Breakthrough band Biffy Clyro has released a US deluxe single for “Many of Horror.” Available now on iTunes, it includes “Many of Horror” as well as an acoustic version of “Mountains” and two tracks previously unreleased in the US: “Paperfriend” and “Little Soldiers”.
The Scottish trio is hitting the road with Foo Fighters this month for a portion of their spring tour before making the rounds on several headlining dates and a performance at Seattle’s Sasquatch Festival. This run follows on the heels of a successful US headlining tour, which included sold-out NYC and LA shows, a KROQ Backyard BBQ performance and appearances on FUEL TV’s The Daily Habit and Last Call with Carson Daly. Their first US single “Many of Horror” has broken into the Top 30 at Alternative Radio, with more adds every week.
Biffy Clyro was also recently awarded the Shockwave NME Award for Best Live Band, beating out Muse and Arcade Fire. This win adds to Biffy’s already lengthy list of accolades. Their fifth studio release, the Garth Richardson-produced Only Revolutions, has spawned three Top Ten singles in the UK and is well on its way to being certified double-platinum there. Only Revolutions was nominated for the coveted 2010 Mercury Prize and their single “Captain” won Best Video at both the Kerrang! and NME Awards in 2010. Only Revolutions has also received substantial critical acclaim in the UK. The Sunday Times, Kerrang and Q each gave it four stars, Esquire labeled it “a blistering triumph” and the NME declared that the release “springs the band instantly level with the greatest rock acts in the world.”
Vocalist/guitarist Simon Neil, bassist James Johnston and drummer Ben Johnston formed Biffy Clyro in 1995 and quickly began honing their unique sound, a mind-boggling mix of off-kilter tempos, itchy, unpredictable guitars, soulful choruses and feral screams. Relentless touring built a dedicated army of followers and turned Biffy Clyro into one of the most celebrated live bands in the UK — they’ve shared the stage with Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Rolling Stones, The Who and Linkin Park, filled Wembley Arena on a recent headlining run and became the first band ever to play in the Houses of Parliament.
Biffy Clyro US tour dates are below. For more information visit www.biffyclyro.com
May 14 2011 – The Piazza – Philadelphia, PA
May 17 2011 – BOK Center – Tulsa, OK*
May 18 2011 – Verizon Arena – North Little Rock *
May 20 2011 – FedEx Forum – Memphis, TN*
May 22 2011 Fubar – Saint Louis, MO
May 23 2011 – Mid America Center – Council Bluffs, IA*
May 24 2011 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
May 26 2011 – Adams Center – Missoula, MT*
May 27 2011 – Sasquatch Festival – Gorge
May 29 2011 – Showbox at the Market – Seattle, WA
* with Foo Fighters