BOOZE & GLORY - HURRICANE
Formed in London in 2009, Booze & Glory started life as a straight-ahead salute to the rowdy street punk and Oi! bands of the late '70s and '80s UK scene. Thanks to some of the most infectious songwriting to emerge from the capital's mean streets for a long time, and with a heroic and ruthless dedication to playing live, the band were steadily embraced by a colossal international fan base, with debut video notching up in excess of 15 million views on YouTube along the way. Triumphant trips to Asia, South America, the US and pretty much anywhere that would have them ensured that Booze & Glory's first three albums - Always On The Wrong Side (2010), Trouble Free (2011) and As Bold As Brass (2014) - became essential listening for fans of balls-out and snotty rock'n'roll. 2018 saw a lot going on in the B&G camp. The band added innumerable new triumphs to their already impressive CV over the last two years, notching up 100 shows played around the world, including high profile appearances at legendary French festival HellFest and Punk Rock Bowling in Las Vegas. Along the way, Booze & Glory pulled off their first Japanese tour and a 10-date arena tour of Germany supporting Broilers, performing to 8,000 people every night. They also warmed the stage up for Judas Priest at Pol'And'Rock Festival in Poland, in front of a staggering 700,000 people. Not content with those great victories, Booze & Glory have also toured Australia for the first time and ticked off dates in Indonesia and Malaysia too. 2018 also saw the band walk off with the Vive Le Rock Award for Best New Band, as voted for by the fans! More recently, Booze & Glory joined the mighty Persistence Tour in Europe then few months later these latter-day punk heroes have been noisily endorsed by Dropkick Murphys. The American folk-punk legends took Booze & Glory on the road for a five-week US tour early in 2019, introducing the band to their own vast fan base, with average 4,000 kids going berserk every night. Clearly the USA loves this music as much as everyone else! The band's long-awaited fifth album "Hurricane" is due for release in October via the boys' own Scarlet Teddy Records.