Multi-Platinum selling progressive pop band Marianas Trench have announced a headlining tour in Europe, which plays Newcastle’s O2 Academy on May 8th. VIP tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, January 18th at 9 AM UK / 10 AM CET.General admission tickets will go on sale on Friday, January 20th at 9 AM UK / 10 AM CET. Go to: for more info and to purchase tickets.

The 17-date tour will showcase new material from their latest released fourth studio album Astoria which echoes one part 1980’s fantasy adventure film and one part classic Marianas Trench. It honours classic coming of age stories, and reflects on frontman Josh Ramsay’s own personal journey that took him from the highest high to the darkest point in his life and career. “This album is about completely falling to pieces, and picking yourself back up again,” Josh explains. “We took the hardest two years of my life and made it into something beautiful, and our best work to date.”

Excited to be returning to Europe, Marianas Trench declare, “EUROPE! Guess who’s coming back this May? It’s us. Returning to your glorious continent on The Final Countdown tour, we’re back at full strength and ready to finish what we started, and then some. New dates, makeup dates, new cities, old cities – stoking! Can’t wait to see everyone soon. Bring your squirrelin’ pail cuz this is gonna get furry!”

Since their 2006 debut, Fix Me, Marianas Trench have had two Certified Platinum-selling records (Masterpiece Theatre, Ever After), chart topping hits including ‘Who Do You Love,’ Fallout,’ and ‘Haven’t Had Enough,’ garnered multiple awards, and number 1 videos. Frontman Josh Ramsay also received a Grammy nomination in 2013 for co-writing and producing Carly Rae Jepsen’s breakthrough smash “Call Me Maybe.”

Below is a full list of tour dates for The Final Countdown tour. General admission tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, January 20th at 9 AM UK / 10 AM CET.

May 1, 2017                Bristol, UK                   The Fleece
May 2, 2017                Birmingham, UK          O2 Institute 2
May 4, 2017                Liverpool, UK              O2 Academy 2
May 5, 2017                Sheffield, UK               O2 Academy 2
May 6, 2017                Edinburgh, UK             Liquid Room
May 8, 2017                Newcastle, UK            O2 Academy 2
May 9, 2017                Manchester, UK          Gorilla
May 11, 2017              Portsmouth, UK           Wedgewood Rooms
May 12, 2017              London, UK                 Koko
May 13, 2017              Brighton, UK                The Haunt
May 15, 2017              Paris, FR                     Les Étoiles
May 16, 2017              Zürich, SUI                  Dynamo
May 18, 2017              Amsterdam, NL           Paradiso Noord
May 19, 2017              Berlin, GER                 Musik & Frieden
May 20, 2017              Hamburg, GER           Indra
May 22, 2017              Cologne, GER             Gebaude 9
May 23, 2017              Antwerp, BE                Kavka

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