Biffy Clyro play low-key acoustic gig to celebrate release of ‘Opposites’

The show is in aid of the War Child charity

Biffy Clyro celebrated the release of their new double album ‘Opposites’ with a tiny acoustic charity show last night (January 28).

The Scottish rockers played 11 songs at the Borderline in central London, at an XFM show in aid of War Child. The band played to around 200 competition winners at the special show, with winners encouraged to make donations to the charity, and also had the opportunity to bid on signed ‘Opposites’ artwork.

Simon Neil joked: “So you’re all competition winners? There’s no losers in here then. I think it’s fair to say we’re the only losers here,” later quipping, “You can all bid on a night with Ben!”

The band played six tracks from ‘Opposites’ including current single ‘Black Chandelier’ (which you can watch by scrolling down), along with its B-sides ‘Little Soliders’ and ‘The Rain’. The setlist was then made up by previous hits ‘God And Satan’, ‘Machines’ and ‘Mountains’.

Biffy Clyro played:

‘Different People’
‘Black Chandelier’
‘Little Soldiers’
‘Stingin’ Belle’
‘God And Satan’
‘The Rain’

Before the show, James Johnston told XFM DJ Jon Hilcock: “It will be nice for us and the audience to hear the songs in their very natural state – very little going on – and hopefully hear the beauty and the majesty of the songs with very little going on.”

Biffy could be on course for a number one album with their sixth album this week, if they can beat off the formidable power of the Les Miserables soundtrack, which has topped the chart for two weeks now.

They continue their album release week tonight with a show at Abbey Road for Absolute Radio, and will return to the road in the UK for an arena tour in April.