ALESTORM: Announce Piratefest for the UK and Ireland

Alestorm have announced a UK and Ireland tour following a well received set at Sonisphere. The Scottish pirates will be headlining their very own PirateFest tour across the UK and Ireland with support from Lagerstein, Red Run and Rainbowdragoneyes.

The band (who recently released their new song “Drink” from their upcoming album Sunset On the Golden Age) state on their facebook page:

“Pirates of Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland, and England! After the crazy fun time we had performing at Sonisphere Festival, we can now announce that we will be returning to your shores in October 2014 with our very own headlining tour! It’s been over 2 years since we toured the UK & Ireland, so we wanted to make this one be a wee bit special. We’re calling this tour PIRATEFEST, and we’re going to be bringing some of our very favourite piratical metal bands from all over the world to party with us for 19 shows.

Have you ever seen a grown man drink a litre of rum out of his own shoe? Direct support will come from Australia’s LAGERSTEIN, a bunch of guys we’ve had the pleasure of touring with a lot in the past, now in the UK & Ireland for the very first time. Expect badass piratical anthems and liver-destroying on stage antics.

We will also be joined by RED RUM, from the not-so-distant land of Nottingham, who bring a mandolin fueled pirate party to the show. And opening up all shows will be RAINBOWDRAGONEYES from the USA, the bizarre one-man black metal chip-tune project brought to you by Eric W. Brown, otherwise known as the drummer of New Jersey pirate thrashers Swashbuckle. What a party that’s gonna be!

Here’s the full dates:
8.10 – Norwich, UK – Waterfront
9.10 – Birmingham, UK – Academy 2
10.10 – Sheffield, UK – Corporation
11.10 – Southampton, UK – Brook
12.10 – Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
13.10 – Plymouth, UK – White Rabbit
14.10 – Liverpool, UK – Academy
15.10 – Dublin, IE – Voodoo Lounge
16.10 – Cork, IE – Cyprus Avenue
17.10 – Belfast, NI – Mandela Hall
18.10 – Aberdeen, SC – Garage
19.10 – Glasgow, SC – Arches
20.10 – Bristol, UK – Bierkeller
21.10 – Manchester, UK – Academy 2
22.10 – Exeter, UK – Lemon Grove
23.10 – Reading, UK – Sub 89
24.10 – London, UK – Electric Ballroom
25.10 – Leeds, UK – University

Tickets are on sale here.

Alestorm UK - Piratefest Tour

More dates including mainland Europe are available on their site.

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I am a recent graduate from the University of Essex in Colchester where by the luck of Odin I met the editor, Dom. I first got into metal when I was 13 and now I am 22 and own an uncountable amount of band T-shirts. I also regularly attend gigs (local and in neighbouring areas) as well as festivals. My musical taste is varied; I like nu metal (my first love), thrash, black, death, doom, folk, sludge (my favourite genre), symphonic and many more of the multiple genres that metal has to offer, I even like some metalcore (I know it's a dirty word within some metal circles but some of it is outstanding). One of my most memorable metal moments was meeting Grand Magus at the Bloodstock signing tent and having the whole tent to myself, spending a few minutes talking to them.

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