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13 December 2021

Biffy Clyro Announce Acoustic Gig At London’s Hackney Church

Biffy Clyro London Hackney Church Gig
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Biffy Clyro will perform a special acoustic gig in London next month. The three-piece will perform at Hackney Church on 18 January 2022 ahead of the start of their rescheduled European tour.

The show, titled ‘Radio X Presents Biffy Clyro with Barclaycard’, will be one of Biffy’s first live performances of tracks from The Myth Of The Happily Ever After, which came out in October.

“We’re delighted to be playing an acoustic show for Radio X in Hackney Church,” Biffy frontman Simon Neil said in a statement. “A special venue for a special show.”

Highlights from the gig will also be broadcast on Global Player from January 23.

Last month Biffy wrapped up an intimate UK tour, which featured stops at venues that the band hadn’t played in over 10 years. The Scottish trio kicked off the tour at Liverpool University’s Mountford Hall on Friday, October 29, while the dates then took in London, Cambridge, Sheffield and Southampton before the tour wrapped up at Bristol O2 Academy on November 4.

“I felt like it was just pure joy,” Neil said of the tour. “There was a sense of freedom floating around, and more camaraderie than ever. Everyone realised how much they missed being shoulder-to-shoulder with a stranger who stinks and is off their face on drugs. It was like releasing caged animals. A generation just went, ‘Let’s fucking go!’ It really was inspiring.”

Speaking to NME back in October, the band revealed how the coronavirus pandemic made them go back to the drawing board and eventually resulted in the creation of ‘The Myth Of The Happily Ever After’.

“The liberation of doing anything that you had any control over last year was a thrill in itself,” Simon Neil explained.

“We couldn’t leave the house, we couldn’t go shopping, no one could see anyone they cared about – so the only freedom we had was in these ideas and these songs.”

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