50th Birthday Bash all-dayer @ The 1in12 Club, Bradford (04/10/14)

We have been invited by Steve Blackman to play at a 50th birthday bash at the 1in12 Club, Bradford on 4th October. The birthday bash is for Paul Hoggarth and Caroline Morgan and whilst we don’t know them, we are more than happy to help them celebrate. It’s Dawn of Elysium’s first time at the 1in12 and we’re looking forward to playing.

This is an all-day event and we are delighted to find out that TV Smith (The Adverts) is on the same bill. We are fans of TV Smith and I can certainly say he has been an inspiration to me musically. It is quite an honour to be sharing the same bill. We are on early doors for this, down to play at 1.25pm. There are a lot of bands to get through and Steve runs a tight ship, so it is unlikely to run late. Tickets are £10 on the door, £6/7 members/guests and tickets can also be purchased in advance from We Got Tickets for £7 + booking fee.

Big thanks to Steve for inviting us to play, come along if you can make it.

Trap Door @ The Mill, Bradford (27/09/14) with Sweet Exile

Next up is an appearance at Bradford’s newest flagship rock night. Trap Door has started running at The Mill on the last Saturday of every month and commenced in August. We have heard excellent reports from the first one and we are delighted to have been invited to play at this one, which will be the second. We’re playing with Bradford rockers Sweet Exile. Entry will be £5 on the door (£4 NUS) and there is a club night until late.

If you are coming to watch us, we’re on at around 10pm. On entry, please tell the person on the door that you are coming to watch Dawn of Elysium due to the way their band payment system works.

Hope to see you all there on the 27th to support this promising new night.

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Carpe Noctum: (06/09/14) Dead Eyes Opened + Grassby & Walker + Dawn of Elysium @ The Library, Leeds

We are extremely pleased to announce that our next gig will be playing the opening slot for the newly relaunched Carpe Noctum club night. Carpe Noctum is a goth/dark alternative live and club night which has been in existence in one form or another for 10 years. Up until recently, this has been a Bradford based event. However, Carpe is taking up a monthly residency at The Library in Leeds to follow on from the recently closed Flock club night.

The first one is on 6th September and also on the bill are Dead Eyes Opened and Rhombus’ Grassby & Walker. This will be our Carpe Noctum debut and we are very much looking forward to kicking off an exciting new era for the club.

Bands will be on stage from 7.30pm and we’re opening up. Admission is £5 and after the bands, the club night runs until 2am.

Facebook event page

Carpe Noctum website

Threadfest: 23rd – 25th May 2014 – Voltage Studios stage (24/05)

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This spring bank holiday sees the return of Threadfest, a cross-city annual festival of independent music. 2014 will be the third one and this time I am happy to say that both of my bands will be participating.

There are a number of venues involved such as Bradford Playhouse, The Black Swan, Delius Arts Centre, Glyde House, Al’s Dime Bar, The Sparrow, 1 in 12 Club and Tavern In The Town.

Our slots will be at Tavern In The Town on Saturday 24th May starting at 8pm. This is billed as the Voltage Studios stage and will consist of (in order of appearance):

Dawn of Elysium
Suicide By Cop
Idiot Box

Entry will be free all night and there is the Underworld club night on afterwards until late.

Facebook Event Page

For more information on the full weekend’s proceedings, visit the Threadfest Official Website.

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Skeletal Family + Dawn of Elysium @ Vampire, Bradford (24/10/13)

We are thrilled to announce that we shall be sharing a stage with goth rock legends Skeletal Family. The gig is at Vampire, which is a brand new alternative club in Bradford. Tickets for this event will be £5. We’ll post out details of how to obtain tickets online but they will also be available on the door on the night at the same price.

There will also be an after show party / club night until late and entry to the club will be free.

Here’s a link to the Facebook event page

Gigs and other stories

Our run of spring/summer gigs is now coming to a close, with just one more slot planned for the bank holiday weekend (25/08).

The last five months have been very eventful for the band. With a revamped sound, in March, we took to the stage and entered a period of gigging. We have since met some really nice people and played with some great bands, making a few new friends and fans along the way. It seems at times like we have done quite a bit but our journey is still really only just beginning. It is now time for us to develop our sound and repertoire further.

Over the late summer and autumn period we shall be turning our attention to writing, recording and experimentation. Our debut EP was recorded last autumn and although we are all still very proud of the results, in some ways it no longer seems to be an accurate representation of our sound.

However, we are always on the lookout for gigs and we’ll consider any opportunities. Our calendar is fairly open at the moment and we are interested in any winter slots which may be available. Please get in touch if you are interested in booking us.

Thank you to everyone who has helped and encouraged us so far. We are all having a blast! 🙂

Under The Gun

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In May, Emma and I started a new bi-monthly night at The Black Swan in Bradford, named “Under The Gun”. You may have noticed various events in the “Upcoming Activities” bar on the right hand side of the screen on this site. Our intention was to set up a goth/dark alternative live night, aimed at the more up and coming bands on the scene.

The idea was born from enquiring about gigs for our own band and the discovery that there are fairly lengthy waiting lists for support slots at the more established local goth nights. We got the impression there were a lot of bands chasing not many gigs and from speaking with the promoters, they were having trouble in managing to give everyone a slot. Therefore we concluded that there was certainly room for another local platform for live goth and to begin with, once every two months…

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