High Vis

High Vis Announce First Ever West Coast Tour

High Vis
Photo By James Edson

In case you’ve missed it, High Vis emerged onto the DIY scene, earning a devoted following for their intense live shows and immediate lyrics that tackle themes from class politics to the challenges of everyday life. Their exceptional second full-length album, Blending released in the Fall of last year, landed on countless end of year lists and garnered overwhelming high acclaim worldwide from the likes of Stereogum, The Fader, NME, The Guardian, NPR, BBC 6Music, Revolver, Kerrang!, Matt Wilkinson on Apple Music 1 and more. 

After making their North American live debut last month with a sold out East coast / Midwest run, the band return the states to take over the West Coast in July for their “Waiting Patiently” Summer Tour. The tour kicks off July 28th in San Diego and routes them up the coast to Los Angeles for a performance at Sound and Fury, followed by Vancouver, Seattle, Portland and more. High Vis return in September for Chicago’s Riot Fest and Furnace Fest the following weekend. See below for all dates. Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 19 at 10am local here.

High Vis’s signature sound of aggressive, artful punk is as tough as any hardcore record, yet sonically opens beyond the parameters of any genre or scene. As the title of Blending suggests, is about bringing all these new strands and elements into what the band are about at their core to forge something entirely new.

While Blending shows High Vis’s sound blossoming even further from their exemplary 2019 debut No Sense No Feeling, the album represents another leap forward lyrically, too. Talking frankly about poverty and class politics, frontman Graham Sayle’s lyrics have always addressed the downtrodden and discarded communities across Britain slipping below the waterline. This time around, Sayle’s lost none of that social consciousness, but he’s looked at himself and his own emotional landscape, and in the process created something that feels more universal, that reaches a hand-out to people and ultimately gives a message of hope.

High Vis Live Dates:
Jul 28: San Diego, CA – Soma Side Stage
Jul 29: Los Angeles, CA – Sound & Fury
Jul 30: San Francisco, CA – Neck of the Woods
Aug 01: Boise, ID – Shredder
Aug 02: Spokane, WA – Lucky You
Aug 03: Seattle, WA – Madame Lou’s
Aug 04: Vancouver, BC – Wise Hall
Aug 05: Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
Sep 16: Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
Sep 23: Birmingham, AL – Furnace Fest


* w/ Turnstile
May 20: Venezzia HC Fest – Venice, IT
May 28: Dot to Dot Festival – Bristol, UK
May 29: Dot to Dot Festival – Nottingham, UK
Jun 2: Dauwpop – Hellendron, NL
Jun 23-25: Manchester, UK – Outbreak Fest
Jul 7: TRNSMT – Glasgow, UK
Jul 8: 2000 Trees – Cheltenham, UK
Jul 9: eper Fest – Ieper, BE
Jul 21: Latitude – Ipswich, UK
Jul 23: Lollapalooza – Paris, FR
Aug 08-12: Oslo, NO – Oya Festival
Aug 11: Way Out West – Gothenburg, SE
Aug 12: Flow Fest – Helsinki, FI
Aug 15: O2 Academy Brixton – London, UK * 
Aug 16: Victoria Warehouse – Manchester, UK * 
Aug 19: Pukkelpop – Hasselt, BE
Aug 26: Reading Festival – Reading, UK
Aug 27: Leeds Festival – Leeds, UK
Sep 09: Lollapalooza – Berlin, DE





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