But what was already going to be a big year for the hard rocking quartet could become huge after they bagged the opening slot on Kiss’ 2010 arena tour.
Frontman and guitarist Chris Babbitt is excited at the prospect of hitting the Sonic Boom tour and admitted: “I still think my guys are fucking with me.
“Isn’t Ashton Kutcher supposed to punk only famous people? Not even in 100,000 years did I think we’d really be opening for Kiss…especially after the third farewell tour!
“We’ve got our Love Gun locked and loaded, and can’t wait to strut the same stage as our heroes. This is such an honour it’s almost too overwhelming for words”.
The full dates line up as follows. Tickets are on sale now from box offices and all usual agents, and online at www.livenation.co.uk.
Sat 1st May – SHEFFIELD Arena
Sun 2nd May – NEWCASTLE Metro Radio Arena
Tue 4th May – LIVERPOOL Arena
Wed 5th May – BIRMINGHAM LG Arena
Fri 7th May – DUBLIN O2 Arena
Sun 9th May – GLASGOW SECC
Mon 10th May – MANCHESTER MEN Arena
Wed 12th May – LONDON Wembley Arena
Thu 13th May – LONDON Wembley Arena
Taking Dawn are on the road now with Airbourne and play the following shows in April:
Thu 1st Apr – LONDON Hammersmith Apollo
Fri 2nd Apr – LIVERPOOL O2 Academy
Sat 3rd Apr – MANCHESTER Apollo
Mon 5th Apr – EDINBURGH Picture House
Tue 6th Apr – GLASGOW O2 Academy
Wed 7th Apr – LEEDS O2 Academy
Thu 8th Apr – NEWCASTLE O2 Academy
Sat 10th Apr – WOLVERHAMPTON Civic Hall
Sun 11th Apr – NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Tue 13th Apr – BELFAST Mandela Hall
Wed 14th Apr – DUBLIN Academy