Wanna support sludge/stoner/doom metal legends HIGH ON FIRE?

7th January 2013 by Emma Scott

We are thrilled to be bringing legendary Californian sludge/stoner/doom metal band High On Fire to the O2 Academy 2 on Friday 1st February.

You can buy tickets here:

We are also thrilled that they’re opening up a slot for a band from the Birmingham area to play with them.

High on Fire formed in 1998 and have played with Mastadon, Opeth, Baroness, Dethklok, Converge and Metallica in their time.  They released their 6th studio album last year and are looking forward to getting back to the UK in 2013.

Do you love High on Fire? Do you want to open up at this gig at the Academy 2 in Birmingham? How much would it mean for your band to play on this date? Do you have a strong following in the West Midlands?

Answer  these questions and BIG YOUR BAND UP, and then apply as usual through the contact form.  Put “HIGH ON FIRE SUPPORT SLOT” in the ‘subject’ header.  We will go through the applications and listen to every single band that applies.  We will then compile a short list and choose the best band for the job after that. This will be decided upon within the next 48 hours.  There is no time to wait!

Please do not apply if you already have gigs booked in the Birmingham area 3 weeks either side of February 1st.

You will need your own backline as High on Fire are unable to share with supports. The gig starts at 6pm, so your load in will be around 4pm (tbc).  Make sure you can be at the venue for then ahead of your sound check.

What are you waiting for?

Good luck!