Introducing: Taking HayleyJune 18th, 2012 | Stephen Vicino
The Birmingham pop-rockers have just announced details of their hotly anticipated debut album, Tricks and Games, which will be released at the end of July.
The band has also announced their headline ‘Tricks and Games Tour’ in support of the album which will see the 4 piece take their beat laden melodic rock to a host of cities across the U.K in September. Before then, they’re headlining 2 festivals in the next 6 weeks, including Premier League soccer team Aston Villa’s kit launch festival on Sunday at Villa Park.
TAKING HAYLEY ANNOUNCE TRICKS AND GAMES TOUR, DEBUT ALBUM DETAILS
The album will feature both singles to date, ‘Circles’ & ‘Up All Night’, the videos for which has been/currently is (respectively) featured on music channels across the U.K and have received north of 125,000 YouTube views between them. As their popularity continues to spike, Taking Hayley are regularly selling out 200/300 capacity venues on headline shows in only their second full year as a band. This past year has also seen the band tour with internationally renowned acts such as The Summer Set & McFly.
Birmingham pop-rockers Taking Hayley have announced their huge ‘Tricks and Games Tour’ coming this September! The tour will be in support of their hotly anticipated forthcoming debut album, Tricks and Games, set for release this summer. Tickets for the ‘Tricks and Games Tour’ are selling fast, head over to http://www.takinghayley.com to get yours now.
The 4 piece formed in November 2010 taking influence from the likes of Paramore, All Time Low & You Me At Six, and wasted little time making an impression on the local music scene, juggling studio time and shows with tireless promotion across Birmingham. In December, Taking Hayley sold out their first ever headline show at the Sound Bar, and have since sold out the Birmingham o2 Academy 3, again on a headline show, a handsome feat at such an early stage in their young careers.
‘…fit for Wembley Arena’ – RockOn Magazine
The past year has already seen Taking Hayley support a number of internationally acclaimed bands such as The Summer Set & McFly, and the band were soon gracing TV screens across the country, achieving Kerrang! TV and Scuzz rotation for first two videos, debut single ‘Circles’ & most recently ‘Up All Night’, which you can catch right now on ‘Kerrang! Introduces’.
As if that wasn’t enough, 2012 is only getting bigger, busier and more exciting for Levi, Alistair, Tom & Jay, with aforementioned debut album Tricks and Games released this summer. In the meantime Taking Hayley will be playing the Villa Park Festival on June 17th in support of the new Aston Villa FC kit launch and on July 29th they headline Cannock Fest 2012 on July 29th.
‘One of the most hard working bands around at present’ – Ourzone Magazine
In a short space of time, Taking Hayley’s passionate and loyal fan base have helped propel them into one of the most talked about young bands in the U.K, a label which has gained extra credibility with the bands energetic live performances, showcasing the catchy guitars, jumping beats and huge melodies which have already wowed sold out academy crowds on a number of occasions, and will no doubt do so again come September’s huge ‘Tricks and Games Tour’.
‘Tricks and Games Tour’ full dates:
Birmingham, Ballroom – 1st September
Nottingham, Red Rooms – 2nd September
Newcastle, o2 Academy 2 – 3rd September
Edinburgh Liquid Rooms – 4th September
Glasgow, Classic Grand – 5th September
Manchester, Dry Bar – 6th September
Sheffield, Corporation – 7th September
London, o2 Academy 2 – 8th September
Norwich, B2 – 9th September
Southampton Joiners – 11th September
Bristol, o2 Academy 2 – 12th September