Global punk stars The Ataris in Rugby

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Pop punk stars The Ataris are coming to Rugby next week in another example of the town punching well above its musical weight.

The Ataris, who are playing in Vault on Thursday April 4, are a punk rock band from Anderson, Indiana, formed in 1995. Since then they’ve developed a faithful following of fans both young and (relatively) old.

They arrived on the pop-punk scene with Anywhere but Here, echoing the likes of Green Day, the Ramones, and the Vandals (whose guitarist Warren Fitzgerald produced the album, and whose founder, Joe Escalante, signed them to Kung Fu records).

The Ataris put an upbeat spin on their social instabilities. Frontman Kris Rowe sings of young love gone amok over catchy, bouncy pop-punk that’s raw and pure.

The Ataris have endured 16 years of travelling the world, several broken down vans and five full length studio albums. Their 2003 album So Long, Astoria included the hits In This Diary and The Saddest Song and sold upwards of 850,000 copies earning the band it’s first gold record.

Callum Orzechowski, of the Vault, said: “We’re really excited to be welcoming one of the most popular pop punk bands of the last decade to Vault next week.

“The Ataris have a worldwide fanbase so having the opportunity to welcome them to Rugby is a huge honour for myself and our team of promoters. A few years ago the prospect of the likes of The Ataris coming to Rugby was pretty much unthinkable, but thanks to our hard working team of promoters and the support of music fans in Rugby we’re able to put on great shows like this.”

He added: “The band will be attracting fans from all over the Midlands to Rugby next week and it’s sure to be a night to remember.”

Tickets are £14 and available atvault.ticketleap.com/the-ataris. Find out more on Vault’s Facebook page.