It gets bigger still for DIY chart-toppers The Reytons as they announce 20,000-capacity headline outdoor
homecoming for summer 2024
The Reytons – LIVE in Clifton Park, Rotherham
Sat 6 July 2024
Tickets On General Sale 10am Fri 6 October 2023
NEW ALBUM Ballad Of A Bystander – Released Fri 19 January 2024
Capturing the energy of their UK-wide family of fans and bringing it all back home, DIY indie juggernaut, The Reytons have announced their biggest headline show to date, taking to a 20,000-capacity Clifton Park, Rotherham on Sat 6 July 2024. The major outdoor, summertime celebration is set to mark everything the self-propelled, main stage favourites have achieved to date whilst still looking forward to the January release of their third album, Ballad Of A Bystander.
Tickets for the event in the picturesque 18th Century parklands, located in the heart of Rotherham, go on general sale to fans on Fri 6 October 2023 at 10am.
The event is not only officially the biggest outdoor event to have taken place in the town, but the first time an artist has played to an audience in Clifton Park since glam legend, Marc Bolan brought T-Rex to play the bandstand in 1971. In a line drawn from their Kids Off The Estate song, the band pleased local fans with reference to the park by singing: “Nintendos came second hand and Clifton Park was Disneyland.”
The Reyton’s latest convention-defying announcement follows last weekend’s glorious sold-out indoor ‘homecoming’ at Sheffield’s 12,500-capacity Utilita Arena, just one highlight of a current UK Tour across which the band has sold more than 40,000 tickets. Whilst fiercely independent, the four-piece’s aspirational, direct songwriting and memory-making live performances have quickly elevated them to their hard-won arena status, completing their remaining run of eleven dates at Hull’s Bonus Arena on Fri 3 November.
After rising to the challenge of reaching the top of the UK Official Album Chart in the New Year with their second album, What’s Rock And Roll? the band last week released the first new music from their hotly-anticipated follow-up in the form of new single Let Me Breathe. Whilst courting the inevitable music industry attention that success brings, The Reytons have chosen to release the much-anticipated follow up, and their third album, independently once again. Ballad Of A Bystander will be released on Fri 19 January 2024.
Whilst celebrating ongoing success in their heartlands around South Yorkshire, The Reytons also look ahead to their biggest London show at the 2,300-capacity O2 Forum Kentish Town and hit Manchester’s O2 Victoria Warehouse on their forthcoming dates. All shows as part of their current tour and next year’s outdoor adventure are confirmed as follows:
Fri 6 Oct 2023 – O2 City Hall, Newcastle
Sat 7 Oct 2023 – O2 Academy, Glasgow
Fri 13 Oct 2023 – O2 Forum Kentish Town, London
Fri 14 Oct 2023 – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
Thu 19 Oct 2023 – O2 Academy, Bristol
Fri 20 Oct 2023 – O2 Academy, Oxford
Sat 21 Oct 2023 – Guild Hall, Portsmouth
Thu 26 Oct 2023 – UEA, Norwich
Fri 27 Oct 2023 – O2 Academy, Birmingham
Sat 28 Oct 2023 – Great Hall, Cardiff
Fri 3 Nov 2023 – Bonus Arena, Hull
NEW – Sat 6 July 2024 – Clifton Park, Rotherham
For the few remaining 2023 tour tickets as well as album pre-orders, bundles, fan-only limited editions and all Clifton Park information visit: www.thereytons.com
Made up of Rotherham’s own Jonny Yerrell, Joe O’Brien, Lee Holland and Jamie Todd, The Reytons have brought thousands of all-ages music fans to their door since releasing their Top 20 debut album, Kids Off The Estate in November 2021. Pleasing radio listeners as well as the people, Reytons continue to gather airplay from national radio stations BBC R1, 6 Music and Radio X, whilst most recent streaming figures have posted 110,000,000 Spotify listens across their growing catalogue.
Formed in 2016 and meticulously honing their craft over that year in secret, the first recorded sounds that music lovers heard of The Reytons was the five-track EP, It Was All So Monotonous, in May 2017. Featuring the spiky, relatable but raw single Slice Of Lime, the EP rapidly pushed forward the band’s reputation amongst gig goers, not only around their Rotherham and Sheffield base, but around the wider UK.
The Kids Off The Estate EP, a further five-track EP, eventually giving up its name to their debut album, arrived at the same time as the band was propelled to bigger and bigger shows in late 2017, including an earth-moving night at Sheffield’s O2 Academy. Leaping forward to 2022, even prior to the release of What’s Rock and Roll? the band sold out a specially-repurposed, 4,500 capacity Magna (Science Adventure Centre) in their Rotherham hometown in just 10 hours.
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Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.