Rainband confirmed to play BL9weekender festival with Razorlight, Echo and The Bunnymen and The Happy Mondays


The BL9weekender festival will be the first music event to take place at the JD Stadium, Gigg Lane Bury. Acts confirmed so far are The Rainband, Razorlight, The Happy Mondays and Echo & The Bunnymen. Playing on the hallowed Gigg Lane turf will be extra special for Rainband co-founder and guitarist Phil Rainey who is a lifelong Bury FC fan. Phil had this to say…

“We’ve played City Square at The Etihad Stadium and some monumental outdoor festivals with Paolo Nutini and Simple Minds but this will be our first football stadium gig inside the ground. I’ve had some great times and some shockers in the stadium over the years so I’m looking forward to a good one, hopefully celebrating promotion to League One at the same time. It really does mean a lot to play this festival, my Grandad introduced me to the club as a small child, he passed away two years ago and his ashes were scattered on the pitch. This ones for him too.”


The Rainband confirmed for Isle Of Wight Festival main stage with Fleetwood Mac

We are delighted to announce we play the Isle Of Wight Festival main stage with Fleetwood Mac on Sunday June 14th 2015. To say thank you to you for the support, we have a handful of full weekend camping passes for £150 (25% off). Only available from the following email address tickets@therainband.co.uk

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A ‘Free’ Christmas gift from The Rainband

To celebrate the festive season we’re giving away our live recording of Christmas classic ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’. The track was a special request by Virgin Radio Milan. We hope you enjoy. Merry Christmas from all The Rainband!


The Rainband Live In Roma

We’re delighted to announce our album, The Rainband, Live In Roma performed at Rock In Roma in July 2014 is now available to download from our online store. A special introductory price of £3.99 is available for a limited period only. The album features 9 tracks, old and new and is great value at just over 40p per track.

Visit our store here

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Final date of the tour with Paolo Nutini in Milan meets with incredible response

15,000 people crammed into The Mediolanum Forum Arena in Milan to see us play with Paolo during an unforgettable night.

Now the band decamp in the studio through December to final finish the eagerly awaited debut album.



Milan date with Paolo Nutini just confirmed

We’re delighted to announce a further show with Paolo Nutini in Italy. On November 15th The Rainband play the 13,000 capacity Mediolanum Forum Milan as main support for Paolo. Tickets can be purchased from the following link:

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Paolo Nutini Milan


‘Built For Change’ video

Built For Change is the latest single release from The Rainband. Out on 13th July 2014 the single is a powerful and uplifting anthem. The single’s release coincided with the bands tour of Italy supporting Paolo Nutini in Genoa, Padova and Rome. The video was shot on location in Manchester city centre using time-lapse technology.


Download ‘Built For Change’ from iTunes here

Download ‘Built For Change’ from AmazonMP3 here


Paolo Nutini Italian tour a huge success

The recent support slots in Italy for Paolo Nutini for his number 1 album ‘Caustic Love’ tour were something special for everyone involved with The Rainband. The 3 shows in Genoa, Padova and Rome had audiences of over 10,000 per night. The band were the only support on the night and had a very prominent 45 minute set to warm up the crowd for the main event. The response from the Italian crowds were fantastic every night as can be seen from the short video below of the finale during the Padova show. We can’t wait to go back! Ciao for now…

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Rainband Padova Italy

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