They are undoubtedly the punk rock band the world needs, putting twists on Disney classics and chart hits. Punk Rock Factory have become the kings of turning pretty much any song in to a pop-punk masterpiece – TV and movie themes, rock and pop hits and more have all been given the treatment by the South Wales four-piece.
And they are heading out on tour showcasing reimaginings of everything from We Don’t Talk About Bruno, Pokemon and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers through to Bat Out Of Hell, Mamma Mia and Mmmbop.
Having played their first ever live show at the UK’s Bloodstock Festival in 2021 they followed up with a sold-out UK tour and slots at Download and Slam Dunk in 2022. The band steamrolled into 2023, selling out every show again on their second UK tour including their largest headline show to date at Nottingham’s famous Rock City.
News of the tour, which has already seen some dates upgraded and close to sold out, came after Punk Rock Factory released their latest EP Poor Unfortunate Souls and album It’s Just A Stage We’re Going Through.
The EP’s lead single Part Of Your World came as a live action version of The Little Mermaid prepared to hit cinemas. The track features guest vocals from Alissa White-Gluz of Swedish melodic death metal band Arch Enemy.
Speaking about the EP, Punk Rock Factory said, “When we heard there was a new Little Mermaid film coming out, we knew we had to take a look at some of its hits and put them together in a dedicated EP. After the success of our previous albums A Whole New Wurst 1 & 2 which were entirely Disney tracks, it had to be done!”
When do Punk Rock Factory headline at Manchester’s O2 Ritz?
Punkrock Factory headline at the O2 Ritz Manchester on 3 November 2023. The Manchester gig is one of 12 UK dates they are playing on their It’s Just A Stage We’re Going Through UK Tour:
19 October – Bristol, SWX
20 October – Glasgow, O2 Academy
21 October – Newcastle, University
22 October – Sheffield, O2 Academy 2
24 October – Norwich, Epic Studios
25 October – Brighton, Concorde 2
27 October – Oxford, O2 Academy
28 October – Leeds, Uni Stylus
29 October – London, O2 Academy Islington
1 November – Southampton, 1865
3 November – Manchester, O2 Ritz
4 November – Birmingham, O2 Institute