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Ginger Wildheart Releases New Charity Single


After another busy year, Ginger Wildheart is rounding off 2016 with perhaps his most important work yet, Fuck You Brain, a brand new single aimed at suicide prevention at Christmas and promoting mental health awareness. The download-only single is Ginger’s collaboration with recent touring companion Ryan Hamilton and all artists on the release have given their time for free so that as much as possible can be raised for charity.

A couple of weeks ago, it looked like the festive Wildhearts tour and traditional Ginger Birthday show were all off. The man himself had tweeted as much, but after an initial flurry of confusion and overwhelming support, plans were very much afoot once again, including this defiant release.

As the Wildhearts main man himself admits: “Ironically I struggled even getting to the studio to record my parts for this single, deep as I was in my current battle with depression. The same attack that almost killed me a week ago. My depression wants me dead. So far I’m winning on weight advantage, but the battle is never over.”

With all proceeds from the single going to The Samaritans, Ginger added: “This is a very vulnerable time of year for sufferers of mental health issues, and suicide sees a marked increase over Christmas and New Year. So the help provided by The Samaritans is invaluable, especially over this period. Please help us in helping someone this year.”

Featuring the talents of The Dowling Poole’s Givvi Flynn and singer songwriter Emily Ewing amongst others, Fuck You Brain is backed by two further original tracks, Ode To The Idiots and DogbreathThe single itself costs £5 (plus the appropriate tax for your country, so £6 total in the UK), but if you are able to add a bit more, the artists would very much appreciate you doing so.

We here at Pure Rawk hope that Fuck You Brain raises a hefty sum for this hugely worthwhile cause.

Listen to and buy Fuck You Brain at roundrecords.bandcamp.com.

Biffy Clyro announce UK and Irish tour dates.


biffy-press-shot-2016-555x290Biffy Clyro returned with their seventh studio album, Ellipsis, back in July and they’re hitting the road at the end of the year to promote it. You’ll be able to catch the Kilmarnock trio when they tour the UK and Ireland in November and December:

You can catch them at the following dates and venues:
November 26th 2016:
3Arena, Dublin, IE
November 27th 2016: SSE Arena, Belfast, NI
November 29th 2016: SSE Hydro, Glasgow, UK
November 30th 2016: GE Oil & Gas Arena, Aberdeen, UK
December 2nd 2016: Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
December 3rd 2016: Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK
December 4th 2016: First Direct Arena, Leeds, UK
December 6th 2016: Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, UK
December 7th 2016: BCA, Birmingham, UK
December 8th 2016: The O2, London, UK

For more information and tickets, please visit biffyclyro.com.

Primal Scream announce UK and Ireland tour!


primal_scream_2016-promo-6501The Scream are back! After releasing their 11th album, Chaosmosis back in March earlier in the year, Primal Scream will be taking to the road at the end of the year in support of it. The dates include a fairly extensive UK tour and a couple of stops over in Ireland.

You can catch them at the following dates and venues:

November 21st 2016: Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK
November 22nd 2016: Concert Hall, Motherwell, UK
November 23rd 2016: Ironworks, Inverness, UK
November 25th 2016: Grand Hall, Kilmarnock, UK
November 26th 2016: Alhambra, Dunfirmline, UK
November 27th 2016: Olympia, Liverpool, UK
November 30th 2016: Olympia, Dublin, IE
December 1st 2016: Limelight 1, Belfast, NI
December 3rd 2016: Keele University, Stoke, UK
December 4th 2016: O2 Institute, Birmingham, UK
December 5th 2016: Junction, Cambridge, UK
December 7th 2016: O2 Academy, Bristol, UK
December 8th 2016: O2 Academy, Oxford, UK
December 10th 2016: Plug, Sheffield, UK
December 11th 2016: Rock City, Nottingham, UK
December 13th 2016: Pyramids Centre, Portsmith, UK
December 14th 2016: Dome, Brighton, UK
December 15th 2016: O2 Academy, Brixton, UK

For more information and tickets, please visit primalscream.net.

Cage The Elephant announce UK and Irish tour dates.



After performing a rather stomping set at T-Vital in Belfast a couple of weeks back sharing a stage with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Cage The Elephant have announced a handful of dates. Three of these hit the UK, and one in Ireland. If the performance in Belfast was anything to go by, these dates are likely to sell out fast.

16th January 2017: Academy, Dublin, IE
17th January 2017: O2 ABC, Glasgow, UK
19th January 2017: Albert Hall, Manchester, UK
20th January 2017: O2 Academy, Brixton, UK

For more information and tickets, please visit cagetheelephant.com.

Jimmy Eat World announce UK and Ireland tour dates!


jimmy_eat_world-2016-promo-1bWith their upcoming 9th studio album Integrity Blues due for general release on October 9th on RCA, Arizona quartet Jimmy Eat World are UK and Ireland bound again throughout the month of November.

You can catch them at the following dates and venues:

Nov 4th 2016: O2 Guildhall, UK
Nov 5th 2016: Troxy, London, UK
Nov 7th 2016: Olympia Theatre, Dublin, IE
Nov 8th 2016: Limelight 1, Belfast, NI
Nov 9th 2016: Barrowland, Glasgow, UK
Nov 10th 2016: Academy, Manchester, UK
Nov 19th 2016: O2 Academy, Bristol, UK
Nov 20th 2016: O2 Academy, Birmingham, UK
Nov 21st 2016: O2 Forum, London, UK

For more information and tickets, please visit jimmyeatworld.com.


WIN!: Two tickets to Nickelback’s Dublin show in October!


Nickelback are returning to Dublin and we have gotten our grubby paws on two tickets for their Dublin show on October 9th at 3Arena.

So you want in, and you’re probably wondering how to enter. It’s real simple, and takes three steps.

– Visit our Facebook page and like it.
– Find the competition post (featuring this image above), and like and share it.
– Kick back and wait and see if you’re the lucky winner!

We’re going to run this competition for two weeks, and the winner will be contacted on Tuesday, September 6th at 12pm.
Please note that this is an 18+ show, so ID may be required upon entry.
Good luck!


You Me At Six announce UK and Ireland tour dates.


It’s been a busy year for the Weybridge rockers, You Me At Six after spending a good chunk of time in Nashville recording Night People, which is scheduled for release in January 2017. After escaping the studio, they will take to the road on a promotional tour of the UK and Ireland. Support on the tour will come from VANT.

4th October 2016: o2 Academy, Bristol, UK
5th October 2016: Leas Cliff Hall, Folkstone, UK
6th October 2016: Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, UK
9th October 2016: Limelight 1, Belfast, NI
10th October 2016: The Academy, Dublin, IE
13th October 2016: Rock City, Nottingham, UK
14th October 2016: o2 Academy, Oxford, UK
15th October 2016: Corn Exchange, Cambridge, UK
17th October 2016: Ironworks, Inverness, UK
18th October 2016: o2 Academy, Leeds, UK
19th October 2016: Guild Of Students, Liverpool, UK
20th October 2016: o2 Academy, Sheffield, UK
21st October 2016: Empire, Middlesborough, UK
23rd October 2016: Guildhall, Southampton, UK
24th October 2016: o2 SBE, London, UK

For more information and tickets, please visit youmeatsix.co.uk.

Avenged Sevenfold announce UK and Ireland tour dates!


With Avenged Sevenfold‘s seventh studio album currently in the works, the California quintet will be headed UK and Ireland bound as soon as their New Years celebrations are concluded. The tour kicks off in Dublin on January 7th and then the band head over to the UK to fulfil a smattering of UK dates. Support will come from Disturbed and In Flames (with the exception of Dublin, where In Flames will not be on the bill).

You can catch them at the following dates and venues:

January 7th 2017: 3Arena, Dublin, IE
January 10th 2017: SSE Hydro, Glasgow, UK
January 12th 2017: Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, UK
Jaunary 13th 2017: Genting Arena, Birmingham, UK
January 15th 2017: Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, UK
January 16th 2017: Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK
January 18th 2017: Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham, UK
January 19th 2017: Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, UK
January 21st 2017: O2 Arena, London, UK

For more information and tickets, please visit avengedsevenfold.com.