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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.


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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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‘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.


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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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New Single Built For Change out now

The Rainband’s latest single Built For Change is out now and available to download. The singles launch co-insides with the bands European tour with Paolo Nutini in Italy. Playlisted on BBC Radio the new single is an energetic driving track with soaring melody. Download from iTunes and Amazon using the links below:

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July dates with Paolo Nutini to promote new single ‘Built For Change’

The Rainband announce new single “Built for Change” as they hit the road with Paolo Nutini.
This single is released on July 13th to coincide with European tour dates with Paolo Nutini.
Hand picked by Nutini as his tour steps up to the big outdoor arenas of Europe, The Rainband build on the great acclaim achieved by the last EP “Sirens” by unleashing the dynamic sound of “Built for Change”.
The band have been championed by Radio 2’s Janice Long, Absolute Radio’s Pete Mitchell and Chris Hawkins on 6music and a host musical peers from Nutini to the Kaiser Chiefs who the band previously toured with.
Built for Change will be released on July 13th, kicking off the tour with Nutini in Italy at the stunning outdoor venue of Genova, Porto Antico on July 16th.

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Sirens playlisted on BBC Radio 2

Today latest single Sirens was playlisted on Janice Long’s BBC Radio 2 session. It’s great to be on the same playlist as New Order, David Bowie and The Kinks!

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Italy dates with Paolo Nutini confirmed

Paolo Nutini Italy 2014

The Rainband will tour Italy in July with Scotland singer songwriter Paolo Nutini.

Martin said “Personally, for me, to play the shows with Paolo will be a real highlight. He’s a great guy and musically, at the peak of his powers right now. I have listened to his new album – out in April – and its incredible.”

“I met Paolo and his dad, Alfredo, when we played at the Italian Moto GP last year and when then they came to our show there.”

“We’ve all been good friends ever since.”

The Rainband will support Paolo during his 3 Italian dates.


Wednesday 16th July
Porto Antico / Arena del Mare (Goa Boa Festival)
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Thursday 17th July
Piazzola sul Brenta / Villa Contarini (Hydrogen City Festival)
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Saturday 19th July
Ippodromo delle Capannelle (Rock in Roma)
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