Bombay Bicycle Club to play for torture victims
... Bombay Bicycle Club
have today announced they will be performing at Camden's KOKO on December 22nd as part of 'Freedom from Torture Presents...' ' a festival of music taking place throughout December in support of survivors of torture. The band will be supported by Trophy Wife and Dan Croll to show their support for human rights and Freedom from Torture's work in caring for survivors of torture and organised violence who have sought refuge in the UK. Their headline performance is the climax of a series of concerts the charity is organising in London and Manchester around International Human Rights Day on December 10th. The show is 16+ and tickets can be purchased here. Jack Steadman, Bombay Bicycle Club
lead singer said: 'We are really pleased to be part of this festival to support victims of torture and raise awareness of Freedom from Torture's incredible work.' Have Your Say Buy theatre, film and gig tickets here now! Bombay Bicycle Club
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YouTube Du Jour: Bombay Bicycle Club + Ticket Giveaway
... Next Monday, October 8, London indie outfit Bombay Bicycle Club
will play the House of Blues. In anticipation of the show, OffBeat and the HOB are giving away a pair of balcony tickets ($140 value). To enter into the drawing, simply click the red button below by Friday, October 5 and fill out the Facebook entry form:Win Bombay Bicycle Club
Tickets Bombay Bicycle Club
is currently entering the final month of a North American junket, which will wrap up in Vancouver in three weeks. The English band initially made waves on the other side of the pond in 2006, winning Virgin Mobile's "Road to V" competition. Since, the group has grown to into one of the UK's top rock troupes; likewise, their lush, drifting melodies and echo-y, atmospheric lulls have steadily garnered fans the world over. In 2010, Bombay Bicycle Club
claimed NME Magazine's coveted Best New Band award, and last summer the group released its third full-length album, A Different Kind of Fix, featuring the cut "How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep," a song that you might recognize from the Twilight Saga's second film, Eclipse, or this awesome claymation video: -- -- Also on the HOB's bill next Monday are lysergic-ly chilled Philly act Vacationer and new, local indie gang Sports & Leisure. Peep their sounds below. The House of Blues is located at 225 Decatur Street in the French Quarter. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., and the show begins at 8:00. General admission tickets are $17, and balcony seats can be purchased for an additional $50. Attendees must be at least 18 years old to enter. Tickets are currently available through the HOB's box office and website. YouTube Du Jour: Bombay Bicycle Club
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Bombay Bicycle Club: North American Tour
... Following a successful summer tour, Bombay Bicycle Club
will continue their trek across the U.S. with dates in several Southern states (including the Austin City Limits Festival) and along the West Coast. The band is touring in support of their most recent release, A Different Kind of Fix, out now on A&M;/Octone.Check out an intimate performance of A Different Kind of Fix track "Shuffle" for The Bowery Presents Live below the tour dates.North American Tour DatesOctober 5 - Orlando FL @ The SocialOctober 6 - Atlanta GA@ The MasqueradeOctober 7 - Nashville TN @ Exit/InOctober 8 - New Orleans LA @ House of BluesOctober 10 - Dallas TX @ Granada TheaterOctober 11 - Houston TX @ Fitzgerald'sOctober 12 - Austin TX @Stubb's (supporting The Shins)October 13 - Austin TX @ ACLOctober 15 - Phoenix AZ @ The Crescent BallroomOctober 16 - San Diego CA@ House of BluesOctober 17 - Los Angeles CA @ Henry Fonda TheaterOctober 19 - San Francisco CA @ The FillmoreOctober 20 - Portland OR @ Wonder BallroomOctober 21 - SeattleWA @ Showbox at the MarketOctober 22 - Vancouver BC@ Vogue Theatre Bombay Bicycle Club
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Bombay Bicycle Club (2005-)
Jack Steadman (vocals, guitar)
Jamie MacColl (guitar)
Suren de Saram (drums)
Ed Nash (bass, keyboards)
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The members of Bombay Bicycle Club began playing music together when they were just 15 years old. They took their name from a chain of Indian restaurants in their hometown of London, England. Originally called The Canals, the band performed under various other aliases and with different members until Ed Nash joined the band in 2006. Their big break came when they won Virgin Mobile's "Road to V" competition and they opened V Fest in Chelmsford and Staffordshire in August 2006.
Bombay Bicycle Club created a new label called MMM… Records to release their first two EPs. In late 2008, the band signed a deal with Island Records to co-release their singles and albums going forward. Their first single with Island came out in April 2009 and was called "Always Like This."
Bombay Bicycle Club covered Lana Del Rey's hit song "Video Games
" for Radio 1's Live Lounge. In an interview with NME at Glastonbury 2011, members of the band said they "don't listen to guitar music," despite being a classified as a Folk Rock band. Other artists the band enjoys include Caribou, James Blake, and Beyoncé.
In September 2010, Bombay Bicycle Club began working on their third studio album. The band worked with Animal Collective producer Ben Allen and Arcade Fire mixer Craig Silvey. The album was called A Different Kind of Fix and was released in August 2011.
After finishing high school in 2008, the members of Bombay Bicycle Club decided to pursue music as a full time career. Their debut album was called I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose. The band took the name from a line in the song "After Hours" by A Tribe Called Quest.
British music producer Jim Abbiss produced Bombay Bicycle Club's debut album. He's worked with some of the music industry's leading acts, including Arctic Monkeys, KT Tunstall, Editors, DJ Shadow, and Adele.
In March 2011, Bombay Bicycle Club performed at the Independent Music Awards in Toronto, Canada. The ceremony was held at the historic Fairmont Royal York Hotel and also included performances by Shad, Hollerado, and Hannah Georgas, among others.
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