Catfish & the Bottlemen announce UK tour - opening at Derby Arena in November

Tue 31 May 2016

Swiftly following the release of their eagerly anticipated new album The Ride, Brit Breakthrough Award winners Catfish and the Bottlemen announce a UK tour this November opening at Derby Arena on Saturday 5 November.

The Ride is set to top the album charts this Friday and has had the critics raving with Q saying

"Van McCann’s dream is to headline stadiums. Don’t bet against it"

and Mojo coming to the same conclusion calling the album

"a second set of stadium ready anthems"

The band’s infectious collection of alternative rock anthems being described as

“flowers growing on the landfill"

by Metro’s recent 4* review.

Tickets go on general sale at 10am this Friday 3 June - find out more and get your tickets on our event page.

The unrivaled exhilaration of a Catfish and the Bottlemen live show is captured in the video for current single 7, with the band galvanising the crowd into a frenzy as they sing along to every word - take a look below.

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Catfish and the Bottlemen are: Van McCann (vocals/guitar), Johnny Bond (guitar), Benji Blakeaway (bass) and Bob Hall (drums).

Last weekend the band thrilled the masses on the main stage at Radio 1’s Big Weekend and are now on their North American tour. Catfish and the Bottlemen have previously played at Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds festival and this new tour takes in Derby Arena alongside the SSE Arena Wembley and Ricoh Arena.

On the announcement Councillor Martin Rawson, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Communities and City Centre Regeneration, said:

“It will be great to have such a breakthrough band playing at Derby Arena this Autumn. There will be more events to follow as we continue to develop the cultural offer. The internationally-renowned Hallé orchestra will be playing to thousands of school children in June, there will be the first Derby Arena Track Cycling Grand Prix event in July attracting riders from across the country to race in the City and we recently announced a brilliant cast for our panto Cinderella that includes cast members from some of the most watched UK TV shows - EastEnders and West End star & comedian Richard Blackwood, Mrs Brown’s Boys’ Winnie McGoogan, Eilish O’Carroll and Art Attack’s Lloyd Warbey