Dutch symphonic metal giants Epica are proud to announce the supports for their upcoming ‘The United Principle’ 2018 UK tour: Danish metal sensation Myrkur and US progressive metallers Oceans Of Slumber!
06.04.18 Rock City – Nottingham
07.04.18 02 ABC 1 – Glasgow
08.04.18 O2 Academy – Bristol
10.04.18 Tivoli – Dublin
12.04.18 O2 Ritz – Manchester
13.04.18 O2 Forum - London
Tickets and VIP upgrades are available here: www.epica.nl/tour
Epica celebrates 1000th show anniversary at 013 Tilburg!
On Saturday 14th April 2018 – just after their UK tour - the symphonic metal icons, along with support from Myrkur and Oceans Of Slumber, will celebrate their 1000th show anniversary at 013 in Tilburg, the Netherlands. After their recent sold out shows in the Netherlands, Epica is more than proud to announce that they will perform this mile-stone event at the legendary 013 venue, the exact same venue where it all started for the band 16 years ago!
Vocalist Simone Simons stated: "Back in 2002, we could have never imagined that one day we'd be playing our 1,000th live show! This couldn't have happened without the support of our dearest and most loyal Epica legion, so in order to make this an unforgettable night, we've invited some very cool guests to perform with us!"
Guitarist Mark Jansen added: "I remember our very first show at 013, Tilburg as if it was yesterday. Back then we were supporting Anathema, but now 16 years later, we'll have the honour to be celebrating our 1,000th show at the same venue as headliners. We could have never achieved this without the support of our loyal fans, so we definitely wanted to make this an amazing night to celebrate all together with also some very cool special guests! We hope to see you all in Tilburg!"
Epica’s latest EP – ‘The Solace System’ was released September 1st via Nuclear Blast – purchase links below:
Limited Edition Digipack CD: http://bit.ly/2zPeREY
Limited Edition NB Anniversary Green Vinyl: http://bit.ly/2zPOaQG
Limited Edition Black Vinyl: http://amzn.to/2j3iL5p
Order ‘The Solace System’ digitally: http://apple.co/2A80DSE
Multi-talented, award-winning artist, actress and activist Kate Nash announces the 10 year anniversary of her platinum selling debut album 'Made Of Bricks'. Kate will be touring the album over the summer including a show at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire, tickets will be available for pre-order Wednesday 29th March and on general sale 31st March. A limited run of original pink 'Made In Bricks' vinyl will be available on the tour.
Kate on 'Made Of Bricks':-
"I am so excited to celebrate my 10 year anniversary of Made of Bricks. This was a life changing record for me. At the time of making it I had no idea what to expect, what making a record even was, and how much this would open up a world of art and music to me. After a decade of creating, recording, performing and living I feel more confident about my abilities than ever and I look forward to approaching these performances from where I am today. I can’t wait to share this with fans old and new, I’ve honed my performance skills and this will bring new life to old material, mixing a sense of nostalgia with a shiny bright future.
I’m so proud of how far I have come and I actually feel like I have a stronger connection to the songs now than I did then. I’m more in tune with myself and I think that translates through my performance. I also feel like this album keeps me connected to why I create music. It's an important reminder to me to stay creative, open, imaginative, to have a sense of fun and remember the London streets I grew up in. It's amazing to be fortunate enough to have a career as an artist. So hashtag blessed. I’m as ever grateful to my beautiful fans!! And I’m excited to invite them to something extra special this summer!"
In other news, Kate Nash has been confirmed to play Rhonda is the upcoming Netflix Original series “G.L.O.W.” Produced by award winning Jenji Kohan (Weeds, Orange is the new Black), “G.L.O.W” (aka Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) was created by Liz Flahive (Homeland) and Carly Mensch (Orange Is The New Black) and is a 10-episode comedy inspired by the real story of the 1980s female wrestling league.
MADE OF BRICKS TOUR
1st August - Edinburgh, Queens Hall
3rd August - Leeds, Church
4th August - Manchester, O2 Ritz
5th August - Nottingham, Rock City
6th August - Bristol, O2 Academy
8th August - Brighton, Concorde 2
10th August - London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
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Children Of Bodom's prodigious debut album ‘Something Wild’ was released 20 years ago and thus the mighty Hatecrew were born. Finland's melodic death superstars will take to the road in 2017 to celebrate 20 years of life in the form of a mind blowing classic set-list. For an entire month, Children Of Bodom will bring their reaper sound over to the UK and Central Europe, so make sure to catch the guys on one of these dates.
The UK leg will see the band hit two prestigious venues - London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire and Manchester’s Academy 2.
Tickets will go on sale Wednesday Dec 14th @ 10.00 GMT:
11th March 2017 – Manchester, Academy 2
12th March 2017 – London, Shepherd’s Bush Empire
A few weeks ago, Children Of Bodom released a special lyric video for the song 'My Bodom (I Am The Only One)', taken from the band's latest studio album, ‘I Worship Chaos’. On October 20th, fans were encouraged via social media to submit photos of themselves with the band for a chance to be in the upcoming video. Over 300 photos were selected to be featured in the 'My Bodom (I Am The Only One)' lyric video. You can view the video here: https://youtu.be/EMje43asm-A
“Amberian Dawn is now 10 years old and we’re going to celebrate it properly by doing our first Headliner tour in Europe with our label mates Diabulus in Musica, who are also having their 10th active year happening as well. Our co-headlining tour will be named “Amberian Dawn 10th Anniversary Tour”. Opening act will be Finnish based Crimson Sun!
Be there and share the word (in Facebook, Instagram, Twitter et !! Make sure that all of your friends will find out about this tour !!
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Even a band as resolutely committed to forward motion as Enter Shikari sometimes has to pause to take stock and review the ground they’ve covered. The 10 year anniversary of the release of debut album ‘Take To The Skies’ seems as good a time as any.
Recorded in Reading, England by the band while still in their teens, on a budget of “not very much at all”, the album has gone on to sell 140,000+ copies in the UK alone, and in a very short space of time took Enter Shikari from a young band touring the small / medium sized clubs of the UK to big venues and festival main stages worldwide.
In spring 2017, The band will be taking time out from work on their fifth “proper” album to perform a handful of shows worldwide over the space of a couple of months or so celebrating the anniversary of ’Take To The Skies’, with this UK / Ireland leg the first to be announced.
Enter Shikari will headline 2017’s Slam Dunk Festival in Birmingham, Leeds and Hatfield, as well as two intimate warm-up shows in Belfast & Dublin.
The dates being ;
TUES 23rd - DUBLIN - Academy
WED 24th - BELFAST - Limelight
SAT 27th - BIRMINGHAM - NEC
SUN 28th - LEEDS - City Centre
MON 29th - HATFIELD - The Forum
Enter Shikari frontman Rou Reynolds opined thusly on the situation ;
"Slam Dunk is a festival that we’ve been attending from the very start - Slam Dunk South is actually on the campus of my old Uni in Hatfield! It's grown into one of the most important festivals in alternative music, and it will be an absolute honour to headline it in 2017.
We’re going to be celebrating the 10 year anniversary of our debut album Take To The Skies, which feels totally mental in and of itself. The fact that we get to reminisce and relive tracks we recorded so long ago, and that are still held dear by so many, is something I could have never anticipated back then and fills me with appreciation for everyone that has supported this band over the years.
We’ll never write another album like Take To The Skies, as Enter Shikari isn't really a band that looks backwards. But as this is a special occasion it’s important for us to recognise the importance of this album to us, and for the family of people who have supported us since those early days. On a purely selfish note, I cannot wait to play some of the tracks we haven’t played since 2007, or even ever!”
Enter Shikari recently released the stand-alone single 'Hoodwinker' - https://youtu.be/1qCpoH4VO9Y and on 18th November release Volume 6 of their ongoing ‘Bootleg Series’, ‘Live At Alexandra Palace’, on 2xLP, 2xCD and digital, recorded at the sold-out headline show at the 9,000 capacity London venue in February 2016.
Upon the album’s release, the band will be doing a handful of in-store signings, plus a Shikari Sound System DJ set in Manchester on release night (18th Nov).
Friday 18th Nov. 5:30pm - signing at HMV Manchester.
Friday 18th Nov. from 10pm - Shikari Sound System DJ set at SOUTH, Manchester
Saturday 19th Nov. 3:00pm - signing at Jumbo Records, Leeds.
Tuesday 22nd Nov. 6.00pm - signing at Banquet Records, Kingston
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