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Funeral For A Friend add Shai Hulud to their farewell tour

Funeral For A Friend are still going ahead with their split, so the ‘Last Chance To Dance‘ tour is still a thing that’s happening. If the draw of seeing the band play ‘Casually Dressed and Deep in Conversation‘ and ‘Hours‘ in full wasn’t enough, FFAF have now added Shai Hulud as support for the run.

“We’ve always been proud of showing off our musical roots and when we get the chance to bring one of the bands that influenced us on musical and artistic levels it gets really exciting,” vocalist Matthew Davies-Kreye explains. “It’s why we are so thrilled to be playing with Shai Hulud on our final tour. Their inspiration is prevalent throughout our musical history and they’ve laid the groundwork for a lot of the “metal-core” you hear today. Their influence is immeasurable. All those coming to our final shows are in for a treat!

““It’s the natural end. We’ve done everything we set out to do and way more than I could ever have hoped so I’m not upset that it’s run its course. We all felt that ‘Chapter And Verse’ was a pretty decent full stop on an incredible fourteen and half years of making music together.

So, how do you celebrate a huge part of your life? You play some shows! For me it seemed obvious to go out with both ‘Hours’ and ‘Casually Dressed..’ I feel that both those records distill what Funeral is to a whole load of people more definitively than just piecing together a set from all the records we’ve made. It seems to me that those are the records that matter most and ‘Hours’ to me is my proudest achievement in music with Funeral. I don’t know why but it fills me with an overwhelming sense of pride.”

Funeral For A Friend wave goodbye at the following dates.

11 Brisbane, The Brightside
12 Brisbane, The Brightside
13 Sydney, Oxford Art Factory
14 Sydney, Oxford Art Factory
16 Melbourne, Richmond Central Club
17 Melbourne, Richmond Central Club

23 Hamburg, Knust
24 Hamburg, Knust
25 Berlin, Magnet
25 Berlin, Magnet
28 Munich, Kranhalle
29 Munich, Kranhalle
30 Wiesbaden, Schlachtof
31 Wiesbaden, Schlachtof

2 Cologne, Luxor
3 Cologne, Luxor
5 Cardiff, Y Plas
6 Cardiff, Y Plas
8 Manchester, The Ritz
9 Manchester, The Ritz
10 Glasgow, O2 ABC
11 Glasgow, O2 ABC
13 Birmingham, Institute
14 Birmingham, Institute
15 London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
16 London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

Feeling emotional? Our tribute to Funeral For A Friend will reassure you that it isn’t just you while our list of the Top Ten FFAF songs will perk you up.

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