Grade 2 Announces Biggest Headlining UK Tour to Date  Self-titled Album Out Now via Hellcat Records

Grade 2 Announces Biggest Headlining UK Tour to Date Self-titled Album Out Now via Hellcat Records

25th September 2023 0 By John Deaux

Grade 2, the Isle of Wight punk trio, is excited to announce their biggest headlining UK tour to date, taking place in November 2023. The tour comes in support of their latest, self-titled album, which was released earlier this year via Hellcat Records under the guidance of Tim Armstrong (Rancid).


The album is Grade 2’s most representative work yet, melding the uncompromising ethos of punk with the howl of contemporary injustice, personal identity, and frustrations of Gen-Z youth. Authentically told by three lads with punk coursing through their veins, ‘Grade 2’ makes blistering punk music laced with passion, angst, humor, and despair.


From the complex rhythms and brutal two-note guitar of opening track “Judgement Day,” the record grabs by the scruff of the neck and never lets up. With a commitment to the cause, lead single “Doing Time” is a thunderous hardcore punk track screaming: “Spoon feed me corporate lies; I left that place with a noose to my neck.” Intertwined are upbeat bangers (“Under the Streetlight,” “Celine”), classic pop-punk (“Don’t Stand Alone,” “Fast Pace”), and savage old-school grit (“Parasite,” “Gaslight”). The result is a bone-crunching 35-minutes that agitates, intoxicates, and liberates in equal measure.


Grade 2 is set to take their explosive live show on the road for the following dates:


UK Headlining Tour

November 1, 2023 ­– Brighton, Patterns

November 2, 2023 – Birmingham, Academy 3

November 3, 2023 – Hull, Polar Bear Music Club

November 5, 2023 – Newcastle, Cluny

November 6, 2023 – Glasgow, Stereo

November 7, 2023 – Bristol, Thekla

November 8, 2023 – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

November 9, 2023 – Northampton, The Black Prince

November 10, 2023 – Norwich, Waterfront Studio

November 11, 2023 – Manchester, Academy 3

November 12, 2023 – London, Boston Music Room

November 13, 2023 – Cardiff, Globe


Tickets available via band’s WEBSITE.



Grade 2 is Sid Ryan (vocals, bass), Jacob Hull (drums) and Jack Chatfield (guitar, vocals)

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