Tour News

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

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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!]

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Motionless In White rescheduled UK and Ireland tour dates.

After having to postpone several UK and Irish tour dates last December, Motionless In White weren’t long in rescheduling said dates. The tour resumes in Dublin, Ireland this week before headed across to the United Kingdom. Support for the new dates will come from New Years Day and Silent Screams. Tickets for the previous dates will remain valid.

You can catch them at the following dates and venues:

Jan 14th: The Academy, Dublin, IE
Jan 15th: Mandela Hall, Belfast, NI
Jan 17th: Academy, Manchester, UK
Jan 18th: Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK
Jan 19th: Stylus, Leeds, UK
Jan 20th: The Garage, Glasgow, UK
Jan 22nd: Asylum, Birmingham, UK
Jan 23rd & 24th: Underworld, London, UK
Jan 25th: The Fleece, Bristol, UK
Jan 27th: 1865, Southampton, UK

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Heck announce 2016 UK tour dates!

Heck have had to put in a lot of work throughout 2015, after firmly establishing themselves as ‘Baby Godzilla’, a spanner was thrown in the works then they were legally advised to change their name… and Heck was born. Undeterred, and making the best of a bad situation, they recorded ‘The Breakers’ single in October and a series of dates have been announced for the UK in March next year.

You can catch them at the following dates and venues:

March 13th: Think Tank, Newcastle, UK
March 14th: Cathouse, Glasgow, UK
March 15th: Star and Garter, Manchester, UK
March 17th: Frog & Fiddle, Cheltenham, UK
March 18th: Riff Raff – Sin City, Swansea, UK
March 19th: Moles Club, Bath, UK
March 20th: The Joiners, Southampton, UK
March 21st: The Borderline, London, UK

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Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls UK and Ireland tour dates.

It’s been almost ten years since former Million Dead frontman, Frank Turner released his debut solo EP ‘Campfire Punkrock’ and he’s been pretty much on the go ever since. He finds himself back on the road again with The Sleeping Souls in support of his sixth studio album ‘Positive Songs For Negative People’.

The tour starts off in Europe, but hits the UK and Ireland in February with a handful of dates, ending in London with a solo benefit show in aid of Warchild UK.

You can catch him at the following dates and venues:

February 10th 2016: The Cavern, Exeter, UK
February 11th 2016: Limelight 1, Belfast, NI
February 12th 2016: The Academy, Dublin, IE
February 14th 2016: BBC 6 Music Festival, Motion, Bristol, UK
February 16th 2016: The Monarch, London, UK (Solo – Warchild UK benefit show)

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Aiden announce final UK tour dates

After William Control finished up ‘The Punishment Tour’ earlier this year, Wil Francis returned to Seattle to take Aiden off ice to record their self titled seventh album, which was made available as a free download on the 30th of October. Subsequently, their entire back catalogue was made freely available shortly after.

Now that they’re out of the studio, they take to the road in January in the U.K. in support of the album and will have Ashestoangels and Never Found as support.

You can catch them at the following dates and venues:

16th January 2016: Sound Control, Manchester, UK
17th January 2016: Think Tank, Newcastle, UK
18th January 2016: Cathouse, Glasgow, UK
20th January 2016: Key Club, Leeds, UK
21st January 2016: Rainbow, Birmingham, UK
23rd January 2016: Corporation, Sheffield, UK
24th January 2016: The Tunnels, Bristol, UK
25th January 2016: The Hub, Plymouth, UK
27th January 2016: The Joiners, Southampton, UK
29th January 2016: The Underworld, London, UK

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Chris Cornell announces UK and Ireland dates!

Soundgarden frontman, Chris Cornell recently released his fifth studio effort ‘Higher Truth’ and he returns to this side of the pond to promote it. The tour will be a relatively stripped down affair as it will be consisting of solo acoustic theatre/concert hall performances.

You can catch Chris at the following dates and venues:

April 24th 2016: Ulster Hall, Belfast, NI
April 25th 2016: Olympia Theatre, Dublin, IE
April 27th 2016: Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, UK
April 29th 2016: Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, UK
April 30th 2016: Colston Hall, Bristol, UK
May 2nd 2016: Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK
May 3rd 2016: Royal Albert Hall, London, UK

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Electric Six announce UK and Ireland tour dates

The end of year tradition continues as Electric Six are back on this side of the pond for a European tour, which will also be including U.K. and Irish dates. After releasing ‘Mimicry & Memories’, their kickstarter project in March earlier in the year, it’s clear that there’s no such thing as down time in the Electric Six camp.

You can catch them at the following dates and venues.

24th November 2015: O2 Academy 2, Sheffield, UK
25th November 2015: Sound Control, Manchester, UK
26th November 2015: Oran Mor, Glasgow, UK
27th November 2015: Limelight, Belfast, NI
28th November 2015: Academy, Dublin, NI
30th November 2015: Fibbers, York, UK
1st December 2015: O2 Academy, Newcastle, UK
2nd December 2015: Academy, Birmingham, UK
3rd December 2015: O2 Academy, Liverpool, UK
4th December 2015: O2 Academy, Islington, UK
5th December 2015: Concorde 2, Brighton, UK

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Slipknot confirm UK dates for 2016

After successfully headling Download at Donington Park earlier this year, Slipknot return to the U.K. for a handful of dates next year. Pre-sales are this Wednesday, 7th October via Slipknot’s fan club, and go on general release on Friday, 9th October.

UPDATE 12/10/2015: Additional dates added!

You can catch them at the following dates and venues.

8th February 2016: Cardiff Arena, Wales, UK
9th February 2016: Alexandra Palace, London, UK
10th February 2016: Alexandra Palace, London, UK
12th February 2016: Genting Arena, Birmingham, UK
13th February 2016: First Direct Arena, Leeds, UK
15th February 2016: SSE Arena, Belfast, NI

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They Might Be Giants announce 2016 UK Tour

We won’t lie, but here at Pure Rawk, It’s hard to mention They Might Be Giants without humming ‘Boss Of Me’. With that in mind, they have announced handful of UK dates, their first in what will almost be three years, in support of ‘Glean’. This is a collection of songs recorded and released earlier in the year as part of their Dial-A-Song project over a period of four months.

You can catch them at the following dates and venues:

27th Jan 2016: Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK
28th Jan 2016: Riverside, Newcastle, UK
30th Jan 2016: Limelight 1, Belfast, NI
31st Jan 2016: Celtic Connections Festival, Glasgow, UK (2 Performances)
1st Feb 2016: Academy 2, Manchester, UK
3rd Feb 2016: Cambridge Junction, Cambridge, UK
4th Feb 2016: Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK

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The Boomtown Rats to perform Dublin date in December

Fresh off performing at Reload Festival in Norwich last week, The Boomtown Rats have announced that they’re coming home to perform at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on the 6th of December. Tickets go on sale this Thursday (24th September) and will be priced at €39.00 including booking fee.

If their last few shows are anything to go by, tickets are likely to sell fast, so it’s recommended that you get up bright and early and be online with your trigger finger ready at Ticketmaster!