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UK Punks Grade 2 Touring the US this May!

Bringing the raw power of old-school punk to a new generation and audience, the Isle of Wight, UK band Grade 2, announces a headlining tour of the US.



Grade 2 in 2022, photo by Ryan Mackfall

Bringing the raw power of old-school punk to a new generation and audience, the Isle of Wight, UK band Grade 2 announces a headlining tour of the US with tickets on sale this Friday, March 17, at 10 am local time. Famed for blistering live performances and exceptional musicianship, they’re taking their anthemic self-titled studio album on a nineteen-date run starting May 4th in Pomona, CA, making stops along the way in Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Phoenix and more before ending in Vegas on March 28 for Punk Rock Bowling.

This past month, Grade 2’s third studio album was released via Hellcat Records with guidance from legend Tim Armstrong (Rancid, Operation Ivy). Their most representative work yet, they meld the uncompromising ethos of punk with the howl of contemporary injustice, personal identity and frustrations of Gen-Z youth. United by a love of classic punk, ska and oi, childhood friends Sid Ryan (vocals, bass), Jacob Hull (drums) and Jack Chatfield (guitar, vocals) formed the band almost a decade ago at fourteen years old, honing their craft playing Clash and Jam covers before refining their own sound.

Leading to an eventual signing with Hellcat in 2018, the band has toured with The Interrupters, Dropkick Murphys, Rancid and Social Distortion while continuing to spit out blistering punk music laced with passion, angst, humour and despair.

UK 2023 Tour Dates:

March 7th, 2023 – The Lexington, London
March 10th, 2023 – Louisiana, Bristol
March 18th, 2023 – Classic Grand, Glasgow
March 19th, 2023 – Star & Garter, Manchester

Grade 2 US Tour Dates:

May 4 – Pomona, CA – Characters
May 5 – LA, CA – Bricks Rock Bar
May 6 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
May 7 – San Diego, CA – VooDoo Room @House of Blues
May 9 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
May 10 – Sacramento, CA – Goldfield Trading Post
May 12 – Portland, OR – Star Theater
May 13 – Seattle, WA – Madame Lou’s
May 14 – Boise, ID – El Korah Shrine
May 15 – SLC, UT – The Beehive
May 17 – Denver, CO – HQ
May 18 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
May 19 – West Chicago, IL – The WC Social Club
May 20 – St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill Duck Room
May 23 – Austin, TX – Empire Control Room
May 24 – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
May 26 – Tucson, AZ – 191 Toole
May 27 – Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock
May 28 – Las Vegas, NV – Fremont Country Club (Punk Rock Bowling)

Artwork for the album ‘Grade 2’ by Grade 2

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