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McFLY Launch Battle Of The Bands Competition To Find Support Acts For 2012 UK Tour



Mcfly have launched a Battle of the Bands competition to choose the opening act on each of the 26 dates of their new March/April 2012 tour. This tour will go to all corners of the UK and will go on sale on Saturday 26th November from www.livenation.co.uk (full dates below).

The Battle of The Bands has been inspired by the annual competition run by US travelling Festival ‘Warped Tour’. McFly will pick the winners for each of the 26 dates from the top 50 bands voted for by fans.The huge competition that will be hosted on the band’s official website www.mcfly.com.  

All UK bands are eligible and entry is free by clicking on the Battle of the Bands logo on the home page. Bands need a photo and a youtube video (can be a promo or live video). Voting will start on the 1st October and will run until 12th Janurary. Voting is free and open to everyone with a Facebook account. Fans can vote for as many bands as they like but can only vote once for each band.  

McFly’s fifth studio album ‘Above The Noise’ was released to huge acclaim in November last year and spawned the band’s biggest single to date ‘Shine A Light’ which sold over 300,000 in the UK. A DVD filmed at the Wembley date of their UK Arena Tour earlier this year is due out early December from Island Records. McFly are currently writing for their 6th Studio album.

Don’t miss one of your chance to catch one the most successful young bands up close and personal in a venue near you. 

MARCH 2012

WEDNESDAY                7          PORTSMOUTH GUILDHALL
FRIDAY                          9          SHEFFIELD CITY HALL
SATURDAY                  10         O2 APOLLO MANCHESTER
SUNDAY                       11         OXFORD NEW THEATRE
TUESDAY                     13         MARGATE WINTER GARDENS
WEDNESDAY              14         FOLKESTONE LEAS CLIFF HALL
FRIDAY                         16         NOTTINGHAM ROYAL CONCERT HALL
SATURDAY                  17         O2 ACADEMY LEEDS
SUNDAY                       18         HANLEY VICTORIA HALL
WEDNESDAY               21         SOUTHAMPTON GUILDHALL
THURSDAY                   22         SWINDON OASIS
SATURDAY                   24         PLYMOUTH PAVILIONS
SUNDAY                        25         TORQUAY RIVIERA
MONDAY                       26         BRISTOL COLSTON HALL
WEDNESDAY               27         IPSWICH REGENT THEATRE
FRIDAY                          30         O2 ACADEMY BIRMINGHAM

APRIL 2012

SUNDAY                       1          LINCOLN ENGINE SHED
TUESDAY                     3          NORWICH UEA
WEDNESDAY              4          SOUTHEND CLIFFS PAVILION
FRIDAY                         6          READING HEXAGON
SATURDAY                  7          HMV HAMMERSMITH APOLLO
TUESDAY                    10         CAMBRIDGE CORN EXCHANGE
WEDNESDAY             11         PRESTON GUILDHALL
FRIDAY                        13         GLASGOW CLYDE AUDITORIUM
SATURDAY                 14         O2 ACADEMY NEWCASTLE
SUNDAY                      15         LEICESTER DE MONTFORT HALL


Tickets go onsale 9am on Saturday 26th November 2011 priced at £27.50 (subject to booking fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk

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