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On All Hallows’ Eve we received the news that My Chemical Romance are back after an eight-year hiatus and it had emo fans of all ages delving back into their favourite records and pulling on their skinny jeans ready for the reunion.

Although we’re still praying for My Chemical Romance to confirm UK live dates, we do have a whole host of emo, rock and alternative bands touring soon to warm your cold black hearts. Stick on our emo-inspired Amazon Music playlist below and take a look at who's coming to a town near you.


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Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne first burst onto the scene with teen-angst anthem, ‘Complicated’ and she very quickly became the new queen of alternative pop music. Guitar heavy and with bundles of attitude, she sat comfortably within both the rock and pop worlds and her debut album, Let Go, went on to become 6x platinum in the UK. Now, after six years, she’s returned with new album, Head Above Water, and her first UK shows for some time, so get ready, because the mother f***in princess is well and truly back.

O2 Academy Brixton: Wednesday 1 April* Buy Tickets

O2 Apollo Manchester: Thursday 2 April* Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Brixton: Sunday 5 April* Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Brixton: Monday 6 April* Buy Tickets

*This show is sold out but re-sale tickets may be available through our official ticketing partner, Ticketmaster.

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Motionless In White

Prefer things heavier? Then don’t worry, because one of the hardest hitting metal bands around, Motionless In White, are returning to the UK armed with their annihilating new album, Disguise. Almost two years on from their last visit and the Pennsylvania goth’s have gone darker than ever before, producing 11 more crushing anthems to give you the worst bangover of your life. Known for their theatrical live shows and outrageous production, this will truly be the nightmare before Christmas.

O2 Ritz Manchester: Sunday 8 December Buy Tickets

O2 Forum Kentish Town: Thursday 12 December Buy Tickets

O2 Institute Birmingham: Friday 13 December Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Bristol: Saturday 14 December Buy Tickets

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Yungblud

Yungblud has become one of 2019’s most unstoppable acts, selling out venues worldwide, dominating festival stages and causing chaos on the streets of London with his surprise appearances. The young punk has been charging forward since the release of his debut album, 21st Century Liability, last year, and it doesn’t look like things are going to slow down anytime soon. Shouting in the faces of anyone that dares to frown upon the younger generations, he’s a loud-mouthed voice of the people and he’s only going to be making more noise in the year to come.

O2 Forum Kentish Town: Tuesday 26 May Buy Tickets

O2 Forum Kentish Town: Wednesday 27 May Buy Tickets

O2 Forum Kentish Town: Thursday 28 May Buy Tickets

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Bowling For Soup

Pop-punk veterans, Bowling For Soup, are returning to their home away from home once more, except this time, they’re bringing some close friends along for the ride. Having recently celebrated their 25th anniversary as a band, Bowling For Soup wanted to make sure this tour was a party, which meant there was only one band for the job. Canadian heroes, Simple Plan, will be hopping across the Atlantic to join them for what could be the pop-punk tour of the year, with rising rockers, Not Ur Girlfrenz, completing the package. Plus, the tour falls on and around Valentine’s Day, so if you’re stuck for date ideas, we can guarantee this’ll be one you won’t ever forget.

O2 Academy Glasgow: Monday 10 February Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Newcastle: Tuesday 11 February Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Birmingham: Wednesday 12 February Buy Tickets

O2 Victoria Warehouse Manchester: Thu 13 Feb Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Brixton: Friday 14 February Buy Tickets



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Silverstein

We’re still struggling to believe that Silverstein are celebrating 20 years together, but here we are, about to welcome them over for a very special set of anniversary shows. The Canadian heavyweights were one of the pioneers of the 00s' emo movement, with their breakthrough second album, Discovering The Waterfront, carving the path for others to follow. Playing the record in full this February, alongside a set full of their most-loved hits and a rare acoustic performance, this is going to be an opportunity to see one of emo’s most important bands at their most intimate, personal best.

O2 Academy Islington: Friday 7 February Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Islington: Saturday 8 February* Buy Tickets

*This show is sold out but re-sale tickets may be available through our official ticketing partner, Ticketmaster.

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Plain White T's

There was a time in 2006 where one song was king, and that song was ‘Hey There Delilah’ by Plain White T’s. The song earned them two GRAMMY nominations and exploded them into the mainstream, with the band enjoying years of international touring and a further five albums filled with emo-pop anthems. After making their Slam Dunk Festival debut earlier this year, the band re-kindled their taste for the UK and off the back of latest album, Parallel Universe, have decided to make their way back for a handful of shows in the spring.

O2 Academy Sheffield: Saturday 21 March Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Oxford: Wednesday 25 March Buy Tickets



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While She Sleeps

Start 2020 by raging into January with what’s set to be a biblical live show from one of the north’s finest heavy bands, While She Sleeps. Wrapping up almost a year of their critically acclaimed album, SO WHAT?, the show will be a testament of all their hard work over the past 14 years, as they continue to tear down any barriers in their way to become one of Britain’s greatest rock exports.

O2 Academy Brixton: Friday 24 January Buy Tickets

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Beartooth

After packing their summer full of festivals and having just released a deluxe edition of their crushing third album, Disease, Ohio bruisers, Beartooth, are ready to kick up a storm again with a headline tour. Commended for their brutally honest and razor sharp lyrics, aggressive riffs and explosive live shows, Beartooth are a band best experienced live, so what are you waiting for?

O2 Academy Bristol: Monday 24 February Buy Tickets

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Anti-Flag

There’s no denying that politics is a hot topic of conversation right now and as we step into a new decade, there’s some uncertainty as to what the future could hold, but one band that is fuelled by all of this are Pittsburgh punk’s, Anti-Flag. Returning to the UK to deliver a message of strength, hope and optimism, the band will come armed with fired-up new material to bring solidarity to cities across the nation.

O2 Academy Islington: Tuesday 4 February Buy Tickets

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Turnover

Emo music has come in all shapes and forms over the years, from the gut-wrenching screams of post-hardcore bands to the dreamy, indie-alternative take on the genre, and the latter is where Virginia Beach trio, Turnover, slot in. Having been on their own journey over the course of their four albums, they’ve grown with each release and introduced new elements to shape their sound into what we hear on Altogether, their most collaborative and connected work to date.

O2 Institute Birmingham: Wednesday 11 March Buy Tickets

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Waterparks

More of a pop-punk lover? Then try Waterparks on for size. The Texan trio have a knack for writing bops that worm their way into your brain and stick forever, leaving you singing the words in your sleep and trying to dye your hair to match Awsten’s ever-changing barnet. Third album, Fandom, their first on Hopeless Records, saw the band take their electronic influences up a notch and deliver an abundance of tongue-in-cheek choruses that are undeniably catchy. If you’re all about having a fun time, then Waterparks are the band for you.

O2 Institute Birmingham: Monday 27 January Buy Tickets

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Set It Off

If you’re someone who likes their music laced with riffs whilst still making you dance, then make sure you catch Set It Off when they come to town. Fusing heavy guitar grooves with pop elements and electronic undertones, they’ve carved out their own sound and can now be found selling out venues across the globe with their bold, theatrical performances. Latest album, Midnight, is the perfect addition to their ever-growing catalogue of feel-good records, though at times darker, it continues to break the rules of rock music and flaunts Set It Off as gamechangers within the scene.

O2 Institute Birmingham: Wednesday 15 April Buy Tickets

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I Prevail

If there’s one band that knows the definition of hard work, it’s I Prevail. The Michigan metalcore band have grafted for five years and by the looks of things, it’s all starting to pay off. After charging into the scene in 2016 with their ferocious debut, Lifelines, they became one of the biggest selling hard rock bands of the decade, following it up with their phenomenal sophomore record, Trauma, earlier this year. Despite a vocal injury from Brian Burkheiser (clean vocals) that nearly ended his career, they’ve powered through and delivered one of the most eye-opening and honest albums of the year, and now you get to see it live.

O2 Institute Birmingham: Tuesday 24 March Buy Tickets

O2 Forum Kentish Town: Friday 27 March Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Bristol: Saturday 28 March Buy Tickets

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The Maine

The Maine do things differently. Whether it be their music, their merch or their live shows, they always strive to deliver something new and exciting, and with seventh album, You Are OK, they’ve done exactly that. Pushing themselves sonically and creatively, the final outcome is a thing of beauty. Although the new material still has old-school emo undertones to it, there’s now synth melodies, huge pop choruses and just a hint of rock and roll swagger. So, whether you’re a part of their 8123 community or not, make sure you don’t miss The Maine when they bring their immersive album tour to our shores.

O2 Institute Birmingham: Saturday 22 February Buy Tickets

O2 Ritz Manchester: Thursday 27 February Buy Tickets

O2 Forum Kentish Town: Saturday 29 February Buy Tickets

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Twin Atlantic

Twin Atlantic have been a staple of the British alternative music scene since their arrival in 2009. Four albums later and they’ve successfully toured across multiple continents, become a favourite at festivals and had their song ‘Free’ used in the 2012 record-breaking freefall jump from space. Now, after a three-year wait, the band are back with their scorching fifth full-length, POWER, and an intimate set of live dates to showcase their adrenaline-fuelled new songs at.

O2 Academy Oxford: Saturday 14 March Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Leicester: Sunday 15 March Buy Tickets

The Old Fire Station, Bournemouth: Tue 17 Mar Buy Tickets

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Palaye Royale

If you thought red eyeshadow and eyeliner died when My Chemical Romance went on hiatus, then you’re wrong, because Palaye Royale have been keeping the look alive, and rocking it, for the past few years. The self-coined fashion-rock band have pulled from the emo archives to deliver a sound that fuses the theatrics of Panic! At The Disco with the grittiness of punk’s early icons and their legion of fans is evidence enough that this is a band making huge moves. Heading into a new chapter with recent singles, ‘Nervous Breakdown’ and ‘Hang On To Yourself’, you might just be looking at the future kings of emo.

O2 Ritz Manchester: Wednesday 19 February Buy Tickets

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire: Friday 21 February Buy Tickets

O2 Institute Birmingham: Sunday 23 February Buy Tickets

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Kerrang! Fresh Blood Tour

The Kerrang! Fresh Blood Tour is dedicated to supporting the new music rising up in the rock, metal and alternative music scene, and next year sees the return of their live shows. Headlining the O2 Academy Oxford date are PENGSHUi, a genre-defying group from London whose raw energy and visceral live shows have already earned them a solid amount of hype.

O2 Academy Oxford: Tuesday 10 March Buy Tickets

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Emo Night

If none of the above take your fancy, but you still need a fix of 00s emo music, then come along to Emo Night and all your wishes will come true. Following the event’s huge success earlier this year. they’re coming back for more and they’ll be spinning all the biggest hits from My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Paramore, Jimmy Eat World and so many more.

O2 Academy Newcastle: Friday 28 FebruaryBuy Tickets

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Fell Out Boy + The Black Charade

The thing is, we don’t know if My Chemical Romance will be playing shows in the UK any time soon, if at all. However, to keep us occupied while we wait for the news, we’ve got The Black Charade filling the void in our hearts. Teaming up with fellow emo-tribute act, Fell Out Boy, for a UK-wide tour, they’re giving us all the opportunity to scream our favourite My Chemical Romance and Fall Out Boy anthems at the top of our lungs, so dig out your finest black clothes and start warming up your vocals, because this is going to be an emo night made in heaven.

O2 Academy Leicester: Saturday 4 April Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Oxford: Saturday 18 April Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Birmingham: Saturday 2 May Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Liverpool: Saturday 9 May Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Newcastle: Friday 22 May Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Sheffield: Saturday 30 May Buy Tickets

O2 Academy Islington: Friday 18 September Buy Tickets