Since forming in Philadelphia in 2005, The War on Drugs have had a slow-burning rise in popularity in the UK. But with the release of 2014’s Lost in the Dream (their third studio album), the band hit the proverbial big time, with critics practically falling over themselves to praise the indie rock quartet’s Americana-infused new wave stylings. The album even made the number 2 spot in the Guardian’s ‘Best Albums of 2014’, in which it was described as, “A dreamy reshaping of communal classic rock memory,” and a, “bruised, state-of-the-heart record.”
Scheduled to set the British summer alight this year with a performance at Scotland’s T in the Park Festival, the band have one warm up gig in Sheffield just before that on July 9th. So if you can’t get tickets to the festival, or you just want to see The War on Drugs but don’t care about all those other bands, snap yourself up some tickets for the only dedicated The War on Drugs concert this year, here on Gigantic.
Having previously played a string of well-received UK gigs earlier this year, The War on Drugs tour dates are likely to be thin on the ground on this side of the Pond. So real fans of the band who missed them last time around should really make the most of this opportunity to get War on Drugs tickets.
At the concert itself you can expect all the usual shoe-gazing goodness that fans have come to know and love from frontman Adam Granduciel and his cohorts (Patrick Berkery, Robbie Bennett and David Hartley). The O2 Academy in Sheffield will the setting for the band’s hazy blend of angst-ridden pyschodelia and guitar driven light rock. Formerly the Roxy Nightclub, the venue has seen countless top flight gigs spanning the full spectrum of musical genres since opening in 2008, and regularly attracts some of the biggest names in the rock world. With a capacity of more than 2,000 you’ll be in good company, but the gig will no doubt be a more intimate occasion than their subsequent festival performance to tens of thousands just a few days later.
You can get The War on Drugs tickets here on Gigantic, alongside a huge range of gigs and performances across the UK.
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