2003 - 2013

London’s O2 Academy Islington celebrates a decade of live music with a show from US rock royalty





Thursday 29th August 2013 – Doors 7pm
£22.00 adv from / 0844 477 2000 (24hr)

Monday 20th May 2013; Academy Music Group (AMG) will celebrate a decade of live music in the Capital this August. O2 Academy Islington opened on Friday 19th September 2003 with a phenomenal launch night performance from US punk rockers, Alkaline Trio, bringing a sell-out zealous crowd who knew every word to every last song during the sprint paced hour long set! 

What better way for O2 Academy Islington to turn the ripe old age of 10 in 2013, than with the help of the band who opened it! Alkaline Trio will celebrate with an exclusive live show at the venue on Thursday 29th August 2013 as a special birthday performance, bringing their combustible magic to delighted UK fans.

Well known as a guaranteed tour stop for global punk/ rock acts, the last decade has seen O2 Academy Islington present shows from major rock royalty including; KISS, Def Leppard, Skindred, Biffy Clyro, Paramore, Bullet For My Valentine and Jimmy Eat World to name but a few; so it’s a fitting tribute to welcome back one of punk rock’s finest to celebrate a LOUD ten years of live music in N1!

"It is always an honour to play London. To have been at the beginning of an era with O2 Academy Islington was AMAZING. I remember that show being extra special and playing again for their 10th Anniversary is something we're extremely proud to be a part of" Matt Skiba, Alkaline Trio

More than 15 years since Alkaline Trio’s debut album release ‘Goddamnit(1998) and now nine albums later, the band have cemented themselves firmly as spokesperson for ‘the downtrodden, the dispossessed, the ill-at-ease’ while ever broadening their palette with new colours and extremes, never producing two records the same. April 2013 has seen the release of their most recent album ‘My Shame Is True’, preceding the start of the 2013 tour and highly anticipated UK festival performances including Reading and Leeds (Lock Up/ Rock Stage) . 

Tickets on sale via O2 Priority Wednesday 23rd May and general sale on Friday 24th May from - £22.00 adv 

Alkaline Trio are
Matt Skiba – Vocals/Guitar
Dan Andriano – Vocals/Bass
Derek Grant – Drums 

Artist Links
facebook - /alkalinetrio
Twitter - @alkaline_trio
Web -

Venue Links
facebook - /o2academyislington
Twitter - @O2Islington


Further tour dates as well as their performance at Reading and Leeds Festival include:  

26th August 2013 – Dublin Academy, 

27th August 2013 – Belfast Limelight, 

28th August 2013 – Edinburgh Liquid Rooms,

29th August 2013 – London, O2 Academy Islington


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