… and Biffy Clyro is set to open!!!! Now, you probably have no clue who Biffy Clyro is and that’s cool but, finally, I’m just as excited about the opening band as I am the headliner. I mean, I’d love to see Bloc Party, and I don’t even mind Smoosh, but the teenage sisters don’t really make me say, “I HAVE to buy tickets to this show NOW.”
Biffy Clyro hail from Scotland and are tough to describe – they have certain emo tendencies (ala Jimmy Eat World, Sunny Day Real Estate) but they mix it with this explosive post-hardcore sound with thrashing guitars and the occasional screaming vocals. It can be rather jarring at time but it keeps the listeners on their toes. Their U.S. touring has been rather limited but it seems like 2007 is the make-or-break year for the band on this side of the ocean as they are currently playing on the Warped Tour, hitting a number of cities they’ve never played before.
Here’s Biffy Clyro’s “Folding Stars” video
The tour runs October 10 through October 31 and a few of the dates have started to surface.
Oct.10 – Lupo’s (Providence, RI)
Oct. 12 – Orpheum Theater (Boston, MA)
Oct. 20 – Lifestyles Community Pavilion (Columbus, Oh)