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Magnum UK dates in June

Magnum - HRH PROG VI - Pwlhelli, North Wales, 17-18 November 2017

Melodic pomp rockers Magnum play UK dates in June, during which time they will also appear at the prestigious Sweden Rock festival and Rock Hard festival in Germany.

The band’s current studio album was released in January 2018 via SPV -  ‘Lost On The Road To Eternity’ – and described by Get Ready to ROCK!: “Forty years after their album debut … an absolute triumph.”

The band followed this with their latest live album ‘Live At The Symphony Hall’, recorded in April 2018.  Get Ready to ROCK! wrote: “With Lee Morris and Rick Benton now firmly embedded we’ve noted before the band have been given another new breath of life.  This rejuvenation is also evident in the rendering of the time-worn core setlist.”

4th June            STOKE Kings Hall
5th June            ABERDARE Coliseum Theatre
7th June            SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL, Solvesborg
9th June            ROCK HARD FESTIVAL Gelsenkirchen, Germany
11th June          BURY ST. EDMUNDS Apex
12th June          HOLMFIRTH Picturedrome
13th June          WARRINGTON Parr Hall
15th June          ROCK THE COAST FESTIVAL Malaga, Spain.

Album review (Lost On The Road To Eternity)
Album review (Live At The Symphony Hall)

Photo: David Randall/GRTR!

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MARTIN BARRE - Giants Of Rock 2019

Martin Barre summer festival dates

Martin Barre returns to Europe for a series of summer festival shows starting on Sunday 2 June with the International Guitar Festival of Great Britain in Wirral.  Martin also appears at A New Day Festival and Cropredy in August.

The long-serving Jethro Tull guitarist will be celebrating 50 Years of Jethro Tull with a special set including special guests Clive Bunker and Dee Palmer.

2 June 2019 Wirral, UK Celebrates 50 Years of Jethro Tull International Guitar Festival of Great Britain
2 August 2019 Faversham, Kent. UK Celebrates 50 Years of Jethro Tull A New Day Festival
4 August 2019 Villersexel, FRANCE Celebrates 50 Years of Jethro Tull  Rock Au Chateau Festival
10 August 2019 Cropredy, UK Celebrates 50 Years of Jethro Tull Fairport Convention’s Cropredy Festival
24 August 2019 Shrewsbury, UK Celebrates 50 Years of Jethro Tull Shrewsbury Folk Festival
Photo: David Randall/GRTR!

Toto play Live At Chelsea

Melodic rock masters Toto play Live At Chelsea (Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London) on Saturday, June 13.

The band release a definitive CD box set ‘All In’ via Legacy Recordings (a division of Sony Music) on May 24th.

In late 2018, a deluxe limited-edition vinyl/CD version of the set was released direct to consumers and quickly sold out.  Due to demand, a CD only box-set will available from all major retailers worldwide.

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Sin’Dogs UK dates

In this exclusive edit Zal chats about Sin’Dogs and festival plans in 2019.  The full interview is broadcast on Sunday 17 March at 18:00 GMT on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio (4:28)

Full interview

Zal Cleminson - Giants Of Rock 2019 (Photo: David Randall)

Legendary guitarist with The Sensational Alex Harvey Band (SAHB), Zal Cleminson plays UK dates from 30 March including several festivals.

In the late 1970s/early 1980s he worked with Nazareth and as a session player touring with Elkie Brooks, Bonnie Tyler and Midge Ure.

Cleminson continued to tour as SAHB in the early-2000′s but then retired from music until 2017 when he formed Sin’Dogs.

The album ‘Volume 1′ was released in 2018. Joe Geesin, reviewing for GRTR!, wrote: “It’s loud, it’s heavy, and over the grinding powerful rhythms there’s some fantastic guitar work.”

The band’s summer festival appearances include Sweden Rock and Cropredy.

Album review
Gig review (Giants Of Rock, January 2019)

MARCH
SAT 30TH: WAKEFIELD, Warehouse 23, 23 Smyth St, Wakefield WF1 1ED https://warehouse23.co.uk/events/zal-cleminsons-sin-dogs/
SUN 31st: STOKE, Eleven, 21a, Newfield Industrial Estate, Sandyford, Stoke-on-Trent , Staffordshire ST6 5PD 7pm https://www.ents24.com/stoke-on-trent-events/eleven/zal-cleminsons-sin-dogs/1073915165
APRIL
SAT 13TH: EDINBURGH, Bannermans, 212 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1NQ  7.30PM
SAT 20TH: GLASGOW, Barrowlands 244 Gallowgate, Glasgow G4 0TT 7PM Special Guests to MOTT THE HOOPLE
MAY
FRI 10TH: DUNDEE, The Church DD1 1ND 8PM https://www.musicglue.com/churchdundee/events/2019-05-10-zal-cleminsons-sin-dogs-church
SAT 11TH: ABERDEEN, The Assembly  3 Skene Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 1RN 7PM https://www.musicglue.com/the-assembly-1/events/2019-05-11-zal-cleminsons-sin-dogs-the-assembly
SUN 12TH: INVERNESS, Ironworks 122B Academy St, Inverness IV1 1LX http://www.ironworksvenue.com/
JUNE
8th: SWEDEN ROCK
14th: MIDDLESBROUGH, Town Hall TS1 2QQ 6.3pm Albert Rd, Middlesbrough TS1 2QJ https://www.middlesbroughtownhall.co.uk/whats-on/?search=Zal+Cleminson&cat=-1&earliest=&latest=
JULY
FRI 5TH: LONDON, 100 Club Century House, 100 Oxford St, Fitzrovia, London W1D 1LL 7.30pm  https://www.wegottickets.com/100club/event/459360
AUGUST
FRI 2ND A NEW DAY FESTIVAL (Faversham, Kent)
SAT 10th; CROPREDY – Fairport’s Cropredy Convention
SAT 17TH: WEYFEST (Farnham)
SEPT
SUN 1st: BURY ST EDMUNDS, Blues/Rock Festival

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In this Steelhouse preview, tracks from Hollowstar, Those Damn Crows and Thin Lizzy. First broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, 5 May 2019 (14:49)

Bearded Theory (23-26 May)
Camden Rocks (1-2 June)
SOS Festival (12-14 July)
Ramblin Man Fair (19-21 July)
Steelhouse Festival (26-28 July)
Stonedeaf (24 August)

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Gigs to go to

Magnum - HRH PROG VI - Pwlhelli, North Wales, 17-18 November 2017

MAY/JUNE 2019

ZAL CLEMINSON’S SIN’DOGS 30 March-10 August
THE TREATMENT/Bigfoot 22 May-2 June
SYMPHONY X 4-6 June
MAGNUM
(pictured) 4-13 June
STEVE HILLAGE BAND 6-8 June

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DIAMOND HEAD Death By Design

Diamond Head – the Stourbridge, England born New Wave of British Heavy Metal pioneers – return to the world stage with a new album – The Coffin Train -  set for release May 24th via Silver Lining Music.

Formed in 1976 by guitarist Brian Tatler, Diamond Head became the band who influenced and opened gates for many metal bands.

The new album is Diamond Head’s eighth studio release and the band have dates lined-up for the rest of 2019 including two very special UK shows with NWOBHM giants, SAXON, on October 19 (London’s iconic Hammersmith Apollo) and October 20 (O2 Apollo in Manchester).

21stJune – Hellfest, France
26th Camp Bestival, UK
27th July – Rock & Blues Festival, UK
3rd August – Wacken Open Air, Germany
24thAugust – Stonedeaf Festival, UK
19thOctober – Eventim Apollo London, UK*
20thOctober – o2 Apollo Manchester, UK*
7-10thNovember – Hard Rock Hell Festival, Wales, UK
16thNovember – Cornwall Rocks Festival, UK
29thNovember – Winterstorm Festival, Scotland, UK
* Supporting Saxon

THE TREATMENT Luck Of The Draw

‘Luck Of The Draw’ is taken from the latest album from British hard rock five-piece The Treatment.  The album – ‘Power Crazy’ – was released in March via Frontiers Music Srl.

‘Power Crazy’ is also The Treatment’s first album to feature new singer Tom Rampton.

The Treatment recently embarked on a co-headline UK tour with Airrace and will hit the road in the UK  once again in May on the headlining ‘Power Crazy Tour’ with special guests Bigfoot.

‘Power Crazy Tour’ with special guests Bigfoot
Wed 22ndMay 2019              The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
Thurs 23rdMay 2019            Hanger 18, Swansea
Fri 24thMay 2019                 The Underworld, London
Sat 25thMay 2019                The Waterfront, Norwich
Mon 27thMay 2019              The Portland, Cambridge
Wed 29thMay 2019              Corporation, Sheffield
Thurs 30thMay 2019            Rebellion, Manchester
Fri 31stMay 2019                  Stereo, Glasgow
Sat 1stJune 2019                  The Brickyard, Carlisle
Sun 2ndJune 2019                The Cluny, Newcastle

Album review

THE WILDHEARTS Let Em Go

The Wildhearts released their first full-length studio album in 10 years on Graphite Records on 3 May.

‘Renaissance Men’ finds The Wildhearts at their full creative tilt delivering hard-hitting, retooled classic rock with a modern twist.

Album review
Gig review (Edinburgh, 4 May)

Tour dates
May
Thur    9th    London    Brixton Electric
Fri     10th    Norwich     Waterfront
Sat     11th    Leeds        Stylus
Sun     12th    Newcastle     Riverside
Thur    23rd     Blackpool -  Waterloo Music Bar    SOLD OUT
Fri    24th    Derbyshire  -  Bearded Theory’s Spring Gathering
Sat    25th    Lincolnshire  -  Call of the Wild Festival
Sun    26th    Sudbury -  LeeStock Music Festival
June
Wed    26th    Carlisle  -   Brickyard
Thu     27th     Glasgow – Kelvingrove Bandstand    w/ Gun & Terrorvision
Sun    30th     Gabu  Osaka -  Japan
July
Mon    1st     Nagoya – Apollo Base ,  Japan
Tue    2nd     Tokyo -  Duo Music Exchange    Japan
Fri    12th     Cheltenham  – 2000 Trees Festival
Thu    18th     Liverpool -  Grand Central
Fri    19th     Kent -  Ramblin’ Man Fair
September
Sat    14th     Sheffield   -  Rockin The Bowl
October
Thu    10th   Holmfirth – Picturedrome
Fri    11th     Helsinki  -  Virgin Oil and Co ., Finland
Sat    12th     Stockholm –     Fryhuset,  Sweden
Thu    24th     Amsterdam     Q Factory, Netherlands
November
Fri    29th    Buckley -  Tivoli
Sat    30th   Madrid  – Sala ,  Spain


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