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Fri
23
Jan

RUSH Announce R40 Live 40th Anniversary Tour

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Friday, January 23, 2015
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RUSH Announce R40 Live 40th Anniversary Tour
RUSH TO VISIT 34 CITIES THROUGHOUT NORTH AMERICA IN 2015
 
Celebrating 40 years, Rush and Live Nation confirmed that the R40 LIVE Tour will visit 34 cities throughout North America this summer beginning May 8 in Tulsa, OK and finishing August 1 in Los Angeles, CA. These not to be missed concerts will highlight four decades of the band’s music. Tickets for the RUSH: R40 LIVE TOUR will go on sale starting January 30th in select markets at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com.
Over the course of their amazing career, Rush has lived a lifetime together, providing an influential soundtrack to many of their fans’ lives. Some have been with them since the start, while others have discovered them along the way and delved into their incredible body of work.
To quote Dave Grohl from their momentous induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,
“Rush built their following the right way. No hype, no bullshit, they did it from the ground up. Their legacy is incredible and their influence undeniable.”
After 40 years together and 20 gold and platinum studio albums – Rush is ready to celebrate with the most loyal fans in the world by embarking on their 21st tour, one which will most likely be their last major tour of this magnitude. Celebrate four decades of music with three incredible musicians – all in 1 night.
 
Rush’s vast catalogue includes such classics as 1974’s self-titled debut, 1976’s 2112, 1981’s Moving Pictures, 1996’s Test For Echo, and 2002’s Vapor Trails. Rush released their 20th studio album, Clockwork Angels in 2012 via Anthem/Roadrunner Records. The critically acclaimed collection marked their first studio recording since 2007’s Snakes & Arrows, and debuted at #1 in Canada and #2 on the Billboard 200 matching the highest chart debut of the band’s career. Known for their energetic live shows, the most recent Rush release was the R40 collector’s boxset including live footage spanning all four decades of the trio’s career, including over two hours of unreleased material and a rare performance of the seven-part version of “2112” packaged in an impressive 52-page hardcover book.
 
Their longevity has served a pop culture renaissance, with the band’s rare television appearance —their first in over 30 years—on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, tributes on South Park and a memorable cameo in the film I Love You, Man. A live review from their most recent Clockwork Angels tour boasted “the power-trio interplay could put guys half their age in the burn ward,” while The Globe And Mail declared Rush as “one of the few bands anywhere that just keeps getting better.” A career-chronicling Rolling Stone feature summed up the renowned rock trio’s continuing artistic vitality by observing, “It’s true that Rush doesn’t mean today what it did in ’76 or even ’96. It may mean more.”
 
Rush have been recognized with eight Juno Awards, seven Grammy nominations, including one for the acclaimed documentary Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage that also won the Audience Award at the Tribeca Film Festival. The band members were inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1994, made Officers of the Order of Canada in 1996 and inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2010. They have received a star on both Canada’s Walk of Fame (1999) and Hollywood Walk of Fame (2010). In 2012, Rush were bestowed with the highest artistic honour in Canada when receiving the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award. To the elation of their fans, Rush were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.
 
Tickets for the RUSH: R40 LIVE TOUR will go on sale starting January 30 in select markets at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com. Citi® card members will have access to pre-sale tickets through Citi’s Private Pass® Program beginning January 27 in select markets. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com. Exclusive Rush ticket packages are available, please visit vipnation.com for package details.

 

 
Thu
22
Jan

MICHAEL SCHENKER Announces Spring North American Tour

Thursday, January 22, 2015
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LEGENDARY GUITARIST MICHAEL SCHENKER ANNOUNCES SPRING NORTH AMERICAN TOUR!

 
Few rock guitarists have as impressive a resume as Michael Schenker does - as he has supplied his six-string talents to such world-renowned acts as the Scorpions, UFO, and the Michael Schenker Group over the years. And it is now confirmed that Schenker will be touring North America come the spring, in support of his killer new disc, 'Spirit on a Mission,' released March 24, 2015.
 
Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock line-up proves to be one of the strongest that the German guitarist has ever played with, as it features the former Scorpions "Rock You Like A Hurricane" rhythm section of Francis Buchholz (bass) and Herman Rarebell (drums), as well as Doogie White (vocals, formerly of Rainbow), and Wayne Findlay (guitar/keyboards, and longtime Michael Schenker Group member).
 
The tour kicks off on March 25th at the Rockbar Theater in San Jose, CA (the day after the release of 'Spirit on a Mission'), and wraps up on May 2nd at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, CA (with special guest Don Dokken on the bill). In between, the tour will go coast to coast, including a performance at the Gramercy Theatre in NYC on April 15th. 
 
“Promotion is definitely the next step,” says Schenker of hitting the road in support of 'Spirit on a Mission.' "Wherever we are needed around the world, we will be there to promote 'Spirit On A Mission.' I want to make Temple of Rock its own entity. Right now it is still using the Michael Schenker platform but eventually I want it to stand on its own feet as Temple of Rock." To get a taste of the new line-up, view the video for the tune "Vigilante Man" here: youtube.com/watch?v=21EaEwU4szU
 
Undoubtedly, this set of North American dates are the first step towards establishing Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock as a global force.

Temple Of Rock - Spirit On A Mission - World Tourour  
Featuring:

Michael Schenker (guitar)
Doogie White (vocals)
Herman Rarebell (drums)
Francis Buchholz (bass)
Wayne Findlay (7 string guitar/keyboards)

MAR 25 2015 @ Rockbar Theater in San Jose, CA
MAR 27 2015 @ Tonic in Portland, OR           
MAR 28 2015 @ Studio Seven in Seattle, WA           
APR 01 2015 @ Boardwalk in Orangevale, CA
APR 02 2015 @ Yoshi's in Oakland, CA           
APR 03 2015 @ Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood, CA           
APR 04 2015 @ M-15 Concert Hall in Corona, CA
APR 07 2015 @ Vamp'd in Las Vegas, NV           
APR 08 2015 @ Livewire Concert Hall in Scottsdale, AZ           
APR 10 2015 @ Trees in Dallas, TX           
APR 11 2015 @ 210 Kapones Live in San Antonio, TX           
APR 12 2015 @ 18th Street in San Leon, TX           
APR 15 2015 @ Gramercy Theatre in New York, NY           
APR 16 2015 @ Eclipse in Binghamton, NY
APR 17 2015 @ Newton Theatre in Newton, NJ
APR 18 2015 @ The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ           
APR 20 2015 @ Sellersville Theater in Sellersville, PA           
APR 22 2015 @ Rockpile West in Toronto, Ontario Canada
APR 23 2015 @ Concord Music Hall in Chicago, IL  (Enuff Z Nuff guests on this performance)
APR 24 2015 @ Harpos Concert Hall in Detroit, MI           
APR 25 2015 @ Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, IL  (Enuff Z Nuff guests on this performance)        
APR 26 2015 @ Freaksters in Pontiac, IL           
APR 28 2015 @ Buffalo Rose in Golden, CO           
APR 30 2015 @ Ramona Mainstage in Ramona, CA           
MAY 01 2015 @ Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, CA           
MAY 02 2015 @ Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, CA (Special Guest Don Dokken)

Gundriver opening act for entire tour.
 
 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT:  www.michaelschenkerhimself.com

MEET & GREET PACKAGES AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT:
www.michaelschenkerstore.com

 

 
Wed
21
Jan

MOTLEY CRUE Announce Final Tour Dates + New Single

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015
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Motley Crue announced today on Fox and Friends the details of their final performance. This will mark the end of their touring career and will conclude their two year Final Tour cycle at the end of 2015 on New Year’s Eve, December 31 at Staples Center in their hometown of Los Angeles where the band’s career began 34 years ago. The band will be celebrating this week’s big announcement with a performance on The Tonight Show on 1/22.

After thirty-four years performing together, the 2015 leg of the Final Tour will see the band play Japan in February, then Australia/New Zealand in spring. In June Motley Crue will say farewell to the European Festival circuit with 3 massive performances at Download (UK), Sweden Rock (Sweden) and Novarock (Austria) Festivals before taking their can’t-miss show back to the U.S., Canada, and Mexico this summer for 34 final North American shows due to tremendous fan demand.

The band’s exclusive VIP Packages (including opportunities to meet band members, exclusive merchandise and more) and Fan Club pre-sales for these dates start tomorrow, Wednesday 1/21 at 10am est, with a special Citicard member pre-sale beginning at 5pm est the same day. For more info, visit http://motleyVIP.com/ For more information on the fan club, and to join, visit http://fanclub.motley.com

A special Crüe Year’s Eve LA Travel Package will also be available for the LA show (the band’s Final show)! For more information or to book your travel package call 1-800-Rock-Air or visit MotleyCrueTravelPackages.com.

 
 
 

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New Crue for your Tuesday...get "All Bad Things", the brand new track from Motley Crue, on iTunes and Amazon.

Check out the official video below highlighting Motley Crue's 34 year career!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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Motley Crue's Greatest Hits FREE on Google Play (This Week Only)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To celebrate #TheFinalTour and as a thank you to our fans, we partnered up with Google Play to offer our fans Motley Crue's Greatest Hits for FREE (THIS WEEK ONLY)  Click here to download it now (U.S. only): Motley Crue's Greatest Hits 

 

 
Wed
21
Jan

ACE FREHLEY Set To Invade Downunder

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015
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Metropolis Touring and Tombowler present:
 
''Invading Down Under'' April / May 2015
 
Peforming Solo Anthems and Kiss Classics

 
'From Kiss classics to tracks from his newest album, and everything in between, fans would be hard pressed to leave wanting much more.'
Fangoria magazine
 
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee ACE FREHLEY has announced his first Australian shows since 2010 his First Ever New Zealand Solo Shows!

"I can't wait to get down to New Zealand and Australia with this new lineup. I'll be performing ACE classics as well as songs off my new CD 'Space Invader' for the enjoyment of the fans. Let There Be Rock!"

Joining ACE on stage will be Richie Scarlet, who rode shotgun performing rhythm guitar and vocal duties on ACE's 'Trouble Walking' platter and has toured with Sebastian Bach; bass guitarist Chris Wyse (Ozzy Osbourne & The Cult); and Scot Coogan (Lita Ford & Nikki Sixx).
'It cannot be denied how many fledgling guitar players he has inspired over the years, or how many established players name Ace their favourite!'
Uber Rock

The 2-hour set features everything an ACE or KISS fan could hope for. Included are all his Solo Anthems ' 'New York Groove' (a bona-fide Top 20 Hit in Australia and NZ), 'Snowblind', 'Rock Soldiers' and highlights from his latest Top 10 Billboard album 'Space Invader'. Plus KISS diamonds such as 'Strutter', 'Cold Gin', 'Love Gun', 'Deuce', 'Shock Me' & 'Detroit Rock City'. Plus as a special treat for KISS fans, some rare KISS gems that you simply won't hear anywhere else ' 'Talk to Me', 'Rocket Ride', 'Strange Ways', 'Parasite' & 'King of the Night Time World'.

ACE FREHLEY Live is absolute must for 'concert goers looking for a night of fun, no holds barred Rock-n-Roll with excellent guitar work, and wall to wall energy and excitement, look no further than ACE FREHLEY live on stage.'
'Concert goers looking for a night of fun, no holds barred Rock-n-Roll with excellent guitar work, and wall to wall energy and excitement, look no further than Ace Frehley live on stage.'
Cryptic Rock

View the tour trailer ''HERE''
Tickets on sale 9:00am Wednesday 28th January from: http://bit.ly/AceTix1
 
Ace Frehley Tour Dates:
 
Friday 24th April WELLINGTON James Cabaret
Saturday 25th April AUCKLAND The Studio
Wednesday 29th April BRISBANE Tivoli Theatre
Thursday 30th April SYDNEY Metro Theatre
Friday 1st May HOBART Wrestpoint Showroom
Saturday 2nd May MELBOURNE Forum Theatre
Wednesday 6th May ADELAIDE The Gov
Thursday 7th May PERTH Astor Theatre
 

 
Fri
16
Jan

SHADES & PETERS Hit Europe With Live Dates

Friday, January 16, 2015
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The Danish duo Shades & Peters are getting ready to hit Europe with their "Let The Record Spin Tour". Here is the first batch of shows, more to follow!
 
February 27th - Gut Varrel, Stuhr, Germany
February 28th - Asserbo Kro, Liseleje, Denmark
March 6th - Arne B, Svendborg, Denmark
March 7th - Det Bruunske Pakhus, Fredericia, Denmark
April 9th - Zeppelin Bar Café Venue, Copenhagen, Denmark - Acoustic Show
April 11th - FLBR Rockfabrik, Vaduz, Liechtenstein

More info here: www.facebook.com/Shadesandpeters.official

 
 
Thu
15
Jan

2015 XG Extreme Guitar Tour Rolls Across America

Thursday, January 15, 2015
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2015 XG Extreme Guitar Tour Rolls Across America
 
SCORPIONS, RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH, DIO, JUDAS PRIEST, UFO AND MORE BOTH PAST AND PRESENT AND MORE PART OF TOURING PACKAGE
 
(14 January 2015 - Scottsdale, AZ) A classic rock guitar fan's dream tour will be making a coast to coast run across the United States.
 
An all star cavalcade of rock legends, including former and current members of Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Dio, Judas Priest, MSG, Rainbow, Scorpions, UFO and Yngwie Malmsteen.
 
The XG Guitar Tour includes full performances by the legendary Uli Jon Roth and current UFO guitar extraordinaire, Vinnie Moore, Craig Goldy and introducing ... Black Knights Rising.
 
Black Knights Rising is an all star project comprised of John West (vocals) Craig Goldy (guitars), Elliot Rubinson (bass). Alessandro Bertoni (keyboards) and Vinny Appice (drums).
 
Kofi Baker (son of Cream sticksman Ginger Baker) will be drumming for Roth and Joe Lynn Turner* and Tim "Ripper" Owens** will serve as the vocalists on select dates.  Black Knights Rising bassist, Elliot Rubinson, the CEO of Dean guitars, will also be holding down the low end of things for Roth and Moore.
 
Beginning 10 February (Newport, KY), Bobby Rondinelli will step in to replace Vinny Appice.  Tim "Ripper" Owens will jump on for the remainder of the dates on that same night while Vinnie Moore exits the tour. Vocalist John West will appear on all dates.
 
A Dean guitar will be raffled off at every single show on the tour.  To enter, simply head to the merch booth and enter your eMail address on a form there.
 
Dates are as follows:
1/21 Ramona, CA - Ramona Main Stage*
1/22 Anaheim, CA - House of Blues*
1/23 Hollywood, CA - House of Blues*
1/24 Las Vegas, NV - Vamp'd*
1/25 San Jose, CA - Rock Bar Theater
1/26 Portland, OR - Tonic
1/27  Seattle, WA - Studio 7
1/29 Moorhead, MN The Garage
1/30  Spring Lake Park, MN - POVS
1/31  St. Charles, IL - Arcada Theater
2/1   Chicago, IL - Reggie's
2/2   Westland, MI Token Lounge
2/3   Toronto, ON Mod Club
2/4  Cleveland, OH The Agora Ballroom
2/5   Hartford, CT Infinity Hall
2/6   Londonderry, NH, Tupelo Music Hall
2/7   Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
2/8  NYC, NY - BB Kings
2/9  Springfield, VA Empire
2/10 Newport, KY Southgate House**
2/11 Kansas City, MO The Scene**
2/12 Dallas, TX Trees**
2/13 Houston, TX Concert Pub North**
 
Canadian rockers Old James will be the support act on all shows.
 

 

 
Wed
07
Jan

Two Concerts Coming Up From Sweet Sounds Entertainment

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015
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Two concerts coming up from Sweet Sounds Entertainment
 
They are:
 
On Saturday September 11th 2015 @ The Chesterfield Amphitheater In Chesterfield Missouri - Sweet Sounds Music/ Kshe Radio  Presents  BBQ Jam With Head East With Special Guests Strikeforce. Order Your Tickets by Clicking On www.sweetsounds.us (Graphic Pictured)
 
Plus:
 
Sweet Sounds Music/Kshe Radio Presents -  Highland Speedway Jam 2015  @ Highland Speedway In Highland Illinois-  Saturday September 19th  2015- Get Your Tickets For One Of The Hottest Concerts Of 2015- Featuring  Blue Oyster Cult With April Wine And Special Guest Strikeforce - Go To www.sweetsounds.us and click on poster for tickets.
 

  
 
Wed
07
Jan

JOURNEY To Las Vegas For 9 Show Residency

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015
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JOURNEY LAS VEGAS! NINE SHOW RESIDENCY
 
APRIL 29 - MAY 16
 
Tickets on sale Friday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m.
 
LAS VEGAS, January 6, 2015: Journey makes its way to The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for a nine-show residency, Journey Las Vegas, from Wednesday, April 29 to Saturday, May 16.
 
Journey is blazing hotter than ever with the lineup of founder Neal Schon (lead guitar and backing vocals), Jonathan Cain (keyboards and backing vocals), co-founder Ross Valory (bass and backing vocals), Deen Castronovo (drums, percussion and backing vocals) and Arnel Pineda (lead vocals). Through persistence and raw talent, the band has reached rare heights by selling more than 15 million copies of its Greatest Hits album, earning a total of 19 Top 40 singles, receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, producing 25 Gold and Platinum albums and now headlining its first-ever residency at The Joint.
 
"We are looking forward to bringing it to you in Las Vegas during our residency at The Joint," said Schon. "See you soon!"
 
Since its formation in 1973, Journey has kept the music alive with classic-rock radio airplay and a touring schedule unlike any other. TV series such as FOX's "Glee" and HBO's "The Sopranos" have also made the group's song, "Don't Stop Believin'," a sensation decades after its release.
 
"The Joint is known worldwide for bringing the biggest artists into an intimate musical playground," said Chas Smith, vice president of entertainment for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. "We're excited to add Journey to our list of legendary resident acts that have performed at this venue."
 
"Journey is an iconic band and their songs resonate with music enthusiasts across the board," remarked Bobby Reynolds, vice president of booking for AEG Live Las Vegas. "Fans will hear all of Journey's timeless hits at The Joint. We cannot wait to offer concertgoers this epic experience."
 
Show dates:
Wednesday, April 29
Friday, May 1
Saturday, May 2
Wednesday, May 6
Friday, May 8
Saturday, May 9
Wednesday, May 13
Friday, May 15
Saturday, May 16
 
Tickets to Journey Las Vegas start at $59.50 (plus applicable service fees) and are on sale Friday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. PST at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, online at www.axs.com/journeylasvegas or by calling 888-9-AXS-TIX. For Journey VIP packages including premier seats, exclusive gifts, pre-show receptions and more, please visit www.vipnation.com.
 
Journey's fan club presale starts Wednesday, Jan. 7 at 7 a.m. PST; purchasers will be automatically entered to win a PRS guitar autographed by the entire band. Journey fan club members may also enter the drawing (no purchase necessary) by visiting http://journeytickets.shop.ticketstoday.com/calendar.aspx. An AMEX presale starts Thursday, Jan. 8 at 10 a.m. PST. All presales are run via www.axs.com/journeylasvegas.

 

 
Tue
06
Jan

ARfm Charity Concert To Feature ISSA, BAILEY and more...

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Saturday, January 31, 2015
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ARfm, in conjunction with JustSayYes Fund, are promoting a concert, on Saturday 31st January 2015, at a new venue in Derby (The Spot) to raise money for Children & Young Adults Cancer research and to support those with the diseases.
 
Headlining will be Frontiers Records artist ISSA, making her full UK debut, with support coming from 3 bands, Angels Or Kings, Bailey and Lawless. Tickets (which can only be purchased in advance) cost �12 and are available via Paypal from justsayyesfund@hotmail.co.uk
 
Tue
06
Jan

M3 Festival Announces 2015 Line-Up with KIX and EUROPE Headlining

Friday, May 1, 2015
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M3 Rock Festival has announced the May 1 & 2, 2015 lineup. The graphic says it all...
 
 
Thu
18
Dec

TOTO Announces 2015 European Tour

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Thursday, December 18, 2014
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TOTO ANNOUNCES 2015 EUROPEAN TOUR
 
 

Toto will begin an extensive European tour in support of their forthcoming new album on May 21st 2015 in Glasgow, Scotland at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Dates have been announced and are on sale for the UK, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, and Serbia. See the full list of dates below:

5/21/2015 - Glasgow, United Kingdom @ Royal Concert Hall
5/23/2015 - Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar Street
5/25/2015 - Manchester, United Kingdom @ O2 Apollo Manchester
5/26/2015 - London, United Kingdom @ HMV Hammersmith Apollo
5/28/2015 - Paris, France @ Zenith
5/29/2015 - Esch Sur Alzette, Luxembourg @ Rockhal
5/30/2015 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome
6/2/2015 - Sonderborg, Denmark @ Mølleparkens Friluftscene
6/3/2015 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Falkoner Theatre
6/4/2015 - Solvesborg, Denmark @ Sweden Rock Festival
6/6/2015 - Bergen, Norway @ Bergen Calling
6/7/2015 - Oslo, Norway @ Sentrum Scene
6/10/2015 - Bremerhaven, Germany @ Stadthalle
6/11/2015 - Berlin, Germany @ Tempodrome
6/12/2015 - Leipzig, Germany @ Parkbuhne
6/13/2015 - Dresden, Germany @ Junge Garde
6/15/2015 - Cologne, Germany @ Tanzbrunnen
6/16/2015 - Offenbach, Germany @ Stadthalle
6/17/2015 - Stuttgart, Germany @ Freilichtbuhne Killesberg
6/18/2015 - Abenberg, Germany @ Burg Abenberg
6/20/2015 - Hinwil, Switzerland @ Rock The Ring Festival
6/21/2015 - Klam, Austria @ Castle Clam
6/23/2015 - Wroklaw, Poland @ Orbita Hol
6/24/2015 - Warsaw, Poland @ Torwar
6/26/2015 - Budapest, Hungary @ Petofi Hall
6/27/2015 - Bucharest, Romania @ Sala Palatului
6/28/2015 - Sofia, Bulgaria @ Arena Armeec
6/30/2015 - Belgrade, Serbia @ Kalemegdan Fortress
7/8/2015 - München, Germany @ Olympiahalle
7/13/2015 - Morzine, France @ Morzine Harley Days
7/15/2015 - Nimes, France @ Festival de Nimes
7/16/2015 - Vienne, France @ Jazz a Vienne Festival

More shows will be announced in the new year along with details on the band's new album.

 

 

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Tue
16
Dec

NAMM Metal Jam 2015 Announced

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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UPDATED - The 8th Annual NAMM Metal Jam will include current/former members of Anthrax, Dio, Savatage, Great White, Lizzy Borden, and more. The 2015 event benefits the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund and Dick Wagner's Rockers For St. Jude.

December 15, 2014 - ANAHEIM, CA. -- Von Badsville & Neil Turbin Presents NAMM Metal Jam 2015 to benefit  the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund and Dick Wagner's Rockers for St. Jude.  The 8th annual event will feature current/former members of Anthrax, Dio, DeathRiders, Alcatrazz, Arthemis, Great White, Exciter, Hurricane, Jon Oliva's Pain, Femme Fatale, Leatherwolf, Lizzy Borden, London, Lynch Mob, Nitro, Bleed The Hunger, Obituary, Savatage, Snow, Steel Prophet, Deicide, Talisman, Sabbath Judas Sabbath, The Iron Maidens and more. .NAMM Metal Jam 2015 will be held on January 21, 2015, at The Slidebar Fullerton, only 5 miles from Anaheim Convention Center. 
 
Advance tickets are available for $15 at https://www.purplepass.com/#20089/Von_Badsville_Events-2015_NAMM_Metal_Jam-The_Slidebar-January-21-2015.html. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $20. A NAMM badge is not required for admission. For more information, visit http://www.nammmetaljam.com.

NAMM Metal Jam 2015 will feature an outstanding roster of 40+ NAMM Metal All Stars performing classics by Monsters Of Metal. This is the 8th annual event, which started in 2008 as Neil and Michael's Metal Jam. Very special guest artists will be announced closer to the event date.

NAMM Metal Allstars Jam to include:

Michael Angelo Batio of Nitro, Holland - Guitar
Andy Martongelli of Arthemis - Guitar
Howie Simon of Alcatrazz, Talisman - Guitar
Thane Farace of Ghost Of War - Guitar
Xander Demos of XDB, Sabbath Judas Sabbath - Guitar
Mike Hansen of Hurricane, Bouilliet - Drums
Michael Olivieri of Leatherwolf - Vocals, Guitar
Tony Cavazo of Hurricane, Snow, Dubrow, Aeromyth - Bass
Courtney Cox of The Iron Maidens, Femme Fatale - Guitar
Jerry Best of Lion, Dio, Freak Of Nature - Bass
Robby Lochner of Jack Russell's Great White, Fight - Guitar
Eric Ragno of London, Graham Bonnet, Joe Lynn Turner, White Sister - Keyboards
Carlos Zema of Immortal Guardian, Outworld - Vocals
Bill Hudson of Westfield Massacre, Jon Oliva's Pain, Cellador, Vital Remains, Circle II Circle - Guitar
Neil Turbin of DeathRiders, Bleed The Hunger, x-Anthrax, x-Onslaught - Vocals
Marten Andersson of Lizzy Borden, Lynch Mob � Bass   Gabriel Guardian of Immortal Guardian - Guitar, Keyboards
Steve Kachinsky of Steel Prophet - Guitar
Ralph Santolla of Obituary, Deicide - Guitar
Dean Roberts of Leatherwolf - Drums
Jyro Alejo of Immortal Guardian - Guitar
Ronnie Peterson of Ghost Of War - Vocals
Dan Lauzon of Entropy - Guitar
Jack Frost of Seven Witches, Savatage - Guitar
Greg Walls of x-Anthrax - Guitar
Gary Daniels of Ghost Of War - Bass
Clammy Cohen of x-Exciter - Bass
Ronny North of Ronny North Band - Guitar
Doug Readmond of Ghost Of War - Drums
Greg Erba of Leatherwolf - Guitars
Rob Math of Leatherwolf - Guitars
Pat Guyton of Leatherwolf Bass
Cody Gilliand of Immortal Guardian - Drums
Thad Stevens of Immortal Guardian - Bass
Rik Charron of x-Exciter - Drums
Neal Shelton of Pyromania, Aeromyth, Painkiller - Guitar
Michael Warren of RockAstra, Michael Warren Band - Guitar
Kleber Mandrake of Axehammer - Vocals
Dave Keckhut of Made N America, Big Swede - Vocals
Mike Kerr of Mike Kerr Band - Guitar

More NAMM Metal Allstars to be announced soon!!

 
 
Thu
11
Dec

W.A.S.P. & DALTON To Play Väsby Rock Festival

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Thursday, December 11, 2014
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W.A.S.P. to play Väsby Rock Festival
 
Legendary band W.A.S.P. will headline and end the whole festival Saturday 18th at Väsby Rock Festival.
 
W.A.S.P. – American band W.A.S.P. and their iconic frontman Blackie Lawless has sold more than twelve million albums. The band has been around the world numerous times and is considered one of the predominant bands in the history of Hard Rock And Heavy Metal. Line-up: Blackie Lawless (vx. gtr) Doug Blair (gtr) Mike Duda (bs) and Mike Dupke (dr).
 
Dalton – Together with bands like Europe and Treat, for a few years in the late 80´s, Dalton was a force to be reckoned with in Sweden. The band was killed by grunge, a destiny shared by so many other bands, but are back stronger than ever.
 
Väsby Rock Allstars – our own Allstar band with Bosse Zinny Stagman (Shotgun, Easy Action) as the leader. They will perform a number of classic rock songs and will be joined by a bunch of famous guests. You’d better not miss this since you never know who´s gonna show up on stage.
 
For further information - www.vasbyrockfestival.se
 
Thu
11
Dec

HELLYEAH Returns To The Road Blood For Blood 2015 Tour

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Thursday, December 11, 2014
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HELLYEAH RETURNS TO THE ROAD
BLOOD FOR BLOOD 2015 TOUR
WITH DEVOUR THE DAY and LIKE A STORM
 
 
New York, NY – After a hugely successful US arena run with Volbeat and labelmates Five Finger Death Punch and Nothing More, HELLYEAH will head back to those markets for a triumphant headline run, with special guests DEVOUR THE DAY and LIKE A STORM in tow.  The band celebrates their first-ever Top 10 radio single “Moth,” and its companion video which has nearly reached 1.5 million views.
 
The band is excited for this headline run “After supporting some great bands for nearly all of 2014, we are excited about being a headliner and bringing you nearly all the music off  BLOOD FOR BLOOD live,” says Vinnie Paul.  “We can't wait to see you guys and destroy!!! Cheers, hellions!”  DEVOUR THE DAY bassist Joey “Chicago” Walser adds, "I feel more excited about this tour than any other previous. These are great cities filled with great people. We are honestly so ready to reconnect with our music family."
 
HELLYEAH’s BLOOD FOR BLOOD is a welcome return to form. It leaves a mark, thanks to songs like the “Sangre Por Sangre (Blood For Blood)” and “Demons In The Dirt.” Then there is moodier, more contemplative fare like the current hit radio single, "Moth" which connects on an emotional, cellular level.  "HELLYEAH lock and load their most crushing and catchy salvo yet with 'Blood for Blood'. Its unmitigated, unbridled, and unique energy makes for one of the best heavy records of 2014 and the band's definitive offering to date. It will leave you bloody and smiling," says Rick Florino of ARTIST DIRECT. 
 
DEVOUR THE DAY was one of music’s biggest Cinderella stories of 2013.  “Good Man,” the first single from their self-produced TIME & PRESSURE debut album (released May 7, 2013), reached the Top 10 on the “Active Rock” chart and Top 15 on the “Mainstream Rock Tracks” chart. DEVOUR THE DAY was one of the Top 40 most spun artists of 2013 at Active Rock stations nationwide. They’ve toured with In this Moment, Butcher Babies, Three Days Grace, Sevendust, and shared the festival stage with, Rob Zombie, All that Remains. The latest single release, "Respect," reached the Top 20 on Mediabase’s “Active Rock” chart last September.  Iconvsicon.com described TIME & PRESSURE as a “...powerful wall of sound,” while Metalholic.com noted, “TIME & PRESSURE does justice to their reputation for crafting great rocks songs with an empowering message” and Ampkicker raved, “This is a brutally good record.”
 
Check out http://www.hellyeahband.com/tour for tickets, VIP packages and further information beginning Thursday, December 11th.
 
 
HELLYEAH with DEVOUR THE DAY and LIKE A STORM dates:
 
FEBRUARY      
Friday, February 6, 2015 LAS VEGAS NV BROOKLYN BOWL
Saturday, February 7, 2015 RENO NV KNITTING FACTORY CONCERT HOUSE
Sunday, February 8, 2015 SACRAMENTO CA ACE OF SPADES
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 SPOKANE WA KNITTING FACTORY CONCERT HOUSE
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 BOISE ID KNITTING FACTORY CONCERT HOUSE
Friday, February 13, 2015 SALT LAKE CITY UT THE COMPLEX- GRAND ROOM
Saturday, February 14, 2015 DENVER CO SUMMIT MUSIC HALL
Sunday, February 15, 2015 WICHITA KS THE COTILION
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 KANSAS CITY MO ARVEST BANK THEATRE @ THE MIDLAND
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 LINCOLN NE THE BOURBON THEATRE
Friday, February 20, 2015 COLUMBIA MO BLUE NOTE
Saturday, February 21, 2015 SIOUX CITY IA HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO
Sunday, February 22, 2015 MINNEAPOLIS MN MILL CITY NIGHTS
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 FLINT MI THE MACHINE SHOP
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 FORT WAYNE IN PIERE’S
Friday, February 27, 2015 PHILADELPHIA PA THE TROCADERO THEATRE
Saturday, February 28, 2015 UNCASEVILLE CT MOHEGAN SUN WOLF DEN
MARCH      
Sunday, March 1, 2015 SAYREVILLE NJ STARLAND BALLROOM
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 BALTIMORE MD RAMS HEAD
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 KNOXVILLE TN THE CONCOURSE @ THE INTERNATIONAL
Friday, March 6, 2015 WILMINGTON NC ZIGGY'S BY THE SEA
Saturday, March 7, 2015 CHARLOTTE NC AMOS' SOUTHEND
Sunday, March 8, 2015 ATLANTA GA CENTERSTAGE
 
 
 
 
 
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Wed
10
Dec

DEF LEPPARD Announce 2015 Canadian Tour Dates

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014
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Happy to announce our 2015 tour of ‪#‎Canada‬ For all details, including pre-sale, general on-sale, and VIP packages go to:
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Watch the tour video --> http://bit.ly/1wbUwSy

15 April - Penticton, BC (South Okanagan Events Centre)
17 April - Victoria, BC (Save on Foods Memorial Centre)
18 April - Vancouver, BC (Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena)
20 April - Dawson Creek, BC (EnCana Events Centre)
22 April - Calgary, AB (Scotiabank Saddledome)
23 April - Edmonton, AB (Rexall Place)
25 April - Lethbridge, AB (Enmax Centre)
26 April - Regina, SK (Brandt Centre)
28 April - Saskatoon, SK (SaskTel Centre)
29 April - Winnipeg, MB (MTS Centre)
2 May - Montreal, QC (Bell Centre)
4 May - Ottawa ON (TD Place Arena)
5 May - London, ON (Budweiser Gardens)

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Thu
04
Dec

SWEDEN ROCK FEST Adds DOKKEN And More...

Thursday, December 4, 2014
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Another ten acts confirmed for the Sweden Rock Festival!

 

 
Previously, 38 acts have been announced for next year's Sweden Rock Festival. Here is another ten:

Legendary guitarist Slash, whose latest album "World on fire" went to #1 in the Swedish charts a few weeks ago, will perform at Sweden Rock for the first time next summer. And naturally, he is bringing vocalist extraordinaire Myles Kennedy (also in Alter Bridge) and his cohorts in The Conspirators. Expect the best Slash songs along with classics by both Guns n' Roses and Velvet Revolver in the setlist!

Dokken was one of the big bands of the 80s, with an influential blend of classic hard rock and melodies á la what some refer to as hair metal. The band has not played Sweden Rock since 2001, so it's about time they return. Notably, singer Don Dokken, drummer Mick Brown and demon guitarist Jon Levin are joined by the celebrated singer Mark Boals, known for his singing with Yngwie Malmsteen and Royal Hunt among others... as the bands bassist!

Hardcore Superstar from Gothenburg have been one of Sweden's most popular hard rock bands for years. Their latest Sweden Rock appearance was marred by heavy rain and although most of their audience persisted, they are well worth a new shot.

In 1998, a new band featuring members from Katatonia, Opeth and Edge Of Sanity was formed in Stockholm. They took the name Bloodbath and quickly became connoiseurs' faves, and all but mythical since they hardly ever performed live. Earlier this year, their fourth album "Grand Morbid Funeral", featuring new vocalist Nick Holmes (Paradise Lost) was released and their Sweden Rock appearance will be their only in Sweden this summer.

Pat Travers is a Canadian hard rock legend. He made his debut in 1976 and instantly established his style: fundamentally blues based hard rock spiced with unorthodox rhythms and unabashed pop melodies. On his later works, blues is the predominant influence, with the characteristic Travers guitar sound fully noticeable.


Swiss outfit Eluveitie is one of the most successful folk metal bands today. Their sound mixes melodic death metal (Gothenburg style) with Celtic folk music, featuring traditional instruments like bagpipe, violin and miscellaneous flutes and pipes. In 2015 they make their SRF debut, and their only Swedish performance next summer.

Refuge is in fact the reunited 1988-1994 line-up of German heavy/power metal icons Rage: Peavy Wagner (vocals/bas), Manni Schmidt (guitar, ex-Grave Digger) and Chris Eftimiadis (drums). The trio reunites to perform songs exclusively from what some consider the best period in the history of Rage, and albums like "Perfect man", "Secrets in a weird world", "Trapped" and "Missing link". The name Refuge is used since the current version of Rage, front man Peavy's day job, remains active.


 
Thin Lizzy leader Phil Lynott (RIP) called keyboardist Darren Wharton the band's most talented member ever. Since 1985, the same Darren Wharton fronts Dare - originally a melodic hard rock band which has gradually turned towards a more ethereal and Celtic sound. Next spring will see the release of the eighth Dare studio album, shortly before them returning to Sweden Rock.

Dan Hylander earned his place in Swedish rock history as the leader of Raj Montana band. When the group was disbanded in 1984, Dan Hylander continued as a solo artist and producer for artists like Totta Näslund and Tomas Ledin. In 2011 he made a comeback album and next year he makes his Sweden Rock debut - a suitably rocking setlist has been promised.

 
Yesterday we also announced Swedish band Egonaut for the Nemis Stage!
 
Longer biographies on all the bands, other information and tickets can be found at www.swedenrock.com.
 
The Sweden Rock Festival is held in Sölvesborg on June 3rd-6th 2015. Tickets are available.
 
Tue
02
Dec

EPICA, DRAGONFORCE & NEONFLY Live In London

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014
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Ladies and gentlemen, today is a great day for Neonfly, our new album "Strangers In Paradise" is finally being released in Europe!

On top of that, we decided to throw in an extra date to celebrate, and we're ...really excited to let you know that we'll be opening for Dragonforce and Epica at The Forum in London on December 6th! DOORS HAVE BEEN MOVED TO 6:30 PM AND NEONFLY WILL BE ON AT 6:50PM, DON'T BE LATE!

Tickets can be purchased here:
http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/1F004C91EA0AE94B

See you down the front!
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Tue
02
Dec

DAVID ELLEFSON (Megadeth) Announces ''My Life With Deth'' Australian Spoken Word Tour

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014
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DAVID ELLEFSON (Megadeth) ANNOUNCES ''MY LIFE WITH DETH'' AUSTRALIAN SPOKEN WORD TOUR
 
TAPERJEAN MUSIC, SELECT TOURING &  METROPOLIS TOURING PROUDLY PRESENT
 
''MY LIFE WITH DETH'': SPOKEN WORD TOUR
 
MEGADETH are a band that needs no introduction with a career spanning over 3 decades, 14 albums and as part of the Big 4, Megadeth have chiselled their place on the Mount Rushmore of Metal.
In a unique event MEGADETH'S Co- founding member and bass guitarist DAVID ELLEFSON is heading to Australia for a Spoken Word Tour.
 

An evening with DAVID ELLEFSON will feature stories from life on the road and about life as a founding member of one of the biggest metal acts in the world documenting all the trials and tribulations. The night will also feature a bass demonstration and audience Q&A which will allow fans to delve deeper into all things MEGADETH and David's autobiography ' My Life With Deth' a story about the complex history of the band.
'My Life With Deth works on multiple levels. It's a behind the scenes story of MEGADETH , it's a story of overcoming drug addiction and it's the story of a man's walk of faith. What could have easily been a life ruined and wasted turned into a life that was redeemed and restored, and Ellefson's story of how it all happened is extremely interesting and inspiring.' ' Chad Bowar (heavymetal.about.com)
 
From the Megadeth's inception in 1983 until the band's temporary disbandment in 2002, David Ellefson was the only constant member other than bandleader, Dave Mustaine. David was a pivotal part in Megadeth's progression from a ferocious jazz infused thrash group to a state of the art speed metal band and into a multiplatinum, chart topping, global juggernaut.
After Megadeth disbanded in 2002, Ellefson pursued a variety of projects including playing with Soulfly and forming the band F5, amongst other endeavours. In 2010 David re-joined Megadeth for the 20th Anniversary of the band's seminal, genre defining classic, 'Rust in Peace'. Since then he has reclaimed his rightful place within one of heavy metal's most revered bands.
Through highs and lows, David Ellefson has experienced the gamut of rock star fame, fortune and excess and lived to tell the tale. This is your only chance to get a personal insight into the history and behind the scenes of one of metal's most iconic bands, Megadeth. Don't miss this unique event!!  A must see for every metal fan!
 
 
TICKETS ON SALE TUESDAY 9th DECEMEBER 9AM AEST FROM:
http://www.metropolistouring.com/tour.php?tour=2015_david_ellefson_of_megadeth

THURSDAY MARCH 19TH  ' THE HI FI, MELBOURNE 18+
Tickets available at www.oztix.com.au
 
FRIDAY MARCH 20TH THE FACTORY THEATRE SYDNEY 18+
Tickets available at www.oztix.com.au | www.ticetek.com.au |www.factorythearte.com.au
 
SATURDAY MARCH 21ST ' THE HI FI , BRISBANE 18+
Tickets available at www.oztix.com.au
 
SUNDAY MARCH 22nd  'THE GOV, ADELAIDE 18+
Tickets available at www.oztix.com.au
 
WEDNESDAY MARCH 25TH  'THE CIVIC HOTEL, PERTH 18+
Tickets available at www.oztix.com.au
 
 
** VIP MEET & GREET PACKAGES AVAILABLE **
 
 
 
  

 
Tue
02
Dec

HAREM SCAREM Joins 'Frontiers Rock Fest 2' Replacing LAST IN LINE

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014
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Frontiers Music Srl informs that due to circumstances beyond each party reasonable control the band LAST IN LINE will not be able to perform at the forthcoming FRONTIERS ROCK FESTIVAL II which will be held at the Live Club in Trezzo (Milano), Italy on April 11th and 12th 2015.
 
Frontiers is anyway pleased to announce that the Canadian quartet HAREM SCAREM will perform instead at the Festival and have their show on April 11th. 'We would love to do it!!!' said Harem Scarem singer Harry Hess, when asked if the band wanted to join the Festival lineup! The band will perform classic tracks and new songs from the acclaimed new album 'Thirteen' which will hit the shops on December 5thin Europe.
 
In the meantime, whoever will preorder the album now on iTunes will be able to download the full track 'Early Warning Signs' which can be also listened in streaming on Youtube following this link: http://youtu.be/UqFJsOneTGc
 
 
Mon
01
Dec

JEFF SCOTT SOTO & TERRY ILOUS To Embark on European Acoustic Tour in February

Monday, December 1, 2014
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Jeff Scott Soto (Talisman, Journey, SOTO) & Terry Ilous (Great White, XYZ) will embark on a European Acoustic Tour in February, 2015. Together they will share the stage with one another performing songs throughout their illustrious careers. Joining them will be Spanish guitarist Jorge Salan. VIP Fan Packages will be announced in the near future and made available via Jeff and Terry’s websites: www.jeffscottsoto.com, www.facebook.com/JeffScottSotowww.facebook.com/TerryIlous
 
Jeff - “I am looking forward to hitting Europe with my good friend Terry Ilous who is one of the premier singers in Rock and someone I truly admire. Along with my longtime guitarist Jorge Salan, we will be doing a selection of songs from our careers and some special items chosen just for this occasion! Come out and sing along with us, it will be a magical night, stripped down, raw and alive!”
 
Terry - “Playing in Europe is always a homecoming for me, being that I was born and raised there. I am very excited about touring with Jeff Scott Soto whom I consider to be one of the best Rock singers around. I’ll be performing songs from XYZ, Great White, and a few other gems together with Jeff and guitar virtuoso Jorge Salan. Looking forward to seeing all our fans in what will be a very intimate and special acoustic performance.”
 
Tour dates are below with more expected to be announced shortly.
 
Feb. 12  Madrid, Spain                Caracol      
Feb. 13  Barcelona, Spain           Monasterio 
Feb. 14  Nantes, France              The Scrapper         
Feb. 19  Oostende, Belgium        Bada Bing    
Feb. 20  Coevorden, NL              MFC Club
Feb. 21  Deinze, Belgium            Elpee                        
Feb. 22  Beerse, Belgium            Beatnik Club          
Feb. 24  Milan, Italy                     Blue Rose Saloon
Feb. 25  Uster, Switzerland         Starclub            
Feb. 26  Nurnberg, Germany      Rockfabrik   
Feb. 27  Innsbruck, Austria         Ha-Ly Bar    
Feb. 28  Lichtenfells, Germany   Paunchy Cats           
 
Mon
01
Dec

British Rock Legends URIAH HEEP Return To Australia In March 2015

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Monday, December 1, 2014
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Metropolis Touring & Abstract Entertainment Present: BRITISH ROCK LEGENDS URIAH HEEP RETURN TO AUSTRALIA IN MARCH 2015!

 

"This was a rock concert as it was supposed to be ' no flashy pyrotechnics, no flying pigs, just hard and heavy rock for the faithful." - Mark Robertson - BBC Music Review
 
Metropolis Touring are proud to announce the return of legendary rockers URIAH HEEP to Australia.  Considered one of the 'Big Four' pioneers of hard rock and heavy metal in the late '60's and early '70's along with BLACK SABBATH, DEEP PURPLE & LED ZEPPELIN & URIAH HEEP still enjoy legendary status.
 
URIAH HEEP's unique, progressive, hard sound has made them a mainstay of the rock circuit for four decades. Famed for their accomplished musical talents, diverse song writing and powerful live performances, the band has released some of the most popular and defining music of their genre.  With a catalogue of 23 studio albums that includes 'Demons and Wizards' (1972), 'Abominog' (1982), and their most recent release, 2011's 'Into The Wild' (their highest charting album since the '70's) it's no surprise that the band has sold over 40 million records worldwide.
 
'Heep is not interested in being flavour of the month, or in chasing trends ' they prefer to do what they have always done: Play killer rock and roll and make the best music they know how to make.' -   Classic Rock Revisited
 
Australian audiences in particular have taken URIAH HEEP into their hard'rocking hearts, with the band scoring consecutive charting albums and singles in the country on more than one occasion.  Their last triumphant tour in 2011 saw Aussie audiences young and old embrace the rockers in sell out shows for their 40th Anniversary Tour. Their remarkable popularity also spawned the exclusive Australian compilation 'Downunda', released to commemorate their 1974 tour.  What's more, in 2003 URIAH HEEP enlisted the vocal talents of none other than Aussie rock legend Jimmy Barnes on the 'Relentless' album, thus cementing their affinity to this country.
 
Watch ''NAIL ON THE HEAD'' from 2011's 'Into the Light' album
 
URIAH HEEP have toured consistently throughout their 45'year career, performing in over 48 countries to millions of faithful fans, including headline performances at Reading and the prestigious Sweden Rock Festival.  In 1987 they became the first major rock act to perform in the Soviet Union, playing to audiences of 185,000 people. Their fan base also includes far'flung countries such as South Korea, Brazil and Germany.
 
Original member and lead guitarist Mick Box still helms this incredible outfit along with keyboardist Phil Lanzon, vocalist Bernie Shaw, drummer Russell Gilbrook and bassist Davey Rimmer who replaces the late Trevor Boulder who sadly passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2011. They remain one of the hardest working bands on the circuit with over 150 shows under their belt in the past year and promise a set'list of some of the highlight picks from their 40 year plus career. In Mick's words:  ''Appy Days!'
 
''they have always been, and still are the masters of rock and this show was just another great moment in rock history!'' -  Marija Brettle ' Hard Rock Hideout
 
Make sure you catch URIAH HEEP on their triumphant return to Australia on the following dates in March!
 
Tickets on sale 9:00am Monday 8th December from: http://www.metropolistouring.com/tour.php?tour=2015_uriahheep
 
Thu 19th - Sydney - Rooty Hill RSL
Fri 20th - Sydney - Metro Theatre cap.
Sat 21st - Melbourne - Shoppingtown Hotel
Sun 22nd - Melbourne - Chelsea Heights
Tues 24th - Perth - Astor Theatre
Wed 25th - Adelaide - The Gov
Thu 26th - Brisbane - Eatons Hill

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Thu
27
Nov

MICHAEL SCHENKER December 2014 UK Tour Date

Thursday, November 27, 2014
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PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS WESTERN SAND and TYSON SCHENKER’S BAND STATE VILLAINS*
*LONDON O2 SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE SHOW ONLY

24 HOUR BOX OFFICE – 0844 478 0898
BOOK ONLINE – www.thegigcartel.com

FEATURING SONGS FROM THE NEW ALBUM
"BRIDGE THE GAP"
PLUS ALL THE MSG, UFO
AND THE SCORPIONS ROCK CLASSICS

The award-winning, legendary guitarist Michael Schenker will embark on a nationwide UK tour at the Newcastle O2 Academy from 10th December. Tickets are available from the 24 hour box office 0844 478 0898 or from www.thegigcartel.com.

Michael Schenker is proud to announce specials guests for the "Bridge the Gap" tour will be Bournemouth Rockers Western Sand.

At O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 20th December - in addition to Western Sand - the phenomenal State Villains featuring Michael’s son, Tyson Schenker on guitar, will be opening up the show.

The State Villains track "Done Crawling" is available to download from SoundCloud HERE


State Villains (L-R) Pat Casey, Tyson Schenker, Lee Downs, Nik One-Take

Schenker will perform tracks from his current studio album "Bridge The Gap" which features the new single "Lord Of The Lost And Lonely".

Four days before his UK tour kicks off, Schenker will headline Planet Rockstock Festival at Trecco Bay in South Wales on Saturday 6th December

Scottish vocalist Doogie White, who co-wrote the album with Schenker, soars across every song, and stamps his enthusiastic personality with every note and phrase. Wayne Findlay adds another dimension to the dynamic, classic Schenker sound with his Dean 7 string guitar and keyboard orchestrations.

Bridge the Gap is a thunderous, explosive collection of brand new songs steeped in shades of dark and light. Musically and lyrically, the new album shows a re-energised guitarist at the top of his game, surrounded by top drawer musicians.


Photo Credit: © Diana Fabbricatore

MICHAEL SCHENKER
DECEMBER 2014 UK TOUR

PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS WESTERN SAND and
TYSON SCHENKER’S BAND STATE VILLAINS*

*LONDON O2 SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE SHOW ONLY

24 HOUR BOX OFFICE – 0844 478 0898
BOOK ONLINE – www.thegigcartel.com

NEWCASTLE O2 ACADEMY
WEDNESDAY 10th DECEMBER 2014

Tickets: £24.75
Box Office: 0844 477 2000, 0844 478 0898
Book Online: www.ticketweb.co.uk, www.thegigcartel.com
Westgate Road, Newcastle, NE1 1SW
www.o2academynewcastle.co.uk

GLASGOW O2 ABC
THURSDAY 11th DECEMBER
2014
Tickets: £24.75
Box Office: 0844 477 2000, 0844 478 0898
Book Online: www.ticketweb.co.uk, www.thegigcartel.com
300 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JA
www.o2abc.co.uk

NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY
FRIDAY 12th DECEMBER
2014
Tickets: £24.75
Box Office: 0845 413 4444, 0844 478 0898
Book Online:www.ticketweb.co.uk, www.thegigcartel.com, www.alt-tickets.co.uk
8 Talbot Street, Nottingham, NG1 5GG
www.rock-city.co.uk

MANCHESTER RITZ
SATURDAY 13th DECEMBER
2014
Tickets £24.75
Box Office 0844 478 0898
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
Whitworth Street West, Manchester, M1 5NQ
www.hmvritz.com

LEEDS O2 ACADEMY
MONDAY 15th DECEMBER
2014
Tickets: £24.75
Box Office: 0844 477 2000, 0844 478 0898
Book Online: www.ticketweb.co.uk, www.thegigcartel.com
55 Cookridge Street, LS2 3AW
www.o2academyleeds.co.uk

BILSTON THE ROBIN
TUESDAY 16th DECEMBER
2014
Tickets: £24.75
Box Office: 01902 401211
Book Online: www.ticketweb.co.uk, www.thegigcartel.com
Doors: 7:30pm Stage: 8:00pm
20-28 Mount Pleasant, Bilston, Wolverhampton, WV14 7LJ
www.therobin.co.uk

NORWICH WATERFRONT
WEDNESDAY 17th DECEMBER

Tickets: £24.75
Box Office: 01603 508050
Doors: 7:30pm Stage: 8:00pm
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
University of East Anglia’s Box Office: www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk
139-141 King St, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1QH

BRISTOL O2 ACADEMY
FRIDAY 19th DECEMBER
2014
Tickets: £24.75
Box Office: 0844 477 2000, 0844 478 0898
Book Online: www.ticketweb.co.uk, www.thegigcartel.com
Frogmore Street, Bristol, BS1 5NA
www.o2academybristol.co.uk

LONDON O2 SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE
SATURDAY 20th DECEMBER 2014

Tickets: £27.50
Box Office: 0844 477 2000, 0844 478 0898
Book Online: www.ticketweb.co.uk, www.thegigcartel.com
London Shepherds Bush Empire, Shepherds Bush Green, London, W12 8TT
www.o2shepherdsbushempire.co.uk

PLANET ROCKSTOCK
PRESENTS MICHAEL SCHENKER
SATURDAY 6th DECEMBER
2014
TICKETS: www.planetrock.com/rockstock
TRECCO BAY, PORTHCAWL, WALES, CF36 5PW

Photo Credit: © Tallee Savage

Bridge The Gap features Schenker’s Temple of Rock band, comprising ex-Scorpions Herman Rarebell (drums) and Francis Buchholz (bass), ex-Rainbow vocalist Doogie White and Wayne Findlay (guitar, keyboards).

The new LP includes thirteen adrenalin-fuelled melodic rock’n’roll songs that showcase Schenker’s distinctive and explosive guitar playing, valiantly underpinned by the ferocious rhythm section of Rarebell and Buchholz, marking the first time Schenker, Rarebell and Buchholz have appeared on the same album since the Scorpions’ 1979 Lovedrive

Vocalist Doogie White, who co-wrote the album with Schenker, soars across every song, and stamps his enthusiastic personality with every note.  Wayne Findlay adds another dimension to the dynamic, classic Schenker sound with his Dean 7 string guitar and keyboard orchestrations.

Bridge the Gap is a thunderous, explosive collection of brand new songs steeped in shades of dark and light.  Musically and lyrically, the new album shows a re-energised guitarist at the top of his game, surrounded by top drawer musicians.


Photo Credit: © Steve Brinkman

The album, recorded at Kidroom Studios, Germany, was produced by Schenker and co-produced and engineered by Michael Voss.

"I sent material to Doogie in the New Year and he started writing melodies and lyrics," says Schenker.  There was a lot of energy flying about during the recording process. I had the same drive making this album as I had when I was 16.  I wanted it fast, heavy and melodic.  It felt like bridging the gap from my teenage and Lovedrive years to what I am doing now.  I’m back to where I was a long time ago and I love it."

"Never having really written with Michael before, apart from When the Devil Knows You’re Dead (from 2011’s Temple of Rock album), I didn’t know how flexible he would be writing wise," recalls Doogie."  I recorded some vocal tracks as ideas and when Michael heard them we were off and running.  Within two weeks we were in the studio laying down tracks."

Schenker admits that when he wrote this album, he tried to get a balance between songs that are heavy, fast and melodic, complimented by his signature guitar solos.

"I wanted to combine the old with the new," says Schenker. "That’s why the album’s called Bridge The GapWith Wayne playing 7 string guitar we created some low, heavy modern sounds.  Since I play and experiment on a regular basis, I always have some new, fresh sparks to share when I record a new album.  I am inspired from within.  It’s infinite like a kaleidoscope."

"As former members of the Scorpions, Herman, Francis and I have been out of the loop of rock’n’roll for quite a while.  Getting together for the first time since the Lovedrive album is an incredible jump. We’re connecting the past with the present. We’re bridging the gap."

Schenker remains philosophical about the name of the new album.  He believes the name reflects what is going on in the fast-moving world around him.

"Everything that is currently going on in this world is showing that people are desperate for change. We need to bridge the gap of poverty. There are too many innocent people getting killed in terrorist attacks. We need to leave all of this chaos behind us.  We have to be strong. We have to continue moving forward, working together in a balanced way."

Schenker is amazed how melodic the new album turned out, but he still insists the songs still feature a bit of darkness as well.

"I came up with the name of the album, before I even started writing. When Doogie started writing the lyrics to the new songs he had something to go by."

Photo Credit: © Kevin Estrada

"BRIDGE THE GAP" - TRACK LISTING

1. NEPTUNE RISING
2. WHERE THE WILD WINDS BLOW
3. HORIZONS
4. LORD OF THE LOST AND LONELY
5. ROCK'N'ROLL SYMPHONY
6. TO LIVE FOR THE KING
7. LAND OF THUNDER
8. TEMPLE OF THE HOLY
9. SHINE ON
10. BRIDGES WE HAVE BURNED
11. BECAUSE YOU LIED
12. BLACK MOON RISING
13. DANCE FOR THE PIPER
14. FAITH (VOCALS: DON DOKKEN) (BONUS TRACK)

All songs produced by:
 Michael Schenker and Michael Voss

All songs are written by:
Music - Michael Schenker
Lyrics - Doogie White
Except: ‘Neptune Rising' (Michael Schenker)
Bonus track "Faith" appears on the Special Edition,
featuring Don Dokken (vocals)


Photo Credit: © Steve Brinkman

MICHAEL SCHENKER'S TEMPLE OF ROCK
THE MAKING OF THE NEW ALBUM

Michael Schenker and Herman Rarebell met on and off over the years and eventually decided to do something together.  Schenker hadn’t performed UFO material for a while, and decided to put a touring project together with Best of Michael Schenker material.  Pete Way showed up at one of Schenker’s MSG Shows and appeared to be in good spirit, and was invited to Brighton to jam together. At the same time, Schenker was about ready to start working on a new album. He went to a studio in Muenster to record a demo. Michael Voss was engineering and laid down guide vocals.

Schenker liked his voice and asked Voss if he wanted to do the singing.  When Schenker finished the demo he played it to Pete and Herman. They liked what they heard and immediately offered to become the rhythm section. The result was 2011’s "Temple Of Rock" album which featured guest musicians including Star Trek’s Captain Kirk (William Shatner) who recorded the spoken word intro on the album.  Schenker ended up playing on Shatner’s solo album. Vocalist Doogie White also appeared on the album. Schenker wrote a song specially suited for Doogie’s vocals - "Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead".

The song became a favourite on the album and was A-listed on Planet Rock radio in the UK. When it was time for Schenker to go on tour, Michael Voss wasn’t available, so he had to find a replacement.

Having Robin McAuley singing on one song, Schenker thought about having different line-ups between Voss, McAuley and Doogie (based on their availability). Voss toured with Schenker in Japan, McAuley toured with Schenker in the USA, and Doogie toured with Schenker in Europe. 

Michael Schenker. Photo Credit: © Steve Brinkman

The song became a favourite on the album and was A-listed on Planet Rock radio in the UK. When it was time for Schenker to go on tour, Michael Voss wasn’t available, so he had to find a replacement.

Having Robin McAuley singing on one song, Schenker thought about having different line-ups between Voss, McAuley and Doogie (based on their availability). Voss toured with Schenker in Japan, McAuley toured with Schenker in the USA, and Doogie toured with Schenker in Europe. 

When Schenker was getting ready for the European tour, he learned that Pete Way was not well so he asked Herman Rarebell what Francis Buchholz was up to due to the fact that Schenker performed several Scorpions songs in his set.  Francis was happy to join for our European tour with Doogie on vocals and Wayne Findlay on guitar and keyboards. The tour was so successful that Schenker decided to film one of the concerts for a live DVD.  The band got stronger and stronger and completed their European tour, but more offers were coming in to perform additional gigs.

Schenker seized the opportunity to record an album after the end of the first leg of their European tour. There was a six month window. Doogie was ready to go for it and so was the rest of the band. Schenker started laying down tracks and gave the material to Doogie so he could start writing the lyrics. Off they went recording with Michael Voss as their engineer/ co-producer. Everything went like clockwork and was finished before the set off to tour Russia in April 2013. 

The band toured for another three months in Europe and grew stronger. After finishing the second part of the tour, they got back together and remixed and re-mastered the album.  Entitled "Bridge The Gap", the album will be released December 2nd 2013.  In 2014, Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock will embark on a North American tour. "We’re ready to rock," says Schenker.


Photo Credit: © Sakura Henderson

Michael Schenker Essential Web Links

Michael Schenker - Official Website
www.michaelschenkerhimself.com

Michael Schenker - Official Facebook
www.facebook.com/MichaelSchenkerRocks

inakustik - Official Website
www.in-akustik.com

 
Mon
24
Nov

SEBASTIEN Featuring TONY MARTIN Live Video

Artist: 
Monday, November 24, 2014
Categories: 
 
SEBASTIEN proudly presents a brand new live-video from this year's MASTERS OF ROCK festival!!! It's an exclusive version of one of BLACK SABBATH highlights, "Headless Cross", which was performed with an unforgettable line-up:
 
Tony Martin (ex-BLACK SABBATH) - vocal
Roland Grapow (MASTERPLAN, ex-HELLOWEEN) - guitar, backing vocal
George Rain (SEBASTIEN) - guitar
Petri Kallio (SEBASTIEN) - bass
Pavel Dvořok (SEBASTIEN, WARHAWK) - keyboards
Martin 'Marthus' Skaroupka (CRADLE OF FILTH, MASTERPLAN) - drums 
 
"The mix and mastering of the live recording was made by Roland Grapow himself in GRAPOW STUDIOS! That's also where final mixing-works of SEBASTIEN's second album, "Dark Chambers of Deja vu", are made nowadays. The long promised new album - including some great guest-appearances - is going to be released in 2015"
 
 
 
Mon
24
Nov

Three More Acts Released for Väsby Rock Festival 2015!

Monday, November 24, 2014
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Three more acts released for Väsby Rock Festival 2015!
 
Eclipse – Erik Mårtensson and his guys are coming back to Väsby Rock Festival. After a highly acclaimed performance in 2013 the band will come back to Väsby and in now in the process of recording new material to be released in February next year.
 
Jaded Heart – twenty years after their start these German guys are hotter than ever. Together with their Swedish singer Johan Fahlberg they still tour around Europe and Japan and now they will perform in Väsby. Take the chance to come and listen to them, you won’t regret it.
 
Kardinal Sin - (ex. Rough Diamond) from Väsby are a powermetal band and are inspired by bands like Iron Maiden, Queensryche, Kamelot and Halloween. Since the start in 2003 the guys changed the line-up a couple of times, but are back stronger than ever. They are in the studio recording a new album.
 
 
 

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