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Breaking Benjamin making UK debut at KOKO


Breaking Benjamin are making their UK debut with a sold-out show at KOKO in London.

The gig, on 27 May, is part of the US band’s first European tour in support of their latest album, ‘Dark Before Dawn’, leading up to their performance at Download Festival on 12 June.

“We’re so very excited to be coming overseas for the first time ever,” the band said in a statement. “Breaking Benjamin is tremendously grateful for all of the support we’ve received from our fans all over the world and we can’t wait to rock out with you all.”

The Pennsylvania band, founded in 1999 by lead singer and rhythm guitarist Benjamin Burnley, had their first taste of success with 2002’s ‘Saturate’. But it was 2004’s ‘We Are Not Alone’ and 2006’s ‘Phobia’, both platinum-certified, that saw them hit the big time. The former sold 2.3 million units thanks to the number one radio hits ‘So Cold’ and ‘Sooner Or Later’; the latter did even better, debuting at number two on Billboard’s Top 200, featuring the hits ‘Breath’, ‘Diary of Jane’, and ‘Until The End’, and selling 2.8 million units.

Following 2009’s ‘Dear Agony’, which debuted at number four on the Billboard Top 200 and featured the hit ‘I Will Not Bow’, the band went on hiatus, returning with ‘Dark Before Dawn’ in 2015. The album, which entered Billboard’s Top 200 at number one, features the singles ‘Failure’ and ‘Angels Fall’.