To celebrate the tenth anniversary of their classic debut album A Fragile Hope, post-metal veterans DEVIL SOLD HIS SOUL are very excited to announce they will be returning for four UK dates this coming April.
Exclusively performing the much-loved recording in its entirety with both vocalists - original vocalist Ed Gibbs and current vocalist Paul Green - these are shows not to be missed.
14.04.2017 -O2 ABC 2 - Glasgow
15.04.2017 -Rescue Rooms - Nottingham
21.04.2017 -Thekla- Bristol
29.04.2017 -Boston Music Room - London
Tickets are available from Wednesday 25th, 10am, via SeeTickets.
Official Tour Trailer:
In conjunction with this special 10th anniversary tour, Basick Records will be releasing the very first vinyl pressing of'A Fragile Hope' on limited edition double wax. This will be a Record Store Day exclusive release and will only be available for purchase from participating record stores on April 22nd onwards.
A message from the band:
“Releasing this album on vinyl is something we have wanted to do for a very long time. When we finished the album all those years ago and listened back to the final masters, we had no idea what impact it would have on us as musicians and, from what we would come to learn over the years, how much it would affect those who listened to it. And so, with this in mind, we have decided that there would be no better way to celebrate this release and anniversary than to perform the album in its entirety at four very special shows.
We are also extremely excited to announce that we will be joined by original vocalist, Ed Gibbs, who shares the stage with us for the first time in nearly 4 years and together with Paul Green, they will make these shows truly special. Our ambition from the start was to have both Paul and Ed involved in these shows as they are both integral members of this band. The enthusiasm, commitment and hard work shown by both of them to make all this possible has shown how strong a bond we all have as musicians and above all, as friends. These are going to be truly memorable shows and we cannot wait to get back on the road.”
Ed Gibbs: “I'm dead excited to be getting back on the road with the guys to celebrate 10 years since the release of 'A Fragile Hope'! I think the only time we ever played these songs back to back was during the writing sessions for the record, and we've certainly never done it live, so it should be exciting. It'll be loads of fun to play these songs now, 10 years is a long time and I'm sure the songs will have changed a bit with us, that or it's going to feel like stepping back in time. I'll let you know…”
Paul Green: “I'm really excited to be playing these shows with the guys and even more so that Ed is on board, after all he wrote the damn thing! I remember picking up A Fragile Hope when it came out, it was that certain time in the UK scene when there was a real birth of exciting bands (DSHS, Architects, Johnny Truant etc.), watching DSHS play these songs live at a point when I was just getting going in music was hugely inspiring. It's pretty surreal to be performing its anniversary shows. We've been planning these for a long time so I hope you can all get down as it's going to be special!" Paul, Leks, Jozef, Jonny, Paul, Ed and Rick - DEVIL SOLD HIS SOUL