Clifton Park will be 'Disneyland' ...The Reytons' announce massive summer show
Tickets for the 2024 gig – the biggest since T-Rex at the same venue in 1971 – go on sale tomorrow, October 6, at 10am.
The self-made indie chart-toppers are looking forward to the release of their third album, Ballad of a Bystander, in January.
And the homecoming show will follow on Saturday, July 6, at Clifton Park – described as “Disneyland” to the lads in their Kids Off The Estate lyrics.
Made up of Rotherham’s own Jonny Yerrell, Joe O’Brien, Lee Holland and Jamie Todd, The Reytons continue to gather airplay from the likes of Radio 1, 6 Music and Radio X.
The current tour had a South Yorkshire homecoming when they played Sheffield’s Utilita Arena last weekend. More than 40,000 tickets have been sold for the run, which ends in Hull on November 3.
The independent four-piece’s aspirational songwriting quickly elevated them to arena status, and second album What’s Rock And Roll hit number one earlier this year.
The band was formed in 2016, with five-track EP It Was All So Monotonous following in May the next year.
Featuring relatable-but-raw single Slice Of Lime, the EP rapidly pushed forward the band’s reputation amongst gig goers, not only around their Rotherham and Sheffield base, but around the wider UK.
By 2022, they sold out 4,500-capacity Magna in ten hours.
Members of the band dropped by Rotherham Town Hall on Monday. The Mayor, Cllr Rob Taylor, said: “So I’m sat in my parlour, minding my own business, when who should wander in but Jonny Yerrell and Rick Goodwin, singer and manager respectively, of The Reytons.
“They came to tell me about their new album, Ballad of a Bystander and their gig at Clifton Park. The last band to play at Clifton Park was T-Rex way back in 1971.
“The 13,000 in attendance at Sheffield Arena on Saturday can attest to what a great event it’s going to be.”
The Clifton Park gig will be the biggest in Rotherham since Marc Bolan brought T-Rex as part of a massive celebration to mark 100 years since Rotherham received its charter of incorporation.
The Reytons’ live dates roll on as follows:
Sat 30 Sep 2023 - Utilita Arena, Sheffield
Fri 6 Oct 2023 - O2 City Hall, Newcastle
Sat 7 Oct 2023 - O2 Academy, Glasgow
Fri 13 Oct 2023 - O2 Forum Kentish Town, London
Fri 14 Oct 2023 - O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
Thu 19 Oct 2023 - O2 Academy, Bristol
Fri 20 Oct 2023 - O2 Academy, Oxford
Sat 21 Oct 2023 - Guild Hall, Portsmouth
Thu 26 Oct 2023 - UEA, Norwich
Fri 27 Oct 2023 - O2 Academy, Birmingham
Sat 28 Oct 2023 - Great Hall, Cardiff
Fri 3 Nov 2023 - Bonus Arena, Hull
NEW – Sat 6 July 2024 – Clifton Park, Rotherham