The Beauty Of Biffy Clyro Acoustic At The Royal Albert Hall

The Beauty Of Biffy Clyro Acoustic At The Royal Albert Hall

There’s something deeply satisfying about an acoustic show, especially one at a venue as iconic as the Royal Albert Hall which is impressive at the best of times. 2018 marks 7 years since Biffy Clyro last came to the venue and the MTV Unplugged tour seemed like the right occasion to bring it back to the venue. Even without the electric guitars and deep heavy riffs the second the notes of ‘The Captain’ rang out it was business as usual for the Scottish trio who were accompanied by their touring band. Although seeing them all sat down with their shirts on did take some getting used to.

The whole set was stripped-down showcasing the beauty behind the big songs which you usually hear pounding around arenas and festival sites, and each and every track had been carefully reworked spanning their entire career including ‘Folding Stars’, ‘Mountains’, ‘Black Chandelier’ and ‘Justboy’ to name a few. It’s much easier to see the beauty behind the songs in a setting like this as the crowd sit back and melt into the music.

The Scots have an impressive discography underneath their belts with seven albums, four of which reaching the top 5 in the UK Album Charts, and although they’re two decades into their career they’re constantly surprising us and coming up with new ways to reinvent ‘The Biff’. This includes newer tracks like ‘Adored’ and ‘Different Kind of Love’ which seem to have been made for venues like this.

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Determined to make the night truly special the band welcome on stage a cellist to accompany them on some songs adding a beautiful edge to their otherwise spectacular tracks.

No one can deny that Simon Neil is a fantastic front man but being able to demand a crowd as large as the Royal Albert Hall with just an acoustic guitar and a microphone is a skill not that many musicians have. The whole set had a completely different vibe to any other Biffy show that it was one that the crowd relished in. There’s something truly special about getting truly lost in the magic of the music with spotlights basking the stage and a tree towering above the drum kit.

Biffy Clyro are a force to be reckoned with and a tour like the MTV Unplugged tour won’t be forgotten in a hurry.

Photos from the official Royal Albert Hall site

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The Beauty Of Biffy Clyro Acoustic At The Royal Albert Hall



  1. October 10, 2018 / 7:24 am

    It sounds like you had a fab time. I haven’t been to the Royal Albert Hall for ages!

  2. October 10, 2018 / 9:09 am

    A first class act in a first class venue! This would have been so good to have been a part of. I can only imagine the acoustics and the atmosphere!

  3. October 10, 2018 / 9:26 am

    Oh wow what an impressive location for a concert 🙂 I remember visiting the Royal Albert Hall for a singing competition when I was in primary school, which is ironic because I can’t sing at all!

  4. Monidipa Dutta
    October 10, 2018 / 12:23 pm

    The place and your pictures are great. It is really worth traveling there and watch a show because I won’t b bored…

  5. Marjie Mare
    October 10, 2018 / 2:41 pm

    I can tell you had a wonderful time and by sharing with us, you made us part of it.

  6. October 10, 2018 / 2:59 pm

    Looks like an amazing event. I am not a fan of Biffy Clyro but would love to see acts at the albert hall

  7. Rhian Westbury
    October 10, 2018 / 3:02 pm


  8. October 10, 2018 / 5:10 pm

    OMG! the place looks fantastic, I really like it. I love such classical places, looks very exciting to me, I would definitely pay it a visit myself

  9. October 10, 2018 / 8:46 pm

    what a fab venue for a concert! I have only ever been there for Cirque, but it is such an iconic location

  10. Elizabeth O
    October 11, 2018 / 9:50 am

    Oh I bet it was incredible to see Biffy at The Royal Albert Hall it’s such a gorgeous building especially so for music.

  11. October 11, 2018 / 11:15 am

    You just described a truly magnificent event! I would have loved to been there, it would be amazing!

  12. October 11, 2018 / 12:08 pm

    Oh WOW! It sounds {and looks} as though you had an amazing time! This is certainly one band that I would like to see live.

  13. October 11, 2018 / 4:34 pm

    Would love to visit the Royal Albert Hall one day, an acoustic show sounds just perfect.

  14. October 12, 2018 / 12:42 pm

    Nothing beats the sound of an electric guitar – perfection. The atmosphere is insane, fairytale-like. I would love to see them live.

  15. October 12, 2018 / 5:33 pm

    That sounds like it would be an amazing show and at such an incredible venue too!

  16. October 12, 2018 / 7:09 pm

    Beautiful set, what an amazing band to see doing an acoustic set. I love Biffy, so I’m really jealous!

  17. Angela Ricardo Bethea
    October 15, 2018 / 5:02 pm

    Wow! What a stunning presentation and stage set. Looks like you really had a great time there.

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