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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

For more information and tickets, please visit stereophonics.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.


Bruce Springsteen announces UK and Ireland dates!


The Boss is back! After celebrating the 35th anniversary of ‘The River’ with the release of ‘The Ties That Bind’ – The River Collection”, a 4 disc set of the album, live material, outtakes and rarities. Bruce Springsteen has found himself touring around the world in support of it.

He will be touring the UK and Ireland at the following locations and dates:

25th May 2016: Ethaid Stadium, Manchester, UK
27th & 29th May 2016: Croke Park, Dublin, IE
1st June 2016: Hampden Park, Glasgow, UK
2rd June 2016: Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK
5th June 2015: Wembley Stadium, London, UK

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


Mark Lanegan announces UK and Ireland tour dates


It’s another year, and another tour for the former Screaming Trees vocalist and occasional Queens Of The Stone Age contributor, Mark Lanegan. He finds himself touring, once again with Duke Garwood (from 2013’s Black Pudding) and will be touring the UK and Ireland in April and May.

You can catch them at the following dates and venues:

19th April 2016: Cathedral, Manchester, UK
20th April 2016: Opera House, York, UK
21st April 2016: ABC, Glasgow, UK
22nd April 2016: Lemon Tree, Aberdeen, UK
23rd April 2016: Sage 2, Gateshead, UK
25th April 2016: Empire, Belfast, NI
26th & 27th April 2016: The Academy, Dublin, IE
29th April 2016: St Georges Church, Bristol, UK
30th April 2016: St Georges Church, Brighton, UK
1st May 2016: City Varities, Leeds, UK
2nd May 2016: Glee Club, Birmingham, UK
3rd May 2016: Union Chapel, London, UK

For more information and tickets, please visit marklanegan.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.