It’s been two years since Biffy Clyro went straight to Number 1 with ‘A Celebration of Endings’. As the album was released during lockdown, the band were unable to celebrate its release with a tour. Instead, they plotted an ambitious and visually arresting livestream show that allowed fans all over the world to share the moment with them. Now Biffy Clyro announce that the show will be released as ‘A Celebration of Endings – Live from The Barrowland Ballroom’ on October 14th.
The show proved to be an innovative alternative to the Biffy Clyro live experience. Bringing their full arena-scale production to Glasgow’s Barrowland, the band were joined by touring members Mike Vennart and Richard ‘Gambler’ Ingram as well as a string section to bring the vast spectrum of sounds from the ‘A Celebration of Endings’ to life. They also made the most of the venue’s varying spaces to make the show equally as visually spectacular too. After starting out on the stage, they also performed on the venue’s main floor and, most memorably, within a small, striking mirrored cube for ‘Tiny Indoor Fireworks’. The sprawling set closer ‘Cop Syrup’ saw Simon Neil continue to play as he headed into the foyer and out into the street before returning to the venue to join James and Ben Johnston for its explosive finale.
2022 has seen Biffy Clyro win the Kerrang Award! for Best British Band and make a long-awaited return to full-scale tour. They followed their first North American tour in over four years with a selection of major European festival dates, including the Sunday night headline slot at Download. Kerrang’s review declared that they are “still one of the best bands in the land,” while NME praised their “wonderful sense of surprise that no other headliner offered.” November will see them play their first full UK and Ireland arena tour since 2016 including Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on November 14.