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Airbourne return for a few UK and Ireland dates.


It’s been a while since we’ve heard any studio output from Victoria, Australia’s finest rockers, Airbourne. But they are Europe bound for festival season in 2016. They make a few stops in the UK and Ireland.

You can catch them at the following dates and venues:

July 24th 2016: Ramblin’ Man Fair, Maidstone, UK
July 26th 2016: Liquid Room, Scotland UK
August 23rd 2016: The Academy, Dublin, IE

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


Stone Free Festival takes place at London’s o2 in June.


The o2 in London will be the site for a new Prog/Rock crossover festival. Stone Free Festival will be taking place on the 18th and 19th of June. With the Saturday focusing on rock and Sunday focusing on prog. Alice Cooper will be headlining Saturday in his only UK date scheduled for 2016, while legendary Yes keys man, Rick Wakeman will be headlining on the Sunday. Other acts announced so far are Therapy?, Marillion, The Darkness, Blackberry Smoke and Michael Monroe amongst others.

In addition to the acts, there will also be a classic vinyl fair, craft beer and food stalls, meet and greets, rock & roll story sessions amongst other activities to fill up two 12 hour days. There will be day, weekend and rock royalty VIP tickets available for the event, all of which are now on sale.

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


Slayer return to Ireland with Anthrax in June!


As thrash metal titans, Slayer approach their 35th anniversary, they will grace Irish shores for two dates in June before they take to the stage at Bloodstock Open Air at Catton Park in August. If that wasn’t enough, they’re bringing Anthrax (who are also appearing at Bloodstock, and their 11th studio album For All Kings is due for release tomorrow) along for the ride!

They play Dublin’s Olympia theatre on June 14th, and then travel south to the Marquee in Cork on June 15th.

For more information and tickets, please visit slayer.net and anthrax.com.


The Mission confirm 30th anniversary UK & Irish tour dates!


It’s a big year for The Mission as they celebrate 30 years this year since vocalist / guitarist Wayne Hussey and bassist Craig Adams, having departed from The Sisters Of Mercy the previous year formed the band. It would not take very long before their debut, ‘God’s Own Medicine’ would hit the shelves in November 1986.

To mark the occasion, they embark on a European tour in October before heading off to Australia in November, the list of UK / IE dates are as follows:

October 1st: The Academy, Dublin, IE
October 2nd: Limelight 2, Belfast, NI
October 3rd: o2 ABC, Glasgow, UK
October 4th: o2 Ritz, Manchester, UK
October 6th: Rock City, Nottingham, UK
October 7th: o2 Academy, Bristol, UK
October 8th: o2 SBE, London, UK
November 5th: Whitby Gothic Weekend, Yorkshire, UK

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


Wolfmother announce UK and Irish tour dates


Sydney hard rock trio Wolfmother return to the UK and Ireland in April this year as part of the ‘Gypsy Caravan Tour’. Their upcoming fourth studio release, ‘Victorious’ is due to hit the shelves on February 19th.

You can catch them at the following dates and venues:

April 8th 2016: Olympia Theatre, Dublin, IE (Limited tickets still available as of April 5th)
April 9th 2016: Academy, Manchester, UK
April 10th 2016: o2 Academy, Newcastle, UK
April 12th 2016: o2 Academy, Glasgow, UK
April 13th 2016: o2 Academy, Leeds, UK
April 14th 2016: Rock City, Nottingham, UK
April 16th 2016: o2 Academy, Birmingham, UK
April 17th 2016: o2 Academy, Bristol, UK
April 18th 2016: Guildhall, Southampton, UK
April 20th 2016: o2 SBE, London, UK

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


Reef return to the road! UK and Ireland dates announced.


After recently covering Aretha Franklin’s ‘How I Got Over’, Reef have returned again, and this time, they’re touring across the UK and Ireland between February and April.

You can catch them at the following dates and venues

25th February 2016: The Hub, Plymouth​, UK
26th February 2016: Mr Kyps, Poole​, UK
3rd March 2016: Electric Ballroom, London​, UK
4th March 2016: Factory, Barnstaple​, UK
5th March 2016: Academy 1, Oxford​, UK
10th March 2016: O2 Academy, Bristol​, UK
11th March 2016: O2 Institute, Birmingham​, UK
12th March 2016: UEA, Norwich​, UK
16th March 2016: Rescue Rooms, Nottingham​, UK
17th March 2016: O2 Academy 2, Manchester​, UK
18th March 2016: Fibbers, York​, UK
19th March 2016: Plug, Sheffield​, UK
24th March 2016: Lemon Grove, Exeter​, UK
25th March 2016: Tramshed, Cardiff​, UK
26th March 2016: Engine Rooms, Southampton​, UK
27th March 2016: The Hole In The Roof, Deal​, UK
13th April 2016: Cyprus Avenue, Cork, IE
14th April 2016: The Academy, Dublin, IE
15th April 2016: Limelight 1, Belfast, NI
16th April 2016: ABC Glasgow, UK

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


Fish announces ‘Farewell To Childhood’ UK headline dates.


Iconic Scottish vocalist, Fish has announced that he will be undertaking a headline tour in April spanning the United Kingdom as well as dates in Europe. To coincide with the tour, Fish is also re-issuing his back catalogue to be re-mastered with bonus tracks. ‘Sunsets On Empire’, ‘Raingods With Zippos’ and ‘Fellini Days’ will be the first three re-masters to surface, and will be available at the merch stalls on the tour, or via the Fishheads club mail order service.

You can catch Fish at the following dates and venues:

9th April: o2 Academy, Newcastle, UK
10th April: Rock City, Nottingham, UK
11th April: Waterside, Aylesbury, UK
29th April: Islington Assembly Hall, London, UK
30th April: Town Hall, Sailsbury, UK
1st May: The Robin, Bilston, UK [SOLD OUT!]

For more information and tickets, please visit fish-thecompany.com.


Neil Young & Promise Of The Real UK and Irish dates


Neil Young is hitting the road again with a a new band. This time, he’s touring with Promise Of The Real, promoting his latest release ‘ The Monsanto Years’, his 36th studio release.

You can catch him at the following dates and venues:

5th June 2016: SSE Hydro, Glasgow, UK
7th June 2016:  SSE Arena, Belfast, NI
8th June 2016: 3Arena, Dublin, IE
10th June 2016: First Direct Arena, Leeds, UK
11th June 2016: o2 Arena, London, UK

For more information and tickets, please visit neilyoung.com and ticketmaster.co.uk.