Haven have announced details of a one off acoustic show on 23rd March 2004 at London's Borderline where they will be joined by some very special surprise guests. The show is part of a soon to be launched weekly Rock Against Racism night at the London venue which will feature hotly tipped bands along with a number of established artists. Tickets for the event will be priced at £4 and the band will be on stage at midnight.
The event follows Rock Against Racism's Love Music Hate Racism event at London's Astoria on 16th March which features the likes of the Libertines, Buzzcocks and 80's Matchbox B-Line Disaster.
Love Music Hate Racism is an established national campaign, which has helped organise over 60 events in the last year – from last year's 30,000-strong Manchester LMHR carnival which featured Ms Dynamite and Doves, to a national tour of up-and-coming indie bands, to Burnley's most multiracial music event in many years at which the likes of Basement Jaxx and Tim Westwood performed. Each event aims to promote unity, bringing together black and white, young and old, to celebrate multiculturalism and to prove that mixing cultures via music is far more fun than suspicion and violence.
Meanwhile Haven have announced details of a number of Exclusive Free Acoustic Launches to coincide with the release of their second album All For A Reason on March 29th 2004. Invites will be extremely limited and available via local record stores on a strictly first come first serve basis only. Haven will also be performing live in store at Virgin Megastore, Manchester day of the album's release. Full details are as follows:
Mon 29th Manchester – Virgin Megastore, 52 – 56 Market Street. In-store Acoustic Performance @ 7.30 p.m.
See in-store for details
Tues 30th Brighton – Sussex Arts Club, 7 Ship Street, Brighton @ 9.00 p.m.
Invites Available at Brighton Records Stores @: Essential, HMV & Rounder
Wed 31st Porthtowan (Cornwall) – Blue Bar, Beach Road, Porthtowan @ 9.00 p.m.
Invites available at Cornish Record Stores : HMV Truro, Rhythmn & Rhyme Launceston, Solo Music Truro, Upbeat Padstow & Bude
Fri 2nd Newcastle – Arts Centre, 67 Westgate Road, Newcastle @ 7.30 p.m.
Invites available at Newcastle Records Stores: Concepts Durham, HMV, Reflex, RPM, Spin & Windows
Sat 3rd Preston – The Mill, Aqueduct Street, Preston @ 9.00 p.m.
Invites available at Record Stores: Action Preston, Cobweb Poulton, HMV Preston, Quirks All Stores, Reidys Blackburn & Townsend All Stores
In addition to these Launch Events `All For A Reason' Album Playbacks are being held around the UK the same week where you can not only hear the new album, but receive free goodies, posters and t-shirts. Details are as follows:
Sheffield – Corporation, Unit 1-3 Trafalgar Court, Milton Street, Sheffield
Oxford – Zodiac, 190 Cowley Road, Oxford
Southampton – Rhino Club, 5-6 Waterloo Terrace, Southampton
Nottingham – Rock City, 8 Talbot Street, Nottingham
Liverpool – Barfly, 90 Steel Street, Liverpool
London – Carling Islington Academy, N1 Centre, 16 Parkfield Street, London, N1
Birmingham – Carling Academy, 52 – 54 Dale End, Birmingham
Glasgow – Barfly, 260 Clyde Street, Glasgow
Bristol- Carling Academy, Frogmore Street, Bristol
Leeds – Cockpit, Swinegate, Leeds
Essex – Pink Toothbrush, 19 High Street, Rayleigh, Essex
Norwich – The Waterfront, 139 – 141 King Street, Norwich
Wolverhampton – Little Civic, North Street, Wolverhampton
Hastings – Crypt, 53 Robertson Street, Hastings
Cardiff – Barfly, Kingsway, Cardiff
Colchester – Arts Centre, Church Street, Colchester, Essex