend! Massive thanks to the Normans for making it the whole way to London to support us. We could hear you above everyone else in the crowd whilst we were on and that made us feel like we were still at home!
Finally we would like to give a massive thanks to the Snow Patrol lads for including us on their epic tour. It was an amazing opportunity for us and we will remember it for the rest of our lives. Also thank you to everyone that gave us a chance on foreign soil and we hope to be beckoning the doorstep of a venue in the UK near you soon!
Dave and the rest of the ladies at APR xx
So as you can imagine we’re still over the moon from being asked to join the mighty Snow Patrol on Their UK & Irish tour. We’re preparing for an 8 month long campaign that will at long last see us releasing our debut album and we couldn’t be more excited about it. Right now we’re locking ourselves in the practice room, preparing ourselves for the coming months but in the meantime here are a few pictures from last weeks performance at the Odyssey Arena Belfast.
Next step the 02 Arena in London on Feb 11th, we hope to see some of the APRmy there cheering us on.
Many thanks to Bradley Quinn for taking the photos you can check out more of Bradley’s work here… http://www.bradleyquinn.com
We’re delighted to announce that Snow Patrol have asked us to support them in 2 arena’s on their forthcoming tour, Belfast’s Odyssey Arena Wed Jan 25th and London’s O2 Arena Sat Feb 11th. As you can imagine we’re over the moon and really hope that there’s some APR fans in the crowd screaming us on.
ANIMAL DISCO PRESENTS
A PLASTIC ROSE
+ ANIMAL DISCO DJS
FRIDAY 30th SEPTEMBER
£6 / 10PM DOORS / BAND LIVE AT MIDNIGHT
Animal Disco are proud to announce that A Plastic Rose will play Auntie Annie’s on Friday 30th September. The first ever unsigned band to be play-listed on BBC Radio 1, A Plastic Rose have worked hard in toning their writing and tightening their live act. The show will be recorded live and a limited number of cd’s of the show will be available at the end of the night. Tickets go on sale Friday 12th August from usual outlets priced £6.
Rock and roll should hit you in the guts, and leave you wanting more. With their debut min-album, A Plastic Rose have done exactly this, seven tracks that leave you on your knees, begging for more.
Released on Di Di Mau Records, which is gaining an increasingly strong roster of important artists, The Promise Notes is a summation of where the band has got to so far, but leaves you in no doubt that the best is yet to come. With overwhelmingly positive reviews in the UK and Irish press The Promise Notes has successfully got people talking about this exciting new band, garnering them comparisons to the likes of Biffy Clyro, Snow Patrol, Foo Fighters, and Twin Atlantic
Their mixture of pure emotion and rock and roll dynamics has seen them winning over audiences all over the UK and Ireland, headlining the 2nd stage of the T Vital Festival and high profile gigs such as Arthurs Day in Dublin confirming that A Plastic Rose are THE most exciting new rock band in the UK right now.
With plans to release their debut full length album 2011 is already shaping up to be a key year for the band, and it seems like APR are ready to step up to the next level and win over an entirely new audience. With the likes of Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody claiming, A Plastic Rose are “A Revolution Of The Heart” who are we to argue?