We are delighted to be able to welcome alternative rockers ‘A’ to The Horn to play a very special and intimate show at The Horn as a warm-up to their 4th Stage headline appearance at Download Festival.
After what seems like an eternity away, this summer will see “A” back on the road where they belong.
Since calling it a day back in late 2005, the five members of former Brit Rock superstars “A” have been a busy bunch.
“Basically the machine killed us!” explains drummer Adam Perry. “We literally couldn’t operate anymore, we’d had hits, big hits, toured the planet and sold a ton of records, but label problems, and a long wait in between albums made it impossible for us to continue. We never split up, just called it a day and pursued other exciting avenues” In 2006 Adam Perry (drums) joined 7 million selling Philadelphia mentalists ‘Bloodhound Gang’ and went onto found the music tech company ‘BandApp’, whilst twin brother Jason Perry (vocals) and Dan Carter (bass) went about writing scores of hits for other artists, racking up 5 UK No.1’s and over 10 UK top 10’s in just 18 months. Daniel joined Radio One as host of the Rock Show, whilst Mark Chapman (guitar) played various sessions before settling down in the band ‘Mills’. Keyboard player and Perry brother number three, Giles moved BBC to Virgin. This year also saw Jason also win his first Grammy as producer for his work with the amazing ‘Molotov’
So why now?
“It feels like the time is right’ says Adam. “We did a couple of shows in 2012, and it made us realise we still need “A” in our lives, playing those songs again made us all re think about getting “A” back on track, recording new music and enjoying “A” again”
What no Dan?
“Daniel isn't doing these shows,” explains Adam, he joined The Bloodhound Gang to play our Australia stadium tour with Nine Inch Nails in 2009 and has been all over the world with us ever since, plus with Radio One and his new band Krockodil, taking off, he's moved on. He loved “A”, it was his life, and we are all super best friends, but Dan feels like it’s time to move on, and we all wish him luck”
Enter new bassist Shay (formally of Kids In Glass Houses).
“Shay is ace” says Adam, we know him from KIGH and Jason has produced a couple of their records, so we are all looking forward to sharing the stage with him and making rock”
What's the plan?
“A” will play Download festival on June 12th, headlining the 4th stage. “We can’t wait!” says Adam, it’s an honour to be on the same bill as some amazing bands, and its 10 years since we played that festival, back in 2005, so we are really looking forward to it and hope to see many old and new faces down the front”
“A” plan to get back into the studio to record new material followed by more dates later this year, watch this space...
“A” Editors notes
“A” formed in 1996, signing to London Records/ Warners. “A” enjoyed an amazing career, recording 4 studio albums and one live album over a 9 year period.
2002 saw the band release their critically acclaimed, best-selling album “Hi Fi Serious”. The Album spawned huge hits singles for the band including the rock classic ‘Nothing’ and follow up single ‘Starbucks’. 2002 also saw the band pick up ‘Best British Band’ at the Kerrang Awards!
“A” earned a reputation as one of the world’s top live bands through years of touring, opening for the likes of Green Day, Foo Fighters, No doubt, The Offspring, Sex Pistols, Die Toten Hosen, Bloodhound Gang, as well as becoming a firm favourite of the festival circuit. After the release of their final album, 2005’s ‘Teen Dance Ordinance’ recorded in Seattle with producer Terry Date (Limp Bizkit, Soundgarden, Deftones) the band downed tools to pursue other interests.
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