Manchester indie-rock band Blossoms return to San Francisco April 13 and we have your tickets to their show at Bottom of the Hill. The band was nominated for the BRIT Award for Best British Breakthrough Act and their self-titled debut reached the top of British charts last year. An October San Francisco show sold out. Now they’re back in the States with a series shows that includes stops at Coachella and Governor’s Ball in New York City.
Blossoms has been compared to everyone from Arctic Monkeys to Depeche Mode and The Doors, shifting between psychedelia, synth-pop and Britpop.
The band is an alliance of best friends, all born in the same hospital who came together in 2013 after playing in separate local groups. Taking their name from a pub, they set up camp in the warehouse of bassist Charlie Salt’s grandfather’s scaffolding business, their rehearsal home to this day.
A gig opening for Manchester band James in 2014 changed Blossoms from local favorites to professional musicians. At the show they landed a booking agent and manager, and quit their day jobs.
“That was the turning point,” Ogden told RIFF in October. “We were booked on all these tours so we had to quit our day jobs.”
To win tickets, all you have to do is like RIFF on Facebook, share the giveaway post and send us a message showing you shared. We’ll choose one winner, who will get two tickets to the Tuesday show.
BLOSSOMS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
04/10 – Fox Cabaret – Vancouver, BC^
04/11 – Vera Project – Seattle, WA^
04/12 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR^
04/13 – Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA^
04/15 – Coachella Festival – Indio, CA-
04/19 – Casbah – San Diego, CA^
04/20 – Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ^
04/22 – Coachella Festival – Indio, CA-
04/25 – Midland – Kansas City, MO*
04/26 – The Pabst Theater – Milwaukee, WI*
04/27 – Express Live – Columbus, OH*
04/29 – University of Vermont – Burlington, VT*
05/01 – Brooklyn Steel – Brooklyn, NY*
06/02 – The Governors Ball – New York, NY-
08-11/06 – Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival – Manchester, TN-
06/18 – Firefly Festival – Dover, DE-
05/08 – Lollapalooza Festival – Chicago, IL-
^ Blossoms Headlining
* Two Door Cinema Club Support
– Festival Appearances