Biffy Clyro frontman Simon Neil is set to receive an honorary degree from Glasgow Caledonian University.
The 42-year-aged Scottish rocker will be bestowed with a Doctor of Letters (DLitt) from the prestigious instructional establishment for “his continued inspiration to all creatives the globe over”.
In a statement, the ‘Many of Horror’ hitmaker explained: “To receive this doctorate is an honour I could in no way have envisioned. To obtain it in Glasgow, a town that has featured so extensive and so supportively in the band’s story, is the things of desires.
“I am also proud to be connected to such a ahead-pondering establishment as Caledonian College, and acknowledge this honour gratefully.”
The ceremony will get area on the early morning of July 7.
Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Pamela Gillies CBE FRSE, commented: “Graduations also pay for us the chance to welcome distinguished people today into our GCU relatives as honorary graduates.
“This calendar year we are privileged indeed to honour a lot of deserving recipients. They all share a deeply held core established of values that align with our individual. They authentically are living these values and are an inspiration to us all.”
Meanwhile, the rock trio will embark on a United kingdom tour with Architects later this year.
Biffy will be joined by the metalcore band on the jaunt, which kicks off at Leeds’ 1st Direct Arena on November 5, and involves a cease at London’s The O2 arena on November 12, in advance of concluding in Bournemouth on November 15.
The band – done by twins Ben and James Johnston – explained: “It can be been way as well long … we are so thrilled to announce our tour of United kingdom/Eire this November and around the moon to have Architects sign up for us on what is likely to be a incredibly distinctive tour. You will not want to miss it.”
Biffy produced their ninth studio album, ‘The Fantasy Of The Happily At any time After’, in Oct.