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03 October 2017

[News] SKANDAL on double-tour [Oct-Nov-Dec'17]

SKANDAL (art by RAUM art) Tour of the Cicada
Skandal, last year, released their EP "Year of the Cicada" (read a review here) and shortly after the release they were on the road touring

Again, this autumn they scheduled a two-part tour, one in Greece and Bulgaria (Tour of the Cicada part III) and the second (part IV) in UK and Iceland. 

Below are the posters for both the tours and the detailed schedule for each one (dates / venues).
Scroll to the end of this post for a short bio and info about Skandal.

SKANDAL, TOUR OF THE CICADA PART III (Greece & Bulgaria)TOUR OF THE CICADA PART III (Greece & Bulgaria)

Friday 13/10 Volos, ARGORIDERS MCC CLUBHOUSE
Saturday 14/10, Larissa STAGE CLUB
Sunday 15/10, Trikala ANDROMEDA
Monday 16/10, Xanthi NOSTOS BAR
Wednesday 18
/10, Plovdiv (BG) POST CULTURE STAGE
Thursday 19
/10, Burgas (BG) BEZ IME BAR
Friday 20
/10, Sofia (BG) ADAM BAR
Saturday 21
/10, Thessaloniki SILVER DOLLAR
Tuesday 24
/10, Corfu GRAAL
Wednesday 25
/10, Ioannina BEATNIK BAR
Thursday 26
/10, Arta CULT BAR
Friday 27
/10, Patra STUDEN UNION
Saturday 28
/10, Pyrgos MELROSE
Sunday 29
/10, Athens BLACKBIRD UMS


SKANDAL, TOUR OF THE CICADA PART IV (UK & Iceland)
TOUR OF THE CICADA PART IV (UK & Iceland)

05/11 - The Ruby Lounge, Manchester (ENG)
18/11 - Embers, Carlisle (ENG)
19/11 - The Meatlocker Roomsleeps (ENG)
01/12 - The Dragonffli, Pontypool (WAL)
06/12 - The Fiddler's Elbow, London (ENG)
07/12 - Phoenix Bar, High Wycombe (ENG)
08/12 - BAR 42, Worthing (ENG)
09/12 - Icelandic Rock Bar, Hafnarfjörður (ISL)
10/12 - Gaukurinn, Reykjavík (ISL)
14/12 - TBA, Brighton (ENG)
15/12 - The Peacock, Goole (ENG)
16/12 - The Doghouse, Nottingham (ENG)
17/12 - The Fenton, Leeds (ENG)
18/12 - The Royal Standard, Shefield (ENG)
19/12 - The Fulford Arms, York (ENG)
20/12 - The Snooty Fox, Wakefield (ENG)
21/12 - Nice n Sleazy, Glasgow (SCT)
23/12 - The Gryphon, Bristol (ENG)


Short bio and Info about SKANDAL
The idea of Skandal was conceived in mid 2010 in Crete, Greece.

After being involved with local acts for a few years, bassist and vocalist Giorgos Skandalakis decided to put his own accumulated ideas on record. Calling in favours from musical friends George Bokos and Vasilis Gouvatsos for production, Vagelis Theodorakis on guitar and Phoebus Andriopoulos on drums, two original tracks were recorded, forming the First Step to Nowhere EP. Due for release in early 2012, the EP was intended to attract permanent band members at a later date, due to Giorgos' departure to the UK. Hence the work was released simply under the name 'Skandal'.

Giorgos journeyed to the UK in the hope that he would meet musically like-minded people with common influences (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Judas Priest, etc), with whom he could form a more permanent group. The band played their first show on November 17th 2012, in Reykjavik, Iceland, continuing with the moniker of Skandal.

The band would face constant line-up changes during the next three years. While studying at the University of Leeds, Giorgos found drummer Alex Clayden-Spence, and together they recorded the Halo of Vultures single and their latest release, the Year of the Cicada EP. The band continued to play shows and festivals of various sizes in the UK and Greece, with several different guitarists during this period.

Still inspired by the same founding influences, they describe their genre as 'doom & roll', a ruthless concentration of raw riffs and powerful grooves.


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