Plus, find out how your band can join the tour!
Legendary ska punk band Save Ferris have joined this year’s Fireball: Fuelling The Fire Tour as the special guests. Once again showing their commitment to providing a most excellent night out, Fireball in association with Academy Events, brings you the heavyweights of pop-punk, ska and rock to the Fireball: Fuelling The Fire tour. Save Ferris will join ska-punk legends Less Than Jake and Goldfinger (co-headliners), and the winners of last years Fireball Hottest Band competition, Thieves Of Liberty. DJ Matt Stocks will keep the party vibe going between sets.
“The last time Save Ferris played the UK with Less Than Jake and Goldfinger, we had a blast! So we’re very happy to be coming back to see all our friends and fans again, we missed you!” says Monique Powell, Save Ferris.
Fireball’s Hottest Band competition also returns in 2019 reinstating the commitment to new and emerging artists that Fireball have always shown, and bringing a fresh aspect to every date of the tour with a winning act joining the final line-up. Previous winners include Sweet Little Machine and Lost In Stereo. Your band could soon be performing to huge crowds at iconic venues as you open for Less Than Jake, Goldfinger and Save Ferris as part of this mammoth tour when it hits the road this September. To enter, just fill out the form here and tell us why you’re the perfect band to open for this amazing line up.
“Something that has always been very important to Fireball is supporting the up and coming. There’s so many excellent grassroots bands that never get the chance to be heard, which is why we started the Hottest Band competition right from the very first Fuelling the Fire Tour. It’s also a great excuse for us to sit down and listen to some of the UK’s finest new music that’s not quite on the radar just yet.” explains Matt Reynolds, Fireball Brand UK Embassador.
Competition closes at midnight on Wednesday 31 July 2019. One entry per band, entrants must be 18+ on date of performance and at least two members of the band must be based within 30 miles of the venue they are applying for. Winners will be notified by Friday 9 August 2019 and announced on Monday 12 August 2019. Full terms and conditions can be found here.
“Yes! It’s that time of the year again. Less Than Jake is extremely excited to headline this year’s Fireball: Fuelling The Fire Tour. We wanted to ramp up the insanity this time around so we’re bringing along our friends in Goldfinger to celebrate with us. We can’t wait for these shows. It’s going to be epic! See ya soon!” comments Chris DeMakes of Less Than Jake.
“UK! I have always felt at home in your beautiful countries… You have the best audiences, the best festivals, amazing food and I write really good songs there! I wanted to also thank Fireball for continuing to support live music; so pumped to do this tour!” adds John Feldmann of Goldfinger.
“This September we’re embarking on our 4th annual Fireball: Fuelling the Fire Tour. It’s the most outrageous, downright criminally fun and cinnamoniest fortnight of the touring calendar and we absolutely haven’t relented on the great bands this year. We’re incredibly excited to welcome Less Than Jake, Goldfinger, our Hottest Band of 2019: Thieves of Liberty and veteran Fireball Tour DJ Matt Stocks into the fold, as well as some of the UK’s best emerging talent specially handpicked for each show and one ultra-special secret band that is still to be announced! So that’s five bands every night, a live DJ, excellent prize giveaways and as much Fireball as you can cram into your sticky mitts all for just £15 a ticket! Let’s party!” says Matt Reynolds, Fireball UK Brand Ambassador.
Be sure to pick up a ticket for this year’s tour:
19 September – O2 Academy, Sheffield
20 September – O2 Academy, Leeds
21 September – O2 Academy Birmingham
23 September – O2 Ritz Manchester
24 September – O2 Academy Newcastle
25 September – O2 Academy Glasgow
27 September – O2 Academy Bournemouth
28 September – O2 Academy Brixton