Holding Absence to support As It Is on 2018 tour!

Cardiff’s fast rising alternative rockers Holding Absence are showing absolutely no signs of slowing down. This morning the band confirmed that they will be supporting pop punk mainstays As It Is on tour throughout the UK and Europe in November/December 2018. Main support for all dates will be coming from St Albans quintet Trash Boat and Canada’s finest young export Courage My Love will be opening proceedings on each night.

Holding Absence vocalist Lucas Woodland had the following to say about the newly announced dates “We’re super excited to be touring the UK & Europe with the awesome dudes in As It Is, Trash Boat & Courage My Love this coming Winter on The Great Depression Tour. We’re really keen to play to a new type of audience for our band, and show people what we’ve been working on throughout 2018!”

The Great Depression European Tour 2018

  • 18th – Antwerp Trix, Belgium
  • 19th – Amsterdam, Melkweg
  • 21st – Hamburg Logo, Germany
  • 22nd – Cologne Luxor, Germany
  • 23rd – Paris Boule Noire, France
  • 25th – Bristol Thekla, UK
  • 26th – Edinburgh Liquid Rooms, UK
  • 28th – Manchester O2 Ritz, UK
  • 29th – Birmingham O2 Institute, UK


  • 1st – London O2 Forum Kentish Town, UK

    Previously Announced Shows For Holding Absence

  • 26th – Slam Dunk North – Leeds, UK
  • 27th – Slam Dunk South – Hatfield, UK
  • 28th – Slam Dunk Midland – Birmingham, UK


  • 1st – Tower – Bremen, Germany (w/ Being As An Ocean)
  • 3rd – Faust – Hannover, Germany (w/ Being As An Ocean)
  • 4th – Musikbunker – Aachen, Germany (w/ Being As An Ocean)
  • 5th – Die Stadtmitte – Karlsruhe, Germany (w/ Being As An Ocean)
  • 7th – PMK – Innsbruck, Austria (w/ Being As An Ocean)
  • 11th – La Scène Michelet – Nantes, France (w/ Being As An Ocean)
  • 12th – Zappa – Antwerp, Belgium (w/ Being As An Ocean)
  • 15th – Pub Variete – Zdunska Wola, Poland (w/ Being As An Ocean)
  • 16th – einsB – Göttingen, Germany (w/ Being As An Ocean)
  • 19th – Dürer Kert – Budapest, Hungary (w/ Being As An Ocean)
  • 20th – Z-Bau – Nuremberg, Germany (w/ Being As An Ocean)
  • 21st – Conrad Sohm – Dornbirn, Austria (w/ Being As An Ocean)
  • 22nd – Red Studio – Douai, France (w/ Being As An Ocean)
  • 23rd – Stone Im Ratinger Hof – Dusseldorf, Germany (w/ Being As An Ocean)
  • 26th – Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, Germany (w/ Being As An Ocean)
  • 27th – Vortex Surfer – Siegen, Germany (w/ Being As An Ocean)


  • 6th – Le Public Space – Newport, UK
  • 13th – 2000 Trees Festival – Cheltenham, UK
  • 14th – The Cobblestones – Bridgwater, UK
  • 15th – Beyond Fest – Manchester, UK
  • 27th – Y Not! Festival – Derbyshire, UK


  • 20th – Festivile – Sheffield, UK