NEWS: Boyce Avenue Announce Support Acts For UK Tour

Boyce Avenue today announce Ingrid Michaelson and Tyler Hilton as support artists on their forthcoming UK and Ireland tour.

Boyce Avenue recently won over massive audiences on One Direction’s sold-out UK / Ireland tour and have added many fans to their multi million fan base worldwide. Florida’s Boyce Avenue are embarking on their sixth UK and Ireland tour in June this year, this will see the band play the legendary Isle of Wight Festival and their biggest European headline shows to date.

Ingrid Michaelson has earned enviable name-recognition thanks to her knack for crafting beautiful, idiosyncratic songs, many of which have wafted out of your television in handfuls of Grey’s Anatomy episodes (not to mention countless other series since such as American Idol, Parenthood, and So You Think You Can Dance), in an affecting Google Chrome ad, and on VH1 as anvartist You Outta Know.

Tyler Hilton has been a songwriter and musician for most of his life. But also made his acting debut starring as the musically talented but totally arrogant Chris Keller on the second season of One Tree Hill. Other roles followed, including playing Elvis Presley in the critically acclaimed Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line, co-starring in the indie film Charlie Bartlett with Robert Downey Jr., and returning to One Tree Hill for its final season in 2012. But being an artist, Hilton did what artists do and channeled all of his frustrated emotions into a batch of songs, the bulk of which make up his new album ‘Forget the Storm’, which Hilton has released on his own label, Hooptie Tune Records.

Boyce Avenue, a Florida-based band popular for its strong acoustic roots and melodic rock sound consists of three brothers Alejandro, Fabian, and Daniel Manzano. The brothers first came together as a band in 2004 when Alejandro (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Fabian (guitar, vocals), and their older brother Daniel (bass, percussion, vocals) reconnected after Daniel graduated from Harvard Law School and moved back to Florida where Fabian and Alejandro were both attending classes at the University of Florida. It was there that the brothers continued to write music and to perform local shows, taking their most formative steps toward becoming a band.

In 2007, in an effort to share their music and ideas with the world, the band decided to start filming and posting videos on YouTube of them performing their own songs as well as some of their favourite songs by other popular artists. The videos began to resonate instantly with YouTube viewers and to date the band’s YouTube channel has amassed over 600,000,000 views and over 1,000,000 subscribers making it one of the most watched of all time and the top ranked band on the site.

The band’s debut album, ‘All We Have Left’, is out now on their own label, ‘3 Peace Records’. It features the single “Every Breath” with a music video shot by acclaimed director Zach Merck (Blue October, Safetysuit) based on an idea created by the band.

Following the release of the album the band has spent the last 18 months touring on an extensive worldwide basis and playing for thousands of fans in the United States, Canada, the UK, mainland Europe, Asia and Australia. The band will play extensively throughout the US and back to Europe in June then will start work on a new album in the fall.

Boyce Avenue is gaining worldwide recognition, through a vast and growing online fan base, for its pop-sensible blend of acoustic and rock music.

Having recently received rave reviews when they visited the UK/Ireland to play a host of sold-out shows in November 2011, including sell-out nights at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire and Dublin’s Olympia Theatre, and a performance at the MTV European Music Awards in Belfast and the One Direction tour in January. With plays and support from BBC Radio 1, The Sun newspaper and Q Mag exclusively premiering their ‘Broken Angel’ video 2012 is sure to be a big year for Boyce Avenue.

Summer 2012 UK Headline Tour

Mon 11 June   Glasgow O2 Academy  0844 499 9990
Tue 12 June    Edinburgh HMV Picture House  0844 499 9990
Thu 14 June    Newcastle O2 Academy  0844 477 2000
Fri 15 June      Liverpool O2 Academy  0844 477 2000
Sat 16 June     Birmingham O2 Academy  0844 477 2000
Mon 18 June   Leeds O2 Academy  0844 477 2000
Tue 19 June    Bristol O2 Academy  0844 477 2000
Wed 20 June   Manchester Academy  0161 832 1111
Thu 21 June    London HMV Hammersmith Apollo  0844 844 4748
Sat 23 June     Isle of Wight Festival    0844 499 9955
Tue 26 June    Olympia Theatre, Dublin  3531 679 3323
Wed 27 June   Olympia Theatre, Dublin  3531 679 3323
Thu 28 June    Waterfront Hall Auditorium, Belfast  02890 334455

Tickets for the above shows (excluding the Isle of Wight Festival) are on sale now, check www.gigsandtours.com  and http://bit.ly/wp8XLQ for 11-21 June, andhttp://goo.gl/kFUHH for 26-28 June (All tickets subject to booking fee).

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