The Party Starts on Radio 1 at 7.30 17th September 2012!

Thursday 13 September 2012

Be sure to listen to Radio 1 on the 17th of September 2012 to hear the latest news from The Blackout. 

You can listen online at 

*Rumour: Their new single 'Start The Party' will be aired*[more]

TBO playing Independent, Sunderland 3rd August 2012

Monday 18 June 2012

The Blackout will be playing at the Independent, Sunderland on 3rd August 2012.

Tickets on sale for just £12

Doors open at 7pm, The Blackout will be onstage around 9PM. 

Over 14s only!

Independent is Sunderland's...[more]

The Blackout New Album Update!

Wednesday 04 April 2012

Check out this update of The Blackout's upcoming (forth!) album!

The album will be out in Autumn this year!

Its gonna be a great one :) Stay tuned for more info!


Sonisphere cancelled!

Thursday 29 March 2012

The Blackout were due to perform at Sonisphere 2012. Unfortunately Sonisphere UK 2012 has now been cancelled by the organisers.

The official statement from organisers follows:

“It is with very heavy hearts and much regret that...[more]

The Blackout LIVE album out March 11th!

Wednesday 29 February 2012

The Blackout will be releasing a live album from their recent gig at The Roundhouse on 6th November 2011! 

The live album perfectly captures the electric and energy on stage that the band are renowned for! The physical copy...[more]

The Blackout confirmed to play Slam Dunk Festival!

Wednesday 29 February 2012

The Blackout have announced that they will be performing at SlamDunk on 26th & 27th May 2012! 

Other lineup includes Motion City Soundtrack, Architects, MayDay Parade and many more![more]

Free, secret show in London this Friday!

Wednesday 22 February 2012

On Friday this week (24th Feb) The Blackout will be playing a special secret show for some of you lucky fans!

No Tickets are being sold for the show! For your chance to win a pair of tickets, email...[more]

The Blackout playing Sonisphere Festival Sunday 8th July 2012

Tuesday 21 February 2012

The Blackout will be performing at Sonisphere festival 2012!

The band will be playing on Sunday the 8th of July 2012 at Sonisphere Festival, Stevange alongside artists such as 'Faith No More', 'Incubus', Marilyn Manson' and...[more]

The Blackout supporting Blink 182

Tuesday 24 January 2012

The Blackout have announced they will be supporting Blink 182 alongside All American Rejects for 4 gigs this July.

They will be performing:


7th July 2012Bournemouth International CentreThe Blackout + All American Rejects...[more]

The Blackout replace Sum41 in Kerrang! Tour

Friday 20 January 2012

The Blackout will be taking the place of Sum 41 on The Kerrang! Tour Sponsored By Relentless Energy Drink. Sum 41 have unfortunately had to pull out of the tour due to ill health.Sean Smith said "We're delighted to...[more]

Big Annoncement!

Friday 20 January 2012

First of all. HAPPY NEW YEAR! This is the first blog post this year on've been busy planning new content and designs for the site!

Anyway, moving on....The Blackout will be making a big announcment at around...[more]

Christmas Hope Tour!

Monday 07 November 2011

The Blackout will be doing a special Christmas Hope tour!

Starting on the 15th December in Liverpool, The Blackout will be playing 5 nights at Liverpool, Dublin, Belfast, Oxford and Cardiff respectively. 

Check out the...[more]

The Blackout in Kerrang! (again!)

Wednesday 02 November 2011

The Blackout are on the front page of the Kerrang! Magazine today! 

Pick up a copy of Kerrang! for more.[more]

Seeing The Blackout in Bristol?

Wednesday 26 October 2011

Are you seeing The Blackout in Bristol tomorrow? (27th October 2011)

If so, please try and record as much footage as you can for 'The Storm' so that a fan cam video can be made from it all!

Enjoy the show!![more]

Gavin on Radio 1 review show

Wednesday 26 October 2011

Missed Gavin on Radio 1 the other day?

Check it out online at[more]

Hope Tour starts soon!!!

Monday 24 October 2011

Have you got your tickets to The Blackouts upcoming Hope tour? The tour starts this Thursday (27th October 2011) so make sure you have your tickets?

Whos coming?! Get involved by tweeting at @tbo_fansite and use the hashtag...[more]

Live recordings from Hope Tour!

Tuesday 04 October 2011

The Blackout have announced that they will be teaming up with 'Concert Live', an instant music specialist, to create a Live CD from the recordings of their gigs at the O2 Bristol Academy on 27th October and The Roundhouse London...[more]

You're Not Alone video now on YouTube

Friday 23 September 2011

The Blackout's latest video You're Not Alone is now on YouTube!

The video has now been uploaded the the official The Blackout YouTube account in HD :)


HOPE Tour II (Part 3)

Thursday 22 September 2011

Check out the latest The Blackout video from the Hope tour.


Brand new video! You're Not Alone!

Wednesday 21 September 2011

Check out The Blackout's latest video You're not alone right now below, can you spot yourself in it?

What do you think of the video? Let us know you think by tweeting us - @tbo_fansite[more]

Hope tour II - (Part 1 & 2)

Monday 19 September 2011

Check out the videos below:[more]

Hope tour documentary - Part 1

Friday 16 September 2011

Part 1 of the Hope tour documentary is now online! Check out the video below! Let us know what you think at

More The Blackout videos can be found on our Videos page[more]

The Blackout playing at Cardiff University - 30th December 2011

Wednesday 07 September 2011

The Blackout will be playing at The Great Hall in Cardiff on the 30th December 2011!

You can get tickets by clicking HERE


Dont forget to check out the Tour dates page for more tour info![more]

'Fan Cam' video from "Higher and Higher" in Glasgow

Wednesday 07 September 2011

Check out this amazing footage from O2's Fan Cam - Filmed at O2 in Glasgow, this is pretty awesome?!

Nice work![more]

The Blackout acoustic set for BBC Wales

Wednesday 07 September 2011

Check out this acoustic session that The Blackout recently played for BBC Wales![more]

Be a part of the You're Not Alone video!

Wednesday 24 August 2011

The Blackout are making a brand new video for their upcoming single “You’re Not Alone” and they want YOU involved.

CALLING ALL FANS, get together in your towns or cities and film yourselves hanging out, having fun,...[more]

European News Update

Thursday 28 July 2011

We are the ocean will be supporting The Blackout later this year!

The tour dates page has been updated with a revised list of european dates.


Acoustic video of The Storm

Thursday 28 July 2011

The Blackout have recored a special acoustic version of their track The Storm.

The tune was recorded as part of The Crypt Sessions, for more information see

Check out the video below:[more]

Storm video out now!

Monday 18 July 2011

Check out the brand new video from The Blackout - Storm!

We have also added this video to our Videos section![more]

Germany and Austria EU tour dates announced!

Thursday 07 July 2011

The Blackout will be touring Europe later this year. So far, Germany and Austria dates have been announced (Check out the tour dates page!)

More venues will be announced on Friday 8th July so check back then!

If you want...[more]

Win tickets to see an acoustic set by The Blackout

Friday 17 June 2011

Win tickets to see The Blackout perform an acoustic set on 20th June. Click here to register for your chance to win!

Over 18s only! [more]

The Blackout at Oxegen Festival 2011

Tuesday 14 June 2011

The Blackout will be playing at Oxegen festival 2011! There are loads of great artists across the entire weekend (8th July- 10th July) so get down there!

For more information, visit the Oxegen website.[more]

The Blackout Video Blog - FFAF Tour

Wednesday 08 June 2011

Check out the video blog below from The Blackout's recent tour with Funeral for a friend. The tour involved a month on the road of europe, broken down buses and cancelled shows! See below:[more]

We Are The Ocean to support The Blackout UK Tour

Friday 03 June 2011

We Are The Ocean are set to support The Blackout's upcoming UK tour (Oct/Nov 2011).

Check out the Tour Dates page for more information. Tickets can be found on our Tickets page.[more]

Merthyr Rock Festival 2011

Friday 27 May 2011

The Blackout will be playing at MerthyrRock festival 2011. They will be playing on the Sunday (4th September 2011). Day tickets are £20 from the MerthyrRock website.

Also playing on sunday are: Funeral for a Friend, Young Guns...[more]

The Blackout playing at Jera On Air 2011

Friday 20 May 2011

The Blackout are playing at Jera On Air festival 2011!

The festival will be on 2nd June 2011 in the Netherlands.

For more information check out the Tour page or Jera On Air website[more]

Lyon - Show Cancelled

Tuesday 17 May 2011

The Blackout regret to announce that the Funeral For A Friend show scheduled for tonight in Lyon has been cancelled due to transport issues.

Funeral For A Friend have made the following statement: “Unfortunately, due to...[more]

Win a signed copy of the album, Hope!

Thursday 12 May 2011

We are currently running a competition to win a free signed copy of the latest album, Hope, by The Blackout. 

For more information on the competition - visit our competition page![more]

Have you voted in the Kerrang Awards yet?

Thursday 12 May 2011

Just a quick reminder - Have you voted for The Blackout in the Kerrang Awards yet?

Click here to vote!![more]

Never By Your Side Official Video

Monday 09 May 2011

Have you seen the new official video for Never By Your Side?

Check it out now! See below or find the video on the Never By Your Side lyrics page.[more]

The Blackout @ Focus Wales Music Festival 2011

Wednesday 04 May 2011

The Blackout will be playing at this years Focus Wales Music Festival. 

The 2 day festival includes Funeral for a friend, Young Guns aswell as The Blackout and many more.

The band will be playing on Friday 27th May. Friday...[more]

The Blackout playing Damnation (Glasgow)

Tuesday 03 May 2011

The Blackout will be playing at Rock N Roll Damnation 2011!

The band will be playing an O2 ABC Glasgow, Scotland on the 24th of August 2011. Previously fans have struggled to get tickets to see The Blackout play in Scotland,...[more]

Hope Lyrics updated

Thursday 21 April 2011

Just to let you all know...we have update all the lyrics for HOPE.

Check out the Hope page in the Lyrics section for tracklist, album bio and lyrics!

Album Tracklist:

1. Ambition Is Critical2. Never By Your Side3. Higher And...[more]

Ask The Blackout a question...

Wednesday 20 April 2011

...and get a personal reply! How cool is that!?

Head over to and upload your question to the band.

If you are not on SoundCloud, sign up first and include a profile image & username...[more]

Hope Tour - Part 2 - Preorder Link

Wednesday 13 April 2011

Hi Guys,

You can preorder your Tickets to see The Blackout in Octover/November at



The Blackout Oct/Nov 2011 UK tour

Monday 11 April 2011

The Blackout will be playing 9 dates from Thursday 27th October 2011 around the UK. The band will be playing at Bristol, Leeds, Edinburgh, Hull, Lincoln, Portsmouth, Birmingham, Manchester and London.


Photos from The Blackout's Secret Session at Rock Radio

Monday 11 April 2011

Click here to see photos from The Blackout's Secret Session at Scotland's Rock Radio.


Your Questions...Answered

Monday 04 April 2011

Recently James McLaren from BBC Wales interviewed The Blackout. James asked the band some of the questions that you, as fans, submitted!

You can hear your questions, answered, on the BBC Wales website.

Incidently, The Blackout...[more]

HOPE is now available to buy/download in the UK

Monday 04 April 2011

Well folks,Today is the day. HOPE is now available to buy and download!

If you are in the UK then you can listen to HOPE for free over on our dedicated page for the new album (HERE)

You can download HOPE from iTunes or purchase...[more]

Free HOPE download for Pledgers

Sunday 03 April 2011

For those of you that Pledged, you can now download the new album, Hope, in 320kbs MP3 format (CD Quality)

You should receive an email this morning (Sunday) with instructions on how to download the album.

If you have not...[more]

Listen to HOPE online for free NOW!

Friday 01 April 2011

As you all probably know, its only a few eyes until The Blackout's new album 'HOPE' is released in the UK (its already out in Australia - Lucky peeps!).

Hope is the band's third album, it has been recorded with producer 'Jason...[more]

The Blackout aftershow partys!

Thursday 31 March 2011

The Blackout will be doing a number of aftershow partys on their current UK tour. The band will be DJing in various venues

Details of the aftershows can be found on the Tour page.[more]

Higher and Higher Remix by Tek One

Tuesday 29 March 2011

Higher and Higher Remix by Tek One is now available from the iTunes Store.

This is the first official remix of The Blackout's new 'Higher and Higher'. 

Download the remix HERE - Check out the video below:[more]

BBC Wales Live Web Chat - Weds 23rd March

Tuesday 22 March 2011

Gavin and Sean of the band will be in the BBC Wales Music offices for a live webchat on Wednesday 23 March at 5pm.

If you’d like to submit a question, you can either visit the BBC Wales website, use the hashtag #blackoutbbc...[more]

The Blackout - "This time it's serious!"

Tuesday 22 March 2011

Dont forget that The Blackout feature in tomorrow's issue of Kerrang Magazine.

The band talk about how they have changed their future after an uneasy two years.

More info at[more]

The Blackout European Tour - Ticket links updated

Sunday 13 March 2011

Check out the Tour page for the latest on The Blackout's tour. We have just added links to the ticket venders for each of the european gigs with Funeral For A Friend.

Head over to the Ticket page to get your tickets to the gigs![more]

The Blackout Webchat - Weds 23rd March

Wednesday 09 March 2011

Sean Smith and Gavin Butler will be at BBC Wales' offices on Wednesday 23rd March at 5PM for a webchat.

More information at BBC Wales Online[more]

Win signed The Blackout goodies!

Monday 07 March 2011

MerchForLife have some special signed The Blackout gear to be won.

Check out their Twitter page for more info:[more]

The Blackout signing dates

Friday 04 March 2011

The Blackout will be giving you the chance to get your stuff signed during their upcoming headline tour! Take your stuff to be signed, say Hi and hang out.

Find dates below:

Tuesday 5 April, HMV Glasgow 5.00pm Thursday 7 April,...[more]

Win tickets to see The Blackout with HMV

Friday 04 March 2011

To celebrate the release of their new album, Hope, The Blackout have teamed up with HMV to play a special show at The Borderline in London on Sunday 27th March 2011.

HMV are giving away 100 pairs of tickets to lucky winners who...[more]

Higher and Higher - Official Video!

Wednesday 02 March 2011

Have you seen the new Higher and Higher video yet??

Check it out:[more]

Higher And Higher video to be aired today + more!

Monday 28 February 2011

Morning all!

The brand spanking new Higher And Higher video will be aired at 4PM UK time today on PS3 Zone!

Also - Fearn Cotton's record of the week is Higher And Higher, tune in to Radio 1 between 10 and 12:30 to listen.[more]

The Blackout Down-Under

Friday 25 February 2011

The Blackout are currently getting over to Australia to play 5 gigs at SoundWave Festival 2011! 

The lineup for Soundwave includes 30 Seconds To Mars, Iron Maiden and Bullet For My Valentine.

For more information visit the...[more]

The Blackout and Funeral For A Friend headlining Hub Festival 2011

Thursday 24 February 2011

The Blackout and Funeral For A Friend are headlining Hub Festival 2011 on the weekend of 21st - 22nd May.

Also performing are Mayday Parade, Young Guns, Francesqa, We Are In The Crowd, Chickenhawk, Fine Young...[more]

The Blackout European Tour Dates

Monday 21 February 2011

The Blackout European tour dates have been added to the Tour Dates page of the site.

The Blackout will be touring Europe with Funeral For A Friend - Covering 20 dates, starting on Friday 22nd of April in Belgium at...[more]

Higher and Higher available for worldwide download

Monday 14 February 2011

Guys and Girls,

If you werent already aware, The Blackout have released Higher and Higher! You can download Higher and Higher from Amazon Or iTunes

Click here for Higher and Higher lyrics[more]

Higher and Higher now available to download on iTunes

Sunday 13 February 2011

The time has come! The Blackout's 'Higher and Higher' is now available to buy and download from iTunes!

Get it here:[more]

The Blackout 'Higher and Higher' Lyrics

Thursday 10 February 2011

Hi Guys and Girls,

Just to let you know, the lyrics for Higher and Higher have been added to the site and can be found HERE or in the Lyrics section.

Have you heard Higher and Higher yet? Listen below:[more]

The Blackout supporting My Chemical Romance (MCR)

Friday 04 February 2011

The Blackout will be supporting My Chemical Romance's UK tour starting February 12th 2011!

They will be performing 8 shows across the UK and Ireland in 11 nights. For more information on the MCR Tour - Visit the Tour Page on...[more]

Upcoming single 'Higher and Higher' to be aired tonight!

Wednesday 02 February 2011

The first aired play of 'Higher and Higher' off The Blackout's upcoming album 'Hope' will be on Zane Lowe's Radio 1 show after 7pm UK time tonight! 

'Higher and Higher' will be the first single to be released (apart from...[more]

'HOPE' Album tracklisting and artwork announced

Thursday 27 January 2011

The Blackout have announced the tracklisting and artwork for their upcoming album HOPE. The 11 track album is due to be released on April 4th 2011.

The Tracklisting:

Ambition Is CriticalNever By Your SideHigher & Higher...[more]

Ambition Is Critical Lyrics + Music Video!

Tuesday 25 January 2011

The lyrics for The Blackout's new single 'Ambition Is Critical' is can now be found on the website! (HERE)

There is also a link to the download page on their too so you can download the new song for free!

The video of the new...[more]

Download Ambition Is Critical NOW!

Tuesday 25 January 2011

You can download Ambition Is Critical now at the following link:

Video and Lyrics can be found at...[more]

Support The Blackout and new album Hope on twitter

Thursday 20 January 2011

Help support The Blackout and the upcoming album "Hope" by adding HOPE to your twitter profile pic using Twibbon!

Just visit


#hope is currently trending on Twitter!

Wednesday 12 January 2011

Congrats & Thanks to all The Blackout fans who have helped in getting #hope trending on Twitter. 

The album release date is getting closer and closer!

Keep up the good work![more]

The Blackout Album Announcement

Wednesday 12 January 2011

The Blackout have today announced the name of their upcoming album. The album will be titled 'Hope' and is expected to be released in March this year, the release of the album will coincide with their tour in March/April.


Supporting acts for The Blackout 2011 tour announced!

Tuesday 11 January 2011

The Blackout have today announced the supporting acts for their March/April 2011 UK tour!

The Blackout will be joined by The Swellers and HyroDaHero in the tour around the UK in spring 2011. Have you got your tickets for the...[more]

Website back online!

Tuesday 11 January 2011

You'll all be pleased to know that is now back online after a few technical issues with the servers. Hopefully everyone should be able to access the site by the time we release the latest news later today...[more]

The Blackout 2011 UK Tour Tickets

Monday 20 December 2010

Tickets are now on sale for The Blackout's 2011 UK Tour. The tour will coincide with the release of the band's new album Riot Squad.

The UK tour will start on 29th March and finish on 16th April 2010. Tour dates for europe will...[more]

Review of The Blackout @ Sheffield University

Tuesday 14 December 2010

Samantha Panasuik has written her review on The Blackout from the other night along side You Me At Six at Sheffield University.

According to Sam, "the Sheffield crowd tore the pace apart to final song I'm A...[more]

Exclusive Riot Squad Gig

Tuesday 07 December 2010

Have you pledged to see the exclusive Riot Squad gig? There are still spaces left and time is running out! Plus there is exclusive signing for ticket holders!

The exclusive Riot Squad gig will be held on Tuesday 14 December at...[more]

You Me At Six - Edinburgh - POSTPONED!

Friday 03 December 2010

Unfortunately the You Me At Six gigs this weekend in Edinburgh (who The Blackout are supporting) have been postponed due to the white stuff falling from the sky! It isnt safe for you or the band to get to the venue.

The gigs...[more]

The Blackout Kerrang! Podcast

Wednesday 01 December 2010

Sean Smith and Gavin Butler talk about the upcoming album on the Kerrang! Podcast. Worth a listen!

Click the link below to view / download the podcast![more]

The Blackout - Tour update

Tuesday 30 November 2010

Tour dates and information will be announced in the next few weeks. The Blackout should be releasing tour information in Mid December!

We will keep you updated through the website and twitter as always.[more]

The Blackout Livecasting NOW!

Monday 29 November 2010

The Blackout are currently livecasting! View them live at[more]

Riot Squad album recording finished!

Saturday 27 November 2010

The Blackout have now finished recording Riot Squad! Big Congrats to the band!

The Blackout hope that the album will be released around February/March 2011! Keep checking back for more information, we will let you know more...[more]

The Blackout - Video Update (Drums)

Thursday 25 November 2010

This video has been released through the BandApp for iPhone. For those of your who do not have the app, a fellow fan has sent us the link to the video! Enjoy!

(This video is currently unavailable)[more]

The Blackout are Livecasting from the studio

Thursday 25 November 2010

The Blackout are currently livecasting from the studio where they are recording the new Riot Squad album!

The video has been recorded so even if you miss the live stream, you can still watch it!

Here is the link:...[more]

RiotSquad Album Update - Some Studio Pics

Wednesday 24 November 2010

Guys and Girls,

Its been a while since we have heard much from The Blackout. Fear not! The Blackout have added some studio pics to the Pledge site (non-pledgers can view this update!)

The Blackout - Powered by HobNobs??? Follow...[more]

Riot Squad Assemble! New Objective Received!

Tuesday 23 November 2010

Guys and Girls! Listen Up! A new objective has been received from the Riot Squad street team!

Get yourselves over to:

"We need people from/near Hatfield, Middlesbrough and Sheffield to print out...[more]

December Gig Dates

Friday 19 November 2010

Just a reminder of December's gig line up. You can still get tickets to see The Blackout now!

DateVenueArtistGet TicketsFri 3rd DecMiddlesbrough EmpireThe Blackout (Supported by We Are The Ocean & Guns)Get TicketsSat 4th...[more]

"Keep Calm And Listen To The Blackout" iPhone Wallpaper

Thursday 18 November 2010

Sam Braidley has released another iPhone wallpaper titled 'Keep Calm And Listen To The Blackout'.

More details and other wallpapers can be found on Sam's Blog

You can also download the wallpaper here


The Blackout BandApp released for iPhone/iPod Touch

Tuesday 16 November 2010

Hi Guys & Gals,

The Blackout have teamed up with BandApp to offer an iPhone / iPod Touch app for The Blackout Fans! It features news, videos, photos and more!

For more information view our BandApp page!

Here is a sneak...[more]

The Blackout Blackberry Wallpapers

Monday 15 November 2010

Sam Braidley has done it again, this time he has created The Blackout wallpapers for Blackberry Curve 9300.

"Why not show your Riot Squad pride by posting a photo reply of the wallpaper on your device!" -...[more]

Its High Tide Baby - Cover

Monday 15 November 2010

One of our twitter followers sent us this video through. What do you guys think? We are pretty impressed! Credit to TheGuitarDude on YouTube.

Let us know what you think via Twitter - @tbo_fansite[more]

The Blackout Phone Wallpapers

Sunday 14 November 2010

Sam Braidley has kindly created some The Blackout wallpapers! They are designed for the iPhone and iPod Touch but may be tweaked to fit on other phones...

Check them our here:...[more]

Pledging Extended!

Saturday 13 November 2010

The pledging for the new album "Riot Squad" has been extended! There are still some exciting things available! Including:

Signed albumRiot Squad gig ticketsJamming with The BlackoutChristmas dinner with The...[more]

Wanna be part of the gang vocals?

Friday 12 November 2010

Do you want to be part of the gang vocals on the new album?

If so, get yourself over to the Pledge site:

The vocals will be recorded in London on Tuesday 23rd November between 3pm...[more]

The Blackout Video - Live @ The Regal (Halloween Show Opening)

Wednesday 10 November 2010

Courtesy of @azx666 - The Blackout opening their gig at The Regal in Oxford on 31/10/2010 (Halloween!)[more]

Website Update : Lyrics Section complete!

Tuesday 09 November 2010

We have now finished the Lyrics section of our site. Check it out by clicking on the Music / Lyrics tab in the navigation.

Do you have any suggestions or comments? Email us on or @tbo_fansite on Twitter.[more]

UPDATED: Riot Squad! Live stream!

Tuesday 02 November 2010

The Blackout are now on Day 2 of their 3rd album sessions. At 5pm there will be a live video feed of the action! We will update this article with the link as soon as it is available!

Edit: Now streaming! Click here for to view...[more]

Live Recording from last night's gig

Monday 01 November 2010

Halloween Gig - 31st October[more]

Riot Squad! Album release date

Monday 18 October 2010

We think that Riot Squad will be released in March/April 2011 but will do our best to keep you up to date? Have you all Pledged???[more]