Primal Scream to Headline NME Rock ‘n’ Roll Riot Tour

The fact that Primal Scream will be the headline performers for the 2008 NME Rock ‘n’ Roll Riot Tour is great news for the thousands of U.K. rock fans that will be flocking to the tour’s sixteen performance venues, starting in Oxford on 20 November and concluding in the band’s hometown of Glasgow on 13 December 2008. Primal Scream front man Bobby Gillespie promises that audiences can expect to get their money’s worth, as the band is pumped up for the tour and playing better than ever before.

Primal Scream entertained appreciative audiences when they played the headline set at the T in the Park earlier this year, giving fans a taste of what to expect during the NME Rock ‘n’ Roll Riot Tour. Songs from the band’s ninth studio album, “Beautiful Future”, which has been described as “laser-guided pop”, will be a highlight of the show, along with some of the band’s classic tracks that every fan is hoping to hear.

Scottish alternative rock group, Primal Scream, was formed in Glasgow in 1982. There have been quite a few changes in line-up over the years, but founder and front man Bobby Gillespie has consistently been the driving force behind the phenomenal success of the band. The line-up for the 2008 NME Rock ‘n’ Roll Riot tour is Bobby Gillespie (vocals), Martin Duffy (keyboard), Andrew Innes (guitar), Darrin Mooney (drums) and Gary “Mani” Mounfield (bass). The band’s 1991 album “Screamadelica” put them under the international music spotlight, and they have never looked back, earning a growing fan-base with each album release.

A number of Primal Scream’s songs have been used on movie soundtracks, including “Trainspotting” in the movie of the same name, “Star” in The Jackal, and “Come Together” in Human Traffic. Their song “Movin’ On Up” featured in Grand Theft Parsons as well as the game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

Sponsored by popular music magazine NME (New Musical Express), the Rock ‘n’ Roll Riot Tour has over the years been instrumental in boosting the careers of some noteworthy bands, including the Kaiser Chiefs, Razorlight and The Enemy, playing to sold-out audiences at every venue.

The NME Rock ‘n Roll Riot starts in Oxford on 20 November, and from there it goes to Cardiff, Bristol, Southampton, Reading, Nottingham, London, Norwich, Sheffield, Brighton, Birmingham, Cambridge, Leeds, Newcastle, Manchester and Glasgow. Tickets went on sale on 30 July and are selling fast – get yours today and make sure you don’t miss out!