US alt-rock royalty is coming to Bristol in October

US alt-rock royalty is coming to Bristol in October

Posted on: 04 Jun 2024

Portland locals The Dandy Warhols have been cult rock sensations ever since they formed back in the 90s, now they’re back with a brand-new album.


The Dandy Warhols will play O2 Academy Bristol on Sunday 6 October 2024.


Known for their cheeky blend of psych rock, shoegaze, power pop, synth pop and more, this long-running tour de force recently released their twelfth studio album, Rockmaker, an altogether punkier effort that once more shows The Dandy Warhols to be equally as skilled as their pop art namesakes.





Early in their illustrious career, The Dandy Warhols scored a run of hits with ‘Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth’ (from their 1997 major label debut The Dandy Warhols Come Down) and, of course, ‘Bohemians Like You’ (from 2001’s Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia), carving a name for themselves as the US’ answer to brit pop.


The 2000s saw the four-piece – made up of Courtney Taylor-Taylor (vocals, guitar), Peter Holmström (guitar, keyboards), Zia McCabe (keyboard, bass, percussion), and Brent DeBoer (drums, vocals) – dabble in synthpop with records like Welcome to the Monkey House or the sprawling Odditorium or Warlords of Mars.


While 2016’s Distortland may have suggested a mellowing, The Dandy Warhols had other ideas and the freewheeling Why You So Crazy in 2019 proved that their chaotic energy was not waning in their third decade. Tafelmuzik Means More When You’re Alone came in 2020 and their most recent effort, Rockmaker, was released this year.


As well as O2 Academy Bristol, the UK leg of The Dandy Warhols’ 2024 will see the band play shows at O2 Academy Glasgow, Manchester’s O2 Ritz, O2 Forum Kentish Town and O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire (SOLD OUT). Support comes from The Black Angels.



The Dandy Warhols will play O2 Academy Bristol on Sunday 6 October 2024 with tickets available to purchase HERE.

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Stanley Gray

Stan is a born and bred Bristolian, recently graduated from studying English Literature in Sheffield. His passions are music and literature and he spends the majority of his time in venues all over the city, immersing himself in Bristol’s alternative music scene. A lifelong Bristol City fan, Stan’s Saturdays are spent watching his team both home and away.