Fightstar became one of the biggest cult sensations in the UK’s early 2000s alt-rock scene with a Top 10 breakthrough hit (‘Paint Your Target’), two Top 20 albums (‘Be Human’ and ‘Behind The Devil’s Back’) and two Kerrang! Award nominations (for Best British Band and Best British Newcomer). Although they haven’t played since 2015, there has always been a devoted fanbase clamouring for their return. Now those calls have been answered with the news that Fightstar will play their biggest ever headline show - and their first gig in over eight years - at the OVO Arena Wembley on March 22nd.
Fightstar still consists of its original line-up - Charlie Simpson (vocals/guitar), Alex Westaway (guitar), Dan Haigh (bass) and Omar Abidi (drums) - who formed the band to explore their shared passion for influences such as Deftones, Taking Back Sunday, Silverchair and Mono.
Charlie Simpson says, “Next year marks 20 years since Fightstar played our first show in a tiny night club in Northampton, mainly in front of friends and family. To be sat here today about to play our biggest ever headline show at London’s legendary Wembley Arena is something that is hard for us to comprehend. We are so thankful to all our fans who have been so loyal to us and we can’t wait to celebrate this milestone with them. This will be a very special night for all of us.”
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OVO Arena Wembley in Wembley Park
You know you’re in London’s most iconic live music venue when the echoes of “Hello Wembley!” are ringing through your ears. OVO Arena Wembley has been a destination for music and live entertainment for over 80 years and it’s not slowing down. With over 100 events every year and over one million visitors each year passing through its legendary doors, OVO Arena Wembley (formerly known as The SSE Arena, Wembley) has something for everyone, from the most in-demand gigs from a hot new artist to classic once-in-a-lifetime performances from your favourite band.