Hundred Reasons announce 25th anniversary show at Royal Albert Hall with Rival Schools

Hundred Reasons will celebrate the 25th anniversary of their first gig with a show at the Royal Albert Hall next year, with Rival Schools in support.

The band will play at the iconic London venue in exactly a year’s time, on May 7, 2025.

“It’s a dream for us to get to play The Albert Hall 25 years since we played our first show,” the band said in a press release. “As our only headline show in the books we want this to be a proper celebration of all things Hundred Reasons. It’ll be a very special night and we’ll have a few surprises up our sleeves as well.

“We’d love our fans to come along and celebrate with us as we don’t know if we’ll ever do something like this ever again. The tour in 2023 was very special for us and with the London show being our biggest yet at The Hammersmith Apollo, The Albert Hall seems like a special way to celebrate 25 years of the band.”

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Hundred Reasons Royal Albert Hall tour poster. Credit: Press

Tickets will go on sale on May 14 at 10am – you can buy yours here.

Hundred Reasons’ first show took place at The Peel in Kingston on January 22, 2000. They later broke through with their 2002 debut ‘Ideas Above Our Station’, which they then followed with 2004’s ‘Shatterproof Is Not A Challenge’, 2006’s ‘Kill Your Own’ and 2007’s  ‘Quick The Word, Sharp The Action


They split in 2012 and reformed briefly to play ‘Ideas Above Our Station’ at what was the final UK edition of Sonisphere in 2014.

Hundred Reasons later reformed with a comeback tour in 2022 and put out a new album in the form of ‘Glorious Sunset’ a year later.

Speaking to NME, frontman Colin Doran revealed that the band decided they would only tour again if they had new material to play.

“We were all on the same page,” said Doran. “It had to be important. We couldn’t just do some shows for the money – there had to be something around it. Management suggested we think about writing some new music and everyone was like, ‘Yeah, alright!’ We ended up round Larry’s studio in Brixton playing around with some ideas that turned out to be amazing. We came away thinking that it felt right, it sounded right, and therefore it should be right so we carried on!”