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Dan Reed Network

The first new Dan Reed Network album for 25 years is released via Frontiers on 3 June.

The band reformed for a New Year’s Eve gig in their home town of Portland, Oregon in 2012 and from that time they have toured in the UK and played various festival gigs including Download.

The band formed in the mid-1980s and had considerable success with their first three albums.  They also toured with Bon Jovi and The Rolling Stones.  After their third album – ‘The Heat’ in 1991 – the band split and the band members pursued other musical interests.

Frontman Dan Reed owned a club in his home town for a time, toured the world including a spiritually awakening sojurn in India, and from 2008 onwards has pursued a successful, if low-key solo career.

The band undertake a short promotional tour in Europe from 4 June.

Dan Reed Network - HARD ROCK HELL AOR - Pwllheli, Wales, 12 March 2016
Photo: Darren Griffiths/GRTR!

Get Ready to ROCK!’s David Randall interviewed Dan in 2009 when he was touring an acoustic show in the UK for the first time.  Says David, “I loved DRN back in the day and whilst Dan’s acoustic shows demonstrated the strength of the band’s songs we all hankered after a band reunion.  We interviewed Dan again in 2013, after the New Year reunion, when it was clear that DRN might become a more permanent reality.”

He caught up with Dan at the end of his recent acoustic tour with Tyketto frontman Danny Vaughn.  This interview forms part of an hour-long feature on Sunday 29 May at 22:00 with tracks from the new album.

More information (Radio feature)
Album review (and interview preview)
Gig review (March 2016)
Artist website

European tour dates (June 2016)

HARD ROCK CAFE – OSLO, NORWAY
SATURDAY 4 JUNE 2016
DAN REED NETWORK CD Release Show
Tel: +47 40 00 62 60
Address: Karl Johansgate 45, 0162 Oslo
www.hardrockcafe.no
GRÖNA LUND – STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
MONDAY 6 JUNE 2016
Tel: 010-708 91 00
Email: mail@gronalund.com
Facebook: facebook.com/gronalund
Address: Lilla Allmänna Gränd 9, 115 21 Stockholm
www.gronalund.com
LISEBERG – GOTEBORG, SWEDEN
TUESDAY 7 JUNE 2016
Tel: +46 31 40 01 00
Address: Address: Örgrytevägen 5, 402 22 Göteborg, Sweden
www.liseberg.com
SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL
FRIDAY 10 JUNE 2016
MAIN STAGE
Tel: 0456-317 95
Email: info@swedenrock.com
Address: Nygatan 27, 294 34 Sölvesborg
www.swedenrock.com
ROCK CAFE ST. PAULI – HAMBURG, GERMANY
MONDAY 13 JUNE 2016
Tel: +49 179 1349633
Address: Silbersackstraße 27, 20359 Hamburg, Germany
www.rock-cafe-hamburg.de
100 CLUB – LONDON, ENGLAND
WEDNESDAY 15 JUNE 2016
UK CD RELEASE SHOW
Tel: +44 207 636 0933
Facebook: www.facebook.com/the100club
Address: 100 Oxford St, London W1D 1LL
www.the100club.co.uk

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This edit from ‘Assume The Position’, broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, 22 May 2016, signposts the Breaking Bands event (27-29 May) with music from Trucker Diablo, Chasing Dragons and Crowsaw. (11:43)

Festival events summon summer of rock

The second, sold-out, Breaking Bands Festival takes place this weekend, 27-29 May, at Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove.  A showcase for independent and upcoming heavy rock/metal artists, the event features headliners Blaze Bayley, Evil Masquerade and Reign Of Fury.

Super earlybird tickets for next year’s event are now on sale at £20, until the end of this year’s festival weekend after which time they will be one flat price of £30.00  with no further discounted tickets available.

Festival website

Breaking Bands Festival 2016

Bearded Theory Festival - Catton Hall, Derbyshire, 22-25 May 2014

Multi award-winning family-friendly festival, Bearded Theory have announced that the festival has completely sold out of tickets in every category.

Tickets are no longer available through any physical or online outlet, and organisers are urging anyone without a ticket not to travel to the festival, as none will be available at the gates.

In its ninth year, Bearded Theory Festival takes place between Thursday 26th and Sunday 29th May 2016 in the grounds of South Derbyshire’s Catton Hall.

Levellers - Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, 13 November 2014

Friday night’s headliners are the legendary folk rockers Levellers, returning to Bearded Theory after their triumphant performance closing the festival in 2013.

Saturday night’s headliners Public Image Ltd feature legendary frontman John Lydon and a back catalogue that includes classics such as ‘Death Disco’, ‘Public Image’ and ‘This Is Not A Love Song’.

Double Grammy Award-winning hip hop trailblazers Arrested Development headline the Pallet Stage on Sunday night.

Amongst the other acts appearing over four days and five stages, Squeeze, Terrorvision and Wilko Johnson.

The festival also hosts a range of smaller stages and zones, including an extensive Crafts & Healing ‘Earth Area’ and The Something’ Else Tea Tent. The Convoy Cabaret will be bringing some mad cabaret along with comedy sides shows, punk hairdressers and a tattoo parlour.

KING KING - Manchester Academy, 12 May 2016

Hot on the heels of the Bearded Theory event, the Acoustic Festival of Britain takes place at Uttoxeter Racecourse, Staffordshire, 3-5 June.

Amongst the acts appearing this year, Midge Ure, King King and The Blockheads together with singer-songwriters Dean Friedman, Nell Bryden and Judie Tzuke.

This established, family friendly festival – now in its tenth year – takes place across four stages, and includes various workshops, comedy and sideshow events.

Bearded Theory website
Gig review (Bearded Theory, 2014)
Acoustic Festival of Britain website


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Feature video

THE SENTON BOMBS Mainstream

Album review

NEMESEA Forever (Napalm Records)

Album review


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Here’s a quick round-up of some key 2016 festival events – for more information about tours/festivals see our upcoming section. These are mainly the events we’ve been notified of – if you’re running an event and are not listed please let us know via the contact section.

Great British Rock & Blues Festival, Skegness 22-24 January
Review

Giants Of Rock, Minehead 29-31 January
Review

Hard Rock Hell AOR, Pwllheli, 10-13 March
Review

Hammerfest, Pwllheli, 10-13 March
Review

Hard Rock Hell Prog, Pwllheli, 17-20 March
Review

Bearded Theory Festival, Catton Hall, South Derbyshire 26-29 May

PUBLIC IMAGE LTD,  LEVELLERS, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, SQUEEZE,  BILLY BRAGG, KILLING JOKE, TERRORVISION and more

Acoustic Festival of Britain, Uttoxeter Racecourse 3-5 June

THE BLOCKHEADS, KING KING, NELL BRYDEN, MIDGE URE, JUDIE TZUKE and more.

Camden Rocks, Camden Town, London 4 June

BLACK SPIDERS, RECKLESS LOVE, GLEN MATLOCK, GINGER WILDHEART and more.

Download, Donington Park, 10-12 June

RAMMSTEIN, BLACK SABBATH, IRON MAIDEN, NIGHTWISH and more

7 bands to Watch

Stone Free, The O2, London 18-19 June

ALICE COOPER, THE DARKNESS, BLACKBERRY SMOKE, RICK WAKEMAN, MARILLION, STEVE HACKETT and more.

Linton Festival, Nr. Ross On Wye, 24-26 June

KING KING, SUZI QUATRO, BILLY WALTON BAND, MORELAND & ARBUCKLE and more.

Be Prog! My Friend, Poble Espanyol, Barcelona, Spain 1-2 July

STEVEN WILSON, OPETH, MAGMA, BETWEEN THE BURIED & ME, ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN, THE PINEAPPLE THIEF and more

Cornbury Music Festival, Oxfordshire 8-10 July

WILKO JOHNSON, THE DUNWELLS and more

SOS Festival, Prestwich, Manchester 15-17 July

ABSOLVA, ATTICA RAGE, KNOCK OUT KAINE, MASSIVE WAGONS and more

Chagstock Festival, Whiddon Down, Devon 22-23 July

DONOVAN, THE STRANGLERS, THE BLOCKHEADS, FEROCIOUS DOG and more

Ramblin’ Man Fair, Mote Park, Maidstone, 23-24 July

WHITESNAKE (SATURDAY HEADLINERS), BLACK STONE CHERRY (SUNDAY HEADLINERS), THIN LIZZY, AIRBOURNE, EUROPE, THUNDER, GINGER WILDHEART, SEBASTIAN BACH, GINGER BAKER’S AIRFORCE 3, PURSON, CADILLAC THREE, THE GRAVELTONES, PROCOL HARUM, URIAH HEEP, HAWKWIND, VON HERTZEN BROTHERS, BLURRED VISION, THE FIERCE AND THE DEAD, FROST*, IO EARTH, THE WHITE BUFFALO, LIFE SIGNS, HAYSEED DIXIE, WALTER TROUT, KING KING, THE KENTUCKY HEADHUNTERS, HEADSPACE, INGLORIOUS, THE ZOMBIES, WARREN HAYNES, SIMO, TAX THE HEAT, THE SUPERSUCKERS, SONS OF ROYALTY

Steelhouse Festival, Ebbw Vale, South Wales, 23-24 July

THUNDER, THE DARKNESS, THE DEAD DAISIES, BLUES PILLS, GINGER WILDHEART’S HEY! HELLO!, TAX THE HEAT, TERRORVISION, TOSELAND, VON HERTZEN BROTHERS, VEGA and others

On Track For Summer, Royal Windsor Racecourse, Bucks, 23-24 July

DONOVAN, THE MANFREDS, GINGER BAKER, CHRIS FARLOWE, PP ARNOLD,
THE MOVE,  CLIFF BENNETT  and more.

A New Day Festival, Mt Ephraim Gardens, Faversham, Kent, 5-7 August

JETHRO TULL’S IAN ANDERSON, THE STRANGLERS, WILKO JOHNSON, STEELEYE SPAN, FOCUS, CURVED AIR, CARAVAN, MARTIN BARRE BAND and others

Cropredy, Oxfordshire, 11-13 August

FAIRPORT CONVENTION, STEELEYE SPAN, RALPH McTELL, GRYPHON, HAYSEED DIXIE and more to be announced.

Bloodstock Open Air, Catton Hall, South Derbyshire, 11-14 August

MASTODON, TWISTED SISTER, SLAYER, ANTHRAX, BEHEMOTH and more.

Down To The Woods, Hardwick Hall Hotel, County Durham, 13 August

PRIMAL SCREAM, ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN, CATFISH & THE BOTTLEMEN and more.

Watchet Live Festival, Somerset, 26-28 August

LEVELLERS, UB40, THE FEELING, PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT and more

Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival, Colne, Lancs 26-29 August

WILKO JOHNSON, NINE BELOW ZERO, BERNIE MARSDEN and more.


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