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21st June 2013

attica rage

Scottish rock band Attica Rage have announced a series of UK headline shows taking place later this year, in support of their new album '88MPH'.

The band will play nine dates in September across Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland, including return visits to London, Manchester, Birmingham and Ballymena in Co. Antrim; first time visits to Kendal, Sutton-in-Ashfield and Cardiff and a special homecoming show in Glasgow.

Guest supports will be some of the finest up n' coming new rock and Metal bands from each location, including Fantasist, Estrella, Dakesis, Captain Horizon, The Goddamn Electric and many more.

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Attica Rage kick-start the tour at the Cambridge Rock Festival on Sunday 4 August, opening the main stage for The Animals and Magnum. Other summer events include headlining the Alba West Custom and Classic Bike Show in Stevenston, Ayrshire on 29 June and a special birthday party at the Eccies Club in Helsby, Cheshire on 6 July for two of their biggest fans, Ed Brereton and Dave Thompson - two of the many fans to have Attica Rage skull logo tattoos!

Attica Rage also release a new double-track single 'Long Ride Home' from '88MPH' via Off Yer Rocka on Monday 8th July 2013, available to download from iTunes and all major music stores. The second track is a previously-unreleased live version of 'Road Dog Forever' and a live video will accompany the release. A promotional video from album producer Roddy MacAudio, showing the studio recording of 'Long Ride Home', will also be posted online. Both videos will be available to watch shortly.

"Those two songs together tell two sides of the same story", explains singer Jonny Parr. "Where 'Road Dog Forever' is an all-out celebration of life on the road and devotion to the rock n' roll lifestyle, 'Long Ride Home' is the anti-thesis - it's the harder part of being away from home, missing loved-ones and ultimately dealing with the choices that have been made along the way."

New album '88MPH' was released worldwide with an official launch at Hard Rock Hell VI last year and has been welcomed by fans with positive reviews amongst the rock press. 'Long Ride Home' is the third single to be released from '88PH' - 'Killer Carousel' was available as a free download during the album launch and follow-up single 'Beyond Forever' was released in March.

Attica Rage have toured continuously over the last few years taking their distinctive biker rock n' Metal sounds across UK and Europe at headline shows and festivals including High Voltage, Hard Rock Hell, Bulldog Bash, Metalcamp Slovenia, Hammerfest, HRH Road Trip Ibiza and the Boardie BBQ at Download.

In summer 2012, the band performed at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2012 awards pre-show boat party, onboard HMS Hammer, with Shadows Fall and Fozzy plus hundreds of fans and industry as it sailed along the River Thames in London.

2013 sees the Glasgow-based quartet back out on the road for summer festivals and a UK tour in September, with new album single and live video releases throughout the year.

Sun 4 Aug Cambridge Rock Festival
Thu 5 Sep Kendal Bootleggers Bar
Fri 6 Sep London Mother Live
Sat 7 Sep Manchester Satans Hollow
Sun 8 Sep Sutton-in-Ashfield The Diamond
Thu 12 Sep Birmingham Roadhouse
Fri 13 Sep Cardiff Bogiez
Sat 14 Sep Redhill Hell Fire Club
Sat 28 Sep Glasgow Classic Grand
(date tbc) Ballymena Diamond Rock Club

Tickets are on sale now for all tour dates. For more information, visit


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