With their fifth album ‘After Laughter’ due to drop in the next month, Tennessee’s Paramore are due to come back to Europe for a tour in June and a fistful of UK and Irish dates are listed as part of the tour. You can catch them at the following dates and venues:
15th June: Olympia Theatre, Dublin, IE
16th June: Waterfront Hall, Belfast, NI
18th June: O2 Apollo, Manchester, UK
19th June: Royal Albert Hall, London, UK
21st June: Colston Hall, Bristol, UK
22nd June: Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK
For more information and tickets, please visit paramore.net
Legendary Status Quo guitarist, Rick Parfitt has died due to a severe infection.
According to his manager, he had been admitted into hospital in Marbella, Spain suffering problems with a pre existing shoulder injury.
He was 68 years old.
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 Dogbreath. The 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.
Following the release of their 12th studio album, Revolution Radio, East Bay’s punk rock veterans, Green Day will find themselves Europe bound for a festival and arena tour around Europe throughout the Summer of 2017. They have announced a fistful of dates which will span the UK and Ireland as part of the tour, with support coming from Rancid.
You can catch them at the following dates and venues:
28th June 2017: Ormeau Park, Belfast, NI
29th June 2017: Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin, IE
1st July 2017: Hyde Park, London, UK
3rd July 2017: Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, UK
For more information and tickets, please visit greenday.com.
Not long after getting off tour with You Me At Six, as well as their own solo dates. VANT have announced that they’re going back on the road in the new year for a headline tour. The London lads will be headed to both the UK and Ireland in February and March. You can catch them at the following dates and venues:
February 24th 2017: Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK
February 25th 2017: The Wardrobe, Leeds, UK
February 26th 2017: Academy 2, Dublin, IE
February 27th 2017: Oh Yeah Music Centre, Belfast, NI
March 1st 2017: Gorilla, Manchester, UK
March 2nd 2017: Plug, Sheffield, UK
March 3rd 2017: O2 Institute 2, Birmingham, UK
March 4th 2017: Sin City, Swansea, UK
March 5th 2017: O2 Academy 2, Oxford, UK
March 7th 2017: Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth, UK
March 8th 2017: Thekla, Bristol, UK
March 9th 2017: Electric Ballroom, UK
For more information and dates, please visit wearevant.com!
After over 45 years, Aerosmith have announced their final tour. The ‘Aero-vederci Baby’ tour makes a stop of in both the UK and Ireland in June 2017. First will be Donington as part of Download Festival on June 11th, and then over to Ireland at Dublin’s 3Arena on June 14th, before they wrap up the tour in mainland Europe in July.
For more information and tickets, please visit aerosmith.com!