After all the talk and bluster, the band that have been surrounded by hyperbole from their very inception, proved to their doubters that they were more than worthy of the accolades.
Razorlight have in their short career hit more targets dead on and achieved more goals than most band’s could dream of.
Razorlight’s previous single ‘Golden Touch’ went straight to the heart of the charts at number 9, it remains to this day, firmly embedded on the Radio One A-list and is currently the third most played track on the station. The debut album ‘Up All Night’, on the day of release, went straight into the Official UK midweek Charts at Number One and stayed in the album Top Ten for weeks - it has taken barely over a month for the album to hit ‘gold’ sales-status.
September 13th 2004 sees the release of the follow-up single ‘VICE’. Fans are already in love with the track and it was received at Glastonbury Festival to rapturous applause, along with the four giant
golden balloons that were released into the crowd, spelling the word L.O.V.E. Johnny Borrell has even recorded his phone number into the track - the VICE line. Fans can call him direct and Johnny has spent hours on the phone speaking to hundreds of people about their vices! As has come to be expected, the single B-sides are just as valid and include Razorlight’s version of Outkast’s ‘Hey Ya’ and a gospel version of ‘Golden Touch’ both of which were taken from their performance on Jo Whiley’s Live Lounge, earlier this summer.
As international obligations take hold, Razorlight will be making UK appearances throughout the autumn, including playing to a total of 7000 people in London in just one week, when they headline at the Brixton Academy and the Astoria (already sold out).
Wednesday 18th August London Astoria SOLD OUT Saturday 28th August Carling Leeds Festival Main stage Sunday 29th August Carling Reading Festival Main stage Razorlight / NME ‘Rock ‘n’Roll Riot’ Tour begins :
Tuesday 28th September Keele University Wednesday 29th September Norwich UEA Thursday 30th September Nottingham Rock City Friday 1st October Hull University Sunday 3rd October Leeds Metropolitan Uni Monday 4th October Manchester Academy Tuesday 5th October Newcastle Uni Wednesday 6th October Glasgow Queen Margaret’s Uni Friday 8th October Cardiff Uni Great Hall Saturday 9th October Brixton Academy, London Monday 11th October Portsmouth Pyramid Centre Wednesday 13th October Birmingham Academy Thursday 14th October London Astoria SOLD OUT