Black Velvets Single & Tour

28th February 2005 sees Vertigo Records release the second single from The Black Velvets and throughout the same month the band take their very own rock & roll circus around the UK for their first national headline tour. “O3345” is a rousing, pounding, foot stomping anthem written in honour of the bar on Liverpool¹s Parr Street that the band have developed a love/hate relationship with.

Having already played gigs with everyone from The Who to The Killers to John Squire, The Black Velvets joined the rejuvenated Vertigo Records label in the summer of 2004 and quickly provoked the interest of NME, Q, Radio 1, Kerrang!, XFM, MTV2, The Fly. With their cocksure mix of rock, punk and glam aided and abetted by a classic northerner¹s swagger and attitude it quickly became apparent that the band were going to be a force to be reckoned with. Towards the end of 2004 they released a limited edition single, the storming “Get On Your Life”, in typically excessive black velvet packaging, recorded their debut album in a sumptuous studio in the middle of Ireland (i.e. miles away from too many distractions) and played the Xfm Christmas party which has a knack of predicting the next big things (with The Libertines, The Darkness and Franz Ferdinand all playing the same event in previous years when they were unknown quantities).

Tour Dates

London Metro ­ Tuesday 1st
Nottingham Trent University ­ Wednesday 2nd
Sheffield Fez Club ­ Thursday 3rd
Bristol Louisiana ­ Friday 4th
Bedford Esquires ­ Saturday 5th
Leeds Cockpit ­ Monday 7th
Manchester Night & Day ­ Tuesday 8th
Glasgow Barfly ­ Wednesday 9th
Norwich UEA ­ Friday 11th
Coventry Colosseum ­ Saturday 12th
York Fibbers ­ Monday 14th
Stoke Sugarmill ­ Tuesday 15th
Liverpool Bar Academy ­ Wednesday 16th
Leicester Charlotte ­ Thursday 17th
Brighton Club NME @ Concorde 2 ­ Friday 18th
Cardiff Barfly ­ Sunday 20th
Southampton Joiners ­ Monday 21st
Birmingham Club NME @ HQ Club ­ Tuesday 22nd
Exeter Cavern ­ Thursday 24th
Aldershot West End Centre ­ Friday 25th
Wolves Little Civic ­ Saturday 26th
Peterborough Met Lounge ­ Sunday 27th

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