Bombay Bicycle Club Alexandra Palace show sells-out & confirmed for Hackney Weekend

Bombay Bicycle Club have this morning announced that they have sold-out their huge homecoming show (10,000 tickets) at London's Alexandra Palace on Saturday April 28th.

In recent years the legendary venue has become famous for hosting notable shows by the likes of Jay-Z, Arcade Fire and Arctic Monkeys while their date follows on the heels of shows there by The Black Keys and Florence & The Machine.

Speaking to this morning, guitarist Jamie MacColl said:
"The gig at Ally Pally is hugely significant for us. I grew up a stone's throw away from there and I can see it now as I look out my bedroom window. The band first started playing together at my house and we'd often convene there before going to gigs at Ally Pally. In addition to its sentimental importance it's the fact it's also the biggest headline gig of our lives. It's a potent combination and we'll be trying to put on an amazing show."

The band have also announced they will be joining the line-up for BBC Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend, which as part of Radio 1’s Big Weekend, is the UK’s biggest free ticketed music event and takes place at Hackney Marshes, London on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June.

Bombay Bicycle Club have also been nominated for three NME Awards – for Best British Band, Best Album Artwork and Best Track in Shuffle - a remarkable achievement on the back of having performed to more than 150,000 people via their main stage festival appearances and headline shows. They have also quietly sold more than 350,000 albums in a whirlwind two years since their debut was released in 2009 – achievements include two Top 10 albums, an Ivor Novello nomination, a No.1 on Spotify ahead of Beyonce and Adele, as well as the band winning Best New Band at The NME Awards in 2010 – all this through the steady support of a loyal fan base built-up over the last three years and via word-of-mouth rather than press hype.

They release new single ‘How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep’ on April 9th through Island Records which is expected to further swell the band’s 175,000 single sales to date. The video for the new single is a beautiful animation created by Anna Ginsburg – which has taken six months to create - and is made even more personal by the fact that she also went to school with the band.

It is the fourth track to be taken from their third studio album, ‘A Different Kind Of Fix’, which has also just been certified Gold with sales of more than 100,000 copies. The album was co-produced between Hamburg with Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Adele) - who worked on their debut - and Atlanta with Ben H. Allen, the former P. Diddy mixer who has worked with Gnarls Barkley and Animal Collective.

The quartet are also about to embark on their first ever North American headline tour which is selling so well that several venues - some up to a capacity of 1,200 people – are being upgraded to accommodate demand. In March they tour Australia with Elbow and they have just returned from shows in the Far East to rave reviews.

Bombay Bicycle Club - Always Like This (POWERMODE Remix)