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Ill Nino Rock The UK

Posted on February 12, 2008

Ill Nino kicked off the weekend in style performing at the Kerrang! Weekender held in Camber Sands. Arriving late afternoon the band were more than happy to squeeze in a quick signing session which, according to Kerrang! staff at the event, drew the biggest crowd of all the bands participating over the weekend. An explosive set included a guest appearance by Benji of Skindred on Soulfly cover Eye For An Eye, dedicated to late Drowning Pool singer Dave Williams, some classic Ill Nino tracks inc new single Unreal, and a rousing chorus of Happy Birthday to Jardel! With a late bus call of 4am, there was plenty of time for aftershow japes and Jagermeister. The band ended the weekend playing Sunday night at the Waterfront in Norwich, to a rapturous reception – resulting in hoards of gig goers hovering around the tour bus and dressing room exits in the hope of getting a few autographs for a couple of hours after the show ended. Their patience paid off, for showers and fresh clothes later, marker pens were duly produced and scribbles given. The band play Sheffield tonight, and then return Oct 26th for a further 7 dates before returning to the US to write the next album. Keep your ears out for new songs being played this tour… including album closer ‘With You’.


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