BPREVIEW: Don Broco @ O2 Academy 15.02.18

Don Broco @ O2 Academy 15.02.18

Words by Eleanor Sutcliffe

On Thursday 15th of February, Don Broco will be performing at O2 Academy Birmingham with support coming from Japan’s ambiguous animal headed rockers Man with a Mission, and Brighton’s brightest dark stars Yonaka.

Doors open at 7pm, with tickets priced from £22.50 (plus booking fee) – as presented by Kilimanjaro Live. For direct gig information, including venue details and online ticket sales, click here.

Don Broco have stolen the spotlight recently, and for good reason. Since the release of their debut album, Priorities, in 2012, they’ve been steadily climbing up the ranks of the alternative rock scene. The further release of their sophomore album in 2015, Automatic, secured them tours with You Me At Six and 5 Seconds Of Summer, plus a signing to Sharptone Records who house metalcore bands such as Attila and We Came As Romans.

However, it’s their latest album that’s been causing waves in the scene at the minute – Technology has been hailed by Rock Sound as ‘a monster of a modern rock record’. Don Broco’s aesthetic and style has morphed over the years, and it seems only for the better.

They’ve come a long way from the days of their debut and older material, that’s for sure – Google ‘Thug Workout’ from their Big Fat Smile EP and you’ll see exactly what I mean. But having seen these guys for the first time in Cardiff Student Union in 2015, it was always clear they were destined for bigger stages.

The last time this band swung through Birmingham was at Slam Dunk 2017, where they delivered a stellar show to a packed out Genting Arena. And with Technology currently on repeat in every alternative bar and club I visit, Birmingham seems to be primed for the return of Don Broco in 2018.

‘Come Out to LA’ – Don Broco

Don Broco perform at the O2 Academy Birmingham on Thursday 15th February, with support from Man with a Mission and Yonaka. For direct gig info, including venue details and online ticket sales, visit www.academymusicgroup.com/o2academybirmingham/don-broco

For more on Don Broco, visit www.donbroco.com

For more on Man with a Mission, visit www.mwamjapan.info

For more on Yonaka, visit www.weareyonaka.com

For from Kilimanjaro Live, visit www.kilimanjarolive.co.uk

For more from the O2 Academy (Birmingham), including full event listings and online ticket sales, visit www.academymusicgroup.com/o2academybirmingham