British pop rockers The Vamps have confirmed a special announcement, in celebration of the band’s tenth anniversary, they will launch the campaign 10 Years Of The Vamps. The celebratory series will consist of a greatest hits album and an arena tour set to take place this winter. The band was formed in 2012 and initially found fame through YouTube, the group consists of lead vocalist Bradley Will Simpson, lead guitarist James Daniel Brittain-McVey, bassist Connor Samuel John Ball and Drummer Tristan Oliver Vance Evans.
During the group’s ten years together, they have released five studio albums and will utilise this back catalogue to mark the anniversary, a special greatest hits fanzine will be released on 14th October. The compilation has been created with a very personal touch and will contain different forms of media, including photos, special edition band merchandise, art cards and a CD with a tracklist of unreleased recordings. All the specially curated contents will be enclosed within a zine book, the publication will also include documents which chart the band’s career, further exclusive photographs of the group and the band member’s personal objects, a QR which provides more links to content and exclusively created band interviews.
Brittain McVey has spoken with BANG Showbiz concerning the group’s tin anniversary, “I think for a lot of people, there are various moments over the last 10 years that offer up nostalgia. Up until this point, every tour has been based on a specific album, like last year we had the ‘Cherry Blossom’ album and tour in September. But this one is going to be different because we want to get all the albums from the last decade into the show. Hopefully, it will be the sort of show where – some people might have been really big fans of the first or the second album and we want people to relive those moments with us. It’s going to be emotional, but it’s going to be so hard to pick a set list because we’ve got five albums now!”
Throughout the group’s career they have enjoyed great success, The Vamps scored their first number one album with their third studio album Night & Day and received two Gold certifications for their first two albums Meet The Vamps and Wake Up. Due to their commercial success, the band have worked with some big names in music such as Demi Lovato on the 2014 single “Somebody To You” and performed with Taylor Swift on tour.
Frontman Simpson has also spoken on the group’s experiences, the singer talks about how the band had opportunities to meet and work with their heroes, “Meeting Dave Grohl for me was just ridiculous because he’s been one of my idols for so long. They say don’t meet your heroes but it was just very inspiring to learn that you can be a good person and also just be a sheer legend. Connor got to meet Brendon Urie from Panic at the Disco. James as well, like when we got to tour with Taylor [Swift] which was amazing.”
The anniversary campaign’s live aspect is soon approaching, the band’s The Greatest Hits Tour will kick off on 23rd November 2022 at Manchester’s 02 Apollo. The group will perform at the Brighton Centre on 25th November 2022 and will appear at London’s The 02 Arena on 27th November 2022. After seven more UK arena shows, the band will conclude their Greatest hits tour on 11th December 2022 at Birmingham’s Utilita Arena.
The Vamps 10 Years Of The Vamps – The Greatest Hits Tour
23/11/2022 – O2 Apollo – Manchester
25/11 – Brighton Centre – Brighton
27/11 – The O2 – London
30/11 – Bournemouth International Centre – Bournemouth
01/12 – Motorpoint Arena – Cardiff
03/12 – 3Arena – Dublin
05/12 – SSE Arena – Belfast
07/12 – M&S Bank Arena – Liverpool
08/12 – OVO Hydro – Glasgow
10/12 – Royal Concert Hall – Nottingham
11/12 – Utilita Arena – Birmingham
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