Glassjaw to ban phones at first headline UK gig since 2012

Band will be in the UK to support Coheed and Cambria

Glassjaw have announced a last minute warm-up show ahead of their first UK tour in nearly four years.

The band marked their return late last year with new song ‘New White Extremity’, a track expected to feature on their first new album since 2002.

The group had already been scheduled to play UK gigs supporting Coheed and Cambria from the end of January to early February, with stop-offs in Cardiff, Manchester and London.


Ahead of the tour, it has now been announced that Glassjaw will play an intimate warm-up show at the 150 capacity Old Blue Last venue in east London. The gig will take place on January 30, a day before their tour with Coheed and Cambria kicks off in Cardiff (January 31).

A poster for the gig tweeted by ticketing company Gigs And Tour features a quote from Erykah Badu (“I’m a test this out on y’all right quick. Now keep in mind that I’m an artist and I’m sensitive about my shit”) and asks for fans to leave their phones at home.

It will be Glassjaw’s first live show in the UK since their appearance at Hevy Music festival in 2012.

See the band’s live dates in full below:

London, Old Blue Last (January 30)
Cardiff, University Great Hall (January 31)
Manchester, O2 Ritz (February 1)
London, O2 Forum (February 2)


The US hardcore band’s last album was ‘Worship and Tribute’, released thirteen years ago. The band have released three EPs since.

In 2012 Glassjaw said they had no plans to put out a third album, arguing that “full-length records are becoming irrelevant”.