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Iron Maiden announce ‘Book Of Souls Tour’ UK and Ireland dates!


It’s been just about a year ago when Iron Maiden unleashed their 16th studio album, The Book Of Souls, and have been relentlessly touring stadiums and festivals since it’s release. The band have announced a slew of European dates, mostly within the UK and Ireland (after a few dates in mainland Europe). Support on the tour comes from Shinedown.

You can catch them at the following dates and venues

May 6th 2017: 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland
May 8th 2017: Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK
May 10th 2017: Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, UK
May 11th 2017: First Direct Arena, Leeds, UK
May 14th 2017: Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, UK
May 16th 2017: SSE Hydro, Glasgow, UK
May 17th 2017: AECC GE Oil and Gas Arena, Aberdeen, UK
May 20th 2017: Echo Arena, Liverpool, UK
May 21st 2017: Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham, UK
May 24th 2017: Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, UK
May 27th 2017: O2 Arena, London, UK

For more information, please visit ironmaiden.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.

Black Star Riders announce UK and Irish tour dates!


While Thin Lizzy spinoff group, Black Star Riders are currently in the studio working on their third album ‘Heavy Fire’, the band have announced a bunch of tour dates for 2017. They will be bringing The Amorettes with them (having previously toured with them last year on The Killer Instinct tour), as well as GUN.

You can catch them at the following dates and venues:

March 2nd 2017: Tramshed, Cardiff, UK
March 3rd 2017: William Aston Hall, Wrexham, UK
March 4th 2017: Academy, Dublin, IE
March 5th 2017: Limelight 1, Belfast, NI
March 7th 2017: Ironworks, Inverness, UK
March 8th & 9th 2017: O2 ABC, Glasgow, UK (Co-headline show, BSR close the show on the 9th)
March 10th 2017: O2 Academy, Newcastle, UK
March 11th 2017: O2 Academy, Leeds, UK
March 12th 2017: O2 Ritz, Manchester, UK
March 14th 2017: Rock City, Nottingham, UK
March 15th 2017: UEA, Norwich, UK
March 16th 2017: O2 Academy, Bristol, UK
March 17th 2017: O2 Kentish Town Forum, London, UK
March 18th 2017: O2 Institute, Birmingham, UK
March 19th 2017: O2 Academy, Bournmouth, UK

For more information and tickets, please visit blackstarriders.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.


Bad Company announce ‘Swan Song’ UK/IE Arena tour!


Bad Company are back on the road for their Swan Song arena tour across the UK and Ireland. Featuring original members, Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke. The band released their first live album Live In Concert 1977 & 1979 last month. Special guests will feature RSO: Richie Sambora + Orianthi.

You can catch them at the following dates and venues:

14th October 2016: 3Arena, Dublin, IE
15th October 2016: First Direct Arena, Leeds, UK
17th October 2016: Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, UK
19th October 2016: Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham, UK
21st October 2016: Genting Arena, Birmingham, UK
24th October 2016: Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK
25th October 2016: SSE Hydro, Glasgow, UK
27th October 2016: Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, UK
29th October 2016: o2 Arena, London, UK

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

Brian Fallon announces UK and Irish tour!


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After putting The Gaslight Anthem on ice last year, Brian Fallon dropped his debut solo release, Painkillers, back in March. Together with a new backing band, The Crowes, they will be embarking on an European tour hitting the UK and
Ireland in November.

You can catch them at the following dates and venues:
November 15th 2016: Concorde 2, Brighton, UK
November 16th 2016: O2 Kentish Town Forum, UK
November 17th 2016: UEA, Norwich, UK
November 18th 2016: Cardiff University Great Hall, Cardiff, UK
November 19th 2016: O2 Academy, Leeds, UK
November 20th 2016: O2 Academy, Liverpool, UK
November 22nd 2016: O2 Academy, Glasgow, UK
November 23rd 2016: Olympia Theatre, Dublin, IE
November 24th 2016: O2 Academy, Oxford, UK
November 25th 2016: O2 Academy, Newcastle, UK
November 26th 2016: Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton, UK
November 27th 2016: Pyramids Centre, Portsmouth, UK

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


Status Quo’s Parfitt suffers suspected heart attack


rickparfittIn the early hours of Wednesday 15 June 2016 following the Status Quo gig at Expo2016 in Antalya, Turkey, Rick Parfitt suffered a suspected heart attack.

He is being treated in a hospital in Turkey and whilst his condition is serious, he has already demanded his customary cup of tea with two sugars and a sweetener.

The band had already agreed to perform at the Rock On Windermere charity show on Saturday 18th June to raise funds for the Cumbria Flood Appeal.  Rick and the band did not want to cancel this important show, and so it will go ahead with Freddie Edwards, the son of Quo bassist John ‘Rhino’ Edwards, stepping in for Rick.  It is likely that Freddie will stay with the band to allow them to honour their commitments and not let down the fans up to and including the show on Sunday 3 July at Gröna Lund Tivoli, in Stockholm, Sweden.

Simon Porter, the band’s manager said, “No further comment will be made at this stage until the completion of the next round of tests and assessments to be made over the next few days.  We would ask you to respect the family’s privacy at this difficult time.”


Black Sabbath announce UK and IE farewell tour dates for 2017


As their appearance at Download in Donington Park closes in, tour dates have been announced for January & February for a farewell tour for Black Sabbath. A handful of UK and Irish dates have been announced, with it culminating where it all began, in Birmingham in February.

You can catch them at the following dates and venues:

20th January 2016: 3Arena, Dublin, IE
22nd January 2016: Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK
24th January 2016: SSE Hydro, Glasgow, UK
26th January 2016: First Direct Arena, Leeds, UK
29th & 31st January 2016: o2 Arena, London, UK
2nd & 4th February 2016: Genting Arena, Birmingham, UK

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