BURY rockers Urban Theory will play their biggest headline hometown gig to date when they take centre stage at The Met.

The indie-punk outfit are set to play the iconic Bury venue on March 15 with support from Manchester psych band Jane Doe.

Anticipation is already high after the gig sold out in just a single weekend and the band say they are keen to put on a great show.

Vocalist and guitarist, Alex Quinn, said:”We have been trying to get a gig at The Met sorted for ages because it’s our home town and the only real venue in Bury

“It’s going to be an intimate gig because we were all born in Bury so it’s special in a way.

“We have only ever really played pubs in Bury before but they have never really been hyped up, they have always been by word of mouth. Whereas this on was announced and sold out in three days, which is quite special.”

Formed in Bury four years ago as a way for some friends to have fun, the outfit enjoyed a stellar 2018 selling out venues across the region, including their debut headline gig at Manchester’s Soup Kitchen last February, and at Manchester’s Deaf Institute last May.

In the run up to The Met gig Urban Theory have a string of warm up dates lined up across Bury.

Earlier this month they kicked of the year with a free set at the Beehive in Whitefield.

They are also set to play at The Trackside pub in Bury on January 26, for another free gig, and then at Bury Rugby Club on February 2 with support from Delights.

Plans are also in the pipeline for Urban Theory to release a new single in the coming months and the band are booked to start working with producer Phil Bulleyment, who has previously worked with artists including Gaz Coombes, James, Blossoms and The Slow Readers Club.

The as yet untitled track will also be accompanied by the band’s first music video.

Alex said: “In February or March time we are looking to put out a release, but this time we have got a proper video with it for the first time.

"We have probably only played it live about three times but we feel it sticks with our style.

“It’s not just indie-punk but incorporates other kinds of music too and it's a song that's perhaps more open to other audiences that maybe don't listen to the music that we do."

Speaking about the music video, Alex added: "We didn’t want to just do a video of us playing live, we wanted to create a story.

“It’s going to be intense and a bit weird and wonderful, illustrating a story that’s a bit dark, even though the song is quite light sounding.

“We have just booked everything in and we don’t want to rush things so hopefully it will be out around April or May time."

The release will coincide with another gig at Manchester’s Band on the Wall, when they will again be joined by Jane Doe, and a further show supporting The Sundowns at The Plug in Sheffield on May 3.