Saddened to hear the latest news (if you don’t know what this is, then check out twitter or any music magazine right now). Thoughts are with the band and their families. Please note that only one band member has been implicated here. It does not reflect on the rest of the band and therefore will not be discussed on a band fan site.
Lostprophets are giving fans the unique opportunity to add to their setlist at November’s sold out Warped Tour UK. There are five songs to choose from viatext vote (with proceeds going to Teenage Cancer Trust). The song with the highest number of votes will be performed by the band as they close Warped Tour UK on Saturday 10thNovember at North London’s iconic
Alexandra Palace. The performance will be filmed exclusively by Punktastic and hosted on the site for fans to watch, so everyone can vote for their favourite.
The song options include ‘Lucky You’, which the band have only played once back in 2004 and ‘Broken Hearts…’ which was last performed live in 2008. Guitarist Mike Lewis says: “All of the songs we picked – some of them we’ve only played once or twice live over the past 12 years – they’re tracks that a lot of people ask us to play. We figured it would be a big deal for us to choose these because it’s finally giving our fans the chance to dictate which one they truly want to hear most. Teenage Cancer Trust is such an amazing charity. Everyone in the band has had someone close to them deal with a cancer-related tragedy at some point, so it’s a cause that’s really important to us. We’re happy to support it in whatever way we can.”
The full song listings and text numbers are as follows:
LPS01 – Lucky You
LPS02 – Darkest Blue
LPS03 – Broken Hearts, Torn Up Letters and the Story of a Lonely Girl
LPS04 – A Million Miles
LPS05 – Weapon
To choose a song text the code you want to 70300. For example, for ‘Lucky You’ text LPS01 to 70300. Fans can vote as many times as they like. Entries will be counted up until midday on Monday 5th November and the winning song will be announced on Tuesday 6th. Text messages cost £1 plus your standard network rate. Teenage Cancer Trust will receive £1 from every text.
Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for the six young people aged between 13 and 24 diagnosed with cancer every day. As one of the few charity partners at Warped Tour UK this year, Teenage Cancer Trust will have a stand on-site with signings from some of the performers, a raffle to win an
exclusive prize and T-shirt Amnesty. For more information about our involvement just visit our website.
The charity relies on voluntary donations to fund its vital work. To make a donation text WARP to 70300 to donate £3 (plus your standard network rate). To find out more, visit www.teenagecancertrust.org or hear Katie’s story, http://bit.ly/RaZ2fe
Last night, the boys played another session in the BBC Live Lounge. This time, they did a live version of current single, We Bring An Arsenal, as well as a collaboration with Labrinth to perform his track, Earthquake.
That collaboration might seem unusual, but the track was originally intended to be a collaboration with the band that fell through, so it’s good to see it finally getting out there in some form.
If you missed, it you can listen to both tracks on iPlay
woo! here it is! I saw me, therefore I am happy.
Looks like the single is out on June 4th – so keep your eyes and ears out for radio play towards the end of the month!!
There will be a second UK tour in November 2012, see dates below, trying to cover the places they missed last time! Tickets on sale 9am tomorrow! Clicky!
Thu 1st – Wolverhampton Civic Hall – Wolverhampton
Fri 2nd – 53 Degrees – Preston
Sat 3rd – O2 Academy Sheffield – Sheffield
Mon 5th – HMV Picture House – Edinburgh
Thu 8th – O2 Apollo Manchester – Manchester
Mon 12th – Norwich UEA – Norwich
Tue 13th – Engine Shed – Lincoln
Wed 14th – Newport Centre – Newport
Also, the legendary VANS WARPED TOUR will be making its first stop in the UK in 13 years this November. Last seen in the UK at Reading and Leeds festivals in 1999, VANS WARPED UK 2012 will see over 10,000 music lovers descend on North London’s Alexandra Palace on Saturday November 10th. It’s just been announced that Lostprophets will be headlining so make sure you get your tickets now.
Posted on the bands Facebook page today!
“BE IN OUR VIDEO Heads up people – we’re looking for recruits for the Lostprophets army. We’re shooting the video for ‘We Bring in Arsenal’ in London this Thursday, May 3. Details TBA, but if you’re interested in being part of the movement, RSVP to email@example.com, and we will get back to you with more information.”
As part of the launch of Weapons, the band have appeared on Muzu.tv to perform a few tracks acoustically. They boys have picked one new track and one old track, Bring ‘Em Down and Rooftops, to play completely stripped down to the barebones.
Go through to Muzu.tv to watch Ian and Lee perform now!
It’s taken a while, but the band now have a US label again. Punknews are reporting that Lostprophets have signed to Fearless Records. This means that new album, Weapons, finally has a US release date.
From 19th June, you’ll be able to pick up the CD in all good record stores. No news on vinyl or any special editions, but this is an excellent start.