SPIRITBOX are delighted to announce their debut headline UK performance.
Following their set at Download Festival on Sunday, 12th June, the band will travel to London for what is sure to be a sold out show at the O2 Academy, Islington, on Monday, 13th June. Age restrictions for the show are 8+, though under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
Tickets for the one-off date are expected to sell very quickly. Pre-sale tickets will be available from 10am GMT on Wednesday, 23rd February from Live Nation and the Spiritbox fan club, as well as via the venue and O2 app. Tickets will then go on general sale at 10am GMT on Friday, 25th February. Buy online at: https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist-spiritbox-1362380, from Ticketmaster, or head to Spiritbox.com for tickets and further info.
Last week, the band announced a special collaboration with Z2, to present “Eternal Blue: A Spiritbox Graphic Novel” by veteran comic writer Jim Krueger, artist Amilcar Pinna, and colourist Treonna Farrell. The graphic novel unspools the eerie tale of Eva, a brilliant painter on the verge of unbelievable acclaim and success. But her inability to reconcile her public perception with her true self allows a Spiritbox — a device used to communicate with the dead — to transport her to an ethereal world. Here, she finds herself trapped in a realm where false shadows become real and dangerous. The novel is offered in both softcover and hardcover formats, with covers courtesy Justin Cherry available in select comic shops, as well as deluxe, super deluxe and platinum editions packaged with a limited-edition, functional Spiritbox device, gallery-ready prints by Jason Levesque, and more available exclusively through Z2’s webstore.
SPIRITBOX’s ‘Eternal Blue’, one of the mostly hotly anticipated debut albums in recent years, was released on September 17th, 2021. The band went on to smash week 1 charts across the world. In the USA, it landed at #13 on the Billboard Top 200 and topped both Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Hard Rock Album charts, as well as debuting in the Top 20 of the official album charts in Australia (#8), Canada (#17), Germany (#17), and the UK (#19). To date, SPIRITBOX has received more than 163 million digital music streams and has had the #1 song on SiriusXM Liquid Metal for two consecutive years – the first artist in the history of the programme to achieve this. Find ‘Eternal Blue’ on all streaming platforms here and stream the video playlist on YouTube here.
The release rolled in on a global tsunami of critical acclaim, from perfect score reviews and features everywhere including Spin, Forbes, and Alternative Press, to multiple front covers including Kerrang!, Metal Hammer, Rock Sound, Distorted Sound, Pollstar, and Revolver.
What The Press Are Saying
“Eternal Blue will be remembered as a game changer, the kind of total reset of the rulebook we saw in Slipknot’s debut, Pantera’s Cowboys From Hell or (whisper it) Linkin Park’s Hybrid Theory. One thing is certain. The metal scene may never be the same after this.”
– Metal Injection
“This is the thing with Spiritbox: they spin you around. Eternal Blue is dizzying, cleansing and frightening. You need to delve deep to find your place within it, but that journey is the very thing that makes this album so interesting. It’s an entrance that brings darkness and beauty in shades of heavy that you haven’t quite encountered before.”
“it’s difficult to remember a debut record in recent years that’s landed with as much hype and anticipation as Eternal Blue….Eternal Blue is a staggeringly brilliant record that resoundingly delivers on the hype.”
– Metal Hammer
“Worthy of the accolades that have been flooding the internet… Spiritbox are indeed a troupe de force for contemporary metal, and may very well transcend the genre altogether.”
– Fistful of Metal
“A perfect scene of brutality and majesty all harmonising to create the next big thing: Spiritbox.”
“The hottest heavy band on the planet.”
– Rock Sound
What Spiritbox have achieved is remarkable; ‘Eternal Blue’ flows beautifully and feels like a truly cohesive whole that delivers on its promises and then some.”
“This is the sound of the genre’s future.”
– Classic Rock
“‘Eternal Blue’ is a masterpiece of modern heavy music; a record that twists and turns and sits long in your memory and warrants listen after listen. Not only does live up to the immense hype but it exceeds it entirely.”
– Distorted Sound
“Their eclectic, cathartic debut album ‘Eternal Blue’ utterly slaps.”
“One of the breakout bands of 2021.”
– Total Guitar
Named after a device some believe is capable of communicating with the dead, there’s a sense of the paranormal running through all that Spiritbox do, but this is a group of artists who are very much brimming with life and creating something remarkable with their music.
Characterised by fierce intensity, unwavering emotion, and technical splendour, their debut full length album ‘Eternal Blue’ is destined to latch onto the hearts and minds of those who hear it. It is that connection between fan and artist that drives Courtney, Mike, Bill, and Zev in all that they do as the Spiritbox phenomenon continues to grow bigger and bigger. The album also features a special guest appearance from Architects frontman, Sam Carter, on the track ‘Yellowjacket’.
Having toured the world many times over with their previous bands – metal outfit iwrestledabearonce (Courtney and Mike) and pop punk band Living With Lions (Bill) – Spiritbox absorbed the highs and lows of living as working musicians and decided to try a different and more sustainable approach when it came to releasing their music. In doing so they quickly garnered a cult-like online following which has led to over 163 million streams across all platforms and sell outs on every physical release and most merch items they’ve released to date. Towards the end of 2020 they announced that they had signed with world renowned label, Rise Records in partnership with Pale Chord.
Courtney LaPlante – Vocals
Mike Stringer – Guitar
Bill Crook – Bass
Zev Rose – Drums