Massive Wagons Announce UK Headline Tour In April 2019




Massive Wagons, the anthemic five piece rock act and Lancaster’s favourite sons, are set to build on a hugely impressive 2018 with the announcement of a major UK headline tour in April 2019.

Frontman Baz Mills says, ‘This is the culmination of years of hard work. I mean, the hard work continues now, it’s just at a slightly higher level these days – bigger venues and bigger audiences. But that’s exactly what bands strive for. We are humbled by the bands following, it’s growing faster than ever, and these shows are gonna be absolutely rockin’! We cannot wait!  Songs for the next album are being written and it’s entirely possible some new stuff may creep into the set by then. They are sounding ace, and we can’t wait to play them live.’

Headline dates just announced for April 2019 are below:

Sat 06 Apr 2019        Bristol, Thekla headline
Fri 12 Apr 2019        Birmingham, Asylum headline
Sat 13 Apr 2019        London, The Dome headline
Fri 19 Apr 2019        Glasgow, Garage headline
Sat 20 Apr 2019        Manchester, Academy 3 headline
Back to the Stack tour

Ticket pre-sales for 2019 shows will be available through Planet Rock on Wednesday 24th October from 10:00 AM; and general on-sale will be available from Friday 26th October at 10:00 AM.

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The band have become one of the most highly regarded of new British rock acts – perfectly demonstrated by their album charting at No 16 on the UK Album Chart. Following that chart breaking release earlier this year, via Earache Records, Massive Wagons have played tirelessly, selling out multiple shows (including The Borderline in London), and affirming their live presence on important stages such as Camden Rocks, Download Festival, Boomtown, and also alongside the likes of Status Quo and Blackberry Smoke. The band will cap-off this year playing as special guest to the super-group The Dead Daises.

As with all great rock bands, Massive Wagons excel live, with frontman Baz Mills bringing an energy, presence and humour to perfectly compliment his bands crafted songs. For a sneaky preview of Massive Wagons adventures on the road and on stage you can check out the short documentary “A Day In The Life Of Massive Wagons” –

Full UK dates below

Sun 4th Nov 2018    Pontypridd, Communion Rock Festival
Tue 13th Nov 2018   Liverpool, O2 Academy – special guest to TheDead Daisies
Fri 16th Nov 2018    Nuneaton, Queens Hall headline
Sat 17th Nov 2018    Wrexham, Central Station headline
Sun 18th Nov 2018     London, O2 Academy  – special guest to The Dead Daisies
Mon 19th Nov 2018     London, O2 Academy  – special guest to The Dead Daisies
Tue 20th Nov 2018     Oxford, O2 Academy  – special guest to The Dead Daisies
Fri 30th Nov 2018    Grimsby, Yardbirds headline – SOLD OUT
Fri 7th Nov 2018        Dalton, Newton Arms – SOLD OUT
Fri 21st Dec 2018    Blackpool, The Waterloo – SOLD OUT
Sat 06 Apr 2019        Bristol, Thekla headline
Fri 12 Apr 2019        Birmingham, Asylum headline
Sat 13 Apr 2019        London, The Dome headline
Fri 19 Apr 2019        Glasgow, Garage headline
Sat 20 Apr 2019        Manchester, Academy 3 headline

Massive Wagons new record “Full Nelson” was released in August, and debuted in the UK Album Chart at #16, in the UK Rock Album Chart at #1, in the UK Indie Chart at #2 and in the UK Vinyl Chart at #4. Led by the charismatic frontman Baz Mills, the new record “Full Nelson” showcases the evolution of the band’s song writing both sonically and lyrically. From the rock driven opener “Under No Illusion” to the bluesy feel of “Sunshine Smile”, from the slower, passionate and heart-felt “Northern Boy” to the heavier “Robot (Trust In Me)”, this is an album of crafted songs and intense performance. “Robot (Trust In Me)” was also produced by Mike Exeter (Black Sabbath, Judas Priest).

Massive Wagons are: Baz Mills – vocals, Adam Thistlethwaite – guitars, Stephen Holl – guitars, Alex Thistlethwaite – drums and Adam ‘Bowz’ Bouskill – bass.

New album “Full Nelson” is out now, via Earache Records.

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!
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