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Band Ignition's schedule includes Tour de France (Photos)

On June 19, 2014, Si Astbury and Ignition stated that their new band has been amazingly busy and that their gig diary is filling up. One of their gigs includes Tour de France!

Ignition
Ignition
Ignition, Photo: PYGPhotography used with permission by Si Astbury
Tour de France
2006 Tour de France, Photo: Wiki

Ignition is located in the UK, and this six member band, plus manager Keith Mawbey, is already quite popular. Singer/songwriter Astbury shared some of the latest scoop concerning the band's activities.

Si, what was your and the band's latest gig?

"Our Elements Tour began at Bramley Music Festival in Leeds June 7-8. Later in the year (in July!) we will tour at Derby at The Vic, Burton on Trent at The Wetmore Whistle and in Scarborough at Spital Farm Camp Site. With even more to come!"

What are some other future gigs?

"The Tour de France is one of them! It's the world’s largest annual sporting event, and has a worldwide television audience of two billion people. Over 188 countries around the world broadcast the Tour de France. The last time the Tour visited England was in 2007 when it raced from London to Kent, and two million people turned out over two days."

This is amazing! What about this year's tour, Tour de France, that is?

"This year, the Grand Départ takes place in Leeds and finishes at Harrogate July 5-6. The second stage of the tour leaves from York and finishes in Sheffield via Calderdale. There will be two to three hour rolling roadblocks to accommodate this."

What about your part during this event?

"There will be a Mytholmroyd Gala' Tour De France Concert during the same time (July 5-6) in Yorkshire. Ignition is working hard on a new set for this upcoming gala. We are looking forward to a memorable event."

In addition to the July event, is there anything else planned?

"Yes, we have our current events listed on our website for fans to view, so that they can plan ahead to attend. Two more such events include 'The Victoria' on Aug. 2 in Derby and the 'The Shed' on Aug. 9 in Leicester."

Fans probably already know each band member. For those not aware, they are Si Astbury, Christine Dyke, Evan Hendry, Gordon Kerr, Keith Mawbey (manager), Lukas V. Donald and Graeme Drayton.

For more on Tour de France, Ignition, its band members, their music, plus their future gigs go to Ignition Band UK. Enjoy slideshow of the band performing at recent gigs and more!