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The Brighton-based metal giants

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Renowned for their intense music and live performances, Architects got their start in 2004. Formed in Brighton by twin brothers Dan and Tom Searle, the metalcore band was initially called Inharmonic and then Counting The Days, before becoming Architects.

Within their first two years and after the 2006 release of their debut album Nightmares, the line-up changed greatly. Architects’ original vocalist and bassist departed, with the group settling into a quintet comprised of the siblings plus Tim Hillier-Brook on guitar, Alex Dean on base and Sam Carter as the frontman.

Architects released their second album Ruin in 2007. Over the next five years, they slogged away on the road touring Europe, North America and beyond while supporting bands like Suicide Silence, Parkway Drive and August Burns Red. They also released three more albums: 2009’s Hollow Crown, 2011’s The Here And Now and 2012’s Daybreaker.

In 2012, Hillier-Brook left to pursue other projects, with former Sylosis guitarist Josh Middleton recruited as a touring guitarist.

It wasn’t until their sixth album, 2014’s Lost Forever // Lost Together, that Architects received more widespread recognition and chart success with the record peaking at No.16 in the UK.

In 2015, Architects made touring guitarist Adam Christianson a permanent member. The following year the band was dealt a tragic blow. After recording and releasing their No.15-charting album All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us, Tom Searle, who had been battling skin cancer, passed away.

Determined to carry on, Architects released the standalone single titled Doomsday in 2017, as well as added Middleton to the permanent line-up as lead guitarist. That year All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us was named Best Album at the inaugural Heavy Music Awards in London.

Architects channelled their grief and sadness into 2018’s cathartic record Holy Hell. To support it, the band toured the UK in early 2019 joined by Beartooth and Polaris.

In early 2021, Architects scored their first UK No.1 album with For Those That Wish To Exist. Written across the preceding two years, the album expanded the band’s post-metalcore sound while adding orchestral strings, horns and choirs. It also featured guest spots from Royal Blood’s Mike Kerr, Parkway Drive’s Winston McCall and Biffy Clyro’s Simon Neil.

On 17 March 2021, Architects announced a UK arena tour for February and March 2022.

Architects 2022 UK tour dates

  • 22 February 2022 – First Direct Arena, Leeds
  • 23 February 2022 – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
  • 25 February 2022 – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
  • 26 February 2022 – Alexandra Palace, London
  • 1 March 2022 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

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Architects announce 2022 UK tour

Architects announce 2022 UK tour

The band will play huge shows in Leeds, Glasgow, Nottingham, London and Cardiff in support of their ninth album, For Those That With To Exist.

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Architects are touring the UK from 22 February – 1 March 2022 in support of their new album For Those That Wish To Exist.

Architects will be visiting the following UK cities in 2022:

  • Leeds
  • Glasgow
  • Nottingham
  • London
  • Cardiff

Tickets for Architects’ 2022 tour dates go on sale from 10:00 on Friday 19 March 2021.