Welsh pop-punk band Punk Rock Factory are going on tour in 2024, and they've chosen Llandrindod Wells as their place to kick it off.
Having played their first ever live show in 2021, quickly followed up with a sold-out UK tour and slots at festivals in the UK and Europe including Download, Punk Rock Factory is watching their fanbase grow across the globe. Already scheduled for an autumn UK tour, the band had to upgrade it due to high ticket sales. They're also gearing up for tours of Australia and the USA.
But the band felt they couldn’t keep the home fans waiting any longer and have announced a special 7-date Welsh tour for March 2024.
Punk Rock Factory said, "Let’s do this. It’s been a total whirlwind for our band since it took off during lockdown in 2020. We never expected to be whisked away to the far reaches of the UK and Europe on multiple occasions - but here we are. However, one thing that’s always kind of been pushed to the wayside while we’ve been busy gallivanting around is our home. Our beautiful country - Wales.
"Well, that’s changing. Right now. We are going back to our roots. Before PRF was even an idea. Before we had fabulous beards and pink guitars.. we’re digressing here. What we’re trying to say is we’re coming back to Wales to hit up some legendary venues in towns and cities you may not expect to see us. This almost feels like going back in time and reliving our youth, only playing other people’s songs.
"We’re absolutely buzzing to make our way around the green green grass of home. And to make things even better, we’re bringing some amazing up-and-coming Welsh bands along for the ride.”
Punk Rock Factory is known for turning any song into a pop-punk masterpiece. The boisterous four-piece from South Wales takes all your favourite tracks and makes them sound like you never quite imagined they could. No one is immune, as they have adapted everything from Disney classics and assorted rock and pop hits, to TV themes from across the decades.
The Welsh pop-punk upstarts have recently released their latest EP, Poor Unfortunate Souls, along with their album It's Just A Stage We're Going Through, both out now. When Disney’s live-action version of The Little Mermaid hit cinemas in May, Punk Rock Factory decided to focus its attention under the sea. The EP's lead single, "Part Of Your World," features dazzling guest vocals from Alissa White-Gluz, the powerhouse best known as the lead vocalist of the Swedish melodic death metal band Arch Enemy. Their new album, It's Just A Stage We're Going Through, is self-released and features the single ‘Mamma Mia’ alongside 9 other high-octane tunes from the new album. They also paid faithful homage to ABBA’s original video for the track – recreating it frame by frame, right down to the white boots and hairstyles.
The 2024 headline UK dates to catch Punk Rock Factory are:
Fri 1st Mar – Llandrindod Wells Pavillion
Sat 2nd Mar – Merthyr Redhouse
Sun 3rd Mar – Crumlin Patriot
Tues 5th Mar – Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
Wed 6th Mar – Swansea Bunkhouse
Fri 8th Mar – Buckley Tivoli
Sat 9th Mar – Narbeth Queens Hall
If you want to catch them later this year, their UK dates are:
Thu 19th Oct - Bristol SWX
Fri 20th Oct - Glasgow O2 Academy
Sat 21st Oct - Newcastle University SOLD OUT
Sun 22nd Oct - Sheffield O2 Academy 2 SOLD OUT
Tue 24th Oct - Norwich Epic Studios
Wed 25th Oct - Brighton Concorde 2
Fri 27th Oct - Oxford O2 Academy
Sat 28th Oct - Leeds Uni Stylus SOLD OUT
Sun 29th Oct - London O2 Academy Islington SOLD OUT
Wed 1st Nov - Southampton 1865 SOLD OUT
Fri 3rd Nov - Manchester O2 Ritz SOLD OUT
Sat 4th Nov - Birmingham O2 Institute