Young Guns Are Playing All Our Kings Are Dead In Full At Slam Dunk 2020
Surprise! UK rock mob Young Guns are set to perform their first live dates since 2017 at next year’s Slam Dunk Festival.
The band will be gathering together their original line-up of frontman Gustav Wood, guitarists Fraser and John Taylor, bassist Simon Mitchell and drummer Ben Jolliffe (who parted ways with Young Guns in 2015) to perform their 2010 debut All Our Kings Are Dead in full – marking its 10th anniversary.
It’s not yet known if the band will also be bringing new material to the table at the festival, having revealed back in 2017 that they’d been writing music and would be releasing it in 2018. Of course, we’re yet to actually hear the results of these creative sessions, but fingers crossed their Slam Dunk appearance means that a possible album or EP could be on the way, too.
As well as Young Guns, the festival have also added Refused, Comeback Kid, Deez Nuts, Fit For A King, Movements, Reel Big Fish, The Vandals, Face To Face, Free Throw, Mom Jeans and Bedouin Soundclash to the bill.
In other Slam Dunk news, the festival recently revealed details of their official opening party on May 22, 2020.
Colorado electro duo 3OH!3 are set to kick off the party at the O2 Academy Leeds the night before Slam Dunk North takes place, before drummer extraordinaire Frank Zummo (who you can normally find behind the kit of next year’s co-headliners Sum 41) will be performing a drum set. See more on that at Slamdunkfestival.com.
Slam Dunk North takes place on May 23, 2020 at Temple Newsam, Leeds, and Slam Dunk South rolls into Hatfield Park on May 24, 2020. Get your tickets now.
Until then, let’s stick this on repeat…
It’s a Mad World
“We have made the difficult decision to postpone the remainder of our previously announced spring 2020 performances,” say the band.