The Vamps: Four Corners Tour
Wednesday 22 May 2019, 7pm - 11pm
The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA
+ special guest - new hope club
The Vamps are back and this time they're doing it on their terms, with the release of their Missing You EP. Entirely co-written and co-produced by the band, the EP will be available for preorder via Virgin EMI UK on April 4th. The EP will be available on all digital streaming and download partners and can be pre-ordered.
The four track EP features Right Now a collaboration with their friends, Krept & Konan, and this song is available on Spotify and to download now as an instant grat when the EP is preordered on iTunes here. The other tracks featured are title track Missing You, Waves and a special acoustic version of All The Lies (their recent release with Alok and Felix Jaehn).
The EP marks the band, who are now all in their mid 20s, taking charge of the music and creative direction, and showing off their individual talents in songwriting and production. Talking of the need to assert some control, the band commented “We’ve always been involved in everything we’ve done, however we’ve never sat down together and planned an entire campaign. This time, from photo shoots, music videos, styling to songs, we have each been there every step of the way to ensure everything fits with how we’re feeling. We want people to feel like they’re part of this EP, and that’s why every detail has to be on point. It’s been really enjoyable to get involved every step of the way.”
Speaking of their plans to do an EP over a traditional album, guitarist James McVey, who recently came 5th in the 2018 series of ITV’s I’m A Celebrity, said: “Over the years we have enjoyed working on our recording/production skills. We’ve been keen to produce bits on all our albums, but decided to take the step and actually produce something in its entirety: the Missing You EP. We have done an album a year for the last five years too, so wanted to try something slightly different. The EP takes us back to how we started The Vamps: instruments and melody. We haven’t used big synths like our previous songs and have focused on lyrics more than ever before.” Brad added: “It gave us the chance to experiment and although it’s a small batch of songs, it’s a very eclectic mix. Working in the dance world, with the Krept and Konan collaboration and then songs like Missing You and Waves, feel very true to where we are at as a four.”
The Vamps are one of the most successful British bands of the last decade. They have gone onto have huge amounts of global success with over 2 billion streams worldwide. Their first two albums, Meet The Vamps and Wake Up are both certified Gold in the UK. In 2016 they released All Night, a collaboration with Norwegian DJ Matoma, as their first single from their third studio album Night & Day. All Night quickly became their most successful single with 3.5 million sales and 350 million streams on Spotify alone. In 2017, they scored their first number 1 on the Official UK Albums Chart with Night & Day. They are also a force to be reckoned with on social media, with almost 6 million likes on their Facebook, over 4.09 million followers on Twitter and 2.5 million followers on Instagram. They have continuously toured since their debut in 2012 and were recently announced as the first band to ever headline London's O2 Arena 5 years in a row. Later this month, they kick off their Four Corners UK & Ireland 2019 Tour at Plymouth’s Pavilions on Saturday 27th April. They spend the following 5 weeks visiting all corners of the UK before wrapping the dates in Bournemouth on 1st June.
The Vamps are Brad Simpson (Vocals, Guitar), James McVey (Guitar), Connor Ball (Bass) and Tristan Evans (Drums).