DF Concerts presents

Empire State Bastard

Tue 14 Nov 7PM TV Studio
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Avant-garde metal duo Empire State Bastard head to SWG3 TV Studio on Tuesday 14 November 2023. 

The duo, which consists of Biffy Clyro frontman Simon Neil, and Biffy touring musician Mike Vennart, came around as a result of the pair sharing the most extreme, avant-garde, metal-offshoot songs they could find with each other whilst on tour together. Rather than simply observing the absurdity of what they were hearing, they decided to get involved, and before they knew it, Empire State Bastard was born. You can expect soaring, thick riffs paired with industrial, almost inhuman, sounding vocal screeches for an incredible sonic exploration – it really is Neil as you've never heard him before, as Vennart's extreme and brutal musicianship pushes him to the limit of what is humanly possible. 

This event is strictly 14+. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or over. One adult can attend with a maximum of two Under 16s.

Key information
The TV Studio is on the ground floor, which has an accessible toilet located nearby. The TV Studio also has its own bar.

Booking accessible tickets
The TV Studio has an accessible viewing platform with seats and wheelchair spaces. Unreserved seats, wheelchair spaces and free companion tickets can be booked through Ticketmaster online for this event. Ticketmaster require proof of eligibility for those applying for companion tickets. Further information is available at the time of booking. Spaces on our platform are limited and issued on a first come, first served basis.

If you can't find accessible tickets for this event, please email [email protected] or call 0141 337 1731 (Mon–Fri, 10am–5pm) to check availability.

If you have purchased a standard ticket and need to apply for a free companion ticket, please fill out our Companion Tickets application form

You can find full details about accessibility at SWG3 on our Accessibility page.


The nearest travel hub is Partick Interchange. From there, it’s a 10 minute walk to SWG3 along the Expressway.


The nearest bike racks can be found on the corner of Kelvinhaugh Street and Dumbarton Road, including NextBike stands. Bikes will not be permitted on site, so please lock up before arriving.

There are a variety of pubs and restaurants situated in the heart of Finnieston, which is a five minute walk from the venue. 

SWG3 is located in a residential area. Please respect the neighbours by keeping the noise down when arriving at, and leaving, the venue.