Alt-metal band Life of Agony coming to Southampton’s 1865 on February 10

Alt-metal band Life of Agony coming to Southampton’s 1865 on February 10

New York alt-metal band Life of Agony have announced a show in Southampton next spring.

Landing at The 1865 on 10 February 2023, the iconic group are returning to the UK with a bang to mark the 30th Anniversary of their seminal debut album ‘River Runs Red’. Part of a broader anniversary tour, the show will see Life of Agony joined by special guests Madball and rock duo Tarah Who?.

River Runs Red was an album that helped so many people get through some really dark times,” says Life of Agony bassist Alan Robert. “It was raw, heavy, and extremely emotional when it dropped back in ’93. We had no idea the impact it would have on that generation, let alone being able to see it have such longevity three decades later. It is a complete honor and full circle experience for us to celebrate this moment with our longtime friends Prong and Madball, who were both there in the very beginning of the band’s history.”

After emerging from the New York music scene of the early ‘90s, Life Of Agony forged one of the most distinctive sounds in alt-metal. Best known for their 1993 debut ‘River Runs Red’, the band instantly built a die-hard cult following with Rolling Stone dubbing the album as one of the “100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time”. 

For nearly three decades, the group toured relentlessly all over the world while sharing stages with the biggest names in rock including Metallica, Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Foo Fighters and Red Hot Chili Peppers. With six studio albums under their belts, Life Of Agony have sold over one million records to date. 

In October 2019, the band released the hard-hitting concept album ‘The Sound of Scars’ via Napalm Records, gaining critical acclaim and being named the #1 Album on Metal Hammer’s Best of 2019 Alternative Rock/Punk List. 

Most Recently, Life of Agony’s full-length documentary “The Sound of Scars”, directed by Leigh Brooks, was praised for taking a deep and personal look into the band member’s lives. Stories of domestic violence, substance abuse, and suicidal ideation came out through introspective interviews with the musicians themselves and their respective families.


Tickets for Life of Agony at The 1865 on February 10, 2023 go on sale Friday at 10AM here:


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