Preview: The Vaccines at O2 Academy, Brixton


Having made their first appearance at Brixton’s O2 Academy in 2011, indie rockers The Vaccines will return to make the final stop of their 12-date UK tour on the 26th November.

The West London quartet have spent much of their career on the road since their formation in 2010. Having opened up for bands including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Arctic Monkeys and The Rolling Stones among others, The Vaccines have established themselves as one of the big names in today’s the UK’s indie rock scene.

Only months before the release of their debut album, 2011’s What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?, the band confirmed a contract with Columbia Records and appeared on the cover of NME for the first time. Soon after, The Vaccines were nominated for an MTV award as well as a Critics’ Choice Brit Award, and headed out on the 2011 NME Awards Tour in support of Crystal Castles.

The Vaccines released their third studio album, English Graffiti, via Columbia Records on 25th May this year. English Graffiti follows the band’s hugely successful second album Come of Age, which reached number one in the UK album chart upon its release, and was certified gold in the UK.

The band’s Brixton show was one of two extra dates added to their winter tour due to high demand. The Vaccines will play Brixton three times in total, with two earlier dates on the 22nd and 23rd, before playing Cambridge’s Corn Exchange on the 25th.

Tickets for The Vaccines at Brixton O2 Academy on 26th November are available here.


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