LIFE OF AGONY will make its first U.K. appearances since 2009 early next year. The special three-show run, dubbed “Agony In The UK”, will treat lucky fans in London, Manchester and Wolverhampton to a night of music spanning the band’s career from their legendary 1993 debut “River Runs Red” to 2005’s “Broken Valley”.
The band comments: “It’s been years since LIFE OF AGONY last performed in the U.K., so we cannot express just how excited the whole band is to see all of our friends again this March for three special nights!”
Catch LIFE OF AGONY at the following shows:
March 17 – London @ Electric Ballroom
March 18 – Wolverhampton @ Slade Rooms
March 19 – Manchester @ Club Academy
Tickets go on sale Friday, September 11 at 10 a.m. at www.seetickets.com.
LIFE OF AGONY has played sporadic shows after completing its successful touring cycle for the 2005 Epic Records release, “Broken Valley”.
During an interview at this summer’s Graspop Metal Meeting in Belgium,
LIFE OF AGONY lead singer Mina Caputo (formerly known as Keith Caputo), who came out as transgender in 2011, was asked if there are any plans for the band to release new music. She said: “We can’t predict the unseen. We have spoken about some stuff. We’re shooting around some ideas, but [there’s] nothing solid at the moment. But we may pop out with a song or two. We’re not one hundred percent sure. We’re having a great time. [There’s] no pressure. We’re getting offers from so many different kinds of companies and labels that just wanna throw money at us. But we’re just, like… We don’t even know if we wanna be with a label. We’re tired of it. We make our money. We do all of these big shows in between the festivals. We’re selling out. We don’t need tour support. We don’t need anybody.”
On April 3, 2010, I Scream Records recorded and filmed LIFE OF AGONY‘s performance at the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium, the second show of the band’s European “20 Years Strong” tour. The “20 Years Strong – River Runs Red: Live In Brussels” live album — which is a digipak combo release containing a CD of the entire concert as well as a DVD with a 10-camera production of the show, an on-the-road documentary and much more — was released in July 2010.