The year culminated with an acoustic show at Arena Birmingham before Shinedown & Alter Bridge and a packed out headline show at The Water Rats, London.
What other people say:
Planet Rock: "Everything about Empyre's beguiling music is colossal sounding" Classic Rock Magazine: "On their dazzling debut album, Self Aware the closest musical reference point is Pearl Jam at their most glowering and emotionally intense".
Kerrang!: “Empyre … sound slick, vast and like the music was written with the help of an architectural blue print for an arena”
BBC: "No stage is too big for these guys" and "one of the meatiest sounds in the UK right now".