Mark Andrews – TNA Wrestling’s latest acquisition and the winner of British Boot Camp 2 – will be touring the UK twice in the next six months, giving both wrestling and music fans plenty to look forward too.
The high-flying Welshman, who has been impressing in the company’s X Division since the start of the year, will bring his pop-punk band Junior back to these shores in August. He will then return home once again in January, as he travels to Manchester, London and Birmingham alongside the rest of the TNA roster.
Junior – who have been compared to Blink 182, All Time Low and Neck Deep – will play dates around the country, including shows in Telford, Birmingham, Cambridge, Brighton, Bournemouth and Mark’s hometown of Cardiff.
The 23-year-old will then switch his focus back to wrestling, as he joins the likes of Kurt Angle, Matt Hardy, Bobby Lashley, Bobby Roode, Eric Young, Taryn Terrell and Ethan Carter III on the MAXIMUM IMPACT 8 Tour.
Mark’s future has long since been mapped out – having started playing music at the age of twelve, before kicking off his wrestling career just a year later.
Junior came into being in January 2014 and the band’s new EP will be released in September. One year later and Mark was busy winning the second series of TNA’s talent finding competition, beating off competition from a multitude of other British wrestlers to earn himself a spot on one of the most impressive roster’s in the world.
He now lives in Ohio, but that hasn’t stopped him chasing both his passions, along with band-mates Matt Attard and Si Martin.
Speaking about having to balance his music with wrestling, he told TNA’s official website: “Touring with wrestling, and performing in front of different crowds, is my favourite thing to do.
“I love being part of the big arena shows in the UK with TNA. But I also enjoy the independent scene – spending 10 weeks in a foreign country sleeping on floors. This will be the first time I get to tour as a musician, so I’m really excited for the new experience.
“I’m hoping we can attract some of my wrestling fans to come and check out our music, as I know the TNA UK wrestling fanbase is an incredibly loyal one!”
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More details and ticket information for THE ROAD TO JUNIORLAND TOUR can be found atwww.facebook.com/musicofjunior