Soldier On is back on tour this March. If you have wondered where we’ve been ask no more, our absence is past. Between the Bricks, our new EP, drops on March 1st and that night we take to the stage in Liverpool, at none other than the Cavern Club.
We’ve got six dates lined up on our March tour, and will be extending our sound across Scotland this year. Playing This Feeling at the Voodoo rooms will be our first gig in the Scottish capital. and we’re chuffed to be back at some March of the Mods gigs too, helping to raise money and awareness for charity.
It’s apt that in the year that we plan world domination we kick off our tour at The Cavern Club in Liverpool. In aid of Teenage Cancer Trust we are playing the prestigious venue at 10 Matthew Street on March 1st, the first March of the Mods gig of the tour. The club has some venerable musical history. Those walls saw regular gigs from The Beatles before Beatlemania took over, and their crowds became too big for the venue. It’s where Brian Epstein first met the band too. We doubt Cilla Black will be checking your coat in, but we can guarantee a night to remember.
Great things are anticipated for our first Scottish gig of 2015 in Edinburgh’s Voodoo Rooms on the 6th March. We’re excited to reach a new audience in the East. It’s the first time we’ve played in the capital so we are keen to see new faces in the crowd. This is an important gig for us as it’s part of This Feeling, a night which we’ve played before in Glasgow and always really enjoy. For the uninitiated This Feeling is the event to watch for upcoming bands. Last year we played alongside The Struts. Six months later they were in Paris, supporting The Rolling Stones. So we’re very excited to be part of this event again, and to be playing to an Edinburgh crowd on a Friday night.
After a day’s rest we’re in Manchester for a second March of the Mods gig on Sunday 8th. This time it’s at the iconic Band on the Wall. This is another venue with a rich musical history. Traditionally a jazz venue, it launched the careers of a good few Manchester punk bands in the 70′s. It’s adored by locals and is testament to the passion for live music that’s alive and well in Manchester today. We’re looking forward to rocking it.
On the 12th it’s another big first for Soldier On. We are hitting London, playing The Blues Kitchen in Camden, home to Tin Pan Alley and the home of Mod fashion – Carnaby Street. Not only is this one of the coolest areas for music, the clothes are pretty fresh. Elton John was discovered in Tin Pan Alley. It may be our first time on a London stage, but we’re confident no one will guess.
To round off our tour we’re delighted to be returning to another March of the Mods gig, on home turf. We’re at Glasgow’s ABC2 on the 14th. It offered us a great opportunity last year – we opened March of the Mods Glasgow in 2014 – so it’s great to be invited back. It’s a sign of how far we’ve come in a year that we’ve been asked to close the show this year.
We hope you make it along to see us on tour, but all is not lost if you somehow can’t make any of the dates. You can have and hold a real life copy of the EP, Between the Bricks, which can be purchased online here for just five of your English pounds.