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The Armed - cancelled

@ Boom Leeds

Hey everyone. We’re really bummed to make this announcement. But hold tight… it all dovetails into some good news on the horizon.
While we’ve all recently been inundated with optimistic reports about shows returning in the States, there is still a lot of uncertainty around international touring at the moment. And, unfortunately, that can make taking on a full routing a major gamble — one with scarier odds every day. 
So, accordingly, we’ve had to make the very difficult decision to cancel our UK/EU shows for this October. 
Current ticket holders for those shows — you will get an automatic refund from the point of purchase. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. Trust us, we’d like nothing more than to come destroy your town… this is like the third time the tour has been booked.
PLEASE know that we’re working on very exciting plans for 2022 — some of which will be revealed VERY soon. You’re not getting rid of us, Europe. That’s for damn sure.
ULTRAPOP LIVE is the next phase, and it’s going to be completely outrageous. We can’t wait to tell you more. We can’t wait to see you all.
In infinite, impossible love, 
Dan Greene

The Armed have announced a new album, ULTRAPOP, available April 16th via Sargent House - their first album with the company. Featuring work from Mark Lanegan and Queens of the Stone Age guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen this is the first album co-produced by the band's own Dan Greene in collaboration with Ben Chisholm (Chelsea Wolfe). Kurt Ballou remains at the helm as executive producer. With the announcement comes a live video for the first track, "All Futures," explicitly revealing this album's band member lineup for the first time. The video is a live take of the studio track, which can be heard here.

Ultrapop is the genre of music that said album features. It reaches the same extremities of sonic expression as the furthest depths of metal, noise, and otherwise "heavy" counterculture music subgenres but finds its foundation firmly in pop music and pop culture. As is always The Armed's mission, it seeks only to create the most intense experience possible, a magnification of all culture, beauty, and things.
Dan Greene goes on to explain, "crafting vital art means presenting the audience with new and intriguing tensions—sonically, visually, conceptually. Over time and through use, those tensions become less novel and effective—and they become expectations. The concept of "subgenre" becomes almost the antithesis of vitality in art—itself a fetishization of expectation. ULTRAPOP seeks, in earnest, to create a truly new listener experience. It is an open rebellion against the culture of expectation in "heavy" music. It is a joyous, genderless, post-nihilist, anti-punk, razor-focused take on creating the most intense listener experience possible. It's the harshest, most beautiful, most hideous thing we could make. "

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Thursday 14th October 2021

Price: £13 adv

Doors 19:30

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