Tour News


MARTY FRIEDMAN Returning to Australia With Full Band

Pinnacle Music Group are absolutely thrilled to announce that the legendary guitar virtuoso MARTY FRIEDMAN will be returning to Australia, for the first time with his full “Super Band” across four VERY intimate venues.
With a career of over thirty years with some of the world’s biggest heavy metal acts on top of an absolutely monumental solo career, Marty Friedman is a household name for guitarists across the world, and Australian fans get the chance to see the legendary shredder himself tear it up onstage in four incredibly intimate venues, giving fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience Friedman’s guitar wizardry closer than ever before
You all have heard how great the VIP packages were for Marty`s US and Europe tours-this time will top even that! What you get with this great package:
- Meet Marty and have ALL your items signed - no limit
> - Photo with Marty - with your own camera
> - Chat with Marty - no rush through
> - Exclusive Marty Friedman guitar pick - the exact same on one he uses
- And the rarest of the rare-the VIP only CD, “M--Marty`s Vault 4: Wicked Sh*t From Japan” 

If you know anything about the previous VIP packages, you will know that participants all received “Marty`s Vault 1, 2 & 3” Those are not available anywhere anymore. The new 75 minute Marty`s Vault “4” cd continues in a series of Marty`s recordings that he has done in Japan that have not been heard outside of Japan and contain some of Marty`s finest and favorite playing of his career. This is a must have for any Marty collector and is not for sale anywhere and ONLY available with the VIP package. 
VIP packages are limited. To get yours now, please send an empty email to:

Wednesday, December 11: Crowbar, Sydney
Thursday, December 12: Crowbar, Brisbane
Friday, December 13: Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne 
Saturday, December 14: The Basement, Canberra
Sunday, December 15: The Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne 

Tickets on sale now via Oztix or

ANDY TAYLOR Announces First Solo Show in 30 Years

The great ANDY TAYLOR is finally making a comeback! He has even completed recording a new studio album, has signed to BMG Worldwide for a release to be announced shortly.
Andy has also announced his first solo headlining show in 30 years this November!
Here’s Andy’s statement posted today:
“I’m extremely excited to announce that I will be playing my first headline solo show in 30 years this coming November 27th at the 100 Club London in support of my forthcoming new album on BMG records, I will be joined by my great friend Mr Gary Stringer from Reef (& a whole new band) for this very special show.”
Tickets will be available from Live Nation below as of 10am this Friday:

ROSS THE BOSS 35th Anniversary Tour For MANOWAR’S ‘Hail To England’

DAVID ROY WILLIAMS in association with DINNER FOR WOLVES presents…
“With 1984's Hail to England, Manowar delivered one of the quintessential power metal albums of all time” Allmusic
Ross The BossManowar’s co-founder and definitive guitar god, takes no prisoners when he and his earth shattering band pounds out “Hail to England” in all its decibel meter destroying glory.
Formed in 1980, Manowar launched an all-out assault on complacent boring metal. Bombastic, epic and above all exhilaratingly LOUD, Manowar sought to destroy all who stood in their path. Led by Joey DeMaio, Eric Adams and the soul-crushing guitars of Ross The Boss Freidman, Manowar broke the Guinness record for loudest band ever not once, but three times.
Now Ross The Boss is cranking the amps up to 12. Sitting proudly at #87 on Rolling Stone’s Greatest Metal Albums Of All Time, “Hail To England” merged the sound of the new wave of British Metal with skull-melting thrash intensity, and started punching holes in the membrane of the Universe.
On top of all this, fans can anticipate a slew of other Manowar classics, guaranteed to see fists raised to the roof, and leave ears ringing in utter metal bliss.
"We will bring the message of True Metal to our Immortal Metal Armies. We will deliver an experience only to be described as, true classic metal. We are going to devastate every audience, every night, without mercy.” Ross the Boss
Ross The Boss November 2019 Tour Dates
Friday 15 November - Whammy Bar, Auckland
Saturday 16 November - San Fran Bath House, Wellington
Sunday 17 November - Club Tavern, Christchurch
Wednesday 20 November - HQ, Adelaide
Thursday 21 November - The Zoo, Brisbane
Friday 22 November - Max Watts, Melbourne
Saturday 23 November - Metro Theatre, Sydney
Sunday 24 November - Rosemount Hotel, Perth
Presale: Tuesday 30th July 10am - 11:59pm Wednesday 31st August AEST
General Onsale: Thursday 1st August - 10am AEST
VIP M&G tickets available

DUANE MORANO To Open For Tesla, Celebrates ‘80s Metal On Debut Album, ‘Incognito’

It’s fitting that one of the top rock bands of the ‘80s has invited a fast-rising artist who specializes in similar sounds to perform shows together - which will occur this September, when guitarist Duane Morano opens for Tesla. With a line-up that sees Morano joined by singer Bryan Cole, second guitarist Lee Caruso Jr, bassist Paul Ricciuti, and drummer Matt Ferrante, the band is looking forward to rocking crowds and winning over new fans, with selections off the debut album, ‘Incognito.’ 

As the band’s leader explains, “One of the things I love about the live show is bringing the audience into the experience and making sure it is just as fun for them as it is for us. People come out to see a show and that's exactly what we intend to deliver.” The Tesla/Morano dates will run from September 18-21, and will include performances in Washington, DC (at the Warner Theatre), Raleigh, North Carolina (at the Ritz) and Greensboro, North Carolina (at the White Oak Event Space). 

The recently released 13-track album (it can be sampled/ordered via, and features input from some very well-known/respected names within the rock and metal worlds - including Michael Foster, Pat Badger, Danny Vaughn, Terry Ilous, Bryan Cole, Keith Horne, Dan Michaels, Chris Lester, JK Northrup, Nita Strauss, Shane French, Kevin Figueiredo, and Eric Clemenzi.

And one track in particular really sums up the band’s approach, “Sincerely Yours.” "‘Sincerely Yours’ is about walking away from that psycho we've all dated at some point that plays nothing but head games to control every situation," Morano says. 
The track can be heard via this link:

“I wanted my first record to be about the music that inspired me to play. I've played everything from 50's doo wop to country to modern pop as a hired gun over the years, but the 80's was where music really began for me, so I wanted to celebrate that.” And celebrate it he does, as such standout tracks as “After the Love,” “Face the Fire,” and “Don’t Believe You” bring to mind the sounds and stylings of some of Morano’s top influences, including Van Halen, Def Leppard, Journey, and Night Ranger. 

September 20 RALEIGH, NC RITZ 

Twitter:      @duanemorano

The Royal Affair Tour An Unforgettable And Historic Night Of British Rock

YES, Asia, John Lodge of The Moody Blues and Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy with guest vocals by Arthur Brown--all together for the first time--are now rolling across North America on the must-see best-of-British-rock tour, "The Royal Affair Tour." Exciting highlights of the tour, including collaborations and reunions, are listed below.
Headlined by prog rock pioneers and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees YES, the trek launched June 12 in Bethlehem, PA and wraps Sunday, July 28 in Saratoga, CA. It's an unforgettable, historic and seamlessly flowing evening with 3 ½ hours of music by legendary artists who've sold over 150 million albums combined, adding up to excellent value for the ticket price. The concert experience includes high-definition video walls with archival clips that illustrate the historic importance of the music. Fans can also check out areas of each venue where the artwork of Roger Dean--whose masterful artwork has graced classic album covers and posters, most prominently by YES and Asia--is exhibited, with Roger on hand to sign merchandise.
See below for the full list of tour dates and go to for ticketing information plus meet-and-greet/VIP packages.
View the tour trailer: Read the launch press release here.
On "The Royal Affair Tour," YES--Steve Howe (guitar--joined 1970), Alan White (drums since 1972), Geoff Downes (keyboards; first joined in 1980), Jon Davison (vocals since 2011) and Billy Sherwood (guitar/keyboards in the 1990s and the late Chris Squire's choice to take over bass/vocals in 2015), with Jay Schellen on additional drums--is playing an expansive set that underlines their legacy as the most enduring, ambitious and virtuosic progressive band in rock history. The set includes their signature songs "Roundabout," "I've Seen All Good People," "Siberian Khatru" and their immortal cover of Simon & Garfunkel's "America" plus various songs they haven't performed in years like "The Gates of Delirium" and "Rhythm of Love."
The tour's highlights include:
As part of the evening's British theme, YES is performing their interpretation of John Lennon's "Imagine." YES drummer Alan White played on the song's original recording and other Lennon solo material. The video montage for "Imagine" includes rare archival footage of John Lennon and George Harrison with Alan White.
Asia is playing their signature songs (as they pay tribute to their late founding member John Wetton). Original members Carl Palmer and Geoff Downes of YES are joined by the new line-up featuring guitarist/lead vocalist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (formerly of Guns N' Roses) and bassist Billy Sherwood of YES. A portion of their set features original guitarist Steve Howe of YES in a special performance. Featured are such ASIA classics as "Only Time Will Tell" and "Heat of the Moment," alongside ELP's "Lucky Man" and "Video Killed The Radio Star" by The Buggles (which Downes co-founded).
John Lodge's set encompasses his classic hits by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Moody Blues and pays tribute to the band's recently departed member Ray Thomas. Notably, Jon Davison of YES joins Lodge in his set for a riveting version of the Moodies classic, "Ride My See-Saw."
Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy reignites the music he made famous in Emerson, Lake and Palmer and remembers late members Keith Emerson and Greg Lake. Joining his band on vocals is shock-rock pioneer Arthur Brown. The set features a lethal, show-stopping version of the 1968 chart-topping smash, "Fire," by The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, for which Palmer was the drummer in his pre-ELP days.
The in-progress tour dates for "THE ROYAL AFFAIR TOUR" are as follows:
Westchester, NY
Westchester County Center
Pittsburgh, PA
Stage AE
Baltimore, MD
MECU Pavillion
Toronto, ON
Budweiser Stage
Lewiston, NY
Artpark Amphitheater
Bethel, NY
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Gilford, NH
Bank of NH Pavilion
Providence, RI
Bold Point Park
Rochester Hills, MI
Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
Columbus, OH
Express Live
Aurora, IL
RiverEdge Park
Nashville, TN
Grand Ole Opry House
Cary, NC
Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park
Clearwater, FL
Ruth Eckerd Hall
Hollywood, FL
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
New Orleans
Saenger Theatre
Sugar Land, TX
Smart Financial Centre
St Augustine, FL
St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Irving, TX
Toyota Music Factory
Rogers, AR
Walmart AMP
Phoenix, AZ
Comerica Theatre
Las Vegas, NV
The Joint (Hard Rock Hotel & Casino)
Irvine, CA
FivePoints Amphitheatre
Saratoga, CA
The Mountain Winery
About YES:
Founded in 1968 by the late Chris Squire and Jon Anderson, Grammy-award winning recording artists YES has created some of the most important and influential music in rock history, such as iconic pieces "Roundabout," "Close to the Edge," "I've Seen All Good People," "Owner of a Lonely Heart," "Starship Trooper," and countless others. The 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees'albums, including Fragile, Close to the Edge, Tales from Topographic Oceans, Relayer, Going For the One and 90125, have been certified multi-platinum, double-platinum, platinum, and more by the RIAA, and have sold over 50 million records total during the band's long and successful career that has so far spanned over five decades. In 2018, the band triumphed with their acclaimed and hugely successful #YES50: Celebrating 50 Years of YES tour. In the summer of 2019, the band is headlining their "The Royal Affair Tour" in North America. This must-see best-of-British-rock show also features Asia with the return of founding member Steve Howe in a special performance, John Lodge of The Moody Blues, and Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy with guest vocals by Arthur Brown. Among the world's most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands, YES continue creating masterful music that inspires musicians, fans and music lovers around the world.

GRAHAM BONNET Brings Alcatrazz Downunder


HARDLINE MEDIA proudly presents GRAHAM BONNET with ALCATRAZZ! Playing RAINBOW’s album ‘DOWN TO EARTH’ in full, plus hits from ALCATRAZZ, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP and more!!!

The James Dean of Heavy Metal is set to grace our shores in June 2019, nonetheless with ALCATRAZZ in tow! Renowned for his suave stage presence heading up the likes of RAINBOW, ALCATRAZZ, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, IMPELLITTERI and his solo band GRAHAM BONNET BAND - not to mention his powerful, distinct and iconic vocal sound, that goes straight to 11 then swiftly into smooth melody in a heartbeat - GRAHAM BONNET delivers a solid stage trip through his career, that will not disappoint the discerning fan.
With a career spanning a range of musical styles, and hit songs, it only makes sense to start with a mention to his first hit with the duo, THE MARBLES in 1968, with the single "Only One Woman". The hit song, written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees, marks the impressive start to an awesome and diverse career.
Embarking on the first leg of his solo career, Bonnet smashed the charts with a self-titled album that hit gold in Australia. The album was met with great praise with hits including "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue", a Bob Dylan cover, which charted in the top five in Australia in 1977. Further to the success of this release, the single "Warm Ride", Bonnet’s take on a leftover track from the Saturday Night Fever sessions and written by the Bee Gees, went to number one in Australia.
WATCH: Rainbow ‘’Since You’ve Been Gone - HERE
Bonnet found his career taking a heavier Rock and Metal route when Ritchie Blackmore chose him to replace Ronnie James Dio on vocals for the band RAINBOW. A hard act to follow, and a new genre to ignite, Bonnet proved his skill yet again, singing on RAINBOW’s iconic album ‘Down to Earth’, which became his most successful release to date with two hit singles "Since You’ve Been Gone" and "All Night Long”.
After Rainbow, Bonnet joined the MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, and recorded the ‘Assault Attack’ album, considered one of their best releases of all time.
Departing yet again from the beaten path, Bonnet co-founded ALCATRAZZ, with Gary Shea on bass, Jimmy Waldo on keyboards (both from the band New England), Jan Uvena (former drummer for Alice Cooper), and legendary, Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen. From 1983-87, the band released 3 highly revered studio albums (No Parole from Rock N' Roll’, ‘Disturbing the Peace’, and Dangerous Games’) and one live album Live Sentence’.
In more recent years, Bonnet has toured consistently around the world with his GRAHAM BONNET BAND, to throngs of fans.
Now, for the first time in Australia, you will hear Graham and band perform the iconic RAINBOW album ‘DOWN TO EARTH’ in its entirety, as well as a slew of other hits from the melting pot of his career.
Limited VIP Meet & Greet packages will be available. VIP punters will be graced with a special acoustic performance by Graham, along with a meet and greet/ photo opportunity, entry to the show and a couple of little extras.
Strictly Limited Ticket Presale: Friday, 5th April At 10:00am AEDT Only AT:
General public ticket sales: Monday, 8th April through usual outlets (and


AVANTASIA Announce Cast For May 2019 Australian Tour
As it was announced late last year that the world’s biggest Metal opera was finally coming to Australia. 20 years after the release of the original Metal Operas, Musical mastermind Tobias Sammet decided to bring the full AVANTASIA stage show to Australia!
As the AVANTASIA dates, inch closer and closer to Australia, set for impact this May, the cast of this once-in-a-lifetime event has been announced! Amidst sheer praise and admiration for 'Moonglow' (Which hit #1 in the German album charts), Tobias Sammet has out-done himself with a world-class roster of singers and musicians that will be making the trek down under this May:
TOBIAS SAMMET - Lead vocals (Edguy, Avantasia)
BOB CATLEY - Lead vocals (Magnum)
ERIC MARTIN - Lead vocals (Mr. Big)
GEOFF TATE - Lead vocals (ex-Queensryche, Operation: Mindcrime)
JORN LANDE - Lead vocals (ex-Masterplan, JORN)
RONNIE ATKINS - Lead vocals (Pretty Maids)
HERBIE LANGHANS - Backing vocals / Lead vocals (Sinbreed)
ADRIENNE COWAN - Backing vocals / Lead vocals (Seven Spires, Winds of Plague)
SASCHA PAETH - Guitars (Producer for Avantasia, Edguy, Angra, Shaaman, Rhapsody of Fire, Kamelot, After Forever and Epica)
OLLI HARTMANN - Guitars / Backing vocals (At Vance, Hartmann)
MIRO RODENBERG - Keyboards (Producer for Angra, Shaaman, Luca Turilli, Rhapsody of Fire, Kamelot and Heavens Gate)
ANDRE NEYGENFIND - Bass (Avantasia)
FELIX BOHNKE - Drums (Edguy)
Having blown crowds away with headline sets at both Wacken Open Air in Germany and Barcelona Rockfest while touring their previous album Ghostlights, AVANTASIAproved they are one of the biggest names in operatic and symphonic heavy music. Sammet is a masterful storyteller, creating epic fantasy worlds that can barely be contained within his sprawling concept albums. They can barely be contained on stage either with AVANTASIA shows typically lasting for up to three hours!
WATCH The Tour Trailer:
AVANTASIA’s eighth studio album, ‘Moonglow’ was released via Nuclear Blast in February and boasts an incredible list of performers including Jorn Lande, Eric Martin (Mr Big), Geoff Tate (ex-Queensryche), Michael Kiske (Helloween), Bob Catley (Magnum), Amanda Somerville, Candice Night, Hansi Kursch (Blind Guardian) & Mille Petrozza (Kreator)
It can absolutely be said that Australia has never seen a tour like this. From the depth of storytelling, to the range of the cast, to the sheer musical brilliance – this is a once in a lifetime tour! Do not miss this!
RSVP & Ticket Links:

May 12th - Sydney, Metro Theatre

May 14th - Melbourne, The Forum (SELLING FAST!)
Presented by Overdrive Touring

THE TUBES Going Backwards For 2019 Tour Dates

The Tubes To Perform Iconic “The Completion Backward Principle” In Its Entirety On Current Tour Through Fall
Legendary Theatrical Stage Show Will Feature Singer Fee Waybill’s Famed Quay Lewd Character, Greatest Hits
The Tubes, the San Francisco band which pioneered theatrics in rock ‘n’ roll long before MTV and music video made it fashionable, will embark on a national tour in which, for the first time, they will perform their hit 1981 album, The Completion Backward Principle – their first for Capitol Records, produced by Grammy-winner David Foster – in its entirety. Led by lead singer Fee Waybill – known for an array of characters which include iconic, glam-rocking, stacked-heel vocalist Quay Lewd and punk parody Johnny Bugger – The Tubes’ current line-up also includes original members; drummer Prairie Prince, guitarist Roger Steen and bassist Rick Anderson along with longtime keyboardist David Medd.
The tour includes dates in Los Angeles, Dallas, Detroit, Denver and Las Vegas. A full list of dates is below.
Waybill says the choice to perform The Completion Backward Principle in its entirety is the first time they’ve ever done something like this. The album’s theme is a take-off on a spoken-word vinyl record touting a 1950’s motivational sales technique. The group discovered it in a San Francisco record bin. The band has even broken out those gray business suits featured in the 1981 video for good measure.
“The Completion Backward Principle album was a spoof of corporate rock,” insists Fee. The sales technique was that ‘imagination creates reality,’ which it turns out, was a metaphor for someone like me, who grew up singing Beatles songs around the house dying to be in a band.”
After five albums on A&M, The Tubes signed with Capitol Records for The Completion Backward Principle, which teamed them up with producer David Foster for the group’s most commercially successful (and radio-friendly) release to that point, with two hit singles in the power ballad, “Don’t Want to Wait Anymore” (their first to land in the Top 40 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart) and the catchy Top 10 Rock radio anthem, “Talk to Ya Later.”
“David had just produced Earth, Wind & Fire’s Boogie Wonderland, and we loved that album,” says Fee about the approach on the very funk-flavored The Completion Backward Principle, which also includes the beach party set piece, “Sushi Girl,” the Steely Dan-ish “Attack of the Fifty Foot Woman,” the R&B workout “Power Tools” and the stadium classic in waiting, “Let’s Make Some Noise.” “Some of these songs we haven’t played in a really long time,” he adds.
In addition to playing Completion start to finish, The Tubes’ show will include such classics as “White Punks on Dope,” “Mondo Bondage,” “What Do You Want from Life?” “Out of the Business,” “I Want It All Now” and their highest-charting single, “She’s a Beauty.”
“We were parody, we were comedy, we were tragedy, we were satire, we were a big theatrical presentation,” says Waybill of The Tubes, forming in 1972 from the merger of two Phoenix bands who had relocated to San Francisco in 1969 -- The Beans and The Red, White & Blues Band, heavily influenced by theatrical acts like Alice Cooper, Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart, the latter of whom actually played on a song with The Tubes.
As for resurrecting the satirical The Completion Backwards Principle, the ever-astute Waybill says the timing couldn’t be better. “The album embodies and pokes fun at the whole idea of the kind of 1984 political double-speak we get from this current President every day.”
Fee even hints there might be some new music on the way, in addition to an upcoming “Lost in the ‘80s” package tour with several of The Tubes’ contemporaries.
“Roger, Prairie and I just went into the studio together,” says Waybill. “We’re really having fun doing this.”
Stream Completion Backward Principle --
April 4: Arcada Theatre, St. Charles, IL*
April 5: Medina Entertainment Center, Medina, MN
April 12: The Rose, Pasadena, CA*
April 13: The Canyon Montclair, Montclair, CA*
May 16: Paramount/Hudson Valley Theatre, Peekskill, NY*
May 17: My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, Roslyn, NY*
May 18: Riviera Theatre, North Tonawanda, NY*
August 9: Aretha Franklin Theatre, Detroit, MI
August 10: Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, Greenwood Village, CO
August 24: Theatre at Grand Prairie, Grand Prairie, TX
September 6: Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
September 7: Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, Las Vegas, NV
* = Performing Completion Backward Principle

Original SURVIVOR Vocalist DAVE BICKLER Confirms UK Dates

Original SURVIVOR vocalist DAVE BICKLER has confirmed a short run of UK dates in March. The voice of the worldwide hit 'Eye Of The Tiger' will play LONDON The Garage 11, BRISTOL Thekla 12, NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms 13, PRESTATYN HRH AOR 14.
Tickets on sale now at
CHROME MOLLY have been announced as Special Guests for all shows except Prestatyn.
In 2018 Dave Bickler released his long anticipated solo album ‘Darklight’ on all digital platforms.The album has been a labour of love and his main focus for many years. Its release was accompanied by a simple statement which said “Remember, there's no light without dark, and there's more to light than meets the eye! Happy listening!"
As the original singer in the band Survivor, Dave Bickler had his biggest hit with the double platinum 1982 hit ‘Eye of the Tiger’, the theme song for the motion picture Rocky III. The song, which topped the US, British and Australian charts, became an international hit, selling millions of copies around the world.The song won Bickler and the band a Grammy Award for ‘Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal’, was voted ‘Best New Song’ by the People's Choice Awards and received an Academy Award nomination.In subsequent years the song continues to be an influence, featuring in a variety of spheres including sporting events, electronic games such as Guitar Hero, and numerous ‘Best of’ charts.
The album ‘Eye Of The Tiger’ which produced a further US Top 20 hit single with ‘American Heartbeat’ was certified platinum in the USA.
Dave Bickler served three stints with Survivor from 1978–1983,1993–1999 and 2013-2014. In 2013 Bickler rejoined the band with Jimi Jamison, touring regularly until Jamisons' untimely death in 2014. Dave Bickler appeared on four albums – ‘Survivor’ ,’Premonition’, ‘Eye Of The Tiger’ and ‘Caught In The Game’.
From 1999-2009 Dave Bickler was the singing voice behind the hugely successful 'Real Men of Genius' Bud Light radio and TV commercials. It became the most “award-winning” radio campaign in advertising history!
DAVE BICKLER (Original SURVIVOR vocalist) plus special guests Chrome Molly
UK - MARCH 2019 
11 LONDON, The Garage
12 BRISTOL, Thekla
13 NOTTINGAM, Rescue Rooms
 * Dave Bickler only 

Drum Legends On Stage For First Time

Ginger Baker,  Pete York & Herman Rarebell On stage together for the first time - for one night only!
BRIGHTON DOME, CHURCH ST, BRIGHTON BN1 1UE. 01273 709709 APRIL 12, 2019, 8pm
Ladies and Gentlemen, girls and boys, for one night only, I give you....cue massive drum roll....THE DRUMMERS.
The power(houses) behind the throne, these are the men who keep the beat, move the pace, weld together the instruments and provide the musical foundation and the centrifugal force on any stage they grace.
There have been various renowned drummers over the years but few more evocative, charismatic and diverse in style than these three absolute legends – Ginger Baker, Pete York and Herman Rarebell.
Tub thumpers extraordinaire, each doing different (and seemingly impossible) things with every limb, these are the men who have forged rhythms with the best of them. Together they provide an unsurpassed rock heritage spanning Cream, The Spencer Davis Group and The Scorpions.
On April 12 the three rock giants will take centre stage at the Brighton Dome bringing their unique, genre-crossing, playing styles to show just what it takes to be top of the game.
They will delve into their stellar careers to showcase their massive hits including White Room, Gimme Some Lovin’, Rock You Like A Hurricane, Passion Rules The Game and Sunshine Of Your Love.
Backed by a coterie of top musicians including the unstoppable Bernie Marsden (Whitesnake etc) , Abbas Dodoo and Alec Dankworth, all three main men will play together at the end of the night to demonstrate just how much fun can be had on a drum kit.
April 12 is a rare opportunity for drum lovers and music fans to watch, listen and learn from their drum heroes. In fact, for once, the phrase ‘not to be missed’ is completely valid. This is going to be one unique and special night!
Tickets are on sale now priced £35, £45 and £55 from the Brighton Dome  and all usual ticket outlets. The production is in association with Ina Dittke Associates.
Ginger Baker - The infamous hell-raiser and much lauded drummer who came to international fame with Cream, Blind Faith and Fela Kuti has spent the last few years playing jazz,  the music he first came to love. For Drum Legends he'll put the Cream repertoire centre stage.
Pete York – Pete is best known for his work in The Spencer Davis Group who released several top hits of the 1960s including Keep On Running which reached No 1 in 1965. This was followed by Somebody Help Me, When I Come Home, Gimme Some Lovin’ and I’m A Man. Pete went on to perform with Eric Clapton’s Powerhouse, Blues Circus and many other groups and projects over the decades. He also hosted and produced the TV series Superdrumming and Villa Fantastica about drummers and music.
Herman ‘ze German’ Rarebell – Herman joined Heavy Metal giants The Scorpions in 1977 and went on to write many of their most popular hits, including Another Piece of Meat, Rock You Like a Hurricane, Blackout and Arizona. He's active with band mates like Michael Schenker and also with his own band. He is one of the most important names in the rise of Hard Rock.

PAUL LAINE Live In Australia - One Week To Go!

Canadian singer & songwriter Paul Laine will play a one off electric show in Melbourne, Australia at the Northcote Social Club on Thursday 17th of January 2019. Paul Laine is one of the best vocalists in the melodic heavy rock genre, having released solo material, albums with US hard rockers Danger Danger, Dark Horse and The Defiants - one of the best hard rock albums of the past few years.
Paul Laine has also sang backing vocals on albums such as Poison's Flesh & Blood, Scorpion’s Face The Heat, Hinder, Boys Like Girls and many others.
Special guests on the night will be locals The Radio Sun, whom have been making quite a name for themselves by appearing at world renowned rock festivals such as Sweden Rock, Hard Rock Hell AOR and Melodic Rock Fest.
This will be Paul's third visit to Australia, so get in early to avoid disappointment. It will be a night not to be missed for fans of hard rock.
Let's make this a big night. Melodic Rockers UNITE!

WHITESNAKE Announce Dates For 2019 'Flesh & Blood' Tour

Whitesnake are proud to announce our first shows of the 2019 “FLESH & BLOOD” World Tour, which will feature songs from the new studio record to be released on Frontiers in May 2019 entitled “FLESH & BLOOD” alongside their biggest hits & songs from one of the greatest back catalogues in rock ‘n’ roll history spanning over 40 years.
The first single & video from the new record entitled “SHUT UP & KISS ME” will be released worldwide in 2019 prior to the “Flesh & Blood” World Tour.
Bombast, bravado, talent and passion have helped establish Whitesnake as the perennial platinum favourite they have become and they’re back with a vengeance in 2019.  The world-renowned group featuring DAVID COVERDALE (vocals), REB BEACH (guitar), JOEL HOEKSTRA (guitar), MICHAEL DEVIN (bass), TOMMY ALDRIDGE (drums) and MICHELE LUPPI (Keys) have just finished recording their 13th Studio record.
We are truly excited & looking forward to playing across the globe in 2019 on what will be a continued celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Whitesnake.
I am so honoured & grateful to have toured this incredible world we share, for over 40 years, celebrating & enjoying unforgettable moments with millions of people…All of whom have joined me on this amazing journey… I truly love the shared experience & simply love my job & always will… Over 4 Decades of REPTILIAN FUN!! Thank YOU!!
~ David Coverdale…Whitesnake Lead Singer
Announced Dates:
April 12, 2019    Newkirk, OK **
April 13, 2019     Durant, OK
April 15, 2019     Dallas, TX **
April 17, 2019     San Antonio, TX
April 19, 2019     Biloxi, MS
April 20, 2019     Atlanta, GA **
April 22, 2019     Orlando, FL
April 23, 2019     Clearwater, FL
April 25, 2019     Hollywood, FL **
April 26, 2019     Melbourne, FL
April 28, 2019     Charlotte, NC
April 29, 2019     Huber Heights, OH
May 1, 2019    Richmond, VA
May 2, 2019    Bensalem, PA
May 5, 2019    Jim Thorpe, PA
May 7, 2019    Sayreville, NJ
May 8, 2019    Huntington, NY
May 10, 2019    Hampton Beach, NH
May 11, 2019    Lincoln, RI **
May 14, 2019   Greensburg, PA
May 15, 2019    Cleveland, OH
May 17, 2019    Niagara Falls, NY **
May 18, 2019    Verona, NY **
Previously Announced:
June 14, 2019   Donington Park, UK
June 17, 2019   Prague, Czech Republic
June 19, 2019   Milan, Italy
June 20, 2019   ZURICH, Switzerland
June 23, 2019   Dessel, Belgium
June 25, 2019   Budapest, Hungary
June 29, 2019   Plovdiv, Bulgaria
July 5, 2019   Sered, Slovakia
More dates to follow.  Patience please.  All known/confirmed dates are shown.

MARTY FRIEDMAN Announces 2019 Tour

MARTY FRIEDMAN declares, “This tour will bring upon an avalanche of emotion and aggression, tears of joy, and an unhealthy dose of positive vibes from Tokyo!”
MARTY FRIEDMAN will show fans that he’s ONE BAD M.F. Live!! as he brings his new live album to life across the country starting January 23, 2019 in San Diego, CA at Brick By Brick. “MARTY FRIEDMAN Meet & Greet Experience” VIP packages will be available Friday, October 26 on his official website, which include:  one ticket to the show, meet and greet before the show, guitar pick pack, VIP lanyard, autographs and Vault CDs.
His band features the stunning female bassist Kiyoshi, wunderkind guitarist Jordan Ziff, and “The Animal” drummer Chargeeee. “My band outshines me every night,” says FRIEDMAN, “You will fall in love with Kiyoshi`s stage persona and her playing. I have never seen or heard a bassist like her. Jordan follows in a well-documented tradition of mine, of only playing with super guitarists. Chargeeee will have you laughing as he seems to be straight off The Muppets, while effortlessly bashing through some quite complex drumming.”
ONE BAD M.F. Live!! was released October 19 on Prosthetic Records on all digital platforms, CD, as well as a vinyl 2LP gatefold set with glow-in-the-dark wax as one variant and black sparkle with clear splatter as the other. “The vinyl version is recommended,“ adds FRIEDMAN, “because this is a live album to be enjoyed in the old school manner-with a huge foldout cover, lots of big, cool live shots and info about the show.”
Recorded live during his 2018 “Wall of Sound” tour on its final show in Mexico City at Centro Cultural on April 14, 2018, ONE BAD M.F. Live!! is chock full of his own brand of “feelgood aggression” and an all-out celebration of his music in its rawest form. It’s the follow-up to WALL OF SOUND,  which was released August 4, 2017 on Prosthetic Records, and debuted on the Billboard charts at #12.
Fluent in Japanese, FRIEDMAN`s overwhelming love of Japanese music and the Japanese language found him moving to Tokyo in 2003. It is there where his career took off in very unexpected ways. His appearance as the star of a new TV comedy, “Hebimeta-san” (“Mr. Heavy Metal”) and its spinoff, “Rock Fujiyama,” which ran for six seasons, propelled him into the living rooms of Japan`s mainstream. Currently he is a constant fixture on Japanese television (appearing on hundreds of network programs of all types, and as the face of long running campaigns for Fanta/Coca Cola, Sumitomo Bank, Suntory etc.), as well as appearing in major motion pictures. He is also the author of two hardcover books in Japanese detailing his unusual views on the current Japanese music scene, as well as two best-selling manga-related books, which are both in their eighth editions now.
Despite MARTY FRIEDMAN`s flourishing television career, he still considers his music his “only real job,” often performing at the Tokyo Dome, Budokan, Ajinomoto Stadium, the Saitama Super Arena and other top venues with his own music, as well as guesting with other artists. FRIEDMAN has not only held top charting positions with his own albums in Japan, (LOUDSPEAKER, INFERNO & B: THE BEGINNING-THE IMAGE ALBUM), but has also collaborated on and produced several chart topping hits with the biggest names in J-pop and J-rock (Momoiro Clover Z, Sound Horizon, Man With A Mission, Crossfaith, SMAP, AKB48, NEWS, and several others).
In 2017, the Japanese Government appointed MARTY FRIEDMAN as an Ambassador of Japan Heritage, for a term of three years through the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Along with J-pop icon Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, baseball legend Hideki Matsui, and four others, he’s the first foreigner ever to receive this title. He performed the Opening Ceremony at the Tokyo Marathon in both 2017 and 2018, again the first foreigner to do so. His most recent collaboration with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra is the government sponsored Japan Heritage Theme Song he released in 2018. In 2018, Young Guitar Magazine honored him with a 175-page special edition devoted only to FRIEDMAN and his inimitable playing style.
Not one to slow down and take any breaks, FRIEDMAN is also currently in the fourth year of filming a documentary, and his biography is set to be published soon.
Check out MARTY FRIEDMAN at any of the following stops:
DATE               CITY                             VENUE
Wed 1/23          San Diego, CA              Brick By Brick
Thu 1/24            Anaheim, CA                 The Parish at the House of Blues
Sat 1/26            Phoenix, AZ                  The Rebel Lounge
Sun 1/27           Tucson, AZ                   191 Toole
Wed 1/30          San Antonio, TX            The Rock Box
Thu 1/31            Houston, TX                  Scout Bar
Fri 2/1               Austin, TX                     Come And Take It Live
Sat 2/2              Dallas, TX                     Trees
Mon 2/4            Oklahoma City, OK        89th Street - OKC
Wed 2/6            Sauget, IL                     Pop's Nightclub
Thu 2/7             Kansas City, MO           The Riot Room
Fri 2/8               Iowa City, IA                  Gabe's
Sat 2/9              Minneapolis, MN           Studio B at the Skyway Theatre
Sun 2/10           Madison, WI                  High Noon Saloon
Tue 2/12            Milwaukee, WI               Shank Hall
Wed 2/13          Chicago, IL                   Reggie’s Rock Club
Thu 2/14            Indianapolis, IN             The Hi-Fi - Indianapolis
Fri 2/15             Chesterfield, MI             Diesel Concert Lounge
Sat 2/16            Cleveland Heights, OH   The Grog Shop
Sun 2/17           Pittsburgh, PA              Crafthouse
Tue 2/19            Philadelphia, PA            Voltage Lounge
Wed 2/20          Allston, MA                   Brighton Music Hall
Fri 2/22             Brooklyn, NY                Saint Vitus
Sat 2/23            Garwood, NJ                 Crossroads NJ
Sun 2/24           Baltimore, MD               Ottobar

PAUL LAINE To Rock The Northcote Social Club

Canadian singer & songwriter Paul Laine will play a one off electric show in Melbourne, Australia at the Northcote Social Club on Thursday 17th of January 2019. Paul Laine is one of the best vocalists in the melodic heavy rock genre, having released solo material, albums with US hard rockers Danger Danger, Dark Horse and The Defiants - one of the best hard rock albums of the past few years.
Paul Laine has also sang backing vocals on albums such as Poison's Flesh & Blood, Scorpion’s Face The Heat, Hinder, Boys Like Girls and many others.
Special guests on the night will be locals The Radio Sun, whom have been making quite a name for themselves by appearing at world renowned rock festivals such as Sweden Rock, Hard Rock Hell AOR and Melodic Rock Fest. 
This will be Paul's third visit to Australia, so get in early to avoid disappointment. It will be a night not to be missed for fans of hard rock.


Lou Gramm, The Original Voice of Foreigner & Asia Featuring John Payne Join Forces For Exciting New Show!
Performing classics such as “Feels Like The First Time,” “I Want to Know What Love Is,” “Heat of the Moment,” “Juke Box Hero,” “Only Time Will Tell,” “Cold As Ice,” “Sole Survivor” and more!
DEVGEL Productions announce that Lou Gramm and Asia Featuring John Payne have joined forces in an exciting 90 minute show featuring the hits of both FOREIGNER and ASIA.
Expect to hear classics such as “Feels Like The First Time,” “I Want to Know What Love Is,” “Heat of the Moment,” “Juke Box Hero,” “Only Time Will Tell,” “Cold As Ice,” “Sole Survivor” and more!
Dates to be announced shortly, with availability throughout 2018 – 2019.
Is the original lead singer of Foreigner. Initially starting out as the drummer with the band Black Sheep, he joined Foreigner in 1976, and the band released their debut album in March of 1977.  Their self-titled debut sold more than four million copies in the United States alone. Foreigner became the first group since the Beatles to have their first eight continuous singles reach the Billboard Top 20, with hits such as “Cold as Ice” and “Long, Long Way from Home” taking the world of rock music by storm. Gramm has also enjoyed a successful solo career in-between hiatuses with Foreigner, with his 1987 debut “Ready or Not” further proving his versatility in the music industry. Lou Gramm was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in June of 2013, and continues to tour as Lou Gramm the Voice of Foreigner.
Is a British musician best known as the lead singer and bassist of the progressive rock group ASIA. The early 80s marked the start of a solo career as a rock/soul vocalist, with Payne releasing several heavily played radio singles. Shortly after, Payne was employed as a backing vocalist by Roger Daltrey of The Who on his solo albums. This lead to a series of work singing backing vocals for a variety of prestigious artists and composers. John then formed The Passion with keyboardist Andy Nye before being approached by Bev Bevan of ELO to reform the band after the departure of singer Jeff Lynne. This was short lived as he was later invited to join the supergroup ASIA, where he fronted the group from 1992 to 2006, releasing 10 albums and embarking on several world tours. After a brief hiatus, John formed the progressive rock band GPS before returning to the reformation of ASIA as the new ASIA Featuring John Payne, which tours to date. He is also currently involved with various stage projects, including co-creating, performing, and writing an award-winning Vegas musical. His latest endeavor is The Rock Pack, which he plans to tour for many years to come.

KINGDOM COME Celebrates Debut Album With 30th Anniversary Tour

The hard rock band Kingdom Come was formed in1987 and quickly signed to Polydor Records
Kingdom Come released their first single "Get It On" which held a stranglehold on rock radio in early 1988, prompting their self-titled debut album to ship gold. 
The quintet, comprised of guitarists Danny Stag and Rick Steier, bassist Johnny B. Frank, drummer James Kottak, and singer Lenny Wolf, took to the road immediately as part of the North American 'Monsters of Rock' Tour alongside Van Halen, Scorpions, Metallica, and Dokken. In addition to touring and extensive radio airplay, they also became MTV favorites with such videos as "Get It On" and "What Love Can Be" helping the band to sell over two million debut albums worldwide.
2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the release of that classic album prompting drummer James Kottak to revive Kingdom Come. 
Along with original members Danny Stag, Rick Steier, Johnny B. Frank, a tour to commemorate the success of the band and album is born. Original singer Lenny Wolf declined to participate in the tour, but wishes the rest of the guys all the success and best in the world! Keith St. John (formerly of Montrose & Lynch Mob) will be stepping up to fill that large void, 'but is definitely up to the job' according to the band members.
Guitarist Danny Stag says, '...we all love each other like brothers, get along, and laugh a lot. It's like a miracle that this is finally happening!" Bassist Johnny B. Frank adds, 'It was 30 years ago The Wolf recruited us, The Rock produced us, MTV aired us and Van Halen made us Monsters Of Rock. Grateful to Rock another day!!!" 
Kingdom Come will tour in 2018 – 2019 performing songs from their legendary debut album along with music from their second album In Your Face.
The Kingdom Come 2018 – 2019 line up:
•           Drummer James Kottak  
•           Bassist Johnny B. Frank            
•           Guitarist Danny Stag  
•           Guitarist Rick Steier   
•           Singer Keith St. John  
Confirmed Kingdom Come Tour Dates:
9/27 Seattle, WA –“ Club Sur Rocks
9/28 Vancouver, WA – Cascade Bar & Grill
9/29 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver 
10/3 West Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go-Go
10/5 Las Vegas, NV – Vamp'd
10/6 Ramona, CA – Ramona Mainstage
10/7 Scottsdale, AZ – BLK Live
10/8 Santa Fe, NM - Camel Rock Casino
10/11 St. Charles, IL – The Arcada Theatre  w/ Special Guests Killer Dwarfs
10/12 Westland, MI – The Token Lounge
10/13 Versailles, OH – BMI Indoor Speedway  co-headlining with Autograph - special guests are Killer Dwarfs. 
10/14 Louisville, KY – Bourbon Hall 
10/17 Warrendale, PA – Jergel's
10/18 Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theatre
10/19 Baltimore, MD – Fish Head Cantina 
10/20 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance   ***Kingdom Come is direct support for Zebra
10/21 Derry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall
10/23 New Bedford, MA – Greasy Luck Brewpub 
10/26 Granite City, IL – Eddie's Bar & Grill
10/27 Kansas City, MO – The Scene K.C. Rock Bar
Please visit the band's website ( for information on VIP Meet and Greets.
VISIT KINGDOM COME ONLINE: (current lineup)   

DEE SNIDER Announces Spoken and Shouted! Australian Shows

He is one of the most recognisable and notorious frontmen of all time and DEE SNIDER ascended to hard rock royalty in the early 1980s as the lead singer for New York-based heavy rockers, the multi-platinum sellers TWISTED SISTER. The charismatic and outspoken SNIDER in 1985, alongside John Denver and Frank Zappa, testified against censorship in regard to the Tipper Gore led PMRC (Parents Music Resource Center) -- SNIDER and company topped the charts in 1984 with the all-purpose us-against-the-world anthems We're Not Gonna Take It and I Wanna Rock. DEE SNIDER and TWISTED SISTER changed the face of MTV and the rock and metal world forever. Apart from those two monster singles, TWISTED SISTER also released all time classic tracks like Stay Hungry, The Kids Are Back, You Can’t Stop Rock And Roll, The Price, Under The Blade and more! After the 1987 dissolution of the group, he embarked on a series of solo and group projects such as WIDOWMAKER and DESPERADO.
But there is more to SNIDER than just his musical prowess and presence. He has starred in several reality TV shows including The Celebrity Apprentice, Gone Country with John Rich, MTV’s Rock The Cradle with his son Jesse and Growing Up Twisted, an A&E series featuring the entire SNIDER family and their Long Island lifestyle. He was also a frequent host on MTV Networks and his own long running nationally syndicated radio show House Of Hair is heard on more than 200 stations in North America. His career as a voiceover artist has resulted in Dee being heard in many radio and TV commercials, documentaries and a year-long stint as the introductory voice on MSNBC. His autobiography Shut Up And Give Me The Mic was a huge success as was his Podcast Snider Comments. He also had a starring role on Broadway in the hit musical Rock Of Ages, there isn’t much Dee can’t do. SNIDER has also just recently unleashed his critically acclaimed new album ‘For The Love Of Metal’
Now the legend himself Mr. DEE SNIDER is headed to Australia for a unique set of shows in Sydney and Melbourne! Now the legend himself Mr. DEE SNIDER is headed to Australia for a unique set of shows in Sydney and Melbourne!
Each city will be treated to one SPOKEN night and one SHOUTED! SPOKEN nights: these will see Dee being interviewed on stage and telling stories about his life, career and a real in depth look at the man himself, then an audience question and answer forum. This will be a very intimate, once in a lifetime opportunity. Plus on these nights there will be a special VIP meet and greet opportunity available, which includes entry to the SPOKEN night, front and second row seats and the first 20 buyers get to ask Dee a question over the mic from the audience, and meet Dee after the event for a photo and 2 items signed.
The SHOUTED nights: These shows will see Dee hit the stage backed by his full band and slam out a killer set list top heavy with classic TWISTED SISTER Material.
Don’t miss the chance to witness a true rock legend the frontman of TWISTED SISTER, DEE SNIDER on stage in two very different environments and two that he absolutely thrives in. If you are a true SMF, you won't be Dee-sappointed!!!
Thursday, 31st January - Sydney - Manning - SPOKEN
Friday, 1st February - Sydney - Manning - SHOUTED!
Saturday, 2nd February - Melbourne - Croxton - SHOUTED!
Sunday, 3rd February - Melbourne - Croxton - SPOKEN
TICKETS ON SALE: Thursday, 23rd August, at 10:00am EST.

Double Vision: FOREIGNER ‘Then And Now’ Tour Dates

August 6, 2018 - With ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits, FOREIGNER is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world. With an arsenal of hits such as “Cold As Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” and “Feels Like The First Time,”  FOREIGNER - Mick Jones (lead guitar), Kelly Hansen (lead vocals), Tom Gimbel (rhythm guitar, sax, vocals), Jeff Pilson (bass, vocals), Michael Bluestein (keyboards), Bruce Watson (guitar) and Chris Frazier (drums) – continue to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 75 million. FOREIGNER has no less than ten multi-platinum albums and has been awarded platinum singles for digital sales of “I Want To Know What Love Is,” and “Juke Box Hero,” demonstrating its resonance in the era of downloads and streams.  YouTube views of FOREIGNER songs total almost five hundred million, and the band’s recordings are constantly featured in movies and TV shows all over the world.
Now for the first time ever, FOREIGNER presents Double Vision: Then and Now, four special celebration events featuring all current band members plus the original band members who helped to put the iconic group on the map more than forty years ago. Lou Gramm, Dennis Elliott, Al Greenwood, Ian McDonald and Rick Wills join Mick Jones and FOREIGNER to rock through some of the best-selling songs from the band’s albums, and bring back the memories that make it feel like the first time for both long-time fans and new generations.
Double Vision: Then and Now Dates (visit for tickets):
November 9     Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles CA
November 10   Agua Caliente Casino, Rancho Mirage CA
November 30   Hard Rock, Atlantic City NJ
December 1     Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville CT
FOREIGNER features strongly in every category in Billboard’s “Greatest of All Time” listings. Recently released album Foreigner with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus immediately hit the #1 spot on the Billboard classical album chart for multiple weeks. The concert is being streamed and broadcast by PBS and internationally this summer. The album inspired sold-out tour dates. FOREIGNER’S recent European tour included sold-out shows at London's Royal Albert Hall, in Tel Aviv, Hamburg, Reykjavík and a return to The Kultur und Kongresszentrum in Lucerne where the band has now played four shows to sold-out audiences.  In addition to this, the band's appearance with the National Youth Orchestra of Australia already sold out the iconic Sydney Opera House, and will play to full houses all over Australia and New Zealand in October 2018.  
Founded in 1976, FOREIGNER‘s debut album produced the hits “Feels Like The First Time,” “Cold As Ice” and “Long, Long Way From Home.”  The album Double Vision followed, as did a string of hits like “Urgent,” “Juke Box Hero” and “Waiting For A Girl Like You.”  Those songs helped give FOREIGNER‘s  next album, 4, its impressive run at #1 on the Billboard chart.  At the zenith of 80’s sound, FOREIGNER‘s fifth album, Agent Provocateur, gave the world the incredible #1 global hit,” I Want To Know What Love Is.”  This musical milestone followed the record-breaking song “Waiting For A Girl Like You.”
At FOREIGNER‘s core is the founder and Songwriters Hall of Fame member Mick Jones, the visionary maestro whose stylistic songwriting, indelible guitar hooks and multi-layered talents continue to escalate FOREIGNER‘s influence, and guide the band to new horizons. A multi-talented and multi-dimensional “musicians musician,” Jones has also written songs such as “Bad Love” with Eric Clapton and “Dreamer” with Ozzy Osbourne, and produced records for others including Billy Joel’s Storm Front and Van Halen’s 5150.  A Grammy and Golden Globe-nominated songwriter, Jones is the winner of the prestigious British Ivor Novello Songwriter Award for “The Flame Still Burns”, the soundtrack music for the film Still Crazy.
Jones reformed the band after a 2002 hiatus and selected lead singer Kelly Hansen to help write an inspired new chapter in the history of Foreigner. One of rock’s greatest showmen, Hansen is known for his innate ability to connect with the crowds.  As a front man and lead vocalist, Hansen is among the most respected, consummate professionals in rock and roll. With a 35-year career that spans almost every area of music, from the role of lead vocalist to producing and engineering, Kelly has the unique ability to advance and excel when faced with new challenges.
This summer, FOREIGNER rocks cross the US on its Live Nation twenty-nine city headline Juke Box Heroes Tour with WHITESNAKE and JASON BONHAM’S LED ZEPPELIN EVENING supporting.  This is one of the hottest tours of the summer and tickets are available at
August 2018 sees the launch of Juke Box Hero, the Musical in Canada.  Based on the book written by the prolific writing duo, Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, responsible for The Commitments movie and the Tracey Ullman TV show, the show will feature many of FOREIGNER’s 16 iconic Top 30 hits.
Recently, FOREIGNER’s catalog sales were celebrated in Business Insider for hitting the Top 40 among the Best Selling Music Artists of All Time.  The Beatles were  #1, but FOREIGNER came in ahead of Britney Spears, Bob Dylan, Phil Collins, Prince, Queen, Bon Jovi and Def Leppard.

TOTO Announce Early 2019 Dates For New Zealand

TOTO has added tour new dates in New Zealand!
January 9, 2019 – ASB Bay Park, Mount Maunganui
January 10, 2019 – Church Road, Napier
January 11, 2019 – TSB Bowl Of Brooklands, New Plymouth
January 13 – Hagley Park, Christchurch



THERION Book First Ever Australian Tour

THERION was founded in 1987 by Christofer Johnsson their debut album Of Darkness… “ was released in 1991 and was a huge success for the band within the underground Metal scene. THERION began as a very creative Death Metal band, pushing limits of the contemporary sound and grew beyond themselves. In the course of the years, the bands style developed in a quite unique way and between 1991 and 1996 THERION released groundbreaking records, one being more special than the other.
In 1996 THERION released Theli which would be the ultimate breakthrough for the band. At this time THERION turned towards a more opera-like, progressive and even orchestral sound. Vovin and Deggial are dominated by the new style of catchy symphonic opera metal Christofer invented. Then came Secrets of the Rune, their first concept album, dealing with Nordic myths and influenced by Scandinavian Folk music. The double record Lemuria / Sirius B was a huge success then THERION engaged themselves with the recording of Gotihc Kabbalah and The Miskolc Experience. After that Christofer decided it was time for a change: Sitra Ahra was done with a completely new lineup.
THERION have evolved from a mere death metal act into one of the first projects to take a trip towards the world of classical music, setting the initial standards to a style later known as symphonic metal. When 15 year old prodigy Christofer Johnsson founded THERION as a death metal band in 1987, little did he know that exactly 30 years later he would put the final touches to a project that will go down in history as symphonic metal’s most ambitious release. While ‘rock operas’ are no longer an unusual concept, this term will now receive a new meaning when the curtain opens for Johnsson’s lifelong creation: Beloved Antichrist is the title of his spectacular brainchild, consisting of 3 full-length CDs. It is more than just a concept album; it’s a complete rock opera unveiling a sweeping story inspired by Vladímir Soloviov "A Short Tale Of The Antichrist".
Joining THERION are THE DEVIL who are a mysterious and highly original Cinematic Metal act that has innovated by creating an entirely new genre within metal music. The band features an international line up of masked musicians that deliver a unique live show, complete with cinematic movie projection in sync to the entire live performance.
Further experimental elements of THE DEVIL music is the selective use of historical and political conspiracy laden samples in place of traditional vocals which reveals a powerful message encoded within the music. THE DEVIL exposes a great secret. A grand conspiracy...
THE DEVIL self-titled debut album was released worldwide through Candlelight Records / EMI and released three official music videos from that album, 'Universe', 'Extinction Level Event' and 'Alternative Dimensions'.
Wednesday 12th September - MELBOURNE - Max Watt’s
Thursday 13th September - BRISBANE - The Triffid
Friday 14th September - SYDNEY - Manning Bar

An exclusive event. A unique experience. Limited VIP meet and greet tickets will be available.


FOREIGNER Announce Full Reunion Show

(July 20, 2018) - “I Want To Know What Love Is.” “Cold As Ice.” “Hot Blooded.” “Juke Box Hero.” FOREIGNER, the band behind these classic and iconic songs, recently kicked off their 29-city “Juke Box Heroes“ tour as they rock  across the US with one of the hottest Live Nation tours of the summer. Last night in Syracuse, New York, history was made after FOREIGNER  – Mick Jones (lead guitar), Kelly Hansen (lead vocals), Tom Gimbel (rhythm guitar, sax, vocals), Jeff Pilson (bass, vocals), Michael Bluestein (keyboards), Bruce Watson (guitar) and Chris Frazier (drums) – played the latest stop on their “Juke Box Heroes” tour.
Here, founding member Mick Jones and Kelly Hansen shared a historic announcement – FOREIGNER’s first-ever ticketed reunion concert featuring all original members will take place on August 4, 2018 at The Sturgis Buffalo Chip in Sturgis, South Dakota. Here, Lou Gramm, Dennis Elliott, Al Greenwood, Ian McDonald and Rick Wills will join Mick Jones and FOREIGNER to rock through some of the best-selling songs from the band’s 10 multi-platinum albums and 40 years of enduring top ten hits. While FOREIGNER’s original members have joined the band for surprise appearances in the past, never before have they announced a ticketed reunion where fans can join in for the ultimate soundtrack of summer. For tickets to FOREIGNER’s performance on Chip's Wolfman Jack Stage as part of the 9-day annual event known as "The Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling,"® please visit
Says Mick Jones, “It’s been incredible to have Lou, Dennis, Al, Ian and Rick join us for some surprise appearances throughout the past few years. It always brings back special memories. But now, for the first time, we are letting our fans know we’ll be making history together at The Buffalo Chip on August 4th with a FOREIGNER reunion concert, and we hope they’ll come on down to Sturgis and join us!“
This announcement comes on the heels of the 40th Anniversary of FOREIGNER’s best-selling album, Double Vision, and the band is working on a very special release to celebrate the momentous occasion.  
FOREIGNER is also charting new territory on the album charts, as their latest album, Foreigner with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus has topped the Billboard Classical Album Chart for multiple weeks, and continues to sell out tour dates across the world. This album has also inspired a new 60-minute concert special airing on PBS TV stations across the country in June and July; FOREIGNER LIVE AT THE SYMPHONY. Please check local PBS listings for air dates in your city.
To check out FOREIGNER joined by WHITESNAKE and JASON BONHAM’S LED ZEPPELIN EVENING for the 2018 “Juke Box Heroes Tour” in other cities this summer, please visit
And... a new merch alert! Sony Music’s innovative merchandising company The Thread Shop has partnered with Foreigner to launch a new line of band merchandise which will be sold at the group’s current US tour date. Additionally, The Thread Shop worked hand-in-hand with Foreigner to relaunch the band’s online store. This new line of merchandise will be available at Foreigner tour stops across the US, as well as online. From classic logo zip hoodies and Juke Box Hero iPhone cases to Head Games and Double Vision raglan t-shirts, Foreigner’s hits have been memorialized in this fresh new line of gear. Click purchase!



BERNIE TORME Announces Final Tour

‘(Bernie) did me a great favour. If it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t be doing it now. I’d have given up’. Ozzy Osbourne, 2018
Last orders at the bar…
World-renowned guitar legend Bernie Tormé will be heading out on tour for the final time in the U.K. later this year.
With a new studio album rumoured to be in the offing, the celebrated Irish six-stringer will hit the road for a string of dates in November/December.
A man whose CV is as impressive as his six-string dexterity, Tormé has lent his enviable skills over the years to Gillan, Ozzy Osbourne, Dee Snider, Atomic Rooster and many others whilst maintaining an acclaimed solo career alongside.
Prior to the final U.K. tour Tormé and his band will be heading to the prestigious Sweden Rock festival, playing alongside the likes of Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Helloween, Rose Tattoo and a certain Mr. Osbourne…
“Elegantly crafted music based around the man’s electrifying blues, with a kick." ~ Classic Rock
Bernie Tormé ‘The Final Fling’ UK 2018
22nd Nov - Facebar, Reading
23rd Nov - Queen Vic, South Shields
24th Nov – Winterstorm Festival, Troon
25th Nov – Bannermans, Edinburgh
27th Nov - Robin II, Bilston, Wolverhampton
28th Nov - Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes
30th Nov - The Lounge, London
1st Dec - The Bear, Weston-super-Mare
“Bernie delivers a solid and accomplished set that showcases his musical prowess.” ~ Planet Rock
More on Bernie Tormé;
Guitar legend, blues rock psychedelic shredmeister, glam punk sleaze rock frontman: Bernie Tormé has enjoyed a long and remarkable career. Hit records, world tours and international acclaim came as lead guitarist in Gillan. After which, Bernie stepped in for Ozzy Osbourne in the aftermath of guitar legend Randy Rhoads' tragic death before going on to front Electric Gypsies and Tormé. Teaming up with Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider and Iron Maiden's drummer Clive Burr, Bernie put together Desperado and later reunited with ex-Gillan colleague, John McCoy and drummer Robin Guy in GMT.
Returning to the stage in 2013, Bernie also began working in his favoured trio format once again, releasing three critically-acclaimed albums; 'Flowers & Dirt' (2014), 'Blackheart' (2015) and the 3CD ‘Dublin Cowboy’ (2017) package (comprising a live, an acoustic, and a new electric studio album). All three were crowdfunded, connecting Bernie directly with his fans.
Bernie states: “In the past you were pretty distant and separated from your fans with a record label in between. Making these albums with pledge campaigns has been a great experience. I like having the connection with fans and getting the feedback direct on making an album.”
2018 will see the release of Bernie’s latest, as-yet untitled, studio album.
Bernie Tormé has recorded over 24 albums in his career to date as a solo artist or band member.
‘A living legend!” ~ Metal Talk

Rock Temple Festival, Tickets & Schedule Update

Rock Temple, the new international mail order dedicated to rock and metal music fans, in collaboration with Rocker Sound Agency & Burning Minds Music Group, is proud to share details of the first official edition of its "Rock Temple Festival",  which will take place on May 29, 2018 @ Legend Club, Viale Enrico Fermi 98, 20161 Milan - ITALY (The event will be part of the "Rock In Park" live saga,). 
Tickets are finally available for purchase from today on the official website of Rock Temple, in two different versions: "Standard" & "VIP". All the info:
Official pre-sale on Rock Temple's website: 22 Euro (+ 5% discount on 1 order done on Price at the venue: 24 Euro
Ultra-limted to 10 people49,90 Euro. Details: 1 ticket, Meet & Greet with Boulevard, 1 Festival T-Shirt, 1 designed VIP Pass  (+ 10% discount on 1 order done on VIP TICKET is available exclusively on within May 13, 2018.
A special Rock Temple stand with Cd, Dvd, Bluray, Vinyls, Box Set and Limited Edition, dedicated to all the fans and collectors of AOR, Rock e Metal music, will be available inside the venue during the event. 
Rock Temple Festival:
AIRBOUND: 20:45 / 21:10
MINDFEELS: 21:25 / 21:50
SOUL SELLER: 22:05 / 22:35
BOULEVARD: 22:50 / 0.00
DATE: May 29, 2018
VENUE: Legend Club, Viale Enrico Fermi 98, 20161 Milano (ITALY)

HARDLINE Extend European Tour

Following last year’s successful Human Nature tour and selected 25th anniversary shows, frontman Johnny Gioeli has announced that Hardline will continue to tour in celebration of the anniversary of the band’s debut album, Double Eclipse.   The debut album which included Neal Schon and Deen Castronovo of Journey has long been considered a melodic hard rock classic, and shows are being planned into 2019 throughout Europe.  This year’s shows will highlight songs from the 1992 debut album Double Eclipse as well as fan favorites throughout the band’s five albums.  Gioeli says “Fans can expect to see us dig deeper into Double Eclipse as well as the other four albums.  We can never play it all, but we do want to listen to fan requests.  As an artist you can never forget or take for granted the fact that the fans put you where you are. “
The band will play three UK dates this summer along with the Masters of Rock Festival in the Czech Republic.  There is a mini German tour in December with support from Spanish bands Xtasy and DeVicious.  There will be more dates for the fall and winter announced soon.  Gioeli will also be a part of the upcoming “Bonfire & Friends Legends Tour” in November which will tour throughout Germany, performing select classic songs each night from the Hardline catalogue.  
Confirmed Hardline dates for 2018 are posted below.
6/1         Sheffield (UK) – Corporation
6/2         Pontypridd, Wales (UK) - Muni Arts Centre
7/13       Wolverhampton (UK) – The Robin 2
7/14       Vizovice (CZ) – Masters of Rock Festival
12/1       Jönköping (SE) -- Denim & Leather Rock Club
12/6       Hamburg (DE) – Logo
12/7       Bochum (DE) – Rockpalast
12/8       Morlenbach (DE) – Live Music Hall
12/9       Munich (DE) - Backstage
Video from the 2017 tour can be seen here:  



HARDCORE SUPERSTAR You Can’t Kill My Rock ’N’ Roll Australian Tour June 2018

Sweden’s premiere purveyors of thrash metal meets sleaze rock, Hardcore Superstar will be touring Australia this June!
Having last toured Australia waaay back in 2008, HCSS are ready to make it up to their fans for a decade of lost time in a big way!
Fusing a base of hard, aggressive heavy metal with the catchy, melodic and decadent hard rock of glam’s glory days, Hardcore Superstar’s self coined ‘street metal’ is made for the stage!
It’s music from the heart. Fist pumping, anthemic rock with tasty licks, big bass and bigger drums!
The band will be bringing all their bombastic hits like Wild Boys, Beg For It, Above The Law, C’mon Take On Me that will get the room shaking as well as their expert level power ballads like Someone Special and Standing On The Verge which will have phones (and some old school lighters) in the air.
Busting out of Gothenburg with their 1998 debut album, Superstar gave a respectful nod to the generation of LA rockers who came before them while mixing it up with their current day contemporaries.
The result was It’s Only Rock N’ Roll and it can be confidently called a game changer, giving birth to a whole new hybrid genre.
From there the band delved into the American classic rock sound of the 70’s paying homage to the bands that influenced the bands that influenced them!
Now armed with some vintage rock vibes to add to their thrash/glam arsenal, HCSS became an even greater force to be reckoned with, opening up for AC/DC across Europe.
By the mid 2000’s the band moved slightly away from their core sound and dabbled in some Brit rock and Misfits style punk before circumstances lead to them going on an extended hiatus.
During the break the guys worked on restoring a house that one of them inherited. Blasting out Appetite For Destruction, Dr Feelgood and Among The Living on repeat and with a cheeky grin, they knew what needed to be done. 
They went back to their roots and refined their sound to be the bastard child of them all and that’s been the Hardcore Superstar way ever since!
With a their recently released single, Have Mercy On Me, from album number 11, You Can’t Kill My Rock ‘N Roll due in September this year, Hardcore Superstar in 2018 are as potent as ever. 
Four tattooed guys in denim and leather, rocking out like brothers hellbent on a good time.
Come and join the fun!
Thursday, June 14: Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Friday, June 15: Prince Bandroom, Melbourne
Saturday, June 16: Wooly Mammoth, Brisbane
Sunday, June 17: Fowler’s Live, Adelaide (Lic AA)
Tickets onsale, Monday, February 26 @ 9.00am
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