at Royal Albert Hall

Last year Hundred Reasons returned with a critically-acclaimed first new album in 15 years, “Glorious Sunset” on So Recordings, and a flurry of live activity not seen from the band since their early days. This culminated in a biggest ever London headliner at Hammersmith Apollo. A euphoric night for everyone involved, the band return today with the announcement of something even bigger for 2025. 2025 will mark 25 years since the band’s first show and in celebration of this milestone, the band will take to the Royal Albert Hall for the first time on May 7th, bringing Rival Schools along for the ride. Tickets go on public sale Tuesday 14th May at 10am              

The band had the following to say about the show: “It’s a dream for us to get to play The Albert Hall 25 years since we played our first show. As our only headline show in the books we want this to be a proper celebration of all things Hundred Reasons. It’ll be a very special night and we’ll have a few surprises up our sleeves as well. We’d love our fans to come along and celebrate with us as we don’t know if we’ll ever do something like this ever again. The tour in 2023 was very special for us and with the London show being our biggest yet at The Hammersmith Apollo, The Albert Hall seems like a special way to celebrate 25 years of the band.”

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As well as the new album in 2023, Hundred Reasons also released an official podcast, entitled Live Fast, Die Ugly: The Hundred Reasons Podcast. The four-part podcast series chronicles the band in their own words. From their first ever performance at Kingston’s The Peel on Jan 22nd 2000 all the way up to their 2023 reunion shows across the UK and new album, Live Fast, Die Ugly covers everything anyone could ever want to know about one of the UK’s all-time unsung juggernauts: the global tours, the fiercely loyal fanbase, the top 10 album chart breakthrough, the anomalous Top Of The Pops appearances, the disbandment, the reunion and everything in between. The full series of Live Fast, Die Ugly is available to listen to here.

The path to the first Hundred Reasons album in a decade and a half may well have taken many detours for the Aldershot quartet as lives, roles and responsibilities diverged but ultimately their route back to one another came as something of a natural process. The creative urge seemingly never left the band – Colin Doran (vocals), Larry Hibbitt (guitar, vocals), Andy Gilmour (bass), Andy Bews (drums) – and their first sessions back together became less about re-capturing the magic of their previous four studio albums, or addressing unfinished business, and more satisfying a growing urge to be creative together once more. They set about fanning the flame of a spark that was never truly extinguished, aiming to capture spontaneity in its rawest form, and later hone and perfect their work with the band’s own Larry Hibbitt on production duties. Consequently, Glorious Sunset is as vivid, exciting and as fresh a collection as they have ever produced – distinctly Hundred Reasons and full of fire. Lead singer Colin Doran says of the first writing session; “I came away from that session not just feeling closer to the other guys, having not seen them for some time, but thinking the music was f****** awesome. We all looked at each other and knew it was a go.”. “This album isn’t something we felt we had to do. We simply arrived at a position where the music was so good that it was something we needed to do.”
Hundred Reasons are
Colin Doran (vocals)
Larry Hibbitt (guitar, vocals)
Andy Gilmour (bass, vocals)
Andy Bews (drums)


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