Having breached the U.K. mainstream with their sophomore LP â€œThe ’59 Soundâ€, New Jersey 4 piece THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM make their long awaited Belfast debut at The Ulster Hall on Monday November 22nd 2010.
From sold out word tours to onstage appearances with Bruce Springsteen, the band have primed their huge UK audience for their eagerly anticipated third album â€œAmerican Slangâ€, which is available now.
The Gaslight Anthem exploded out of the New Brunswick punk underground with 2007â€™s energetic debut, SINK OR SWIM (XOXO Records).
The SEÃ‘OR AND THE QUEEN (Sabot Productions) EP followed in early 2008, its ambition foreshadowing the bandâ€™s stunning SideOneDummy Records debut, THE â€™59 SOUND.
With its melding of classic rock, soul and punk power, the album proved an immediate critical and popular sensation, with The New York Times praising the â€œrich, lustrous songwritingâ€ and â€œtaut punk arrangements,â€ noting that Fallonâ€™s â€œcasually observed storytelling, overflowing with detail, seethes with a cool desperation reminiscent of Mr. Springsteen in the late â€™70s.â€
Having made their bones playing 200 nights a year in packed clubs across the US, Europe, and Australia, The Gaslight Anthem hit the road hard in 2008 and never looked back.
The band headlined sold out shows around the planet and shared stages with an array of like-minded artists, including Social Distortion, Rise Against, Against Me!, and the aforementioned Mr. Springsteen, who joined the band onstage for stunning performances of â€œThe â€™59 Soundâ€ at 2009â€™s Glastonbury Festival and Hard Rock Calling in Londonâ€™s Hyde Park.
Whatâ€™s more, Fallon returned the favor, accompanying the E Street Band for rousing renditions of the Springsteen classic, â€œNo Surrender.â€
With AMERICAN SLANG, The Gaslight Anthem makes an extraordinary leap forward towards that very goal. The New Jersey-based bandâ€™s third long player reveals a remarkably powerful rock â€˜nâ€™ roll outfit honed by two years of nearly non-stop touring.
Singer/guitarist Fallonâ€™s passionate lyrical approach has grown more personal and introspective, his raw throated vocals stronger and more resonant against the bandâ€™s pulse-pounding dynamic force.
Songs like â€œBring It On,â€ â€œOrphansâ€ and the rousing title track bristle and burn with the spirit of soul, the energy of punk, and the artistic ambition of any hall of famer youâ€™d care to name.
AMERICAN SLANG is the battle cry of a great band finding its own voice and using it to shout to the rooftops and beyond.
MCD & Shine Productions Presents:
THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM & Guests
The Ulster Hall, Belfast
Monday November 22, 2010
Doors Tickets Â£23.50, available from Ticketmaster Outlets, The Ulster Hall Box Office, The Kitten Bar (The Stiff Kitten), www.thestiffkitten.com and www.ticketmaster.ie & www.ulsterhall.co.uk
**Note venue upgrade due to overwhelming demand. Tickets remain valid for original show**