Catfish and The Bottlemen announce UK and Irish tour dates!

The past 18 months have been a case of the rise and rise of Llandudno natives, Catfish and The Bottlemen. After receiving ‘Best Newcomer’ award at the 2014 BBC Music awards, a slew of festival dates and a successful headline tour last year, they find themselves back on the road again for ‘The Ride Tour’, which returns to our shores in May.

You can catch them at the following dates and venues:

14th May 2016: Hull Arena, Hull, UK
16th May 2016: Olympia Theatre, Dublin, IE
20th May 2016: Winter Gardens, Margate, UK
21st May 2016: Royal & Derngate, Northampton, UK
23rd & 25th May 2016: Electric Ballroom, London, UK
28th May 2016: Sound City, Liverpool, UK

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Teenage Fanclub announce UK and Irish tour dates.

teenagefanclub-1050x591It’s been a few years since we’ve heard some studio output from Teenage Fanclub, there are rumblings of an album due before the year is out. They have announced that they will be touring the UK extensively in November and December as well as popping over to Dublin for a show at The Academy.

You can catch them at the following dates and venues:

November 15th 2016: Ironworks, Inverness, UK
November 16th 2016: Playhouse, Whitley Bay, UK
November 17th 2016: Leadmill, Sheffield, UK
November 18th 2016: Academy 2, Manchester, UK
November 20th 2016: University Union, Leeds, UK
November 21st 2016: Waterfront, Norwich, UK
November 22nd 2016: Electric Ballroom, London, UK
November 23rd 2016: Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth, UK
November 24th 2016: Concorde 2, Brighton, UK
November 26th 2016: Institute, Birmingham, UK
November 27th 2016: Glee Club, Cardiff, UK
November 28th 2016: Rock City, Nottingham, UK
November 29th 2016: Anson Rooms, Bristol, UK
November 30th 2016: Junction, Cambridge, UK
December 2nd 2016: Academy, Dublin, IE
December 3rd 2016: Barrowland, Glasgow, UK
December 4th 2016: ABC, Glasgow, UK

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Status Quo announce Last Night Of The Electrics tour dates across the UK and Ireland

Legendary rockers, Status Quo have announced that they will be unplugging the cords on tours. However there’s loud tour left in the form of the Last Night Of The Electrics.

It will start of at the SSE Arena in Belfast, moving down to Dublin’s 3Arena in October, and then will go around Europe in November before returning to the UK for a string of dates leading right up until Christmas!

UPDATE 13/5:
The band have announced that Uriah Heep will be be joining them on tour!
UPDATE 16/9: Due to health reasons, Rick Parfitt unfortunately has to withdraw from the tour. Richie Malone will fill his position on the Irish & European dates while Freddie Edwards will perform on the UK dates.

You can catch them at the following dates and venues:

28th October 2016: SSE Arena, Belfast, NI
29th October 2016: 3Arena, Dublin, IE
8th December 2016: Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham, UK
9th December 2016: BIC, Bournemouth, UK
11th December 2016: o2 Arena, London, UK
13th December 2016: Brighton Centre, Brighton, UK
14th December 2016: Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, UK
16th December 2016: Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham, UK
17th December 2016: First Direct Arena, Leeds, UK
19th December 2016: Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK
20th December 2016: SSE Hydro, Glasgow, UK
22nd December 2016: Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, UK
23rd December 2016: Echo Arena, Liverpool, UK

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Hevy Fest have called it a day.

The organisers of Port Lympne festival, Hevy Fest have released a statement on the cancellation of the event, which would have entered it’s seventh year had it gone ahead this year.

“After 6 years of incredible bands, legendary hangs, and a lot of monkeys – we’re sorry to announce that Hevy Fest is pulling the plug.

Despite the best efforts of our dedicated team, the festival has become financially untenable. Many things have contributed: Port Lympne being unable to continue hosting the event, the increasingly difficult task of putting together a line-up with more and more exclusives enforced each year leading to difficulties confirming our final headliner, and the pressure to offer good value with spiralling costs. The odds are stacked against anyone taking on the challenge, and they have proven too great for us to overcome.

There is a great community of Hardcore, Punk and Metal supporters in the UK and we hope that other small festivals will be able to grow into this space, and to deliver the event we aspired to.

Ticket holders will be automatically refunded. All monies will be returned in the next 10 working days (including booking fees and postage).

As a small independent event, we want to thank everyone who has supported us over the years.”

You can this statement confirmed on their official website

The Brian Jonestown Massacre announce UK and IE tour dates.

Last year, the Brian Jonestown Massacre celebrated their 25th anniversary, coinciding with their fourteenth studio release ‘Musique de Film Imaginé’ and have spent a considerable amount of time on the road to support it since. They find themselves back in the UK and Ireland in the summer with a smattering of dates throughout June.

You can catch them at the following dates and venues:

June 9th 2016: Barrowlands, Glasgow, UK
June 10th 2016: Riverside, Newcastle, UK
June 12th 2016: Field Day, London, UK
June 13th 2016: Stylus, Leeds, UK
June 14th 2016: Academy, Liverpool, UK
June 15th 2016: Limelight 2, Belfast,NI
June 16th 2016: Academy, Dublin, IE
June 18th 2016: Bierkeller, Bristol, UK
June 19th 2016: Pavilion, Falmouth, UK
June 20th 2016: Engine Rooms, Southampton, UK
June 21st 2016: Academy 2, Oxford, UK
June 23rd 2016: Concorde 2, Brightton, UK

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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

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Placebo announce 20 Years of Placebo UK and Irish tour dates.

20150226-dsc_1424Placebo will be taking to the road again, hitting the UK and Ireland in December as they will be performing a setlist of classics as well as forgotten treasures spanning the bands 20 year back catalogue. In a press statement, Brian Molko revealed:

“Let’s just say there will be songs in the set that I’ve sworn never to play again. I think it’s time that we purposefully acknowledged what a lot of Placebo fans really want to hear. They’ve been very patient with us since we rarely play our most commercially successful material.  A 20 year anniversary tour seems like the right time to do so. That’s our intention. This tour is very much for the fans and a chance for us to revisit a lot of our early material. So, if you want to see us play songs like ‘Pure Morning’ and ‘Nancy Boy’ which we haven’t played in almost ten years and may not play again, then you’d better come along to these shows! We’ll have some surprises in there too.”

You will be cable to catch them at the following dates and venues:

December 2nd 2016: SSE Hydro, Glasgow, UK
December 3rd 2016: First Direct Arena, Leeds, UK
December 5th 2016: Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK
December 6th 2016: Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham, UK
December 8th 2016: Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham, UK
December 10th 2016: 3Arena, Dublin, IE
December 12th 2016: Newport Centre, Newport, UK
December 14th 2016: Brighton Centre, Brighton, UK
December 15th 2016: SSE Wembley Arena, London, UK

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Stereophonic announce “Keep The Summer Alive” tour.

With the release of their ninth studio album, Keep The Village Alive, and the Stereophonics only wrapping up a tour back in December, the Mid Glamorgan quartet have plans for yet another rake of dates across the UK and Ireland. Support on some dates will be The Vaccines, Aberdeen and the first Edinburgh Castle date will have The Ramona Flowers in tow, and local support in Dublin is provided by Neon Wolf.

You can catch them at the following dates and venues:

15th May 2016: UEA, Norwich, UK
16th May 2016: Corn Exchange, Cambridge, UK
2nd June 2016: Nottingham Arena, Nottingham, UK
4th June 2016: Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, UK
10th June 2016: Isle Of Wright Festival, Newport, UK
29th June 2016: Belsonic, Titanic Quarter, Belfast, NI
30th June 2016: Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin, IE
2nd July 2016: Glyndwr University Racecourse, Wrexham, UK
7th July 2016: Castlefield Bowl, Manchester, UK
14th July 2016: Exhibition & Conference Centre, Aberdeen, UK
15th & 16th July 2016: Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, UK

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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.

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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.

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