Bang Bang Romeo release official video for ‘What’s Up’ & announce UK headline tour
13 June 2019
The band cover 4 Non Blondes feminist anthem ahead of huge stadium tour with P!nk and appearance at Isle Of Wight Festival.
Video features Ru Paul Drag Race star Morgan McMichaels and Bible Girl.
Download hi-res images and band assets: here Yorkshire’s hotly tipped trio Bang Bang Romeo release official video for their new single ‘What’s Up’. The track is a cover of the 90’s anthem penned by iconic fellow LGBTQ songwriter Linda Perry and made famous by her band 4 Non Blondes. Perry has also penned hits for Gwen Stefani, Adele and P!nk, – the latter whom Bang Bang Romeo will join on her sold-out stadium tour which starts June 16th.
Comments Bang Bang Romeo front woman Stars: “In 2019, I live in a world where if I travel to certain countries as an openly gay woman, I face jail time, I face dehumanisation and possibly death. Add on top of that, there are middle class, middle aged white men in suits telling me that if I accidentally fall pregnant, even if it was via rape, I am legally bound to still give birth? What I’m trying to say is... ITS TWO THOUSAND AND NINETEEN! Linda Perry wrote this anthem back in 1992 because she genuinely asked the world and it’s times, “What’s Going On?!” We’ve re-released it with her blessing, because 25 years later, I’m here, still asking the same fucking questions. To my LBGTQ family and my strong female sisters, this ones for you.”
Speaking about Bang Bang Romeo’s version of the single Linda Perry comments “I don’t know, maybe I’m a sucker for a dark chord or a big dramatic voice. Or maybe it’s as simple as someone taking a classic and turning it into their own thing. Maybe I just like things that go BANG! BANG!”
The video filmed both in London and the US features drag queens, Morgan McMichaels from Ru Paul’s Drag Race and the inimitable Bible Girl lip-synching for their life for PRIDE’s next LGBT anthem. Bible Girl states: “Being on set and a part of the team for the video treatment of Bang Bang Romeo’s “What’s Up” was a BLAST. Working on a treatment for this song, which is a refreshing take on a universal classic, with such a talented crew will forever remain unforgettable!”
Bang Bang Romeo are expected release their debut album 'A Heartbreaker's Guide To The Galaxy' later this year via Eleven Seven Label Group. They tour stadiums across the UK and Europe supporting Brits winner P!nk in June through August and have just announced a headline run for October.
Upcoming Tour-dates as follows: Friday 14 June: Isle Of Wight Festival – The Big Top, IOW, UK Sunday 16 June: P!nk Support – Johan Cruijff Arena, Amsterdam, HOLLAND Tuesday 18 June: P!nk Support – RDS Arena, Dublin, IRELAND Thursday 20 June: P!nk Support – Principality Stadium, Cardiff, UK Saturday 22 June: P!nk Support – Hampden Park, Glasgow, UK Sunday 23 June: P!nk Support – Hampden Park, Glasgow, UK Tuesday 25 June: P!nk Support – Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, UK Thursday 27 June: P!nk Support – Rock Werchter Festival, BELGIUM Friday 28 June: Sting Support – Montreux Jazz Festival, SWITZERLAND Saturday 29 June: P!nk Support – Wembley Stadium, London, UK Sunday 30 June: P!nk Support – Wembley Stadium, London, UK Wednesday 3 July: P!nk Support – La Défense Arena, Paris, FRANCE Friday 5 July: P!nk Support – Rhein Energie stadium, Cologne, GERMANY Monday 8 July: P!nk Support – Volksparkstadion, Hamburg, GERMANY Wednesday 10 July: P!nk Support – Mercedes Benz Arena, Stuttgart, GERMANY Friday 12 July: P!nk Support – HDI Arena, Hannover, GERMANY Sunday 14 July: P!nk Support – Olympiastadion, Berlin, GERMANY Friday 16 August: Twisted Village Festival, Winchester UK Saturday 24 August: Camper Calling Festival, Alcester, UK Saturday 28 September: Tickhill T Fest, Doncaster, UK Thursday 3 October: Think Tank – Newcastle *just added* Friday 4 October: Stereo – Glasgow*just added* Saturday 5 October: Sneaky Pete’s – Edinburgh *just added* Thursday 10 October: Belgrave Music Hall – Leeds *just added* Friday 11 October: Deaf Institute – Manchester *just added* Saturday 12 October: EBGBS – Liverpool *just added* Wednesday 16 October: Clwb Ifor Back – Cardiff *just added* Thursday 17 October: The Louisiana – Bristol *just added* Friday 18 October: Joiners Arms – Southampton *just added* Saturday 19 October: Castle & Falcon – Birmingham *just added* Wednesday 23 October: Waterfront Studio – Norwich *just added* Thursday 24 October: Omeara – London, *just added* Friday 25 October: Green Door Store – Brighton *just added* Saturday 26 October: The Foundry – Sheffield *just added*