UK Ragga Metal legends Skindred are pleased to announce the “Start the Machine" UK Headline Tour for April 2018 ahead of their forthcoming Seventh album due out on Napalm Records next April!
The “Start the Machine” tour will feature special guests US Alternative rockers CKY plus another great act to be announced imminently.
Skindred drummer Arya Goggin says “We could not be more excited about our next UK tour and want it to be our best to date. CKY are an amazing band so we are really happy to be taking them with us on this run We also cannot wait to play Brixton again every time we play there it just gets better and better."
Skindred plan to release a first single from the album imminently with more details to follow. Tickets for the shows go on sale on Friday 27th at 9am UK time!
19.04.18 - Norwich , UEA
20.04.18 - Southampton, 02 Guildhall
21.04.18 - Nottingham, Rock City
22.04.18 - Manchester, Academy
24.04.18 - Glasgow , 02 ABC
25.04.18 - Bristol, 02 Academy
27.04.18 - Leeds, 02 Academy
28.04.18 - London, 02 Academy, Brixton
29.04.18 - Birmingam, 02 Institute
Tickets will be available from www.livenation.co.uk and www.skindred.net
The Birthday Massacre have announced a UK tour to promote their new album, ‘Under Your Spell’. The itinerary is as follows :
24.10.17 LONDON O2 Academy Islington
25.10.17 MANCHESTER Ruby Lounge
27.10.17 EDINBURGH Opium
28.10.17 WHITBY Goth Festival
29.10.17 GLASGOW Ivory Blacks
31.10.17 BRISTOL Fleece
01.11.17 READING Sub 89
02.11.17 SOUTHAMPTON Engine Rooms
03.11.17 WOLVERHAMPTON Slade Rooms
Further details will be announced in due course.
‘Under Your Spell' was released on 9th June by Metropolis Records.
‘Under Your Spell’ is the 7th album by the Birthday Massacre, and with it comes eleven songs that reveal a side of the Canadian band that audiences may not be familiar with. Driven with the band’s signature, unique blend of spiralling synth melodies, walls of guitar and evocative vocals, the new songs range from dark, aggressive anthems to danceable, pretty pop and hit all the bases that audiences have come to expect. However, there is also a rawness to the emotion expressed, an openness and vulnerability that feels new.
One thing that is clearer than ever, however, is the tight bond that exists between the band members and their willingness to explore heartbreak and loss together. With these songs, they have entered the darkness of their most fragile emotions and returned with a cohesive and detailed musical portrait that captures both the anger and hope that exist within a moment in time.
The Birthday Massacre continue to make music that is unique to them, once again managing to create an album that somehow feels so familiar, yet challenges the listener to continue alongside them on their ever-changing, ever-growing journey.
With the new album "Rise And Shine" recently released (27th of January 2017) and with the band having recently finished a major North American Tour with multi-platinum selling band Amaranthe, Smash Into Pieces now return to tour Scandinavia and Europe.
Rise And Shine is now also available on Vinyl!
Order here: http://bit.ly/2lqLcwF
It's only been 4 months since the band finished their last European Tour and now Germany, UK, Norway, Sweden And Denmark awaits.
April 29 – Nya Kupolen, KARLSKOGA SE
April 30 – HardRock Café, NO
May 12 – Östgöta Rockfestival, NORRKÖPING SE
May 13 – Warwick Music Hall, MARKNEUKIRCHEN DE
May 14 – Maze, BERLIN DE
May 15 – Marx, HAMBURG DE
May 16 – MTC, KÖLN DE
May 17 – Underworld, LONDON UK
May 18 – Sputnik Caré, MUNSTER DE
May 19 – Uni-festival, LUBECK DE
May 25 - Adrenaline Cruise, STOCKHOLM SE
May 26 – Bomber Bar, MOTALA SE
May 27 – Lygten Station, COPENHAGEN DK
June 09 – Midnight Sun Festival, ÖVERTORNEÅ, SE
June 18 – Dreamhack, JÖNKÖPING, SE
July 08 – Peace and Love, BORLÄNGE, SE
July 22 – Uddeholmsladan, HAGFORS SE
Aug 04 – Skogsröjet, REJMYRE SE
Aug 05 – Övik kalaset, ÖVIK, SE
Aug 19 – VOX-Festivalen, ÖREBRO SE
Aug 26 – Eksjö Stadsfest, EKSJÖ SE
Sep 01 – Oscars Nite Club, VARBERG SE
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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
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