After a huge tour earlier this year, melodic hardcore quartet NAPOLEON will return to mainland Europe for even more headline shows in August, joined by special guests Shields and Empty Handed.
The tour dates are in support of the band's long-awaited album 'Newborn Mind', which was released last month on Basick Records and is the first to feature new vocalist Wes Thompson, formerly of Climates. Purchase 'Newborn Mind' via the band's website: http://napoleonuk.com
If you missed them first time around make sure you catch them at one of the following dates:
19.08 Sätila (SE) @ Skrik Och Panik Fest
21.08 Portsmouth (UK) @ Edge Of The Wedge *
22.08 Lille (FR) @ El Diablo
23.08 Dijon (FR) @ L’Univers
24.08 Sittard (NL) @ Poppodium Volt
25.08 Kockelscheuer (LU) @ Plain Vanilla
26.08 Lantin (BE) @ 6K Fest *
27.08 Saarlouis (DE) @ JUZ Utopia *
28.08 Lyon (FR) @ La Marquise *
29.08 Zurich (CH) @ Werk 21 *
30.08 Krefeld (DE) @ Magnapop *
31.08 Dresden (DE) @ Club Novitatis *
01.09 Wiesbaden (DE) @ Schlachthof **
02.09 Gorinchem (NL) @ PoGo **
03.09 Ypres (BE) @ JOC **
* With Shields
** With Empty Handed
Check out Napoleon's video for 'Different Skin' here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVryYolRYxM
Since their inception in 2011, Napoleon have become highly revered on the hardcore scene for seamlessly combining abrasive punk attitude with technical virtuosity and inventive hook laden songwriting. In true punk rock style, Napoleon have barely left the road in their time as a band, currently in the middle of an extensive European headline run, as well as touring with Being As An Ocean, The Devil Wears Prada, Architects, Comeback Kid, Defeater, The Amity Affliction, and jumping on countless underground DIY tours across Europe.
Having honed their skills in the live arena, the resulting sound is truly organic and energetic, setting them leagues apart from the many bedroom projects with players of a similar technical calibre. Napoleon could be compared to the likes of Architects, At The Drive In and Propaghandi, who have all shown fearless boundary pushing whilst retaining real attitude and feel.
Napoleon are ably supported by miserable London metal/hardcore mob Shields, fresh from their storming set at Camden Rocks Festival. The fast-rising metalcore mob with a tech-metal tinge have recently celebrated their one-millionth view on YouTube and have been constantly touring since the smashing success of their 2015 EP 'Guilt'.
Have a watch of their most recent single: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhrsAFkPvmY
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