On the heels of a massive summer tour supporting iconic pop punk group Blink-182 and famed rapper Lil Wayne (which, unfortunately, didn’t include a Nashville date), buzzy Welsh pop punks Neck Deep are set to play what appears to be a one-off date in Nashville, headlining The Cowan for the first time on Sept. 23. As we eagerly await a followup to 2017 third album The Peace and the Panic (a new single, “She’s a God,” did recently drop in conjunction with their current trek), the rockers’ return, following a show last year at Marathon Music Works, is a welcome surprise, and may be their last before they have a new LP in tow. Tickets are still available right here, and we encourage you to snag them while they last, but we’re excited to announce that we’re also giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky fan! If you’d like to try your luck, read on for more about the show, and enter for a chance to win below.
Formed in 2012 in their native Wrexham, Wales, pop punks Neck Deep began as a fun part-time writing outlet for singer Ben Barlow and then-guitarist Lloyd Roberts. Encouraged by positive response to early demos posted online, the group rounded out their lineup and released a pair of early EPs, eventually gaining the attention of famed pop punk label Hopeless Records, who signed them ahead of their debut LP, Wishing Thinking, in 2014. Soon hitting the road with acts like We Are The In Crowd and Knuckle Puck, and taking part on the beloved Vans Warped Tour, it wasn’t long before Neck Deep attracted a rabid, scene-wide following, thanks to their edgy, upbeat, and punk-rooted sound, the blending influences of early pop punk acts like Descendants with edgier contemporary artists like The Wonder Years, taking cues from peers All Time Low, A Day to Remember, and New Found Glory for big, catchy hooks and pop sensibilities with some heavier bite. In more recent years, Neck Deep have remained a fixture of the pop punk scene, breaking out to an even broader audience with 2015 sophomore LP Life’s Not Out to Get You, and flexing their range with 2017’s grittier The Peace and the Panic, all the while touring with artists like A Day to Remember, State Champs, Piece the Veil, All Time Low, Bring Me the Horizon, and countless others, also nabbing awards from Alternative Press, Rock Sound, and Kerrang!, appearing at various scene specific fests, and becoming an ever-growing punk fixture. Though they make it to Music City at a pretty regular clip, and will likely be back in the near future with a new album to promote, this off-cycle one-off is a nice treat for fans who’ve been eager for their return, and after a summer full of huge dates with Blink and Wayne, their live show is bound to be more polished than ever.
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Winner will be announced Thursday, Sept. 19 at 5 p.m. CDT, and will receive one pair of tickets. Good luck!
Neck Deep will perform Monday, Sept. 23 at The Cowan at Topgolf. The show is all ages, doors open at 6 p.m., and tickets are available to purchase for $25-28.