Hell is for Heroes tickets

Hell is for Heroes Tickets

Hell is for Heroes plus guests Concorde 2, Brighton

Thursday 7th June 2018
Hell is for Heroes Fan Reviews (2) 5.0
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"Get together with my old friends..."
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Hell is for Heroes, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London - 24th February 2018

This past weekend, I went to see one of my favourite bands play my favourite album in full. It was brilliant.

The band are Hell is for Heroes and the album is the Neon Handshake. The album was released 15 years ago and it had a big impact on the 23-year old me. The band featured two members of the more punky band Symposium who were even less well known than HIFH, although their live shows were pretty awesome. Hell is for Heroes were heavier and according to Wikipedia are of the “post-hardcore” genre. I’ve got no clue about such things. I just know I love them.

The Neon Handshake was apparently ranked the 58th best British rock album of all time in 2005 according to readers of Kerrang! I wasn’t aware that it was that widely known. Also, the readers of Kerrang! are wrong. It is the 1st best British rock album of all time. That is an objective fact.

I had first heard rumours of the band before their debut album was released from a friend who lived just outside London and had seen a couple of their shows and so I got the album a little after it came out. I listened to it a lot.

It really connected to me in a way that only happens every so often. You encounter a piece of art at exactly right time in your life that it really just resonates with you. The musical sound was something I hadn’t really listened to. I know there are other bands that have similarities but they were the first I had heard with this new sound. The emotion in the singer’s voice also really hit home. I wonder if it was also perhaps a reaction to the music I had liked previously. My favourite band up until that point had been Radiohead, who had started to go in a slightly different musical direction and I think perhaps I clasped onto this album that had it’s roots firmly in the rock tradition.

HIFH released two further albums, which I bought as soon as possible. I think I even bought promo copy of their third album so I could get it early, and it was missing song titles. I have listened to them recently and they are good, but they just didn’t have the same impact on me as the Neon Handshake. I wonder if it is because I had listened to it so much that it became so important and so familiar to me that anything wasn’t going to compare.

The last time I saw the band was when they briefly came out of hiatus for short tour in 2012 when they played Neon Handshake in full, supporting Hundred Reasons who played Ideas Above Our Station in full. I was a little bit grumpy then. For various reasons, we missed the first half of their set. I was more than a little disappointed and had little interest in Hundred Reasons, who I had never been that in to.

Late last year they announced a tour for the 15th anniversary of Neon Handshake and we snapped up tickets quickly. I wasn’t expecting them to play the album start to finish this time, so when they were a couple of songs into their set and I realised what they were doing, I had a big smile on my face. That big smile stayed their for their whole set. I was grinning, singing and dancing away in the limited space available.

If you’ve not heard the band, you should really spend three minutes and twenty seconds of your life listening to the song below, my favourite of theirs, I Can Climb Mountains. You won’t regret it*

* Unless you have rubbish taste in music.

https://youtu.be/v3TnkmFrtMA

Posted by Stewart Anderson on 28/02/2018

"It's like they had never been away"
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Hell is for Heroes, O2 Manchester Ritz, Manchester - 17th February 2018

A veteran performance with the same passion and ability that they always brought to their live shows. It was a powerful rendition of their first album, with some of their other best tracks comprising the encore, that made you feel like a teeneager again! Ved Red and A provided ample support, and the O2 Ritz in Manchester was a perfect size for the show.

Posted by relaxitsmax on 20/02/2018

Hell Is For Heroes came to the fore with their incredible debut album ‘The Neon Handshake’ which pawned the singles ‘I Can Climb Mountains’, ‘You Drove Me To It’, ‘Night Vision’ and ‘Retreat’. Their success continued with further LPs Transmit Disrupt and their third eponymously titled release before splitting in 2007.

Now they are back with their original line up, and you can catch them at Concorde 2 at Brighton on Thursday 7th of June 2018.

Excitement is already high and still rising as is the demand, so make sure you do not hang about and book your tickets for Hell Is For Heroes before they are all snatched up. Fortunately, placing your order with Gigantic is made easy as your purchase can be made 24/7 at home or on the go using your smartphone, tablet or computer.



This UK post hardcore rock band was formed in London, England, in 2000 by Will McGonagle (guitar) and Joe Birch (drums) following the dissolution of their former band, the heavily hyped but under performing Symposium. Joined by Justin Schlosberg (vocals), Tom O’Donohue (guitar), and James Finlay (bass), the quintet took their name from a 1962 war movie starring Steve McQueen. They released the limited edition double a-side ‘Sick/Happy’/‘Cut Down’ through Superior Quality Recordings in June 2001, and shortly afterwards signed a major label recording contract with Chrysalis Records. The quintet decamped to Los Angeles to record their debut album, which took its unusual moniker from a phrase coined by Birch to describe the city’s shallow culture. The release of the album was delayed for several months, by which time fellow UK rock revivalists Hundred Reasons had stolen some of Hell Is For Heroes thunder with the release of their own highly acclaimed debut album. Nevertheless, The Neon Handshake received uniformly excellent reviews when it was finally released in February 2003. The video for the single ‘You Drove Me To It’ was the first ever promo to incorporate ‘red dot’ digital interactive television technology.

Now you know, be sure to book your Hell Is For Heroes concert tickets before they sell out quickly - especially as we only have limited amounts being made available. Offering a wide selection of essential gig tickets plus excellent customer service helping you make your choice, Gigantic were appointed ‘Retail Business of the Year 2017’ by the Nottingham Post. We know 2018 will be an even better year as we continue to assist our customers in planning and enjoying their big night out!

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