Watch Biffy Clyro's beautiful acoustic take on Black Chandelier from their intimate Radio X gig at London's Hackney Church

Biffy March 10 2022
(Image credit: Callum Baker for Radio X with Barclaycard)

Download 2022 headliners Biffy Clyro treated fans to a special, intimate, stripped-back acoustic gig at Hackney Church in London on March 10, for what was a final UK show for the Kilmarnock band ahead of their forthcoming April/May tour in the US and Canada.

"It's nice to be together again isn't it?" frontman Simon Neil asked the audience at one point during the trio's 13-song set, which drew exclusively from the group's last six albums.

The night began with Instant History, the lead-off single from the group's 2020 number 1 album A Celebration Of Endings, and concluded with a church-wide singalong on fan favourite Many Of Horror, from 2009's Only Revolutions. The set also included two songs from last year's The Myth Of Happily Ever After album, Haru Urara and Existed.

You can watch Biffy's performance of Black Chandelier from 2013's Opposites album below:

The full set list was as follows:

Instant History
Haru Urara
Black Chandelier
Tiny Indoor Fireworks
Small Wishes
Many Of Horror

Highlights from the gig, part of the Radio X Presents with Barclaycard series, will be available exclusively on Global Player and for Radio X’s 2.25m fans across its social platforms, from 7pm on Sunday, March 13.

The band will kick off their North American tour in Chicago on April 17. The tour will call at:

Apr 17: House of Blues, Chicago, IL
Apr 19: 9:30 Club Washington, D.C.
Apr 20: Big Night Live Boston, MA
Apr 22: History Toronto, CAN
Apr 24: Irving Plaza New York, NY
Apr 25: Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
Apr 27: Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH
Apr 28: Brooklyn Bowl Nashville, TN
Apr 29: Shaky Knees Festival, Atlanta, GA
May 01: The Echo Lounge & Music Hall, Dallas, TX
May 03: Marquee Phoenix, AZ
May 04: House of Blues Las Vegas, NV
May 06: The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
May 07: Music Box San Diego, CA
May 09: Belasco Los Angeles, CA

Paul Brannigan
Contributing Editor, Louder

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Born in the North of Ireland, Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.