Welsh reggae metallars Skindred have announced a UK & Ireland headline tour for autumn 2023, this follows a summer full of festival dates as well as opening for the mighty KISS on their final UK leg as part of their End Of The Road World Tour. Speaking on the headline tour drummer Arya Goggin says: “There is a lot to Smile about when it comes to this tour! We are taking out an amazing new band called BlackGold too. They are bringing “Nu Metal” back and I think ‘Dred fans will love them. Go check ‘em out!”
Skindred are widely recognised as one of the UK’s most exciting live bands and have also been nominated for Best UK Live Act at the Heavy Music Awards 2023. Having blasted dancefloors to smithereens just before Christmas with their ferocious anthem Gimme That Boom, Skindred returned last week with another instant classic in the form of Set Fazers. The second single to be taken from their forthcoming album Smile it’s an addictive sci-fi slam-dunk designed to quake arenas and festivals around the planet this summer.
Lead singer Benji Webbe states: “Star date 22.3.23: With this song we’re boldly going where no ragga-metal has gone before. We come in peace, L.O.V.E and unity, to bring Skindred’s outergalactic sound-system to the infinite expanse of the cosmos.”
Check out the Steve Clarke-directed video for Set Fazers below:
Ahead of the autumn shows, Skindred are set to be igniting moshpits and stages in coming months as they headline both Takedown and Dominion Festivals in the UK before heading out on a massive arena run as Special Guests of American legends KISS on their much-anticipated farewell tour.
The band will also be bringing their unparalleled live set to the main stages of 2000 Trees and Maid Of Stone Festivals in the UK, plus special appearances at various other key European festivals this summer including the likes of Wacken Open Air, With Full Force Festival, NovaRock and Grasspop to name but a few
Fans can get access to pre-sale tickets (10am Wednesday 29th March) with pre-orders of the new album Smile out 4th August via Earache Records earache.com/skindred
General sale commences at 10am Friday 31st March for the 11-date tour running through October and November this year.