Skunk Anansie have announced some additional UK headline & festival shows for May 2017; these follow on from a full European tour kicking off in late January, with the band set to visit 14 different countries across a six week period, including a sold out London date at the Brixton Academy on February 4th.
Support on the European tour comes from edgy, rockin’ duo, The Pearl Harts.
An opening act for the UK shows in May is still to be confirmed, but the dates & venues are as follows:-
May 25th – Bristol, O2 Academy
May 26th – South Derbyshire, Bearded Theory Festival (‘Pallet’ stage headliner)
May 27th – Manchester, O2 Ritz
‘Anarchytecture’ – Skunk Anansie’s sixth studio album, produced by Tom Dalgety (Royal Blood, Pixies, Ghost) – was released last year to much critical acclaim and impressive official chart positions, with Classic Rock magazine saying, ‘Like Queen or Muse, they’re at their best when they push beyond the narrow centre-ground of hard rock in search of something bigger, stranger and more glamorous…’
‘Anarchytecture’ is available to purchase here via Amazon or here via iTunes.
Hot off of a successful Spring tour including headlining dates and support dates with Otep, Lacey Sturm, Hellyeah, Escape the Fate and more, Doll Skin will once again hit the road for a handful of headlining dates, and will be joining OTEP for the “Equal Rights, Equal Lefts” Tour. Dates start July 21st in Sonora, Ca at the Gypsy Shack and will continue through August 29th where the will end the tour in Santa Ana, Ca at the Observatory.
Since forming in Phoenix in 2013, DOLL SKIN, Vocalist Sydney Dolezal, Guitarist Alex Snowden, Bassist Nicole Rich, and Drummer Meghan Herring,have taken the World by storm, playing shows and touring with Social Distortion, Slunt, DRI, Metal Allegiance, HELLYEAH, Shiprocked 2016, and many more, with a Global press blitz, and adds and spins on hundreds of radio stations, including almost weekly spins since 2015 on the uber-influential LA station KROQ, where they have become a favorite of legendary DJ Rodney Bingenheimer, with 3 different singles in rotation on his Rodney on the Roq.
On April 15th, the band released IN YOUR FACE (Again), via EMP Label Group/eOne Distribution, a full length version of their 2015 digital EP IN YOUR FACE, produced by Megadeth bassist David Ellefson.
The extended 9 track retail version features new tracks including “Furious Fixation”, mixed by Richard Easterling (American Head Charge, Fuel), and a “Punk’D” demo version of their first single “Family of Strangers.”
"It's a rocking kick in the face that you don't want to miss. We've got some fun new surprises on it and it'll leave you wanting more" says Doll Skin bassist Nicole Rich.
The video for latest single “Let’s Be Honest” premiered exclusively via REVOLVER MAGAZINE earlier this month and can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMs5qZRlyHM
07/21 Sonora, CA- The Gypsy Shack *
07/23 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
07/24 Spokane, WA – The Pin
07/25 Seattle, WA – Studio 7 Seattle, wa
07/27 Colorado Springs – Sunshine Studios *
07/28 Huthinson, KS – The Rusty Needle *
07/29 Algona, IA – The Afterlife *
07/30 Royalton, MN – Halfway Jam Festival *
07/31 Stevens Point, WI Live on Main with Bobaflex *
08/01 Rockford, IL TBA
08/02 Dubuque, IA - The Venue *
08/03 Madison, WI – Wisconsin Red Zone
08/05 Dayton, OH – Oddbody's
08/06 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance Theater
08/07 Northampton, PA – The Gin Mill
08/08 Boonsboro, MD – Boonsboro Event Center
08/09 Amityville, NY – Revolution Bar & Music Hall
08/10 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
08/11 Providence, RI – Fete Ballroom
08/12 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
08/14 Johnson City, TN – Capone's
08/15 Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
08/16 Spartanburg, SC Ground Zero
08/17 Macon, GA – Cox Capital Theater
08/18 Lake Park, FL – The Kelsey Theater
08/19 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum Theater
08/20 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
08/22 McAllen, TX – Sophie's
08/23 Dallas, TX – Trees
08/24 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
08/26 Farmington, NM – Top Deck
08/27 Tucson, AZ – Club X
08/28 Kingsburg, CA - Bullfrogs
08/29 Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
* Headlining Show Dates w/o OTEP
Hungarian epic alternative rockers Ann my Guard return to the UK next month, touring in support of their upcoming album: "Ourania".
In Greek mythology, Ourania (Otherwise known as Urania) was one of the nine Mousai (Muses), the goddesses of music, song and dance. In the Classical era, when the Mousai were assigned specific artistic and literary spheres, Ourania was named Muse of astronomy and astronomical writings. In this guise she was depicted pointing at a celestial globe with a rod.
The band's frontwoman, Eszter Baumann-Toth comments:
"We're really excited to be returning to the UK! We made some great friends last time we were in the UK and we're looking forward to meeting old and new friends alike!"
Ann My Guard's UK dates are as follow:
15/8 - PORTSMOUTH - The Golden Eagle
16/8 - NEWCASTLE - Trillians
17/8 - WHITCHURCH - Percy's Cafe
18/8 - COVENTRY - The Arches
19/8 - BRIDLINGTON - The Boiler Room
20/8 - LONDON - The Torch
Twin Atlantic are excited to announce their UK tour which begins on 7th October 2016 in Newcastle and includes 3 nights at Glasgow Barrowlands, in support of anticipated new album ‘GLA’ released on 9th September 2016, through Red Bull Records.
Ticket pre-sale begins at 9am on Monday 11th July, general on-sale 9am on Friday 15th July at www.twinatlantic.com
Sam McTrusty said:
“We can’t wait to play our new songs up close and personal, we want to show you what ‘GLA’ is all about.”
2016 UK tour dates:
7th October Newcastle – University
8th October Manchetser – Neighbourhood Festival
9th October Cardiff – Yplas
11th October Birmingham - Institute
12th October London – Forum
14th October Portsmouth – Pyramids
15th October Leeds – Beckett University
16th October Norwich – Waterfront
10th December Dublin – Academy
11th December Belfast – Limelight
13th December Glasgow - Barrowlands
14th December Glasgow – Barrowlands
15th December Glasgow – Barrowlands
Chicago Heavy Rockers SOiL will embark upon an extensive UK and European tour in October/November 2016. The tour will kick off on October 27 in Utrecht, Netherlands and end on November 26 in Milton Keynes, England. The tour will see SOiL hitting some cities they have previously never played before. "This time we wanted to tap into some cities that have been asking us to play over the years and we haven't gone to before" states bassist Tim King. "We are looking forward to seeing some new places and making some new friends this time around".
Support for the dates will come from Memphis, TN rock veterans Saliva and Texas based new comers Sons of Texas. A 4th opener will be announced at a later date.
According to SOiL vocalist Ryan McCombs: "Every time we get home from a UK/European tour, I'm ready to go back.. It feels like it's been way to long since we've gotten to spend time with our UK/European SOiL family. I need to find me a place to hide in York, England (My favourite city), so I can just stay there after this next tour wraps up!"
SOiL / Saliva / Sons of Texas:
27 Utrecht, NETHERLANDS Helling
28 Jena, GERMANY F-Haus
29 Zurich, SWITZERLAND TBD
30 Borgo Priolo, ITALY Dagda Club
1 Vienna, AUSTRIA Szene Wien
2 Munich, GERMANY Backstage Halle
3 Stuttgart, GERMANY Universum
4 Sittard, NETHERLANDS Volt
5 Bochum, GERMANY Zeche
7 Southampton, ENGLAND Engine Rooms
8 Brighton, ENGLAND Concorde 2
9 Bristol, ENGLAND The Fleece
10 Reading, ENGLAND Sub 89
11 Plymouth, ENGLAND The Hub
12 Barnstaple, ENGLAND The Factory
13 Cardiff, WALES The Globe
15 London, ENGLAND Islington Academy
16 Norwich, ENGLAND Waterfront
17 Manchester, ENGLAND Sound Control
18 Sheffield, ENGLAND Corporation
19 Birmingham, ENGLAND O2 Institute 2
20 Newcastle, ENGLAND Riverside
22 Glasgow, SCOTLAND Cathouse
23 Hull, ENGLAND The Welly
24 York, ENGLAND Fibbers
25 Chester, ENGLAND The Live Rooms
26 Milton Keynes, ENGLAND Crauford Arms
Italian atmospheric rock / metal group Devotion will embark on Russian Tour 2016 in August. Confirmed dates follow.
10-08-16 "AMNEZIA" KAZAN (RU)
11-08-16 "HARAT'S PUB" ULYANOVSK (RU)
12-08-16 "HARAT'S PUB" SAMARA (RU)
13-08-16 "LUCKY PUB" BALAKOVO (RU)
14-08-16 "METRO" SARATOV (RU)
15-08-16 "WHITE HORSE" VOLGOGRAD (RU)
16-08-16 "THE ROCK BAR" KRASNODAR (RU)
17-08-16 "POZORISCHE" ROSTOV-ON-DON (RU)
18-08-16 "COLLOSEUM" VORONEZH (RU)
19-08-16 "KILLFISH" KURSK (RU)
20-08-16 "LES" MOSCOW (RU)
Devotion are touring in support of fourth album "Words and Crystals", which was released digitally through Pavement Music on February 26. The album is available from Amazon, iTunes, and other online retailers.
Stream album track "P. Hamilton" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjDPLTgsPNE
Bringing together exceptional talent from both the UK and America, Better Noise Records signings As Lions (UK), From Ashes To New (USA) and Anavae (UK) are set to share a stage in London on Wednesday June 8th 2016. As Lions and From Ashes To New will also go on to play the legendary Download Festival in Donington the following weekend.
Hailing from London, As Lions features ex members of ‘Rise To Remain’ and are fronted by the enigmatic Austin Dickinson. Their last London show saw them take to the stage of Wembley in support of Five Finger Death Punch with whom they will be touring America with later in 2016. Their debut EP is set for later in the year.
American upstarts From Ashes To New grace UK shores for the first time following their incredible success in America. ‘Day One’ their debut album sold in excess of 10,000 copies in its first week and the band continue to make significant noise at radio. Check out latest video for 'Lost and Alone' here: https://youtu.be/__EsTKHSgeo
London duo Anavae are set to become one of the UK’s most exciting female led bands. Combining the incredible voice of Rebecca Need-Menear and the songwriting prowess of Jamie Finch, the band have picked up early support from BBC Introducing London, Kerrang Radio and even had a Radio 1 Spin. They are currently putting the finishing touches on their debut EP which is set for a summer release.
Tickets are available now from www.ticketmaster.co.uk
With their new track ‘So Alive’ currently the No. 1 most added at hot AC radio in the US, on the Radio 2 playlist in the UK and their new album ‘Boxes’ released last week, Goo Goo Dolls are back with a vengeance.
Goo Goo Dolls — consisting of singer John Rzeznik and bassist Robby Takac — have already announced a summer headlining tour of amphitheatres and arenas in North America, and are now happy to announce their first UK tour since 2013. The tour kicks off in Norwich on October 8th and finishes up at London Eventim Apollo on October 14th. Tickets go on sale at 10:00am on Friday 13th May priced £27.50 (except for London which is £29.50) plus booking fees at gigsandtours.com & ticketmaster.co.uk. Doors are 19:00 except Norwich which is 18:30. VIP ticket packages are available at googoodolls.com/tour.
Sat 8th Norwich, UEA
Sun 9th Leeds, O2 Academy
Mon 10th Glasgow, O2 Academy
Wed 12th Manchester, Albert Hall
Thurs 13th Birmingham, O2 Institute
Fri 14th London, Eventim Apollo Hammersmith
Currently working on new material for the follow-up to 2014's critically acclaimed "Phantom Radio" album, Mark Lanegan has announced news of an extensive tour of acoustic performances in intimate venues throughout Europe. The tour begins in the UK in April before moving on to most major European cities throughout May. Support on the tour comes from his label mate, collaborator and kindred spirit Duke Garwood. Upcoming live info below:
Tuesday 19th April – Manchester – Cathedral, UK
Wednesday 20th April – York - Opera House, UK
Thursday 21st April – Glasgow - ABC, UK
Friday 22nd April - Aberdeen - TBC, UK
Saturday 23rd April – Gateshead - age 2, UK
Monday 25th April – Belfast – Empire, UK
Tuesday 26th April – Dublin – Academy, IRELAND
Wednesday 27th April – Dublin – Academy, IRELAND
Friday 29th April – Bristol - St Georges Church, UK
Saturday 30th April - Brighton - St Georges Church, UK
Sunday 1st April – Leeds - City Varieties, UK
Monday 2nd April – Birmingham - Glee Club, UK
Tuesday 3rd April – London - Union Chapel, UK
Wednesday 4th April – Lille - Le Splendid, FRANCE
Friday 6th April – Tilburg – 013, NETHERLANDS
Saturday 7th April – Utrecht - Tivoli Hertz, NETHERLANDS
Monday 9th May – Paris – Alhambra, FRANCE
Tuesday 10th May – Cologne – Kulturkirche, GERMANY
Wednesday 11th May – Ghent – NTGnent, BELGIUM
Thursday 12th May - Ghent – NTGnent, BELGIUM
Saturday 14th May – Oslo - Storsalen, Chateau Neuf, NORWAY
Sunday 15th May – Stockholm - Cirkus, Skandia:Scenen, SWEDEN
Monday 16th May – Malmo - Slagthuset Teatern, SWEDEN
Tuesday 17th May – Hamburg - Übel + Gefährlich, GERMANY
Wednesday 18th May – Berlin – Passionkirche, GERMANY
Thursday 19th May – Prague - Lucerna Music Bar, CZECH REPUBLIC
Saturday 21st May - St Gallen – Palace, SWITZERLAND
Sunday 22nd May – Bologna - Teatro Antoniano, ITALY
Monday 23rd May – Prato - Teatro Metastasio, ITALY
Tuesday 24th May – Milan – Fabrique, ITALY
Wednesday 25th May - Madrid - Teatro Lara, SPAIN
Thursday 26th May - San Sebastian - Teatro Muicipal, SPAIN
Saturday 28th May - La Coruna - Teatro Rosalia, SPAIN
Sunday 29th May – Braga - Theatro Circo, PORTUGAL
Monday 30th May - Lisbon - Cinema Sao Jorge, PORTUGAL
By Ali Nichol-Way
Support came from Nic Wood and Second Place Hero.
Recently D.E.A.D has been making waves in the underground Alternative scene. After near-constant touring as a support act since Christmas and having a recent festival appearance at Camden Rocks, they have made a name for themselves with their energetic, punk-infused live shows. Naturally everyone was intrigued to see what they would bring to their own headline show.
Opening to a sparse crowd of roughly thirty, Nic Wood stepped up to the plate with a cry of “Hello Think Tank”. Armed with only an acoustic guitar, the feeling of ashamedly expecting an acoustic set made up of three-chord songs that sounded the same was there. Surprisingly Nic could shred on an acoustic guitar. Whilst amazingly talented at playing, (he never dropping a note) he seemed to have a Jekyll and Hyde effect with his singing going from a laid back, classic acoustic style vocals in to raging screams that could fill the venue without the need of a microphone.
There may well be some philosophical depths as to why he does this but it gained only disinterested and various jumps from the crowd who quickly turned back round to see talk to others. Going through the songs, you couldn’t doubt his passion in his performance. However it seemed that the acoustic tone did not fit well at a show headlined by a band known to jump into crowds. Nic retired off stage to a polite applause from the milling audience.
Next up were Newcastle’s own Second Place Hero. There was initial excitement for the Pop Punk quartet and their catchy hooks soon gained some excitement from the audience, but this soon died down as they turned into pretty much a boring act. You would think vocalist Graeme Costello had left the oven on at home due to his disinterested performance. His lack of eye contact and bored walking on stage screamed that this was a show they didn’t want to do. However their songs were quite tight, showcasing tracks off their E.P “Year of the Underdog” with some skill. The most interaction that was had with the crowd was when they got them to clap along to their '1000 miles' cover and hit 'our time is up'. They then proceeded to leave the stage as fast as possible, leaving nothing but an awkward atmosphere.
When headliners D.E.A.D said “all aboard the Tourtanic” they weren’t joking. Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go oOn” filled the venue as the band piled on stage. Within in minutes the lead singer Alex Mountford had the whole crowd doing jazz hands, successfully showing the supports up. As they went into the bouncy tune “Phantom” the audience were literally bouncing up and down which they continued to do for the whole show.
As they went from 'Verona' into 'Alaska', you could see them develop into a tighter and more powerful sound. This was also evident in their live show as you could see the difference in their live act, seeming more focused even from when they were here supporting Ashestoangels on Wintour. They also showed a strong connection with the audience, with all of the members making eye contact, thanking the crowd for coming out tonight, even laughing when some dedicated fans pulled out lighters and phones during 'Alaska'.
However they still have some way to go after they messed up a bit on 'Cowboy', but that is probably a part of the classic D.E.A.D experience of "all out, uncaring rock". Fan anthem “Beautiful Broken Bones” closed the set and ended with Mountford in with the crowd and then them screaming for one more song. Pretty much, if you want a great live show with lots of jumping and sweat, then D.E.A.D are definitely a band to check out.
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