The Devil Wears Prada to tour UK and play the main stage at Download

The Devil Wears Prada’s third studio album “With Roots Above and Branches Below”  debuted at No 11 on the Billboard Top 200 album charts. For most bands, going the concept record route can be a tricky proposition. There’s always the potential you’ll get bogged down by that one idea and end up taking the whole thing way too seriously. You risk coming across as trite when you churn out epic full-lengths with a dozen tracks about unicorns and minotaurs. But leave it to a band like The Devil Wears Prada to take the concept album model and raze it.  Leave it to The Devil Wears Prada, voted Band of the Year by the readers of Alternative Press, to make concept records bad-ass again. They are working on their fourth studio album but in the meantime they head to the UK for a few shows.

They have been confirmed for the main stage at Download Festival, but before that they will be joining Bring Me The Horizon/Parkway Drive/Architects on the following dates:

April 2011
Fri 22nd April  Manchester Apollo
Sat 23rd April  Newcastle O2 Academy
Sun 24th April  Glasgow O2 Academy
Tue 26th April  Nottingham Rock City
Wed 27th April  Southampton Guild Hall
Thurs 28th April  Birmingham O2 Academy
Fri 29th April  Bristol O2 Academy
Sat 30th April  Brixton O2 Academy

May 2011
Mon 2nd May  Leicester O2 Academy
Wed 4th May  Sheffield O2 Academy

The Devil Wears Prada are: Frontman Mike Hranica  guitarist/vocalist Jeremy DePoyster, guitarist Chris Rubey, bassist Andy Trick, keyboardist James Baney, and drummer Daniel Williams.

They’ve appeared on the covers of Outburn, HM, AMP, Revolver and Alternative Press and released albums in  2006  -“Dear Love, A Beautiful Discord” ; 2007 – “Plagues” and 2009 – “With Roots Above and Branches Below” .

“We’re lucky that we’ve had the success that we’ve had sounding the way we do,” DePoyster notes.  It’s sick to be able to keep doing that. I’m just trying to chill and not take it in too much or else I’ll freak out.”


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