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Funeral For A Friend New Single and Album & UK Tour News
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10-08-2009
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Funeral For A Friend New Single and Album & UK Tour News

FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND release 'Wrench' single on 14 Sept, and 'YOUR HISTORY IS MINE: 2002-2009' best of album on 28 September 2009 plus UK Tour in October

Welsh rock legends Funeral For A Friend launch the next stage of their illustrious career with the 'Wrench' single on Sept 14 2009. With an infectious energy, driving heaviness and a chorus more contagious than the common cold, it's a short, sharp reminder of just how fantastic this band are!

'Wrench' is one of four brand new tracks featured on the band's forthcoming career retrospective 'Your History Is Mine: 2002-2009'. This sixteen track long player covers the quintets output from the early days of the bands formation in South Wales right through to gold albums, multiple worldwide headline tours and appearances at every festival that matters. It will be released on Atlantic Records on Sept 28.

As well as the twelve smash hits from FFAF's previous four albums featured, the release will include an EP's worth of new material, notable for being the first involving Gavin Burrough (bass) fully in the writing and recording process. '

The band have also announced a UK headline tour running through October to coincide with the release.

Mon 05 Oct PLYMOUTH Hippo
Tue 06 Oct PORTSMOUTH Pyramid
Thu 08 Oct EXETER Lemon Grove
Fri 09 Oct BRIGHTON Concorde 2
Sat 10 Oct MANCHESTER Academy
Mon 12 Oct PETERBOROUGH Cresset
Wed 14 Oct LONDON Koko
Thu 15 Oct HATFIELD University of Herts Forum
Fri 16 Oct OXFORD O2 Academy
Sun 18 Oct BRIDGEWATER Palace
Tue 20 Oct MIDDLESBROUGH Empire
Wed 21 Oct DUNDEE Fat Sams
Thu 22 Oct ABERDEEN Moshulu
Sat 24 Oct DERRY Nerve Centre
Sun 25 Oct DUBLIN Academy
Tue 27 Oct NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Wed 28 Oct CAMBRIDGE Junction
Thu 29 Oct NORWICH UEA


FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND - YOUR HISTORY IS MINE: 2002-2009
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10.45 Amsterdam Conversations
This Year's Most Open Heartbreak
Juneau
She Drove Me To Daytime Television
Escape Artists Never Die
Red Is The New Black
Streetcar
Roses For The Dead
History
Into Oblivion (Reunion)
Walk Away
Kicking And Screaming
No Honour Among Thieves
Built To Last
Wrench
Captains Of Industry


The press are saying...

** 3 Gold Selling Albums in the UK... last album entered UK Charts at #3 **
** 9 Smash Hit Singles **
** 20 Front Covers **
** Winner of BT Digital Artist Of The Year 2007

'Genuinely towering...' THE GUARDIAN - Single Of The Week
'A brilliant collection of anthems' THE SUN - 5/5
'The time is right for this quintet from Bridgend.' THE TIMES
'A triumph, a remarkably assured, wonderfully cohesive work, boldly conceived and superbly executed' KERRANG - 5/5
'... simply demands that you punch the air with glee!' HEAT 4/5
'Chorus the size of the Severn Bridge.. stadium size rock' NEW - 4/5
'Full of brilliant rock songs!' - BIG CHEESE 4/5
'Undeniably widescreen, full of gothic pomp and crammed with commercial tunes' Q
'The best album they have ever made' ALBUM OF THE MONTH (9/10), TOTAL GUITAR
'If the songs were any bigger they'd shift the earth off it's axis' ROCKSOUND 8/10
'They have delivered the record to elevate them to the next level.' MUSIC WEEK
'...it's good and still hard as nails!' NUTS
'[single Into Oblivion is] easily the best song FFAF have written' NME
'A must have for all (emo) fans' MIZZ
'Kick ass guitars and a lot of rocking out' (album of the month) TV HITS
'Stadiums surely await' CLASSIC ROCK 8/10
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