Following the announcement of their headline tour, The Family Rain have unveiled plans for fans to design their UK tour merchandise.

The six date tour, which will kick off in Birmingham on the 4th June and end at London’s Dingwalls, will see the trio decide on the best design which will then feature exclusively on the ‘Bad Weather’ tour.

Fans can upload their creations to social media sites with the hashtag #thefamilyrain or #badweathershirt with the winner being decided on the 23rd May. Once the winning design has been chosen and notified they will receive five copies of their designed shirt plus tickets to one of the upcoming shows from the band’s tour.

Speaking to drummer Tim Walter about the chance to design the band’s merchandise he said: ‘We are really interested in what designs people come up with. We have always designed our own t-shirts and wanted to see how talented everyone else is!’

The band have been busy touring relentlessly since in 2011, supporting the likes of Jake Bugg, Biffy Clyro, Miles Kane and Darlia. Coinciding with the release of their debut album Under the Volcano, the band are already working on new material following the release of their latest single Don’t Waste Your Time.

The Family Rain have already had a whirlwind few years getting signed to Virgin EMI and playing a gig in Shanghai for Burberry’s flagship store. This year will see the band play festivals all summer across Europe and they’re set to be working with Royal Blood and Band of Skulls producer Tom Dalgety.

The Family Rain tour dates are as follows:

04/06/2014 Birmingham, Hare and Hounds

05/06/2014 Leeds, Cockpit

09/06/2014 Manchester, Night and Day

10/06/2014 Glasgow, King Tuts

11/06/2014 Bath, Komedia

12/06/2014 London, Dingwalls

Send this to friend