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.
Female fronted Los Angeles hard Rock band Hail Sagan has announced that they will be playing in Spokane, Washington at The Pin on August 31st and the Make America Rock Again Tour on September 3rd in Reedley, California (Fresno) at The Wakehouse with Alien Ant Farm, Trapt Tantric and more.
The guitar pictured above will be signed by the band and raffled off at the Make America Rock Again Tour on Sept. 3rd in Fresno. The guitar raffle is free for everyone, but we ask you to please make a donation. A portion of the donations will go to the "Love Is Louder" foundation which addresses issues like bullying, negative self-image, discrimination, loneliness, and depression.
Hail Sagan features powerhouse vocalist Sagan Amery, with a devilish masked group rumoured to include guitarists Nick Quijano (Powerman 5000) and Andrew Weissberg. Since forming in 2015, the band has amassed a monstrous fanbase, with over 200,000 followers across their social media, solidified further this month with the release of their debut video “Dark Cloud”. The clip, which debuted earlier this month via Revolver, has already gained over 112,000 views. The track, and video, which deals with the subject of abuse and bullying, has already resonated strongly with fans.
"It's been a great experience being able to broach the subject of bullying and abuse with the lyrics of this song. We took it one step further and created a video with director Matthew Crum and DP Kenny Keeler that visually enhanced the sensitive subject matter. We chose to mask the members of the band in an effort to show the world that anyone can be a part of this, you never know who will be under there, maybe even a fan or someone who needs music to save them."
You can view the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGK6UYAstnc
The band will release their self-titled debut EP in Fall 2016 on EMP Label Group, and will be available for pre-order later this month.
Aug. 31st - The "PIN" - Spokane Washington
Sept. 3rd - Make America Rock Again Tour - Reedley CA (Fresno)
EMP Label Group
Ahead of their headlining shows at the Reading and Leeds Festivals, Kilimanjaro are proud to announce that Grammy® Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Red Hot Chili Peppers are to return in December for their first UK tour in five years.
The band will be touring in support of their 11th studio album, The Getaway, out now on Warner Bros. Records, which was #1 in ten countries across Europe and was produced by Danger Mouse and mixed by Nigel Godrich.
Red Hot Chili Peppers have spent the summer performing at a variety of music festivals around the world, including headlining Lollapalooza in Chicago, T In The Park in Scotland, Fuji Rock in Japan and this weekend headlined the Reading and Leeds festival.
Supporting the band across their UK tour will be Japanese sensation Babymetal. The J-pop teen metallers have taken the world by storm since their formation in 2010. Their latest album "Metal Resistance" peaked at number fifteen on the UK Albums Chart, the highest position reached by a Japanese band.
Tickets for the UK shows go on general sale 10am Friday 2 September from MYTICKET.CO.UK / SEETICKETS.COM
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS UK TOUR 2016
Monday 5 December London The O2
Tuesday 6 December London The O2
Thursday 8 December Glasgow The SSE Hydro
Saturday 10 December Birmingham Genting Arena
Sunday 11 December Birmingham Genting Arena
Wednesday 14 December Manchester Arena
Thursday 15 December Manchester Arena
Beginning July 16, music fans can experience the final performance from iconic rock band Mötley Crüe during a month-long online run of “Mötley Crüe: The End.” The once-in-a-lifetime event – held at the sold-out Staples Center in Los Angeles on New Year’s Eve 2015.
Fans around the world will be able to catch all the action from Mötley Crüe’s final show via a digital PPV stream of “Mötley Crüe: The End” at http://motley.com/. In addition to the live show fans will also be treated to behind-the-scenes footage of the band’s final performance night. Relive the legendary rock icons final show online beginning July 16th at http://motley.com/
Completing their 35-year touring career as a band, this epic concert viewing experience gives Mötley Crüe’s fans a chance to relive mega-hits such as “Kickstart My Heart,” “Girls Girls Girls,” “Home Sweet Home” and “Dr. Feelgood.” In January, 2014, Mötley Crüe held a press conference announcing their Final Tour, complete with a “cessation of touring” agreement signed by all members prohibiting any and all future live engagements under the Mötley Crüe name. Mötley Crüe’s two-year concert trek saw the band — Vince Neil (vocals), Mick Mars (guitars), Nikki Sixx (bass) and Tommy Lee (drums) — perform across five continents (North America, South America, Europe, Australia and Asia) for a total of more than 164 shows in 72 markets grossing over $100 million.
Known for their over-the-top production, Mötley Crüe did not disappoint for their last show ever on New Year’s Eve: from massive, cutting-edge pyro, including Nikki Sixx’s bass guitar spitting fire over 30 ft. into the air, and Tommy Lee’s “Crüecifly” drum roller coaster, amongst many other spectacular elements. Lead singer, Vince Neil, delivered an emotional “thank you” speech to the audience, while the band supplied next-level, high-octane fueled energy, ringing in the New Year on stage with thousands of balloons raining down on the crowd. The grand finale of the show included a blow-out performance of their hit single, “Kickstart My Heart” with Nikki Sixx and Vince Neil floating above the audience in far-reaching “cherry-pickers.” Leaving fans in tears, the show concluded with an emotional encore rendition of “Home Sweet Home” from the second stage riser in the center of the audience.
“Mötley Crüe: The End” was produced by Nate Parienti and Live Alliance, directed by Christian Lamb with Jeff Tremaine, creator of the “Jackass”series, directing the documentary segment. For more information about the band visit www.motley.com.
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
Pennsylvania's supernatural riffers Crobot are heading back to Europe this summer to mesmerise fans with their dirty groove rock.
Frontman Brandon Yeagley states:
'We can't think of a better way to start the summer than with a mini European / UK tour! We're excited to take the new tunes across the pond and give our international fans an early look of what's to come.'
Crobot are due to release the follow up to their Nuclear Blast debut 'Something Supernatural' later this year. More details to be announced soon!
European dates as follows, tickets on sale now via links below:
Support for each headline show will be from local bands.
BAND FACT: Rhyme has opened up for Hellyeah, Gotthard and Grave Digger.
Italian Heavy Rock / Post-Grungers Rhyme have released the official video for the song "Party Right", taken from the band's critically acclaimed new album "The Seed And The Sewage".
Watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YITGEU5tlEs
In recent years Rhyme have toured Europe with celebrated acts such as Papa Roach and Misfits, they have appeared two times at Rocklahoma Festival in the US and played countless shows including support slots for Hellyeah, Vista Chino and Gotthard among others. The band have also been confirmed as support for The Darkness on their upcoming Italian tour in November.
"The Seed And The Sewage" draws its influences from Nineties Metal, Hard Rock and Southern Rock, mixing them with deep lyrics inspired by the world's social and economic events. Irony and rage, fury, sarcasm and desperation are all elements that can be traced in Rhyme's musical path, which is now more relevant than ever. A number of guest musicians, including members of bands such as Destrage, Elvenking and Secret Sphere have also participated in the recording sessions.
"The Seed And The Sewage" will be released in North America in November on Bakerteam Records / Entertainment One.
On a warm summers evening, in the concrete jungle of Camden's abyss, three bands were about to let rip on the unsuspecting local civilization.
Two wallowing figures soon emerged on stage being watched by those attending The Fiddlers Elbow, this duo were 5 Lives left whose unique style of rock was running wild with different influences here and there. Sure the drummer was giving his all as if he was high on matured crack, hitting everything in sight and luckily not breaking the drum kit. Whilst the crowd clearly appreciated their performance with the unsuspected encore, the vocals at times were dire and seemingly need a lot of work done to improve this, not only that but the guitarist who was also in charge of vocals lacked motion and to some extent emotion. It was a hard time to decipher what this duo were capable of and frankly some nearby felt they would find answers in downing a bottle of beer, it was going to be a long night.
 RHYS STEVENSON
Suddenly the temperature seemed to drop greatly, as if outside the sun had blown out or the fridge door was left wide open to allow a cold and bitter atmosphere to freeze everything in sight, literally the crowd were rooted to the spot when Melodic Death / Doom Metallers Spectral Darkwave shafted out their cunning and eloquent dramatis persona that welcomed them to induct impromptu after impromptu via extravagant music playing. This may well be a huge step for the London boys but the best is sure to come in the future, it is early days but this trio could well be a promising act from the deepest and darkest sewers in the underground algorithm that is leading many unsigned bands in the UK to being justly recognized.
 RHYS STEVENSON
< One Final Stitch message was black and white, they were born to rock
The final act of the evening was One Final Stitch, a no-nonsense hard rock band tinged with what they call 'Girl Metal', hailing from the back streets of Ockendon, they brought another killer performance given due this was their first live show in London, accidentally headlining (headliner pulled out) and 2nd gig overall. Since their first gig at Southend Chinnerys a couple or so weeks back, the fearsome foursome have excelled in making their music more tighter, more meaningful and with added grit, grisliness and good ole fashion rock 'n' roll. During their set they unleashed now tracks, some of which were so powerful Camden was lucky not to suffer window explosions let alone earth tremors let off by this Teutonic musical machine. As they ground into the dirt and delivered sting after sting, the crowd roared with excitement and appraisal, not only had the band done the remarkable at performing sensationally well at their second gig, but more so in London as their 2nd overall gig. However the show was not complete as it did not feature any 'this is what happens when the lights go down' jokes.
 RHYS STEVENSON
< There was some war going on between two musicians of The Dirty Youth
Location: Camden, London
Venue: Electric Ballroom
Bands: The Dirty Youth (Wales), The Rasmus (Finland)
Date: Friday 14th December 2012
Wales has already been a known producer of some of the finest rock and metal acts to grace the music venue circuit, the likes of Lostprophets, Skindred and Bullet For My Valentine are more than likely to have played a Camden venue at some point, now it was the turn of female-fronted rockers The Dirty Youth. Stepping out into the breach and performing prior to the Finnish legend rockers The Rasmus, it was down to the quintet to set the tone for this evenings rock music extravaganza, they did it in sensational fashion. Danni set the room alight clad in leather and her hot pink hair stood out from the stage so much fans at the back of the room did not need to second glance or use binoculars to recognize who she was. Performing some of their best songs, the five-piece did the job in setting the tone for the evening, it was inevitable that the vast majority of fans in this gig were here to see The Rasmus, but on the other hand The Dirty Youth will have won a whole new load of fans. Blasting out their twisted style of Hard Rock and soft rock together, produced a sound that would have made the likes of AC/DC and The Beatles very impressed, sure it was a little bit of a strange sound but that is what makes The Dirty Youth themselves and as they flicked from song to song fans could tell the band were enjoying themselves, however as time was ticking and the clocks were turning, the set was nearly over but not before Danni shouted out 'Who is looking forward to The Rasmus?', might as well be honest she was definitely looking forward to seeing their set! And so it was time, as the Welsh rockers left the stage with a feeling of achievement, the interlude gave fans a chance to get psyched up for the grand masters of Finnish rock who were waiting in the wings to ascend to the stage.
Lauri had only just noticed that Mr. Sauli Niinistö, the Finnish president was in the crowd >
The Finnish rock legends signalled their stage arrival in dramatic fashion as the stage lights dimmed down into darkness, what came next was a real shock to the attending fans, the band went straight into playing new material off of their latest self-released album, throughout the night what was heard was selected songs from modern to past times, running past through classics such as 'In The Shadows', 'First Day of My Life', 'Ghost of Love', 'Shot', 'Sail Away' and 'Someone Else' amongst other well and truly known songs, the band of which was marking 18 years of existance did not disapooint anyone and although they performed to their utmost best, it was a saddening experience for some as one fan had said that they had grown up listening to The Rasmus right from their early days releasing demos and that she and her boyfriend had flown all the way from Rovaniemi in Finland to see this momentous occasion, despite also them visiting the relatives; it added a rather personnel connection to the whole concert and it would seem the band felt it as every-time the crowd reacted beyond expectations Lauri was ecstatic in remarking how lively the crowd was and that he loves London (and London loves him and The Rasmus!). Using elaborate projections on the band whilst playing, the music resonated through the spacious area of the Electric Ballroom and probably seeped through into the underground network as the Finnish rock band came out of the shadows to deliver what would may be their best performance in London for years. After all the concert was now in their ball park, fans were jumping up and down as if they were on springs, some even waving frantically Finnish flags; which may as well be a goodwill gesture from the UK to Finland, but even more so it felt as if it was held in Helsinki because the atmosphere was cold but also loaded with emotional rock ballads and powerful songs that course through every fan watching their band perform a show that can only be described as sensational. Sadly all good things must come to and end and well The Rasmus did not just turn it down, they did it with an almighty bang, playing some acoustic songs in the process and Eero Heinonen (bassist) donning some rather exuberant glasses which had the Finnish flags on them (whilst also slapping on his bassist something he had bought in Camden Market, a heart that as soon as noise was detected had the same effect as soundbars going up and down) and Lauri Ylönen's infamous black crow feathers in his hair bouncing away (many fans actually mentioned how much they've missed that image), but as like most bands The Rasmus had proven why they are Finnish rock legends as this show proved it, furthermore it is evident fans will see more of them in years to come, they are not done, not by a long shot.
Finally after what was perhaps the most memorable night in the living memories of the dedicated fans of The Rasmus, GMA spoke to a crowd of fans outside the venue to gather their thoughts on the entire concert, there was appraise all round. The interview can be heard and downloaded below.
Interviewees were: Alex Poulson, Cassi Gillett, James Petts and Becca Grose.
Listen to it as the fans give really personal answers and how The Rasmus has impacted on their lives.
Live footage from the concert, specifically the song 'In The Shadows', The Rasmus' most notable song was recorded, all rights reserved to GMA.
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