Harnessing the energy of their UK-wide family of fans whilst bringing it all back home, DIY indie heavyweights The Reytons have today announced what will be their biggest headline show to date. Taking place on 6 July 2024 at the 20,000 capacity Clifton Park, Rotherham, this outdoor show will celebrate their success so far, with the release of their latest album, ‘Ballad of a Bystander,’ scheduled for January.
Besides being the largest outdoor event to ever take place in the town, it will also be the first time an artist has performed in front of an audience in Clifton Park since glam legend Marc Bolan brought T-Rex to the bandstand back in 1971. In a line taken from their song Kids Off The Estate, the band delighted local fans with a reference to the park, singing: “Nintendos came second hand and Clifton Park was Disneyland”.
Tickets for the show in the iconic 18th century parkland in the heart of Rotherham will go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday 6 October 2023.
Today’s announcement follows last weekend’s resounding sold-out indoor ‘homecoming’ at Sheffield’s 12,500-capacity Utilita Arena, just one highlight of an ongoing UK tour that has seen the band shift in excess of 40,000 tickets. Despite the band’s uncompromising stance on remaining an inpendent band, their aspirational, direct songwriting and unforgettable live performances have quickly catapulted them to their much-deserved arena status, with the remaining eleven dates of the tour wrapping up at Hull’s Bonus Arena on Friday 3 November.
On the back of topping the UK Official Album Chart in the New Year with their sophomore LP, What’s Rock And Roll? the band last week released the first new music from their hotly-anticipated follow-up in the form of new single Let Me Breathe. Whilst courting the inevitable music industry attention that success brings, The Reytons have chosen to release the much-anticipated follow up, and their third album, Ballad Of A Bystander independently once again. Said album will release on Friday 19 January 2024.
As they continue to savour success in their South Yorkshire heartlands, The Reytons eyes are set on their biggest London show to date at the 2,300 capacity O2 Forum Kentish Town and Manchester’s O2 Victoria Warehouse. All shows on their current tour and next year’s outdoor tour are confirmed as follows:
- Fri 6 Oct 2023 – O2 City Hall, Newcastle
- Sat 7 Oct 2023 – O2 Academy, Glasgow
- Fri 13 Oct 2023 – O2 Forum Kentish Town, London
- Fri 14 Oct 2023 – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
- Thu 19 Oct 2023 – O2 Academy, Bristol
- Fri 20 Oct 2023 – O2 Academy, Oxford
- Sat 21 Oct 2023 – Guild Hall, Portsmouth
- Thu 26 Oct 2023 – UEA, Norwich
- Fri 27 Oct 2023 – O2 Academy, Birmingham
- Sat 28 Oct 2023 – Great Hall, Cardiff
- Fri 3 Nov 2023 – Bonus Arena, Hull
- NEW – Sat 6 July 2024 – Clifton Park, Rotherham
For the few remaining 2023 tour tickets as well as album pre-orders, bundles, fan-only limited editions and all Clifton Park information visit: www.thereytons.com