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Even though Biffy Clyro are best known for their electrifying and explosive live shows, the rock outfit have often proven that their stripped back performances pack just as much of a punch. Today, Biffy Clyro have announced a string of shows in support of the upcoming release of their MTV Unplugged: Live At Roundhouse London album, which is set for release on 25 May.
Recorded at London’s iconic Roundhouse last November, the show represented the UK relaunch of MTV’s legendary acoustic series, seeing Biffy Clyro follow in the footsteps of bands like Nirvana, Oasis, Pearl Jam and more. The Roundhouse show will receive its global premiere via MTV on the album release day.
The set featured an array of fan favourites including Machines, Many of Horror as well as tracks of the band’s latest album, Ellipsis. The band also perfectly rearranged their more aggressive tracks such as The Captain and Black Chandelier.
The MTV Unpluggd album also holds a few special treats for Biffy aficionados: a stunning take on the Beach Boys’ classic God Only Knows, as well as a brand new original song, Different Kind Of Love.
The Biffy boys have made their mark on the UK rock scene in the last 20-plus years with their infectious post-hardcore music and appearances at UK festivals including headlining 2016’s Reading & Leeds Festival.
The MTV Unplugged tour presents a chance for a wider audience to see the band play a rare full-length acoustic set in magnificent surroundings.
How to get Biffy Clyro tickets early
Fans can grab early access to tickets for Biffy Clyro’s forthcoming UK tour by pre-ordering their new MTV Unplugged record. Pre-order the album through their official store before midnight on Monday 7 May 2018 to access the presale. The presale opens at 09:00 on Thursday 10 May 2018 ahead of the general sale from 09:00 on Friday 11 May 2018.
To pre-order MTV Unplugged and access the presale, head to the official Biffy Clyro store.
Here are those dates:
15 September – The Helix, Dublin
16 September – Waterfront, Belfast
18 September – St. David’s Hall, Cardiff
19 September – Symphony Hall, Birmingham
21 September – Usher Hall, Edinburgh
22 September – Manchester Opera House, Manchester
24 September – Royal Albert Hall, London
Tickets for Biffy Clyro go on general sale at 09:00 on 11 May 2018 via Ticketmaster.co.uk.