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News: ELEANOR McEVOY – ‘Gimme Some Wine Tour’ In April

Irish multi-instrumentalist chanteuse and raconteur Eleanor McEvoy will play eleven-dates across England throughout April 2019 as part of her new ‘Gimme Some Wine Tour’. Eleanor’s new tour follows the great success of her 2017 album release ‘The Thomas Moore Project’, … Continue reading

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News: ERJA LYYTINEN – UK tour starts 18 March and new album

erja #3 Al Stuart

Pete Feenstra chatted to Erja Lyytinen in March 2016 for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  A further interview is available via Mixcloud (September 2017) with tracks from the current album ‘Stolen Hearts’. Award winning Finnish guitarist Erja Lyytinen will release … Continue reading

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News: BEARDED THEORY – Suede, The Cult and many more (23-26 May 2019)

BEARDED THEORY FESTIVAL - Catton Hall, Derbyshire, 26-29 May 2016

One of the first major summer festival events – Bearded Theory – takes place in Catton Hall, Derbyshire 23-26 May. Indie legends Suede headline the Pallet stage on Friday night.  Saturday is topped by legendary British rock band The Cult. … Continue reading

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News: ZAL CLEMINSON SIN’DOGS – UK tour dates including summer festivals

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

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 Legendary guitarist with The Sensational Alex … Continue reading

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News: KINGDOM OF MADNESS – Classic Magnum dates in March and radio special

Mark Stanway

In this extended, exclusive edit Mark Stanway chats about Magnum and Kingdom of Madness (15:45)  A two-part special is broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in February 2019 prior to the tour (see news item for details) The band … Continue reading

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News: RAMBLIN’ MAN FAIR – Black Stone Cherry are Saturday headliner (19-21 July 2019)

Black Stone Cherry - DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL - Donington Park, 8-10 June 2018

Ramblin’ Man Fair have announced their Saturday main stage headliner at this year’s event (19-21 July 2019). Black Stone Cherry (pictured) will bring their southern-edged hard rock style, promoting their acclaimed current album ‘Family Tree’. They join the previously announced … Continue reading

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News: A Year in ROCK! 2018 – photographed and reviewed by Get Ready to ROCK!

Bearded Theory - Blossoms

Each year during the festive period Get Ready to ROCK! publishes a selection of photographs reflecting their gig reviews during the previous twelve months. Says Reviews Editor Jason Ritchie: “Once again the review team have shown their eclectic tastes with … Continue reading

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News: Heavy rockers MASSIVE WAGONS, IRON MAIDEN and THOSE DAMN CROWS named in popular poll (December 2018)

Massive Wagons

On 16 December, David Randall presented a two hour special on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio reflecting the reviewer and popular choices for “Best of 2018″ Readers and listeners have had their say in the annual ‘Best of 2018′ popular … Continue reading

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Upcoming: New releases (CD/DVD) January 2019 – March 2019

STEVE HACKETT - Under The Edge Of The Sun

Compiled by Jason Ritchie 2019 January 1st FATES WARNING ‘Awaken the Guardian Live’ 4th LEGION OF THE DAMNED ‘Slaves of the Shadow Realm’ Napalm Records 11th BRING ME THE HORIZON ‘Amo’ SOILWORK ‘The Arrival Of Verkligheten’ Nuclear Blast TAKING BACK … Continue reading

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Upcoming: UK & Ireland Tour Dates and Gig Listing (2019)

Blue Oyster Cult - HARD ROCK HELL, Pwllheli, 15 November 2014

Compiled by Jason Ritchie Please check with venue and/or relevant website(s) to confirm availability. Your tour not listed? Contact us! Updated 20/03/2019   2019 FESTIVALS FUSION FESTIVAL 2019 22–24 March 2019 Civic Centre, Martins Way, Stourport-on-Severn Dec Burke + IO … Continue reading

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Upcoming: European, USA & World Tour Dates and Gig Listing (2019)

Dream Theater - Manchester O2 Apollo, 13 February 2014

Compiled by Jason Ritchie Please check with venue and/or relevant website(s) to confirm availability. Updated 22/03/2019   ACCEPT 2019-04-22 Hamburg (Mehr! Theater) DE 2019-04-23 Fürth (Stadthalle) DE 2019-04-25 Kiev (Palace Ukraine) UA 2019-04-27 St. Petersburg (DK Lensoveta) RU 2019-04-28 Moscow … Continue reading

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News : THE BEST of 2018 – Vote for your favourites! Top rock albums and live acts! Win a £50 Amazon Voucher!

The Best of 2018

Every year the GRTR! Reviewers choose their favourite albums, live acts and breakthrough artists. We reduce this selection to a list of ten in each category, reflecting the top choices of each reviewer. Vote for your own favourite from the … Continue reading

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News: The Best of 2018 – Get Ready to ROCK! reviewer top albums and live acts of the year

The Best of 2018

On 16 December, David Randall presented a two hour special on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio reflecting the reviewer and popular choices for “Best of 2018″ The Get Ready to ROCK! end of year ‘Best of’ fully reflects the reviewers’ … Continue reading

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News: Albums of the Month (October 2018 – December 2018)

Uriah Heep

Albums of the Month 2018 January – March 2018 April – June 2018 July – September 2018 URIAH HEEP Living The Dream (Frontiers) “…to their credit ‘Living The Dream’ remains wholly relevant to any rock audience, young or old. On … Continue reading

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News: Albums of the Month (July 2018 – September 2018)

Sari Schorr

Albums of the Month 2018 January 2018 – March 2018 April 2018 – June 2018 October 2018 – December 2018 SARI SCHORR Never Say Never (Manhaton) “…an album that goes a long way to establishing her own niche…this album does … Continue reading

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News: DAN REED NETWORK – Origins tour starts 7 November and new album

DAN REED NETWORK – Live Rooms, Chester, 17 November 2018

Dan Reed Network: UK dates and new album Dan Reed Network have announced their upcoming “Origins” tour in support of their new album released 23 November 2018 via Zero One Entertainment. The “Origins” tour is by direct result of Dan … Continue reading

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News: GLENN HUGHES tour gets underway with more dates to follow in 2019

GLENN HUGHES, Club Academy, Manchester, 29 October 2015

Glenn Hughes performing Classic Deep Purple Live has started his UK tour with special guest Laurence Jones. The gig on 15 October has been switched to London’s Electric Ballroom due to construction work at the Koko. As bassist and co-vocalist … Continue reading

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News: GIANTS OF ROCK – Skid Row, Roger Chapman, and many more head for Minehead (25-28 January 2019)

Martin Barre - Great British Rock & Blues Festival 2015

David Randall previews two bands appearing at the Butlins Big Weekends in January.  First broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sunday 30 December. (11:17) More information 2019′s Giants Of Rock takes place at Butlins in Minehead, Somerset, 25-28 January. … Continue reading

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News: STEELEYE SPAN UK Tour starts 1 October – win tickets to Cambridge gig (8 October)

Steeleye Span

As Steeleye Span approach their their 50th anniversary in 2019 they embark on a UK tour starting 1 October.  The band is working on a new studio album and some of the new tracks will feature in the setlist. Steeleye … Continue reading

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News: STEVE HACKETT – orchestral tour, box set, radio interview

Prog-meister Steve Hackett tours with a 41 piece orchestra in October, plus there is the release of a 6-CD/2-DVD box set covering the years 1984-2006. Steve’s orchestral tour stems from a one-off performance in March 2017 in the USA.  He’ll … Continue reading

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