Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Futurheads gig tickets and exclusive T's give-away!

The Topman CTRL Gig tour is back in Liverpool, the last event at the new (now old) Karova was a blow out. This time they have the Futurheads playing at The shipping forecast on 7th December and guess who has two tickets to give away. Ye ye it's me. Plus I also have a couple of exclusive T's designed by the band to throw in too.

All you have to do is email saying you want the tickets and I'll let you know if you have won tomorrow.

Any way here is the press release sent to me by the fabulous Gemma from Topman HQ...


Topman CTRL is proud to announce their final masters and commanders for the year, The Futureheads, who hold the keys to until 2011. The post-punk play-abouts mark their newfound territory with a gig at The Shipping Forecast in Liverpool on December 7th and have chosen their north-eastern neighbours Frankie and the Heartstrings and math-rock favourites Hot Club de Paris as support.

With a rollercoaster career to date, The Futureheads have just delivered their 4th studio album ‘The Chaos’ to the welcoming arms of their dedicated fans across the world. Having donned their DIY businessman shoes, masterminded their own label and set up camp at, the band live like everyday is the beginning of a twist, and with The Futureheads, it usually is.

Tickets for 2010’s last instalment of Topman CTRL Live featuring Sunderland’s indie leaders The Futureheads, Frankie and the Heartstrings and local legends Hot Club de Paris go on sale Monday 22nd November so come celebrate a year of top tunes and great gigs with a party to remember and a line up to match.

For The Futureheads, life is never dull and nothing’s perfect till it’s perfect. That’s probably why they decided to record their hit-filled, self-titled debut no less than 3 times! Their combination of lusty pop and rough Sunderland wit has secured them 3 top 20 albums and a succession of hook filled melody driven singles that have won over fans across the globe. December sees them take the reins at showing fans what it’s really like being in one of Britain’s favourite post punk institutions, adding exclusive videos, pictures and insights into their weird and wonderful world.

Barry Hyde, The Futureheads, said, “We are very, very excited to be playing the Topman CTRL gig with such excellent support bands, Frankie & The Heartstrings and Hot Club De Paris. Both bands are very good friends of ours and it's going to be a rip-roaring corker of an evening.”

Joining them at Topman CTRL Live are Frankie and the Heartstrings, playing their pop tinged punk revival foot stompers that sit perfectly with their musical mentors The Futureheads. Kicking off the ultimate show is Hot Club de Paris whose quirky time signatures and experimental indie rock tunes are the perfect intro to end Topman CTRL’s biggest year yet.

If you missed last month’s CTRL gig curated by Mystery Jets or simply want to relive the night, fear not! The best bits from their reign as controllers are now showing exclusively on

Tickets are available for this month’s killer show with The Futureheands at The Shipping Forecast in Liverpool from

Tuesday 7th December
The Shipping Forecast 15 Slater Street
L1 4BW
Tickets, £6 
Doors 7pm 
Over 14s Only

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