Darren Hyland

Deaf Havana: Up And Comers Bring Headline Tour To O2 Academy Newcastle

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The growing star of Deaf Havana brings their relentless touring machine through the North East in April, in what looks to be an exciting year for the Norfolk alternatives.

The band recorded their first top 10 in the UK Album charts with last year’s Old Souls, and that same record has also been recently released in the US, marking Deaf Havana’s first official release across the Atlantic.

Old Souls also marked consecutive number ones for the group on the UK Rock Album charts, following 2011’s Fools And Worthless Liars. The group was rewarded for its success with positions supporting the likes of Bruce Springsteen & Muse. They were also included on the bill for the Reading & Leeds festivals in 2013.

With their newest album going stateside this year, bringing a first ever US tour with it, followed by their biggest ever headline tour at the back end of last year, the six-man band have rockets strapped to their backs as 2014 rolls on.

Having followed Deaf Havana since their debut studio album Meet Me Halfway, At Least, the transformation they have undergone is nothing short of incredible. That first record back in 2009 was packed full of raw angst and post-hardcore hangovers, but when Fools And Worthless Liars appeared two years later the screams and shreds had gone, leaving a more considered punk-rock sound.

The band stripped Fools back still further, with an acoustic, more emotional rerelease, before Old Souls hit to the tune of a simple, passion-filled pop/rock effort. If you are looking for heavy riffs and moshpits, acoustic guitars and lighters aloft, or stadium belters and classic rock’s rhythm, chances are you’ll find it all in a Deaf Havana setlist.

Deaf Havana play Newcastle’s O2 Academy on Thursday April 3rd. 7pm. Tickets £16.50

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