LOSTPROPHETS announce new album 'Weapons' & 2012 UK and Ireland tour



Lostprophets have announced the release of their brand new album ‘Weapons’ and their first headline UK tour in two years. The new album is released on April 2nd and is followed by a 14 date tour of the UK and Ireland culminating with a show at London’s O2 Academy Brixton. 

It’s been two years since the Welsh sextet released their fourth studio album, ‘The Betrayed’ (January 2010). Two very hectic years. After triumphant tours across the UK and Europe on which they played in front of tens of thousands of people, Kerrang! Magazine bestowed the prestigious ‘Classic Songwriters Award’ on the band, and it was time for Lostprophets to remind the world just how deserved that honour was.

Before the writing and recording process for fifth album, 'Weapons', could begin, 2010 needed to be closed out with a series of big experiences. As has become the norm, Lostprophets wowed the massive Reading and Leeds main stage crowd. They then went on to steal the show at Belfast's Belsonic Festival and about a month later, were asked to participate in the opening ceremony for the Ryder Cup at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.

Immediately following the Ryder Cup festivities, the band decamped to a private home in Norfolk for an initial round of writing. After Norfolk, Lostprophets moved back to the more familiar turf of Los Angeles to work on developing their existing ideas and creating even more monstrous ones. Studio work began in February 2011 at LA’s NRG Studios. Now, as 2012 kicks off, the band is ready to share their work with the world.

Lostprophets is a band whose members have known each other since their school days in Pontypridd, South Wales, a group that were friends long before they became bandmates and colleagues. Through their four previous albums – 2000’s ‘fakesoundofprogress’, 2004’s ‘Start Something’, 2006’s number one ‘Liberation Transmission’ and last year’s ‘The Betrayed’ – the sextet have risen from the clubs of England to the stages of Wembley and other impressive arenas. Almost by stealth, the band have grown, both in songwriting and success, stacking up a dozen or so top 40 singles and selling over 2 million albums worldwide.  They have become one of the UK’s biggest rock bands without compromise or flirting with musical fashions, instead choosing to stick with what they believe in and constantly striving to do better, more creatively challenging things.

Lostprophets will be coming to the following venues this spring:

April 2012
Sun 15                    Dublin Olympia
Mon 16                  Belfast Ulster Hall
Thu 19                  Liverpool O2 Academy                                   0844 477 2000
Fri 20                     Manchester Academy                                     0161 832 1111
Sat 21                    Leeds O2 Academy                                          0844 477 2000
Mon 23                  Birmingham O2 Academy                              0844 477 2000
Tue 24                   Aberdeen Music Hall                                       0844 499 9990
Wed 25                 Glasgow O2 Academy                                     0844 477 2000
Fri 27                     Newcastle O2 Academy                                  0844 477 2000
Sat 28                    Cardiff Motorpoint Arena                               0292 022 4488
Mon 30                  Nottingham Rock City                                     0115 822 1314
May 2012
Tue 01                   Cambridge Corn Exchange                          0122 335 7851
Wed 02                 Southampton Guildhall                                  0238 063 2601
Fri 04                     London O2 Academy Brixton                       0844 477 2000

Tickets are 22.50 (London - 25) and go on sale Friday 27 January at 9am
24HR CC HOTLINE 0844 811 0051 & 0844 826 2826

 Lostprophets are Ian Watkins (vocals), Jamie Oliver (keyboards, turntables, vocals), Stuart Richardson (bass), Mike Lewis (guitars), Lee Gaze (guitars) and Luke Johnson (drums).

New Album ‘Weapons’ – released 2nd April