Mindless Self Indulgence are set to return to the UK and Ireland as the headline act of next year’s Kerrang! Relentless Energy Drink Tour which kicks off on January 13.
The New York-based industrial-techno-punks will return to the UK for the 15-date Kerrang! Tour alongside Brit heavyweights Bring Me The Horizon, Kerrang! Award winners Black Tide and fast-rising Northern Irish trio In Case Of Fire.
“We feel good!” MSI frontman Jimmy Urine tells Kerrang!. “Kerrang! and Mindless Self Indulgence will be together again, like Smokey and the Bandit or like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers! We really like that it’s such an eclectic bill. I like it when there’s a lot going on and people try to mix it up, that’s my favourite thing.
“And the food!” the singer laughs. “We’re coming for the food! Oh man, I want me some bangers and mash and little Marmite sandwich! I dunno why Kerrang! have entrusted us with running the ship, though? The lunatics have taken over the asylum!”
“We’re psyched to play this tour,” says Bring Me The Horizon vocalist Oli Sykes. “We’re going to bring a bit of metal to the shows. It’ll be fun to see how kids react and how we go down with our new material. Hopefully some kids will dig it, and maybe we’ll even win over some new fans!”
Winners of this year’s Kerrang! Award for Best International Newcomers, Floridian teens Black Tide are preparing to cause havoc across the country.
“We’re super excited to be coming back to the UK to do the Kerrang! Tour,” says bassist Zakk Sandler. “England is always so good to us and our fans there are amazing. After playing Reading and Leeds and the amazing experience at the Kerrang! Awards, we can’t wait to come back and play!”
Meanwhile, openers In Case Of Fire are “honoured” to be chosen as this year’s opening act.
“It’s going to be a great tour to lead up to the release of our debut album, Align The Planets, and will be a great way to start the year,” says drummer Colin Robinson. “Obviously being the opening band, it’ll be a challenge to win the crowd over but we relish that and it’s up to us to prove to them that we’ve merited our place on the tour and that they’ll all remember us by the time we finish. We’ll be bringing something a bit different to the table, but you’ll have to wait until January to see what!”
The Kerrang! Relentless Energy Drink Tour 2009 will be causing a rock ‘n’ roll riot at the following venues:
13 – Belfast, Mandela Hall
14 – Dublin, Academy
16 – Bristol, Academy
17 – Cardiff, Great Hall
18 – Southampton, Guildhall
20 – Oxford, Academy
21 – Norwich, UEA
22 – Nottingham, Rock City
23 – Manchester Academy
24 – Leeds, University
26 – Liverpool, Academy
27 – Glasgow, Barrowland
28 – Newcastle, Academy
29 – Birmingham, Academy
30 – London, Brixton Academy