Author Shaun M. Neary

Photo editor at Pure Rawk. Dublin based photographer and occasional writer. Live music is his lifeblood, gig photography is the drug for it. Enjoys pizza, sushi and cycling.

Metallica announce UK arena tour dates!

November 2016 saw the release of Hardwired…to Self-Destruct, the tenth studio album from Bay Area thrash titans Metallica. It was a long eight year wait between albums for fans of the four piece but their patience was rewarded with a record that topped charts across the globe and garnered positive reviews wherever it was heard.

After a lengthy run of shows that covers North America, Latin America and Asia, the WorldWired Tour will touch down in Copenhagen on September 2nd to start the European leg. If you’re lucky enough to snag tickets you can catch them in the UK in October at the venues below:

Oct. 22nd & 24th: The O2 Arena, London
Oct. 26th: The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Oct. 28th: Manchester Arena, Manchester
Oct. 30th: Genting Arena, Birmingham


Further information and links to Enhanced Experiences are available on

Alter Bridge announce UK and Ireland shows in June.

On the heels of releasing their fifth studio album, The Last Hero, Alter Bridge will be embarking on a European tour throughout June and July. They make a stop in the UK and two stops in Ireland. You will be able to catch them at the following dates and venues.

11th June 2017: Download Festival, Donington, UK
20th June 2017: Olympia Theatre, Dublin, IE
21st June 2017: Ulster Hall, Belfast, NI

For more information and tickets, please visit