Slaves hit out at the Tories at London festival

Duo are set to play Glasgow's O2 ABC2 venue tonight (July 4)

Slaves lashed out at the Conservative Party over the weekend at London’s Community festival.

The duo came onstage brandishing a ‘Tories Out’ sign before they whipped up the crowd to chant ‘Oh, Jeremy Corbyn!’ to the tune of ‘Seven Nation Army’ by The White Stripes.

The duo performed a host of tracks from their debut album ‘Are You Satisfied?’ including ‘Sockets’ and ‘Where’s Your Car Debbie?’ and their 2016 follow-up ‘Take Control’ including ‘Spit It Out’, ‘Lies’ and ‘People That You Meet’, the latter of which saw Suggs from Madness join them onstage. Wolf Alice drummer Joel Amey also made an appearance.

The performance was hailed on Twitter with many fans praising the duo for their ‘Tories Out’ sign. “Purely like Slaves on the fact they held up a Tories Out sign,” one user wrote. Another added: “Slaves coming on stage with a ‘Tories Out’ sign is the best thing that’s ever happened to me.”

Meanwhile, following news that Green Day‘s Glasgow gig tonight (July 4) has been cancelled, Slaves – who had been due to support the band – have announced details of an impromptu replacement gig in the Scottish city.

Slaves had been scheduled to support Green Day at Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park but “extreme weather conditions” meant the the show could not go ahead.

The Tunbridge Wells duo have now confirmed that they will play Glasgow’s O2 ABC2 venue with local band Baby Strange instead. Slaves will take to the stage at 8.45pm.

Earlier, Green Day released a statement following the cancellation news, which read: “Glasgow, we are very sad to report that our show today at Bellahouston Park has been cancelled. The local Safety Council, production crew, and concert organisers have deemed the stage unsafe for the fans and everyone involved. We are very distraught about this as we are in Glasgow now and were very much looking forward to this show as one of the highlights of our tour. We have been playing in extreme weather conditions throughout this European tour, and the last thing we want to do is see a show cancelled. We love our Scottish fans and we don’t care if it’s raining fucking sideways, although the safety of our fans and our crew is always our top priority. We love you Scotland, we love the city of Glasgow and it goes without saying that WE WILL BE BACK!”

Last weekend saw Slaves play the Other Stage at Glastonbury. See photos here.