Pure Rawk Tour News – June 2018
It’s been a while since we last did one of these, but with several Pure Rawk approved bands out on the road in the months ahead, now seemed like as good a time as any to bring our Tour News feature back. Who knows, if we get ourselves organised then this may become a regular thing once again – let us know if you think so!
Following on from their triumphant comeback album Waking Up Dead (Pure Rawk review here), Bullets & Octane will be back on UK shores for the first time in many moons next month for a few shows. Catch them at the following venues:
Wednesday 11th July – Camden Black Heart (London)
Thursday 12th July – Liverpool EBGB’s
Friday 13th July – Huddersfield Parish
Saturday 14th July – Manchester Factory
The Struts are back in their home country for a couple of gigs following on from supporting the Foo Fighters over in the States. With their second album imminent and a new single Body Talks out now, you can see them at Camden Koko in London on Tuesday 19th June and Manchester Gorilla on Wednesday 20th.
Also in the capital later this month are Nottingham’s scummiest The Hip Priests, who will be playing at the Rockaway Beach club at the Hope & Anchor in Islington on Friday 29th June with Birmingham scuzz-rockers The Black Bombers in support. For any second city natives who’d rather catch the Bombers back on their home turf, you can also see them at Birmingham Hare & Hounds on Saturday 14th July.
Sticking with Rockaway Beach, they’ve got some other rather cracking looking gigs at the Hope & Anchor in the months ahead which are probably worth sticking in your diaries – Friday 21st September sees Welwyn Garden City punk firebrands S*M*A*S*H* returning to the venue after a good gig there last year, where they’ll be supported by Boag from fellow New Wave of New Wavers These Animal Men’s new group Scare Taxi. And heading way way ahead to December, the Christmas gig sees The Crybabys headlining – having returned to the live fray with an excellent show back in January, you’d be a fool to miss this one.
The Eureka Machines have announced their first live gigs in over a year in support of their new album Victories which hit the shelves earlier this year to critical acclaim. You can catch Chris Catalyst and co at York Fulford Arms on Thursday 13th September with The Empty Page and The Idol Dead supporting followed by Newcastle Cluny on Friday 14th and Leeds Brudenell Social Club on Saturday 15th where The Main Grains will be the main support. These will be the only live dates by the band this year so make sure you get to one!
It’s always good to see Danko Jones back on these shores for some dates and hot on the release of his book I’ve Got Something To Say, he’s just announced a trio of UK shows for November which are as follows:
Wednesday 14th November – Glasgow King Tut’s
Thursday 15th November – Manchester Ruby Lounge
Saturday 16th November – Camden Underworld (London)
Also back touring after a short break are Evil Scarecrow who are currently gearing up for the release of their new album, the follow-up to Pure Rawk’s 2014 Album of the Year Galactic Hunt. It’s good to see them back with us and you can catch them at the following venues over the autumn:
Saturday 6th October – Nottingham Rock City
Thursday 11th October – Bristol Marble Factory
Friday 12th October – Manchester Academy
Saturday 13th October – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Thursday 18th October – York Fibbers
Friday 19th October – Glasgow G2
Saturday 20th October – Sheffield Plug
Thursday 25th October – Stoke Sugarmill
Friday 26th October – Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
Saturday 27th October – Milton Keynes Craufurd Arms
Goth mainstays Fields of the Nephilim have announced a trio of live dates around (when else?) Halloween and you can catch them at the following venues with support from veteran Aussie psychedelic types The Church:
Monday 29th October – Manchester Ritz
Wednesday 31st October – Shepherd’s Bush Empire (London)
Thursday 1st November – Birmingham Asylum
The Quireboys have announced a 10th anniversary gig for their excellent Homewreckers and Heartbreakers album (and yes, you are officially allowed to say “bluddyell, that makes me feel old!” now) at Kentish Town Forum in London on Friday 14th September.
What would Christmas be without a Wolfsbane tour? Well, a lot more sober and miserable for a start. Blaze and the boys are back on tour in December with Spunk Volcano & The Eruptions supporting them and you can catch them at the following venues:
Thursday 13th December – Sheffield Foundry
Saturday 15th December – Buckley Tivoli
Sunday 16th December – Derby Flowerpot
Friday 21st December – Glasgow Cathouse
Sunday 23rd December – Islington Academy 2 (London)
Finally, following on from the successful gigs in Wakefield, Huddersfield and Edinburgh earlier this year, a For Sorry’s Sake fundraiser gig for former Wildhearts bassist Scott Sorry, who’s currently recovering from a brain tumour, has been announced at the New Cross Inn in London on Saturday 8th September. Among those confirmed to appear are The Role Models, Duncan Reid & The Big Heads, Shush, Billy Liar and Zen Motel. Should be a good night!