After a tremendously busy 2011, A Plastic Rose kicked off 2012 by supporting Snow Patrol at London’s O2 Arena (Feb 11th) and Belfast’s Odyssey Arena (Jan 25th) to crowds of up to 34,000 at two sold out shows.
Finally, an opportunity to prove their worth on the biggest of all stages after 5 years of relentless touring, recording, and writing to build their loyal fanbase, known to the band as the APRmy, this is yet another step forward for one of Northern Ireland’s most exciting bands.
After paying tribute to them in Q Magazine’s August issue, Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody came to see the band he had so long admired in a tiny, dark venue in Belfast, and was so impressed he extended the invitation to join Snow Patrol on their ‘Fallen Empires’ arena tour.
After these shows, it’s full steam ahead for the rest of the year with ‘Build From The Ground Up’, the 1st of 4 singles from their highly anticipated debut album, released in March, through their label Di Di Mau. The album’s planned release date is September 2012, supported by a full UK & Irish tour.
The debut follows 2011’s mini album ‘The Promise Notes’ released on Di Di Mau Records, which is gaining an increasingly strong roster of important artists,’The Promise Notes’ s a summation of where the band has got to so far, but leaves you in no doubt that the best is yet to come.
With overwhelmingly positive reviews in the UK and Irish press (8/10 Rock Sound, 7/10 AU, 8/10 Drop D). The Promise Notes has successfully got people talking about this exciting new band, garnering them comparisons to the likes of Biffy Clyro, Snow Patrol, Foo Fighters, and Twin Atlantic
Their mixture of pure emotion and rock and roll dynamics has seen them winning over audiences all over the UK and Ireland, headlining the 2nd stage of the T Vital Festival in Bangor, and high profile gigs such as Arthur’s Day in Dublin supporting BelX1, the Glasgowbury music festival in Draperstown, the Sea Sessions, and tour support for Snow Patrol confirm that A Plastic Rose are THE most exciting new rock band in the UK right now.
Upcoming live dates:
March 17th – Glasgow University QMU w/Discopolis, Aerials Up, Kobi Onyame, PartWindPartWolf.
17th – 19th August 2012 – Sunflower Festival, N.Ireland
“Debut video from the A Plastic Rose album ‘Camera.Shutter.Life’, due for release on Di Di Mau Records September 2012. All copyright Di Di Mau Music 2012. Music Video created by Samuel Steele (www.missingpiecefilm.co.uk)”