Great news rock fans! The Deity’s Muse UK tour details were announced yesterday. Yes, you read right! South Africa’s finest alternative prog rock export will be heading to the UK in August 2018 (before they performance at the Bloodstock Festival on the 9th of the month).
This isn’t their first trip abroad. In October 2012 Deity’s Muse took part in their first-ever international tour where they performed at world famous venues such as The Viper Room in Hollywood and The 100 Club in London.
Hailing from Johannesburg in South Africa, the group have been honing their craft for 17 years now, proving to be an absolute juggernaut live. Having shared the stage in their home country opening for revered international acts such as Dead Letter Circus, Rise Against, Bring Me The Horizon, Blind Guardian, Unearth, Protest The Hero, Knorkator, Affiance, Monuments, 36 Crazyfists, Karnivool, TesseracT and Blindside, the band were invited to play the prestigious Euroblast Festival last year.
Besides joining the line-up for this year’s Bloodstock Festival, Deity’s Muse will be continuing their mission for world domination and will be heading to UK shores for a run of dates with London based prog-rock outfit, Sümer.
“First off, travelling and seeing the UK is an experience on its own. This will be the first time we get to see so much of the UK. I’m particularly excited to see all the different venues that England has to offer”, explains bassist Alvin.
“Secondly, I’ve been watching Sumer live at Bloodstock Open Air 2015 on YouTube. The atmosphere they create with their music is hypnotic, specifically their track “Chisel” (such a great song). Not only do I look forward to sharing the stage with such a prodigious band but I’m equally excited to create wonderful memories with them.”
Deity’s Muse UK Tour Details:
4 August 2018 – Cobblestones, Bridgwater
5 August 2018 – The Boiler Room, Guildford
6 August 2018 – The Black Heart, London
7 August 2018 – Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes
8 August 2018 – Satan’s Hollow, Manchester
9 August 2018 – Bloodstock Festival, Derbyshire
Guitarist and vocalist Wayne adds: “Being included in this year’s epic Bloodstock Open Air lineup is an honour which feels almost unattainable for a little-known band from the tip of Africa. We’re frothing at the opportunity of sharing the stage with such an epic bill. I mean the festival is headlined by Judas Priest, Gojira and Nightwish! I’m still shaking my head in disbelief.”
If you’re not familiar with the band, you should know that their live set is never boring. If you live on that tiny island (which wants to exit Europe) and you love rock, make your way to one of these Deity’s Muse UK Tour shows.
Crank up their song, “Satellites” below to get an idea of their sound:
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