Sheffield-based band set to headline Leadmill on UK debut tour this week

A psycho punk band created from the Steel City are ending their first ever UK tour at the ‘heritage’ Leadmill venue this Friday. 

Any Old Iron, who were first created three years ago, are set for their tour finale at the iconic musical venue. The band have previously played at the venue, but only for a 15 minute set. This will be their first time headlining the gig. 

Nick Bolton, 28, drummer for the band said: “It is a heritage place to play, especially to be headlining. It is a rite of passage in Sheffield.” 

The band are currently on a five day break from the tour ahead of their gig this Friday. They have played at venues in London, Brighton, Hull, York, Manchester and Nottingham. 

Jack James, 31, bassist for the band said: “If we’re having fun and laughing with each other, it goes to the audience. We bring quite a good energy and excitement.” 

They opened in London, which was the first time the band had played in a city down south. 

Luke Thompson, 28, keyboardist, said: “My favourite ever venue! London is a big stage, so we got lucky with the venue. It was our first gig for three months, to loads of people you’ve never seen. Made me feel better about the tour.” 

They describe themselves as not having a set style or genre, instead a mix and overlap of multiple bands such as Black Sabbath, Joy Division, The Stooges. 

Django Jones and I Set the Sea on Fire, two bands from Sheffield, will be supporting the band ahead of their set on Friday. 

The band released their debut album in December 2022 and there are plans for a second album as well as a future tour. 

Mr James said: “We’ve already spoken about it. We’ve got a lot of unfinished stuff that could make the new album. We enjoy writing music. We’ve also thought we need to do this more often. (going on tour)” 

Tickets for the concert are available from the band’s instagram bio @anyoldironband and also from the Leadmill website, Any Old Iron Tickets | Friday, 28 Apr 2023 at 7:30 PM ( 

Mr Bolton said; “It’s only £7, and you get three good bands. It’s cheaper than a pint down south!”

Written by Sebastian Jones

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