Razorlight

From02 February 2019to22 February 2019

Razorlight

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Razorlight is a band hailing from London, England who formed in 2002. Since their debut, they have released three studio albums and are famous in the U.K for being one of the most successful bands of the mid-2000’s post-punk revival.

For a period of time, Razorlight was one of the biggest bands in the United Kingdom. Far eclipsing everyone else who had come out of the same East London indie rock scene, even though that scene brought the world everyone from The Libertines to Bloc Party. From 2004 to around 2007, they were only second to Arctic Monkeys themselves in terms of albums sales, fan devotion, radio play, and sheer popularity. However, the crucial thing to remember about Razorlight is that no amount of success, no matter how all-encompassing it was, was ever going to be enough for their frontman, one Mr. Johnny Borrell. Borrell formed the band in 2002, after ditching a solo career that he’d spent as an intense, young singer/songwriter supporting bands like the aforementioned Libertines in Whitechapel bars. Once he’d put together the first line-up of the band, and recruited NME scribe Roger Morton as the band’s manager, the band made their live debut supporting The Von Bondies at Camden’s Dingwalls and recorded demo versions of their songs “Rock ‘n’ Roll Lies”, “Rip It Up” and “In The City” shortly afterwards.

Borrell soon became something of an indie rock celebrity, thanks to his pin-up looks and habit of saying things in the press that were alternately bonkers, brilliant, disgustingly arrogant or a hybrid of all three. As I said before, no amount of success would satisfy the ambitious young rocker, so the sheer amount of critical acclaim and commercial success that they enjoyed straight out of the gate is arguably the best and worst thing to happen to Razorlight in their entire career. After the band signed with Mercury Records, their debut album “Up All Night” was released in June 2004 and was an immediate top three hit. In 2005, after their single “Somewhere Else” had crashed into the singles chart at number two, the band solidified their place as the next big thing by performing to an audience of 200’000 people at that summer’s Live 8 festival in Hyde Park.

Their self-titled second album saw them ascend into the stratosphere. After its release in 2006, the band secured their first number one single in the form of “America”, Borrell’s co-writing effort with their drummer Andy Burrows, and support slots with Queen + Paul Rodgers, The Rolling Stones and Oasis followed in short order. In October, they embarked on a sold-out tour of arenas in the UK and the following year, they capped off their imperial phase by headlining the Reading and Leeds festivals, the biggest gigs of their career by far. Ever since then, the band has remained one of the most beloved acts of the 2000s as much for their singer’s eccentricities a for their titanic back catalog of hits and their consummate live show. For remaining relevant well past a lot of their peers, Razorlight comes highly recommended.

Saturday 02 February 2019

Razorlight

Le Bataclan, Paris, France

 

Sunday 03 February 2019

Razorlight

Melkweg Max, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

Monday 04 February 2019

Razorlight

Ancienne Belgique (AB), Brussels, Belgium

 

Wednesday 06 February 2019

Razorlight

Heimathafen, Berlin, Germany

 

Friday 08 February 2019

Razorlight

WUK Werkstätten- u Kulturhaus, Vienna, Austria

 

Monday 11 February 2019

Razorlight

Freiheiz, Munich, Germany

 

Tuesday 12 February 2019

Razorlight

Die Kantine, Cologne, Germany

 

Wednesday 13 February 2019

Razorlight

Docks, Hamburg, Germany

 

Saturday 16 February 2019

Razorlight

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-On-Sea, UK

 

Monday 18 February 2019

Razorlight

Tramshed, Cardiff, UK

 

Tuesday 19 February 2019

Razorlight

Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

 

Wednesday 20 February 2019

Razorlight

Limelight, Belfast, UK

 

Thursday 21 February 2019

Razorlight

The Liquid Room, Edinburgh, UK

 

Friday 22 February 2019

Razorlight

Hull University Student Union, Hull, UK

 

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