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Former Rydal Penrhos pupil Rob Hall to join Green Day on tour with Catfish and the Bottlemen
9th January 2017

A former Rydal Penrhos pupil will be joining one of the world’s most successful bands on tour with Catfish and the Bottlemen.

Rob Hall, who left the school in 2011, is a drummer with the chart topping indie sensations, who have been invited to join Green Day as special guest in their North American tour this summer.

The “Radio Revolution Tour” is in support of the group's 12th studio album, Revolution Radio. It is currently set to have 77 dates in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand from September 2016 through July 2017.

This is a latest in a long line of successes for the former pupil as part of the Bottlemen, who have gone from strength-to-strength over the last year, which has seen them top the UK Album Chart with their second release The Ride, in addition to winning Best British Breakthrough Act at the Brit Awards.

The four-piece, led by Van McCann, are currently in the midst of New Year tour of Japan, before heading to South America and the United States for seven special gigs.

Rob generously donated a signed posters and used drumsticks to the recent Friends of Rydal Penrhos Christmas Auction, which were snapped up by new Headmaster Simon Smith and will be on display in his office.

Director of Music Pete Williams, said: “What Rob has achieved with Catfish and the Bottlemen is something that fills us with great pride, and for them to be included on a tour with a band as popular and renowned as Green Day is a marvellous achievement.”

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