Boyce Avenue in concert 2010

 There’s exciting news for the Liverpool music scene as hugely popular American band, Boyce Avenue return to the U.K. this summer for another tour, this time though they’re headlining.

The band first visited the U.K. in 2010 briefly for a few shows but only in the big cities such as London so it’s good to see them branching out to smaller venues across the U.K. this year– including  02 Academy, Liverpool and the Manchester Academy in June to offer a rare and more intimate chance to enjoy their unique sound.

The band was formed in Florida and consists of three brothers – Alejandro, Daniel and Fabian Manzano – all originally from Puerto Rico. While they were originally signed to Universal Republic, they have since then created their own label called 3 Peace Records.

Having gained their notoriety and an impressive number of fans initially by posting videos of both their own songs and covers on YouTube, the band is a rare example of artists taking total responsibility for their rise to success and fame. This is likely to be one of the key factors of their appeal – that they seem more down to earth and that they started out in 2004 as a couple of guys posting videos on YouTube and are now considered to be a mainstream American rock band who have released two hit albums and have toured alongside bands such as Coldplay, The Party After, Secondhand Serenade and One Direction.

The band is looking to increase its popularity in Europe and this year, live music fans in Liverpool will have the chance to see for themselves all that Boyce Avenue have to offer and what makes them stand out from a large proportion of mainstream rock bands today.

Steph Scarth