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Three of the UK’s best young bands – Boston Manor, Trash Boat and Higher Power – are crossing the pond this spring…
The absolutely wicked line-up of Boston Manor, Trash Boat and Higher Power (plus special guests) have announced a 2022 tour of North America.
The three UK bands will be crossing the pond for all of April and some of May, kicking things off at the Velvet Underground in Toronto and finishing up at Pittsburgh's Thunderbird Cafe just over a month later. In between, the trio will be performing a whopping 26 dates…
Before then, the headliners have got a bunch of UK shows planned, and then some European festivals in the summer. The same pretty much goes for Trash Boat, too, while Higher Power (who also have a new album on the way) have a less busy calendar away from the North America run – but no doubt they'll have plenty to announce down the line…
Catch Boston Manor, Trash Boat and Higher Power at the following:
4 Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
6 Boston, MA – Crystal Ballroom (Crystal Restaurant)
7 Boston, MA – Crystal Ballroom (Crystal Restaurant)
8 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
9 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
10 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
12 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
13 Orlando, FL – The Abbey
14 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
15 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Hell)
16 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
18 Dallas, TX – Dada Dallas
19 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
20 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
22 Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge
23 Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room Highland Park
24 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
26 Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone Craft Beer & Live Music
28 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
29 Vancouver, BC – New Hollywood Theater
30 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
2 Salt Lake City, UT – Loading Dock
3 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
4 Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck
6 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
7 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
8 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
9 Pittsburgh, PA – Thunderbird Cafe
A load more brilliant bands are joining next year’s Slam Dunk bill – from The Menzingers, The Hunna and Boston Manor to WARGASM, Static Dress and VUKOVI.
Blackpool quintet Boston Manor give their brilliant brand of rock a cinematic new layer on outstanding fourth album, Datura.
Boston Manor singer Henry Cox to talks us through new album Datura – from its conceptual night-time storyline to its powerful messages of hope and solace…
We’ve got 500 Boston Manor x Kerrang! flexi disc bundles – get yours now!
Kerrang! join Måneskin backstage at Lollapalooza to witness on the ground the Italian rock’n’roll superstars’ incredible journey so far…
Frontman Henry Cox pays tribute to his wife in Boston Manor’s new love song, Inertia.