You Me At Six announce autumn UK tour ahead of album

12/07/11

You Me At Six

You Me At Six have announced a UK tour this October ahead of the release of their third album.

The Surrey band, who played this weekend's Sonisphere and T in the Park festivals, will play seven dates across the UK starting in Preston and finishing at Brixton Academy.

"It's just about getting back out there," said guitarist Max Helyer.

"We're looking forward to getting stuck in again and playing shows and touring for the next 18 months."

Guitarist Max Helyer said it was quite scary playing to a metal crowd: "This is the highest we've ever been on a festival in the UK on the main stage so we're super excited."

You Me At Six released their second studio album, Hold Me Down, last year.

'Distraught'

They played third on the main Apollo stage at Sonisphere before Weezer and Saturday headliners Biffy Clyro and only arrived on site a few hours before their slot.

"We flew in from Portugal this morning," said Max Helyer. "We were meant to be playing a festival called Optimus Alive yesterday but that got pulled.

Matt Barnes and Max Helyer from You Me At Six
Image caption Matt and Max from You Me At Six show off their rider at Sonisphere

"It was too windy by the beach and there was too much heavy equipment on stage, so they had to pull the show.

Bassist Matt Barnes added: "Basically, the stage was going to fall down on top of us if we played, so we didn't play. They brought in two fat cranes and got the stage up just in time for 30 Seconds To Mars to play."

The band also said they were "distraught" after blink-182 cancelled their European tour this summer meaning their support slot was binned.

Max Helyer said: "I'm a strong believer that things happen for a reason. We're all bummed because they're one of our idol bands who we all grew up listening to.

"But, as we had to do in Australia, we had to pull out due to album reasons and that was their same reason as well. Hopefully in the near future there'll be another opportunity for us to do something like that."

The band is visiting Australia in August and September with We The Kings to make up for the cancelled shows earlier this year, when they were due to perform with Aussie metal group Parkway Drive.

Deaf Havana and Lower Than Atlantis have been announced as the support acts on the You Me At Six tour of the UK.

The tour dates are as follows:

Preston 53 Degrees - 8 October

Middlesbrough Empire - 9

Aberdeen Music Hall - 10

O2 Academy Leeds - 12

Southampton Guildhall - 13

Margate Winter Gardens - 14

O2 Academy Brixton - 15

Tickets go on sale on this Friday (15 July) at 9.30am