The band from Llandudno, Wales, is scheduled to perform at Swansea’s Singleton Park, next May, and will be their only gig on Welsh soil during 2020. The Singleton Park is a 250-acre area and is the largest urban park of the city, two times the size of the Churchill Downs race track that holds the Kentucky Derby race.
The complex has among its amenities Swansea University’s main campus, Singleton Hospital, and many other historically important places and points of interest.
The group, that will be playing their last concert of 2019 in Vancouver, Canada next 11th of December, has had quite the year. Catfish and the Bottlemen completed no less than 5 American tours during the current year, along with tours on Australia, and Europe; and three arena tours in the UK, according to WalesOnline. Just madness.
The stop on their natal Wales will come after several shows all around Europe, and right after what seems to be a little break on March and April. they’ll be joined by fellow British alternative rock band You Me At Six, Welsh band Feeder and Brighton-based rock band Yonaka.
The extensive scheduled they completed was also to promote their 2019 album The Balance, which continued the style of the other 2 previews productions, and while that was the reason many fans loved it and were a commercial success.
Ironically, the music critics didn’t exactly agree with their follower’s view as it was the point they criticized the most, nevertheless the album was a success on UK Charts, as well in Scotland, Australia and the Alternative US, it failed miserably on Billboard, as it barely reached the No. 159 of the Billboard 200.
Right now, a lot of people are aware of who Catfish and the Bottlemen are, either their commercial success with a couple of Platinum albums or their insane year touring has brought them closer to the mainstream, a place where rock is as ephemeral as it can be. Their youthful alternative chords and the voice of Van McCann are doing insanely well, along with his ability to write Hymn like songs that the public sings back at them at every live performance.
The band’s success had made them leave Europe and tour around the world, 2019 more than ever, visiting America in several occasion, they are there right now, performing to finish the year with a concert in Vancouver, Canada.
The growth in the band has been so much that they’ve barely been able to play in welsh in during the last few years since their breakthrough, as WalesOnline noted. The band got to play in a lot of places all around the capital, Cardiff, just before the madness that came with Balcony in 2014.
It was in 2018 when they were back to perform in the country they are from, a place with only 3,1 million people. They performed a double date on the Cardiff Castle 4 years and 2 albums later. Both times sold out WalesOnline reviewed the performance with 5 stars, titling it “a glorious demonstration of passion, power and a band at the top of their game”.
Van McCann, Johnny Bond, Benji Blakeway and Bob Hall are about to return to Wales on a more than interesting setting, bigger than they were a year ago, with another album on their discography, with some great musical guests and in a fantastic 250 acres place to enjoy and sing along with the creators of bangers songs like Cocoon, Longshot, 7, Kathleen and more.
The General tickets are available December 6th, 10 am