Sunderland four-piece The Futureheads are stopping of at The Georgian Theatre, Stockton for an intimate gig as part of their nine-date tour promoting their new album, Rant.
The band has established themselves as one of Britain’s most thrilling and durable guitar bands, releasing four albums between 2004 and 2010. Their fifth album is a daring release, as it does not feature any instruments at all. It is comprised entirely of a cappella versions of the band's tracks and a series of cover versions, including Black Eyed Peas' Meet Me Halfway and Kelis' Acapella as well as renditions of three traditional folk songs.
Singer Barry Hyde said of the album: "A Futureheads fan who doesn’t get 'Rant' is not a Futureheads fan. This version of The Futureheads has always been there. We’re bringing to the fore what we’re really about: a unification, a gang mentality, which is in the balance between our voices and our personalities. And on 'Rant' we're pushing that right into your face."
The foursome are known for their back catalogue of sing-a-long anthems such as Decent Days and Nights, Man Ray, Skip to the End, I Can Do That and, most notably, their cover of Kate Bush's Hounds of Love. Their success has seen them tour the United States, play major festivals and sell out tour plus support bands such as the Pixies, Foo Fighters and Snow Patrol.
The gig will see the band perform tracks from the album, and special guests, The Cornshed Sisters, will join them – adding their four-part harmony folk pop to the mixture. This incredibly intimate gig is expected to sell fast so don't hang around.
Tickets for the gig are £15 ADV are available at www.georgiantheatre.co.uk, Green Dragon Studios or on 01642 674115.