After BurtonFest was cancelled, DistortionX collaborated with Bronnie, Offshore, The Hara and The Verse to create a new gig so the fans weren’t disappointed and could still enjoy seeing their idols. The gig took place on the original Burton date, Saturday 14th July, at the Queen’s Hall in Nuneaton.
Fans patiently waited outside in the heat, but the artists made it well worth the wait as the VIP ticket holders went inside to meet them. The stage was a decent size, and it was made sure every person in the room could see each act perfectly. From fans screaming the lyrics at the front to those dancing at the back, everyone had a good time, even if it was extremely hot.
The show started with The Hara, as they performed three songs from their debut EP ‘No Regrets‘ ; Accidental Love, When It All Goes Wrong, and All Worked Out. The EP hit number 1 in the pre-order charts, and got up to number 2 in the alternative album charts as well as reaching number 8 in the official itunes album charts. They also performed an unreleased song named ‘Tick Tock’ and covered The 1975’s ‘The Sound’. They got the crowd hyped up and very excited for the upcoming talents with their unbelievable performance and energy on stage.
Next up was Offshore, who performed their songs Why Her, Ocean Devotion, Ice Cream, and their debut single Move For Me. You can listen to the single here. The single hit number 2 in the UK rock charts, and charted in several countries around Europe, reaching number 2 in places like Belgium. They had fans all around the room singing and dancing along to their overwhelmingly good songs. What they do with their music in the future is definitely something to look forward to.
Following Offshore and The Hara’s incredible performances, it was time for the final band to come onstage. The Verse performed their debut single Thick As Thieves. The single got to top 20 in the UK alternative charts and charted in several other countries. The fans were familiar with the next two songs as they’d been performed at previous concerts; Woah and Whatever You Ask. Most people in the venue were screaming the words and dancing along, even to the two new songs they had never heard before; Exit Way Out and All Just Talk. The energy they have on stage really vibed off to every single person in the room. An eye-opening performance for all.
After the amazing sets from the bands, it was finally time for Bronnie, a pop punk ‘queen’ as some would call her, to come and rock the stage. She opened with her song So What, then went into her recently released cover of Kids In America. Bronnie then performed Runaway, a fan favourite from her last EP, followed on by Get A Grip, the title track of her second EP that charted at number 2 in the UK, and made it into the charts in USA and Germany too. She finished the show off spectacularly with Social Rejex, the title track of her debut EP which charted at number 3 in the UK, as well as many other countries. As fans had already heard these songs, they were screaming along to the lyrics. Bronnie never fails to put on a breathtaking show.
The meet and greet after the show was packed with fans, excited to meet the acts. Each fan was greeted with a heartwarming hug, showing how much each artist cares about their fans. Most of the acts stayed behind after the show to get more photos and general chat with the fans, proving further how kind and thankful they are towards the fans.
After the success of the Nuneaton gig, DistortionX announced a London gig with Bronnie, The Hara, The Verse, Offshore and :PM. It is to take place at the Camden Assembly on September 30th. Tickets go live on Sunday at 7PM. You will be able to get tickets here.
However, if you live further up North and still want a taste of the DistortionX crew, they are playing the same show in Warrington a week before. You can get tickets from the same link.
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