Diamond Head

Tue
08
Aug

DIAMOND HEAD Announce North American Tour

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Few metal bands have been as influential and have had the longevity as Diamond Head - listed as a major influence by two of metal's biggest, Metallica and Megadeth. Led by co-founding member/guitarist Brian Tatler, Diamond Head will be launching a North American tour that will include both US and Canadian dates, beginning on August 19 with Psycho Las Vegas festival appearance and ending on September 11 at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, New York. 
 
'We are excited to get back to North America and see our old friends once more,' says Tatler and Wilcox (who resides in the US). 
 
'Diamond Head may not have toured the continent as much as we would have liked way back when, but we are certainly making up for it now! And the band sounds better than ever,' states Brian.
 
As part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal in the late '70s/early '80s, Diamond Head came up in the same scene as eventual global headliners Def Leppard and Iron Maiden. And while Diamond Head did not achieve the same commercial success as the aforementioned bands, they did influence countless subsequent musicians - especially Metallica, as it was a then-teenaged Lars Ulrich that befriended the band early on and became a major fan. Subsequently, Metallica has covered such Diamond Head classics as 'Am I Evil,' 'Helpless,' 'The Prince,' and 'It's Electric' multiple times - on multiple platinum releases.
 
In addition to performing these classics at their upcoming U.S. shows, expect to also hear material performed off their latest release - 2016's self-titled offering. 
There is a new Diamond Head album already in the works (set for release next year).
 
Soon, many North American headbangers will get their chance to see the legendary Diamond Head and hear the songs that inspired a generation of musicians on a nearby concert stage. 
 
DIAMOND HEAD LINE-UP 2017:
Brian Tatler - Guitars 
Rasmus Bom Andersen - Vocals 
Abbz Abberley  - Guitars 
Dean Ashton - Bass 
Karl Wilcox - Drums 
 
DIAMOND HEAD US TOUR 2017:
S    8/19  Las Vegas, NV  Psycho Las Vegas 2017
Su   8/20  Salt Lake City, UT  Liquid Joes
W   8/23  Portland, OR  Bossanova Ballrooms
Th   8/24  Seattle, WA  El Corazon
F     8/25   Vancouver, BC  Rickshaw Theater
S    8/26  Victoria, BC  Logan's Pub 
Su  8/27  Vernon, BC  The Green 
M   8/28  Calgary, AB   Dickens 
T     8/29   Edmonton, AB  The Forge 
8/30 Saskatoon, SK  Capitol Music Club
Th  8/31  Winnipeg, ON  Park Theater
S   9/2   Sault Sainte-Marie  Canadian Nightclub
Su  9/3  Sudbury, ON  The Asylum
M   9/4  Toronto, ON  Coalition
T    9/5       Windsor, ON  Backstage
9/6  Ottawa, ON  The Maverick
Th  9/7  Quebec, QU  l'Anti 
F    9/8  Jonquire, QU  Salle 4 Barils
S   9/9  Montreal, QU  Wings of Metal Festival
Su  9/10  Liverpool, NY  Sharkey's
9/11  Brooklyn, NY  Saint Vitus
 
 
 
Mon
08
May

DIAMOND HEAD To Tour The States With First-Ever US Festival Appearances

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One of the most influential heavy metal bands of all time, Diamond Head, will be returning to the States for tour dates in May and in August. From May 17-27, the band - led by co-founding member/guitarist Brian Tatler - will be playing headline shows (and two dates with Ross the Boss, as well as a performance at the Legions of Metal Festival in Chicago with Armored Saint, and an appearance at Rocklahoma in Oklahoma). And then from August 19-25, Diamond Head will return to the US for another festival appearance (Psycho Vegas 2017 in Las Vegas), as well as additional headlining gigs. 

“Excited to be back in the US this spring, playing songs from the new album ‘Diamond Head’ along with many classics from Lightning To The Nations, Borrowed Time & Canterbury’.” -Brian Tatler, 5/4/17

As part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal in the late ‘70s/early ‘80s, Diamond Head came up in the same scene as eventual global headliners Def Leppard and Iron Maiden. And while Diamond Head did not achieve the same commercial success as the aforementioned bands, they did influence countless subsequent musicians - especially Metallica, as it was a then-teenaged Lars Ulrich that befriended the band early on and became a major fan. Subsequently, Metallica has covered such Diamond Head classics as “Am I Evil,” “Helpless,” “The Prince,” and “It’s Electric” multiple times - on multiple platinum releases.

In addition to performing these classics at their upcoming U.S. shows, expect to also hear material performed off their latest release - 2016’s self-titled offering. Their seventh studio albums overall, the album has become one of their most critically acclaimed of their entire career - as evidenced by Classic Rock Magazine saying, "It just fu*kin' rocks in glorious timeless fashion" and Metal Hammer simply adding, "This is rather excellent."

And soon, many U.S. fans will get to see the legendary Diamond Head on a nearby concert stage. 

"When we made 'Kill Em All', it was just Diamond Head and Motörhead" Lars Ulrich - Metallica

"We're a combination of the two heads, Diamond Head and Motörhead. The epic feel is definitely from Diamond Head, while the simplicity came from Motörhead." James Hetfield - Metallica

"I'm influenced by the likes of Paul McCartney, Jimmy Page and Brian Tatler". 
Dave Mustaine - Megadeth

DIAMOND HEAD LINE-UP 2017:
Brian Tatler - Guitars 
Rasmus Bom Andersen - Vocals 
Abbz Abberley  - Guitars 
Dean Ashton - Bass 
Karl Wilcox - Drums 

DIAMOND HEAD US TOUR 2017: Additional dates to be announced shortly.
W   5/17 Columbus, OH      Ace of Cups
Th  5/18 Indianapolis, IN     The Headquarters w/Ross The Boss
F    5/19 Rock Island, IL      RIBCO
S    5/20 Chicago, IL            Legions of Metal Festival w/Armored Saint 
Su  5/21 Savage, MN          Neisens w/Ross The Boss                 
M   5/22 Joliet, IL                 The Forge
T    5/23 Newport, KY          Southgate House
Th  5/25 Springfield, MO     Nathan P Murphy's
S    5/27 Pryor, OK              Rocklahoma Festival                    
S    8/19 Las Vegas, NV      Psycho Vegas 2017 Festival
W   8/23 Portland, OR         Bossanova Ballrooms
Th  8/25 Seattle, WA           El Corazon 

 

 
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