Biffy Clyro - MTV Unplugged @ The Waterfront Hall
September 16th, 2018 | By Chris McGuigan

Biffy Clyro - MTV Unplugged @ The Waterfront Hall

Biffy Clyro brought their sold out MTV Unplugged tour to The Waterfront Hall, Belfast.

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Biffy Clyro are a Scottish rock band that formed in Ayr, East Ayrshire, composed of Simon Neil (guitar, lead vocals), James Johnston (bass, vocals) and Ben Johnston (drums, vocals). Currently signed to 14th Floor Records, they have released seven studio albums, four of which (PuzzleOnly RevolutionsOpposites and Ellipsis) reached the top five in the UK Albums Chart, with their sixth studio album, Opposites claiming their first UK No. 1 album. After their first three albums, the band expanded their following significantly in 2007 with the release of their fourth, Puzzle, creating more mainstream songs with simpler rhythms and distancing themselves from the more unusual dissonant style that was present in their previous three albums. Puzzle peaked at No. 2 on the official UK album charts on 16 June 2007. The album went gold in the UK, selling over 100,000 units, and later in 2012 went platinum in the UK, having sold over 300,000 copies.

The band released Only Revolutions in 2009 which reached No. 3 in the UK chart and went gold within days of its release in 2009, going platinum later in 2010 (achieving double-platinum status in August 2011) and receiving a Mercury Music Prize nomination. Only Revolutions included the UK hit singles “Mountains“, “That Golden Rule” and “Many of Horror“, all of which reached the UK Top Ten. The latter reached No. 8 on the UK Singles Chart after The X Factor 2010 winner, Matt Cardle covered the song, and became the UK number one Christmas single for the year 2010. In 2011 the band was nominated for the Brit Awards for Best British Group. At the 2013 NME Awards, they received the award for Best British Band. On 25 August 2013 Biffy Clyro headlined the main stage at Leeds & Reading Festival. Based on their album and single certifications, the band have sold in excess of 1,240,000 albums and 400,000 singles in the UK alone.

As of 2016, in total, the band have spent 155 weeks in the top seventy-five of the UK Album Charts, with two of those weeks being at the top position at number one and seventy weeks within the main top forty of the albums charts. The band’s singles have spent a total of seventy-nine weeks in the UK Singles Charts, with six weeks in the top ten and forty-two in the top forty

1. The Captain
2. Biblical
3. Saturday Superhouse
4. Re-Arrange
5. Drop It
6. Black Chandelier
7. As Dust Dances
8. Folding Stars
9. Different People
10. Different Kind of Love
11. The Rain
12. Mountains
13. Adored
14. Opposite
15. Justboy
16. Medicine
17. Small Wishes
18. Bubbles
19. Machines
Encore:
20. Friends and Enemies
21. God & Satan
22. Many of Horror