Aiden announce final UK tour dates

After William Control finished up ‘The Punishment Tour’ earlier this year, Wil Francis returned to Seattle to take Aiden off ice to record their self titled seventh album, which was made available as a free download on the 30th of October. Subsequently, their entire back catalogue was made freely available shortly after.

Now that they’re out of the studio, they take to the road in January in the U.K. in support of the album and will have Ashestoangels and Never Found as support.

You can catch them at the following dates and venues:

16th January 2016: Sound Control, Manchester, UK
17th January 2016: Think Tank, Newcastle, UK
18th January 2016: Cathouse, Glasgow, UK
20th January 2016: Key Club, Leeds, UK
21st January 2016: Rainbow, Birmingham, UK
23rd January 2016: Corporation, Sheffield, UK
24th January 2016: The Tunnels, Bristol, UK
25th January 2016: The Hub, Plymouth, UK
27th January 2016: The Joiners, Southampton, UK
29th January 2016: The Underworld, London, UK

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Electric Six announce UK and Ireland tour dates

The end of year tradition continues as Electric Six are back on this side of the pond for a European tour, which will also be including U.K. and Irish dates. After releasing ‘Mimicry & Memories’, their kickstarter project in March earlier in the year, it’s clear that there’s no such thing as down time in the Electric Six camp.

You can catch them at the following dates and venues.

24th November 2015: O2 Academy 2, Sheffield, UK
25th November 2015: Sound Control, Manchester, UK
26th November 2015: Oran Mor, Glasgow, UK
27th November 2015: Limelight, Belfast, NI
28th November 2015: Academy, Dublin, NI
30th November 2015: Fibbers, York, UK
1st December 2015: O2 Academy, Newcastle, UK
2nd December 2015: Academy, Birmingham, UK
3rd December 2015: O2 Academy, Liverpool, UK
4th December 2015: O2 Academy, Islington, UK
5th December 2015: Concorde 2, Brighton, UK

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Slipknot confirm UK dates for 2016

After successfully headling Download at Donington Park earlier this year, Slipknot return to the U.K. for a handful of dates next year. Pre-sales are this Wednesday, 7th October via Slipknot’s fan club, and go on general release on Friday, 9th October.

UPDATE 12/10/2015: Additional dates added!

You can catch them at the following dates and venues.

8th February 2016: Cardiff Arena, Wales, UK
9th February 2016: Alexandra Palace, London, UK
10th February 2016: Alexandra Palace, London, UK
12th February 2016: Genting Arena, Birmingham, UK
13th February 2016: First Direct Arena, Leeds, UK
15th February 2016: SSE Arena, Belfast, NI

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Win! GUN tickets for The Academy 2, Dublin show next Wednesday


MCD have kindly given us two pairs of tickets to the GUN show at The Academy 2, Dublin next Wednesday night (7th October). The band are currently on tour in the U.K and will be coming back after their Irish dates.

Upcoming dates on the tour:

3rd October: Corporation, Sheffield, UK
4th October: The Scholar, Leicester, UK
5th October: Loft Arts Club, Liverpool, UK
7th October: Academy 2, Dublin, IE
8th October: Limelight 2, Belfast, NI
9th October: The Garage, Aberdeen, UK
13th October: The Duchess, York, UK
14th October: The Fleece, Bristol, UK
15th October: The Junction, Plymouth, UK
16th October: Talking Heads, Southampton, UK
17th October: Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes, UK
5th December: Academy, Manchester, UK
18th December: Barrowlands, Glasgow, UK

How to win?

Email send an email to with your name, location and a contact number and we’ll draw a winner at random. Closing date: Wednesday 7th October at 10am.

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They Might Be Giants announce 2016 UK Tour

We won’t lie, but here at Pure Rawk, It’s hard to mention They Might Be Giants without humming ‘Boss Of Me’. With that in mind, they have announced handful of UK dates, their first in what will almost be three years, in support of ‘Glean’. This is a collection of songs recorded and released earlier in the year as part of their Dial-A-Song project over a period of four months.

You can catch them at the following dates and venues:

27th Jan 2016: Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK
28th Jan 2016: Riverside, Newcastle, UK
30th Jan 2016: Limelight 1, Belfast, NI
31st Jan 2016: Celtic Connections Festival, Glasgow, UK (2 Performances)
1st Feb 2016: Academy 2, Manchester, UK
3rd Feb 2016: Cambridge Junction, Cambridge, UK
4th Feb 2016: Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK

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The Boomtown Rats to perform Dublin date in December

Fresh off performing at Reload Festival in Norwich last week, The Boomtown Rats have announced that they’re coming home to perform at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on the 6th of December. Tickets go on sale this Thursday (24th September) and will be priced at €39.00 including booking fee.

If their last few shows are anything to go by, tickets are likely to sell fast, so it’s recommended that you get up bright and early and be online with your trigger finger ready at Ticketmaster!

Muse announce ‘Drones’ tour UK & Ireland dates.

The Teignmouth trio have added another leg to the ‘Drones’ tour as Muse have announced more dates for 2016. The tickets for all of these dates will go on sale at 9am on the 18th of September.

You can catch Muse at the following dates and venues:

April 5th 2016: 3Arena, Dublin, IE
April 8th 2016: Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK
April 11th 2016: O2 Arena, London, UK
April 12th 2016: O2 Arena, London, UK
April 17th 2016: SSE Hydro, Glasgow, UK

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The Red Paintings announce November UK tour

After appearing on a fully sold out tour with The Birthday Massacre, The Red Paintings have just announced their own UK tour for November with support from Them & Us.

All shows are 14+, and you can catch them at the following dates and venues:

5th Nov 2015: Underground, Stoke, UK
6th Nov 2015: Sound Control, Manchester, UK
7th Nov 2015: Audio, Glasgow, UK
8th Nov 2015: Corporation, Sheffield, UK
9th Nov 2015: Rainbow, Birmingham, UK
11th Nov 2015: Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes, UK
12th Nov 2015: The Borderline, London, UK
13th Nov 2015: The Factory, Barnstaple, UK
14th Nov 2015: The Exchange, Bristol, UK
15th Nov 2015: The Joiners, Southampton UK

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All Time Low ‘Back To The Future Hearts’ tour UK & Ireland dates

Hang on a minute! Didn’t these lads only play this side of the pond a few months back? Yep, and they’re returning earlier than usual for what’s become their annual crusade across the Atlantic (They actually just performed Belsonic in Belfast a couple of days ago!). All Time Low will return to the UK and Ireland in February for the European leg of the ‘Back To The Future Hearts’ tour, and this time they’re taking on the arenas.

You can catch them at the following dates and venues:

10th Feb 2016: Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, UK
11th Feb 2016: The O2, London, UK
12th Feb 2016: Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK
13th Feb 2016: Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham, UK
15th Feb 2016: SSE Hydro, Glasgow, UK
16th Feb 2016: 3Arena, Dublin, IE

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Texas 25th anniversary tour

Texas are back to celebrate their 25th anniversary with a new release, ‘Texas 25’ and an accompanying tour. The tour will feature both songs and stories of the bands career spanning the 25 years, and the band will do an Irish date before spending a month touring around Europe before returning to the UK to conclude the tour.

You can catch Texas at the following dates and venues:

11th Nov 2015: Olympia Theatre, Dublin, IE
13th Dec 2015: Roundhouse, London, UK
15th Dec 2015: Colston Hall, Bristol, UK
16th Dec 2015: Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, UK
18th Dec 2015: SSE Hydro, Glasgow, UK
19th Dec 2015: AECC, Aberdeen, UK

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Motorhead’s 40th anniversary UK tour!

It’s somewhat scary to believe that recording went under way for Motorhead’s debut release, “On Parole” almost 40 years ago, isn’t it? And Lemmy is still going and showing no signs of letting up, along with Phil and Mikkey. The 40th anniversary tour has been announced and they’re making a few stops in the UK in 2016.

Their forthcoming album, ‘Bad Magic’ is set for release on the 28th of August.

You can catch them at the following dates and venues:

23rd January: City Hall, Newcastle, UK
24th January: Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, UK
26th January: O2 Apollo, Manchester, UK
27th January: Oasis, Swindon, UK
29th January: Eventim Apollo, London, UK

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