Fever 333 Announce London Headline Show
GRAMMY Award-nominated musical activists FEVER 333 have announced their return to UK shores with a London headline show set for Bank Holiday Monday 30th August at the O2 Academy Islington, just days after their slots at the Reading & Leeds Festivals on the weekend. Tickets go on sale at 10am this Monday 2nd August here, with pre-sales happening at 10am on Saturday (O2 pre-sale) and Sunday (Live Nation pre-sale) respectively.
Frontman Jason Aalon Butler informs us:
"We, the people, have been through so much over the past year and a half. The obvious and perpetually abounding struggle surrounding the globe, as well as the 'not as obvious as it should be' struggles that affect particular groups more than others, by way of construct, power and the systematically intentional imbalance of said power. I want to highlight the difficulty most of us existing below a seemingly unattainable socio economic threshold had to experience. I want to celebrate those that persevered and honor those that suffered. We have been required to fight through it and we will require similar tenacity moving forward. But make no mistake, it was, it is and it forever will be the people that get us through. We have been anxiously awaiting the moment we could be reminded of this power the way we were once able to; inside a small club where we kept each other safe and believed no true need for the presence of external forces to maintain the respect, safety and power of those together in those clubs. And in the same breath make no mistake that this project will continue to advocate for the progress, representation, and justice of those who not only fell on to hard times due to this global pandemic, but those that were born into such hardship. In this statement I offer all respect and understanding I can to those affected by this dark time on earth as I am one of them, but I must also make clear that the mission, the message, and the meaning remain the same for FEVER 333. We are here to advocate for people's power. Particularly the disenfranchised. Specifically for those intentionally marginalized by the institutions that are supposed to be there to assist and protect them. The demographics that on top of this pandemic experienced compounded hardship because they were already carrying a burden placed upon them prior to this horribly trying instance. This was supposed to be a statement about playing one demo in London, but the more I thought about it the more I realized this is so much more and always has been. This is an opportunity to congregate, to demonstrate and to remind ourselves of our power. After a completely fucked year on so many levels we cannot wait to experience the release of anxiety, frustration, fear, uncertainty and love that will most certainly be expressed at our first demo back in 18 months. We will strive to facilitate a safe space for everyone to express those feelings without harm or judgement. Make no mistake, the game remains the same. And you may join with 100% certainty that we will continue to let them know - there's a fever coming..."
Earlier this year the band shared an official music video for ‘WRONG GENERATION,’ the title track of their most recently released EP. The video, directed by Djay Brawner, sees Travis Barker joining in on drums and is streaming now on the band’s official YouTube channel. Check it out below.
The WRONG GENERATION EP was released last October via Roadrunner Records / 333 WRECKORDS CREW. Available on all streaming platforms, the eight-song barrage finds FEVER 333 ferociously tearing through hip-hop, hardcore, and alternative sounds. Highlights include the lead single ‘BITE BACK,’ title track ‘WRONG GENERATION,’ which flips a sample of Travis Barker’s ‘Carry It [feat. RZA, Raekwon, & Tom Morello]’, augmenting it with ballistic bars and an off-kilter screams, as well as ‘FOR THE RECORD,’ where the band enlist a cameo from Walter Delgado of Rotting Out for the searing cut.
Following the murder of George Floyd, Butler spent 13 days in the streets as he marched on the frontlines of rebellion in Los Angeles. On the 14th day, he came home and wrote what would become WRONG GENERATION. Speaking about the EP, Butler elaborated, “This project is art as activism first. I’m talking about what’s happening and what needs to happen. I hope you understand there’s going to be pain in progress. After dismantling and deconstructing all of these things, we can find a beautiful place to be together. For me, this whole EP is that 13 days, after 34 years. You fucked with the WRONG GENERATION.”