Puzzle & mainstream success: 2006–2008
In 2006, Biffy Clyro left Beggars Banquet and signed a deal with 14th Floor, an offshoot of Warner Bros. In September, the band went to Canada to record their fourth album at The Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, and The Farm Studio in Gibsons. From these sessions the song “Semi-Mental” was released as a digital download on 25 December. In 2007, the song “Saturday Superhouse” was released on 5 March, where it reached #13 on the UK Singles Chart; at the time, the band’s highest single chart position to date. Puzzle was released in June to critical acclaim, and helped the band to reach their highest UK Albums Chart position ever, reaching #2 in the first week of release. Support slots for acts such as Muse at the new Wembley Stadium, The Who, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and The Rolling Stones were significant in expanding Biffy’s fanbase. The band also played the Download 2007, Glastonbury 2007, Reading and Leeds Festival and T in the Park for a record seventh time. On 25 August, it was announced that “Machines” would be the next single from Puzzle, and was released on 8 October. The band also opened for Linkin Park during January on their European tour. In 2008 the band toured with Queens Of The Stone Age on their European and North American tours for Era Vulgaris, and also opened for New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi at Twickenham during the Lost Highway Tour.Buy & Sell V Festival Tickets through YourTicketMarket.com One stop shop to catch your favourite event Tickets like V Festival Tickets, Guaranteed, Fast and Secure!