American punkcore threesome Alkaline Trio are getting all geared up some festival action later this year - they will be appearing at Reading / Leeds in August. But what if you're a fan and can't get to either? Bummer? Not in the slightest because the very nice chaps have announced two warm-ups just prior to the big appearances.
They will play Islington's Relentless Garage on Wednesday 25th August and Cardiff's Millennium Music Hall on the 26th. Cardiff tickets are on sale at £14 plus fees right now so get in quick - London goes on sale in the morning at 9am for a few quid more.
These men have been pummelling your eardrums in the sweetest possible way since 1998's "Goddamnit" album, yet didn't really reach a wider audience until 2003's "Good Mourning", a Top 40 album success both sides of the Atlantic. For 2010's "This Addiction", they eschewed working with a major and opted to start a label of their own (in collaboration with crack Bad Religion-owned Epitaph Records) in order to return to their early sound. It certainly hasn't hurt them, sales-wise. Fans bought enough of it to push it to number one on various alternative charts in the US. They've even added a trumpet and sax to the line-up for a couple of numbers. Enjoy.