It’s not long now until this year’s Dr. Martens #STANDFORSOMETHING Tour in association with DIY kicks off, and we’re very happy to announce the remaining support acts for the shows confirmed thus far.
Having already announced that Arcane Roots, Johnny Foreigner and Only Rivals are set to join in the fun later this year (supporting We Are The Ocean, Los Campesinos! and Tonight Alive respectively), we can now reveal that noisy upstarts God Damn will be appearing at this year’s Edinburgh show, while Mazes will be joining proceedings in Cardiff.
“It’s absolutely mad,” offers God Damn drummer Ash Weaver, on what it’s going to be like to play alongside Welsh five-piece Funeral For A Friend on the opening night of the tour. “When we were contacted about the show it was a bit surreal. They’re one of those bands who were really prominent in our teenage years growing up.”
As for Mazes, they’ll be reuniting with longtime friends Eagulls – with whom they released a split 7” back in November 2011 – but they’ll be keeping their wits about them for the show. “[That] seems like a long time ago…” says the band’s Jack Cooper. “[It’s] cool to see how well they’re doing. Last time we played with Eagulls, they stole Neil’s shoes. Nice guys, but we can’t afford to lose shoes.”
Have no fear: we’ll be completing each bill soon, with the opening acts for each night set to be revealed shortly. Keep updated at diymag.com/standforsomethingtour2014 and drmartens.com/standforsomethingtour for all the news and line up announcements.