Album review: NORDIC UNION- Second Coming

Release Date 9.11.18

Erik Martensson has maintained a work rate in 2018 that would put the Stalinist-era miner Stakhanov to shame.  His own band Eclipse had a quieter year but on top of his significant participation in the W.E.T. and Ammunition albums, comes a third one, a sophomore Nordic Union collaboration with Pretty Maids singer Ronnie Atkins.

As with its 2016 predecessor, war is a recurring lyrical theme and opener ‘My Fear and My Faith’ has an epic feel, while ‘Because of Us’ is lively and hard-hitting and ‘Walk Me Through the Fire’ had a strong chorus which reminded me of some of Ammunition’s work.

But in a genre often criticised for generic lyrics, ‘It Burns’ contains some topical and well targeted barbs at a well-knownpublic figure ‘you chose a bully as a president, the definition of incompetence….. another media mislead, another foolish tweet, another wrestle with the rocket man’. The arrangement itself is also an interesting one, with some modern rock sounding keyboards and a celtic-themed guitar solo on the outro not unlike Eclipse.

Nordic Union occupy a slightly different field to the Swedish mastermind’s other projects as the rough-edged vocals of the veteran Danish singer allow him greater reign to indulge his open love of the more metallic side of things, shown to best effect on ‘The Final War’ where the heavy riffs are in Judas Priest or Primal Fear territory and ‘Rock’s Still Rolling’ with some tasty slide guitar.

Sometimes all-star collaborations can be a bit disjointed but in this case the two keep tight control over the process, writing all the songs with a solitary outside co-write, and Erik playing all the instruments other than the drums which are supplied by Eclipse band mate Magnus Ulfstedt. The result is a very cohesive album.

Perhaps the most interesting song is the mid-tempo ‘New Life Begins’ which has some of the anthemic, chest-beating widescreen qualities of eighties acts such as U2, The Alarm and the Hooters. Even on some of the heavier numbers such as ‘Breathtaking’ and ‘Die Together’, there are still traces of that influence.

The final two numbers ‘Best Thing I Never Had’ and ‘Outrun You’ are more conventional hard-hitting melodic rockers that would have comfortably sat on Eclipse’s last album. Nevertheless the ‘Nordic Union’ is one made in heaven.

**** 1/4

Review by Andy Nathan


Throughout September 2018 Get Ready to ROCK! Radio celebrated the station’s 10th anniversary and a two-hour special reflected a decade of broadcasting. “10 years in the making” features archive interviews with Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Todd Rundgren, Graham Bonnet, David Coverdale, John Wetton and Bob Catley.

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18:00-19:00 ANETTE OLZON Shine (2014)



Album review: TEN- Illuminati

Release Date 9.11.18

Ten were standard bearers of the then underground melodic rock scene in the nineties and have recovered after a lean spell to resume a prolific recording schedule- this being their sixth album in this decade alone.

Singer and composer Gary Hughes is still very much calling the shots in his usual epic style, with an eight minute opener in ‘Be As You Are Forever’. Indeed it is three before the vocals kick in, but the chorus is a real grower. ‘Shield Wall’ is heavier and faster paced, yet still very melodic though the way the chorus is chanted is a bit gimmicky.

As ever Gary writes in an ornate writing style – few others in this genre would name a song ‘The Esoteric Ocean’ (which incidentally has a touch of ‘Carmina Burana’ (aka the Old Spice advert)- and explores themes of history, myth and legend, notably on the title track about one of the earliest secret societies.

As the album wears on, my impression is of a change of emphasis with the focus on vocals and lead guitar rather than the thick wall of sound that I remember from previous releases.  The guitars from Dann Rosingana and Steve Grocott combine a very technical, shredding style with some more conventionally melodic solos, but as so often with Ten, Gary’s  baritone voice will always divide opinion  and putting it so far forward in the mix exposes it.

On too many slower songs like ‘Jericho’ and ‘Rosetta Stone’, while technically  sound it feels a bit passionless, rendering them rather bland. While ‘Exile’ and ‘Mephistopheles’, the latter probably my favourite song along with the opener, rock reasonably hard, this is a relatively mellow affair.

The almost symphonic melodies of ‘Of Battles Lost and Won’ close the album in typically Hughesian fashion, though again that sonorous voice is very much a matter of taste.

This won’t go down as a vintage Ten album, but fans of Gary Hughes’ distinctive songwriting will still find much to enjoy.

*** ½

Review by Andy Nathan


Throughout September 2018 Get Ready to ROCK! Radio celebrated the station’s 10th anniversary and a two-hour special reflected a decade of broadcasting. “10 years in the making” features archive interviews with Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Todd Rundgren, Graham Bonnet, David Coverdale, John Wetton and Bob Catley.

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18:00-19:00 ANETTE OLZON Shine (2014)



Album review: ACE- Five-a-Side/Time for Another/No Strings

Release Date 12.10.18

In most people’s eyes, Ace are a curiosity remembered only for an admittedly classic transatlantic hit single in ‘How Long’ and for giving a first break to one of the Uk’s most respected blue eyed soul singers in Paul Carrack. However to BGO’s credit, they have pulled together a package that effectively represents their complete works- three albums (if  slightly awkwardly split over two CDs) together with an unreleased  instrumental ‘Tastes Like a Fish’.

The presentation is equally comprehensive with album photos- including fascinating pen portraits where Paul reveals his influence was Billy Preston among all the Beatles and Motown name checks- and lengthy liner notes from veteran journalist John Tobler, except on closer inspection there are no quotes from band members, he devotes space to long lists of other bands work, and commits the cardinal sin of more than once saying ‘according to the internet’…… which of course means it must be true.  But I digress.

The aforementioned single was taken from their 1974 debut ‘Five-a-Side’, with unexplained football themed imagery including the band’s faces superimposed on what looks like a picture of Liverpool fans at that year’s Cup final.

The single stands loud and proud but the soul influences, while present on the likes of ’24 Hours‘, which features a horn section, are not as strong as I expected. Instead openers ‘Sniffin’ About’ and ‘Rock and Roll Runaway’ epitomise a rootsy sound with a swampy guitar style in the mode of Little Feat,  JJ Cale, Ry Cooder and all those other Whistle Test favourites of the time.

Although the main songwriter on the first and third albums, Carrack fans should be aware that his is not the only featured voice with several other members contributing, though none have a particularly distinctive sound. The jazz-tinged ballad ‘Know How it Feels’ is obviously his, though other songs rock a little more such as ‘Time Ain’t Long’ and the barroom rock of closer ‘So Sorry Baby’.

On the second album, 1975’s ‘Time for Another’- which was more of a group songwriting effort- they took their American influences still further into country rock territory. Both opener ‘I Think Its Gonna Last’ and ‘This is What You Find’ would sit comfortably alongside the Eagles’ first three albums and ‘Does It Hurt You’ even featured a  guest appearance on pedal steel from Poco’s Rusty Young.

‘No Future in Your Eyes’ is a classic Paul Carrack vocal but oddly the closing tune- and their only other (minor) hit single-  ‘Ain’t Gonna Stand for This No More’, with its funky, swampy feel  was one of the weakest on the album.

By the time of the third album ‘No Strings’ in 1977, they were even recording in the USA and featured a new American guitarist in Jon Woodhead. Those countrified edges had been sanded off for a  more mainstream soft rock sound, epitomised by the likes of  ‘Not Taking It Out on You’ which is less distinguishable from the pack, but ’Rock and Roll Singer’ is a brassy opener with a four piece horn section and ‘All That I Need’ has a soulful feel.

Supported by some fine melodic guitar work and with Paul Carrack’s voice having a tinge of namesake Rodgers, the liveliest and most up tempo of the ten songs, ‘Movin’ and ‘Found Out the Hard Way’ reminded me of Bad Company’s contemporary work.

 It is a far from bad album but their shot at the big time was probably at an end. They say punk killed this type of music off but the following year Dire Straits took many of Ace’s similar original influences to  begin a stellar career. By that moment Ace’s opportunity had come and gone, but this is an interesting if inessential deeper dive into their catalogue.

*** 1/2

Review by Andy Nathan


Throughout September 2018 Get Ready to ROCK! Radio celebrated the station’s 10th anniversary and a two-hour special reflected a decade of broadcasting. “10 years in the making” features archive interviews with Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Todd Rundgren, Graham Bonnet, David Coverdale, John Wetton and Bob Catley.

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18:00-19:00 ANETTE OLZON Shine (2014)



Album review: ROADHOUSE – 25 Years And Counting

Roadhouse - 25 years And Counting

Self release [Release date 04.01.19]

There can be few independently run bands that have made it to their 25th anniversary with consistently good new material, but Roadhouse is no ordinary band.

Originally a roots-rock and Americana outfit with Southern rock edges, they kept the latter influence, but broadened their musical sweep into blues tinged roots-rock.  And under the leadership of prodigious songwriter, guitarist and vocalist Gary Boner they have built up an impressive cannon of work -13 albums and counting – as well as establishing themselves on the Euro festival circuit.

No surprise then, that their anniversary album ’25 Years And Counting’ (their first self release outside their usual Krossborder label), boasts some 25 tracks with over 30 musicians, including one of former Family and Streetwalkers guitarist Charlie Whitney’s last recorded efforts.

Guitarist Gary Boner, bassist Bill Hobley and drummer Roger Hunt remain from the original line-up, and its Hunt and his wife Lou who tackle the thorny problem  of what to leave out, as they strike a good balance between the band’s earlier rootsy line-up and their more recent rock driven approach.

The album opens with the 1995 country influenced ‘Ain’t Coming Back’, which features original vocalist Robert A. Roberts. There’s a notable contrast between the band’s early style and the later big screen vista of ‘Gods And Highways And Old Guitars’, a showcase for vocalist Mandie G, on a song that borders on the anthemic.  Then there’s the riff-driven ZZ Top influenced boogie of ‘Blues Motel’, which finds both guitarist Danny Gwilym (China Town/Shogun etc) and vocalist Mandie G at the top of their game.

The more recent efforts point to an upswing in creativity, with ‘Hell On Wheels’ being a guitar-driven piece full of sparkling harmonies, while the sub-Zeppelin riff that opens ‘Queen Of The Mountains’ gives way to the band’s other stellar vocalist Sarah Harvey Smart. The slow burning rock ballad leads into the acoustic/electro ‘Turn Your Face Into The Wind’, a perfect bookend to an impressive musical journey that illuminates the depth of Boner’s songwriting.

It’s worth dwelling on his songs which have noir quality both in terms of their narratives and feel. There’s the jangling guitars and harmony vocals of ‘When Mountains Fall’ and Charlie Whitney’s magical mandolin on the harp-led ‘Back Streets’, which is a beguiling 7 minutes and 36 seconds worth of roots rock with Roberts on lead vocals.

There’s also the funky groove of ‘Fire Walking’, The Outlaws influenced southern rock of ‘Desert Sky’and the magisterial ‘Voodoo Queen’, which along with ‘The Big Easy’ digs deep into New Orleans folklore, for an up tempo funk rock groove of the highest order.

‘No Place To Hide’ finds the band rocking with lashings of slide guitar, while the moody ‘Slip Away’ evokes the doomy lyrics perfectly.

‘Couldn’t Get To Sleep Last Night’ on the other hand, has a West coast sweep and evokes Jefferson Airplane with its folk rock harmonies.

And if a compilation sinks or swims with the benefit of an essential flow, the band achieves that with the guitar juggernaut of ‘Dark Angel’ which is nicely juxtaposed by the hard rocking intensity of their American radio hit ‘Telling Lies’, complete with slide guitar and breathless call and response vocals.

The more you listen the more you marvel at how the band has managed to keep its standards over two and half decades. There’s enough diversity to keep interest levels high, check out the deft acoustic guitar on ‘Mexican Nights’ for example. The intensity levels and ripping solos will keep any rock fans happy, particularly on tracks such as ‘Last Train Home’ and ‘Preacher Man’, both of which could easily have come from Lynyrd Skynyrd’s back catalogue.

Roadhouse clearly favours the slow build up of songs like ‘Blues Highway’ which is the musical equivalent of a slow burning fuse that you know will eventually explode.

And while it’s probably true to say that Roadhouse’s career has never really exploded, this compilation sends out 25 great reasons while there will always be a market for a fine twin guitar driven band with versatile vocalists and memorable songs. Here’s to the next 25. ****

Review by Pete Feenstra


Throughout September 2018 Get Ready to ROCK! Radio celebrated the station’s 10th anniversary and a two-hour special reflected a decade of broadcasting. “10 years in the making” features archive interviews with Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Todd Rundgren, Graham Bonnet, David Coverdale, John Wetton and Bob Catley.

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18:00-19:00 ANETTE OLZON Shine (2014)



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

Massive Wagons

Readers and listeners have had their say in the annual ‘Best of 2018′ popular poll conducted by top classic rock website www.getreadytorock.com

The Best of 2018 is based on the reviewers’ selections for Top Album, Live Act and Breakhrough Act of the year.

Reviews editor Jason Ritchie commented “It’s always a wide ranging mix of choices each year and not always the most obvious and mainstream.”

Readers and listeners could vote from early December with a chance to win an Amazon voucher in a  prize draw.

Hard rockers Massive Wagons captured the Popular Poll vote for Top Album.  Live Editor Dave Wilson described “Big tunes with huge hooks galore are always a winning combination and this album has both in spades”.

Massive Wagons (pictured, above) play headline dates in April 2019 promoting the album ‘Full Nelson’ (Earache Records) which made No.16 in the UK album charts on release.

Iron Maiden were voted Top Live Act.  Andy Nathan wrote: “Quite simply the definitive Maiden show in my 32 years of seeing them – a spectacular stage show framing a setlist to die for”.

Those Damn Crows

Breakthrough Act is Those Damn Crows.  Reviews editor Jason Ritchie enthused “A re-vamped debut album, a record label behind them backed by plenty of live shows, 2019 will be their year.”  The band will tour with Stone Broken in February.

The eclectic selection of the GRTR! reviewers reflects both the review-based website and the complementary radio station.  The website started in 2002 and quickly established itself as a definitive source of information for rock/related album reviews.

Get Ready to ROCK! Radio celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2008 and the playlists include specialist sequences for progressive, melodic rock and singer songwriter genres.

A two-hour special on Sunday 16 December showcased a selection of favourite albums and artists featured in The Best of 2018 listings.  Station manager David Randall said “The show is a tribute to the hard work of the reviewers and their insightful choices as well as reflecting the Popular Poll results.”

The Best of 2018 (Reviewer choices)
The Best of 2018 (Popular Poll results)

Photos: Darren Griffiths/GRTR! (Massive Wagons), Linda Flynn (Those Damn Crows)


Throughout September 2018 Get Ready to ROCK! Radio celebrated the station’s 10th anniversary and a two-hour special reflected a decade of broadcasting. “10 years in the making” features archive interviews with Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Todd Rundgren, Graham Bonnet, David Coverdale, John Wetton and Bob Catley.

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14:00-16:00 Singer Songwriter – featured in 2018

Albums That Time Forgot (Mon-Fri)

18:00-19:00 ANETTE OLZON Shine (2014)



Album review: SALVA – Off The Deep End

SALVA - Off The Deep End

White Knight Records [Release date 26.10.18]

Not another band pillaging the vaults of pioneer classic rock acts such as Genesis Yes, Genesis, Tull, Floyd, Sabbath, Purple and the like?

Yes, Swedish proggers Salva, are back with their ‘own’ brand of symphonic/crossover prog.  It’s their fifth album and, to be fair, it’s a decent enough delivered.  But it just doesn’t add a jot to the history of rock that hasn’t been played out many times before.

The opener ‘King Of Nothing’ is Within Temptation (admittedly without female vocals) with shades of early Genesis – tick.  ‘Clarity I’ heads back to Cream/Sabbath territory (admittedly with some nice Hammond) – tick.  ‘Skyclad’ harks back to early Genesis (albeit with some evocative lead guitar work).  And ‘The Ghost Of Fives’ opens with a typically Floydian soundscape before seguing into a Tull pastiche with more Nursery Cryme-era Genesis thrown in for good measure.

But perhaps their biggest crime is that most tracks overstay their welcome.  This could have been a much sharper album if each track wasn’t extended way beyond its purposeful lifespan with endlessly repeated riffs and refrains.  Just because it’s ‘prog’ doesn’t mean you have to fill the whole 80 minutes CD capacity.

And as if to prove the point – the most bizarre of things – an AOR country, gospel infused ballad ‘Clarity IV’ is thrown in for good measure?!

So by the time the final 11 minute Genesis inspired symphonic ‘epic’ ‘Brickshort’ – a number almost too predictable to be true – arrived, I’d just about lost the will to live.

This week I reviewed (and listened to for perhaps the first time in my 60+ years) The Moody Blues In Search Of The Lost Chord (1968).  And do you know what? It still sounded a) fresh and b) like no one other than The Moody Blues.

But as the twenty teens grind towards a slow close, it seems that ‘innovation’ is a word perhaps forever lost to rock.   It’s enough to make you want to throw yourself ‘off the deep end’.   **1/2

Review by Pete Whalley


Throughout September 2018 Get Ready to ROCK! Radio celebrated the station’s 10th anniversary and a two-hour special reflected a decade of broadcasting. “10 years in the making” features archive interviews with Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Todd Rundgren, Graham Bonnet, David Coverdale, John Wetton and Bob Catley.

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Albums That Time Forgot (Mon-Fri)

18:00-19:00 ANETTE OLZON Shine (2014)



Album review: HELEN ROSE – Trouble Holding Back

HELEN ROSE - Trouble Holding Back

Monkey Room Music [Release date 21.01.19]

I’m not sure what I was expecting from this sax toting singer songwriter debut produced by Marvin Etzioni (Lone Justice bassist and a founder member).  Perhaps, a cross between Maria McKee and Rindy Ross (Quarterflash)?

Sadly, no.  Helen Rose has a great voice, and Trouble Holding Back is beautiful sounding record – particularly on a decent hi-fi set up, but it’s a very rootsy part blues, part country album.

With influences from New Orleans to Nashville,  it opens with ‘Love & Whiskey’ – an  R&B boogie with Rose’s dirty Clarence Clemence like sax giving it a seventies Linda Ronstadt vibe, while a deliberately a Bobbie Gentry/Ode To Billy Joe groove is applied to strip-mining inspired ‘Flatlands Of North Dakota’.

Iconic imagery abounds – a stripped back cover of ‘When The Levee Breaks’, the beguiling ‘Mississippi Moon’, the poignant piano/vocals minimalist’ The Mountain’, and the Rickie Lee Jones style cover of John Coltrane’s ‘On The Jukebox’.

Interestingly, the credits reveal that Etzioni – who also plays mandolin – features far more prominently than Rose in the songwriting with two self-penned originals, and a hand in five others.  In contrast Rose co-writes on just four of the latter, with two covers (‘When The Levee Breaks’, and ‘The Mountain’ (Steve Earle)) making up the remainder of the ten track set.

‘Oh Glory B’e [naturally] adds a layer of gospel with a hook that pays tribute to Creedence Clearwater, the soulful ‘A Dangerous Tender Man’ is Isaac Hayes-inspired, and the evocative set closer ‘Love On Arrival’ features just Etzioni on a kickboard and Telecaster with Rose on vocals and sax.

There’s some powerful, classy, performances here, but from a broader appeal perspective the material errs on the roots side of the crossover line, making it one for those with a predilection for the blues.   ***1/2

Review by Pete Whalley


Throughout September 2018 Get Ready to ROCK! Radio celebrated the station’s 10th anniversary and a two-hour special reflected a decade of broadcasting. “10 years in the making” features archive interviews with Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Todd Rundgren, Graham Bonnet, David Coverdale, John Wetton and Bob Catley.

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Albums That Time Forgot (Mon-Fri)

18:00-19:00 ANETTE OLZON Shine (2014)



Album review: THE C SIDES PROJECT – 10 Days

THE C SIDES PROJECT - 10 Days

White Knight Records [Release date 26.10.18]

Fellow reviewer Alan Jones gave ‘both barrels’ to South Wales proggers C Sides last release  – We Are Now (2017) – suggesting that the band, featuring ex Magenta members guitarist Martin Rosser and drummer Allen Mason-Jones, would be well served in picking up the phone to their old mucker Rob Reed for a few tips in quality control.

Whether or not they made that call, 10 Days – the band’s subsequent, and third album, addresses many of the shortcomings of its predecessor – shorter, more succinct tracks clocking in at an overall vinyl LP running length, and with Sian Elson (vocals) and Kevin Dawson (keyboards) bringing new, enhanced, dimensions to the band’s sound.

All in all it makes the band – rebranded as The C Sides Project – a different proposition to what has gone before.

But unfortunately, 10 Days – a  concept piece centred around the 10 days spent by journalist Nellie Bly – who feigned insanity to investigate reports of brutality and neglect at New York’s Women’s Lunatic Asylum on Blackwell Island in the late 1800s – still comes up short of expectations.

And for me it comes down to a couple of things – while there’s some unquestionably good playing all round, again from Rosser in particular – the material just doesn’t have barbed enough hooks, and the intermittent use of spoken narrative and ‘contemporaneous’ sound effects spoils repeat plays.

But 10 Days does move the band forward in evolutionary terms, and if you like Magenta and similar bands, go to bandcamp.com and give it a listen.  It may be to your liking.  ***

Review by Pete Whalley

Album review (We Are Now, 2017)


Throughout September 2018 Get Ready to ROCK! Radio celebrated the station’s 10th anniversary and a two-hour special reflected a decade of broadcasting. “10 years in the making” features archive interviews with Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Todd Rundgren, Graham Bonnet, David Coverdale, John Wetton and Bob Catley.

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Albums That Time Forgot (Mon-Fri)

18:00-19:00 ANETTE OLZON Shine (2014)



Album review: TIGER MOTH TALES – Story Tellers Part Two

TIGER MOTH TALES - Story Tellers Part Two

White Knight Records [Release date 26.10.18]

We were absolutely blown away this year by Pete Jones’ performances as part of Camel on their Moonmadness tour.  His keyboards and vocals were perfect, but it was his sax playing on ‘Another Night’ and ‘Rajaz’ that was nothing short of jaw dropping.

A multi-instrumentalist – he’s also a talented guitarist – music has been a large part of his life since his very early days, influenced in no small part by the loss of his sight at fifteen months due to Retinoblastoma. And when not dedicating his time to Camel, Jones masquerades as Tiger Moth Tales – an umbrella for his ‘solo’ work.

His first album Cocoon (2014) was described as a 70′s Genesis album recorded in the 21st century, and the follow up Story Tellers Part One (2015) was, like Part Two, based around classic children stories he listened to as a young boy and once again musically inspired by early era Genesis.  In between Parts One and Two came The Depths Of Winter (2017).

Story Tellers Part Two, draws on stories as diverse as ‘Toad Of Toad Hall’ and his own take on the standout ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’.  It’s an immaculately constructed and executed piece of work created single handedly but for some duet vocals from Emma Friend on ‘Eternity’ (with whom he formed the successful duo 2 to Go – finalists in the BBC’s Star For A Night in 2001 and The X Factor in 2004) and a cornet cameo from Mark Wardle and wife Kim’s vocoded Snow Queen vocals on ‘Kai’s Journey’.

But those early Genesis, and Steve Hackett in particular, influences which loom large in Jones’ textural palette can, at times, be something of a distraction as the mind wanders, trying to work out where a particular phrase or refrain has previously featured in the Genesis songbook.

But where early Genesis isn’t being re-sculptured, and sometimes even where it is, there’s a strong West End/Lloyd Webber, and at times even Disney, feel to proceedings that makes the whole set very Radio 2 friendly.  Jones’ skilfully irrepressible comic revisiting / reimagining of ‘Three Little Pigs’, for example, would have been a shoo-in for Children’s Favourites in days of yore and will appeal to grandparents and toddlers alike.

Perhaps ironically, the strongest piece – from a rock perspective – is the brooding ‘The Palace’ – an instrumental tour de force with shades of Phantom in its opening refrains, and a number that would sit more than comfortably on any of Hackett’s recent releases.  In fact, I suspect many would be unable to distinguish it from the work of the man himself.

For me, as someone who lived through those early Genesis years, the use of the Banks/ Hackett paint box is at times a little close for comfort.  But Jones is a very, very, fine musician, and a ‘prog’ album that you could play on Christmas Day, and that would appeal to all of the family, is something of a rarity.  ***1/2

Review by Pete Whalley


Throughout September 2018 Get Ready to ROCK! Radio celebrated the station’s 10th anniversary and a two-hour special reflected a decade of broadcasting. “10 years in the making” features archive interviews with Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Todd Rundgren, Graham Bonnet, David Coverdale, John Wetton and Bob Catley.

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Albums That Time Forgot (Mon-Fri)

18:00-19:00 ANETTE OLZON Shine (2014)



Album review: THE MOODY BLUES – In Search Of The Lost Chord (50th Anniversary edition)

THE MOODY BLUES - In Search Of The Lost Chord

Universal [Release date 02.11.18]

I’ll be honest, I was never a big Moodies fan.  And this 3 CD/2DVD wallet busting re-visitation is clearly aimed at their most ardent followers i.e. those only too ready to meet the hefty £41.99 price tag.  Having already, presumably, invested in the 2006 SACD remastered deluxe edition, and/or the 2008 single CD remaster (with bonus tracks).

It’s a big ask.  Plus, to get the most out of the package you’re going to need a 5.1 sound system.  I don’t, and we’ve not had the full box set made available to us, so it’s not possible to comment on that aspect, although online commentary seems decidedly underwhelmed.

So what you get for your buck is another remaster of the original mix, a new stereo remix, plus assorted bonus and unreleased tracks, including a never-before-heard mono version of ‘Legend Of A Mind’, and BBC Radio One John Peel ‘Top Gear’ and ‘Afternoon Pop Show’ sessions, as well as mono mixes of related Deram single A and B sides.

DVD content includes 96kHz/24-bit 5.1 Surround, new and remastered original stereo mixes, various TV appearances, and the whole package is rounded off with a 76-page hard back book.

If that doesn’t tempt you, there’s 2 vinyl versions – the ‘standard’ 180-gram, and the Limited Edition psychedelic coloured – both with ‘original’ packaging.   And finally, for those with shallow pockets (and perhaps only a passing interest) there’s probably all you actually need – a single CD release featuring the new stereo mix plus assorted bonus tracks.

As an album that already has undisputed ‘classic’ status, far be it from me the revisit its merits.  And if you want to dissect the subtle nuances introduced by the remixes then you’ll find plenty of sad, sorry, I mean ‘like-minded’ people online only too happy to discuss whether a vocal has been moved from its original position in the soundstage, or whatever.

Listening to 128mbps promo mp3s is never going to highlight the most subtle of nuances, but suffice to say, both the new remaster and remix sound, to borrow John Barrowman’s I’m A Celebrity catchphrase, ‘Fabulous!!!’.  The differences are subtle, rather than earth shattering, and whether one is superior to the other is a matter of personal taste.

But there is a more fundamental question about whether we should be re-writing history with remixes of this sort.  And whether remasters – beyond where the existing release is from an inferior source – are really justified.

In the case of In Search Of The Lost Chord, and on the basis of the evidence here, yes, it’s probably never sounded better.  If it’s one of your top all-time albums, I’d say get your credit card out.  But if you’ve already got, and were happy with, the deluxe or 2008 remastered editions, don’t be conned into thinking you’re missing out significantly by not upgrading.  ****1/2

Review by Pete Whalley


Throughout September 2018 Get Ready to ROCK! Radio celebrated the station’s 10th anniversary and a two-hour special reflected a decade of broadcasting. “10 years in the making” features archive interviews with Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Todd Rundgren, Graham Bonnet, David Coverdale, John Wetton and Bob Catley.

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Power Plays w/c 3 December 2018

We play Top Albums and Live Acts as selected by the GRTR! Reviewers.

Featured Albums w/c 3 December (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 Melodic Rock – featured in 2018
12:00-13:00 Melodic Hard Rock – featured in 2018
14:00-16:00 Singer Songwriter – featured in 2018

Albums That Time Forgot (Mon-Fri)

18:00-19:00 ANETTE OLZON Shine (2014)



Album review: CREYE – s/t

CREYE

Release Date 12.10.18

It is a sign of the march of time that former new kids on the of Scandinavian melodic rock block are  now being succeeded by a third wave of impossibly young bands, and alongside the likes of One Desire and Art Nation , Creye are one of the standard bearers of this movement. Last year’s ‘Straight to the Top’  EP left their debut eagerly anticipated.

 The introduction to the first track ‘Holding On’, with its stabbing keys and electronic drums conjures up images of an eighties soundtrack and it has a gloriously melodic chorus to match, and talking of which the intro to ‘Nothing to Lose’ reminded me of ‘Burning Heart’ although the hook was not quite as strong.

They lie on the lighter end of the spectrum and as well as the obvious eighties influences, comparisons with early HEAT and Houston spring to mind with the focus on bouncy melodies and choruses rather than riffs.

Indeed ‘Different State of Mind’ and ‘All We Need is Faith’ veer rather too far into pop territory while ‘Never Too Late’, featuring a classic chorus line in ‘keep fighting for this broken dream’ has a bit of a West Coast feel, much like fellow countrymen Work of Art.

‘Miracle’ is a good song but the comparison I was reaching for was Savage Garden, not least in the slightly fey vocals of Robin Jidhed, son of one of the great Scandi AOR singers in Alien singer Jim.

However midway through the album comes an absolute stunner in ‘Christina’ with Robin’s vocals soaring and a thrilling moment as the power chord leads into a hook filled chorus which justified borrowing the increasingly prolific songwriting team of Michael Palace and Soren Kronqvist for this one.

‘Straight to the Top’  is gloriously anthemic with a very melodic feel while I was hearing comparisons to some of the cult heroes of AOR- Diving for Pearls and Mitch Malloy on ‘Love Will Never Die’ and Signal on the intro to ‘Still Believe in You’.

 The 80’s hi-tech feel of ‘City Lights’ would again have graced a TV theme tune in the day as the star rolls up the sleeves on his shoulder-padded jacket, and ‘Desperately  Loving’ is a soft rock classic with Robin’s voice conveying real anxiety. While the emphasis is on the songs and vocals, throughout the guitar solos from major songwriter Andreas Gullstrand are tidy.

Since the album was recorded Robin Jidhed has left the band, rendering this release a bit of an oddity, but judging from the quality of these songs and their performance at Rockingham Festival with new singer August Rauer, this is only the start of something big.  **** 1/2

Review by Andy Nathan


Throughout September 2018 Get Ready to ROCK! Radio celebrated the station’s 10th anniversary and a two-hour special reflected a decade of broadcasting. “10 years in the making” features archive interviews with Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Todd Rundgren, Graham Bonnet, David Coverdale, John Wetton and Bob Catley.

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Power Plays w/c 3 December 2018

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Featured Albums w/c 3 December (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 Melodic Rock – featured in 2018
12:00-13:00 Melodic Hard Rock – featured in 2018
14:00-16:00 Singer Songwriter – featured in 2018

Albums That Time Forgot (Mon-Fri)

18:00-19:00 ANETTE OLZON Shine (2014)



Album review: THE SENTON BOMBS – Outsiders

THE SENTON BOMBS - Outsiders

Regolith Records [Release date 07.12.18]

I have mistakenly overlooked The Senton Bombs in the past, what a huge error this has been as the Blackpool band release album number 5, “Outsiders”, and what an album, mixing punk, sleaze and classic rock influences the result is more outstanding than Outsider.

The title track opens the album and pretty much lets you know what you are in for over the coming 11 tracks. “Wake The Maker”, “Under Offer”, “Violet Black” and “Who We Are” are all essential listening, the latter reminding me of Hanoi Rocks. Then we have ”I Am Ablaze”, a song that would neatly fit in nicely on a Backyard Babies album.

There are a couple of more radio friendly songs in “Reckless Youth”, with it’s shades of The Clash, and “Bury The Hatchet”, a song that will prick the ears of any Junkyard fans reading this. “Remind Me Of The Moon” is a slower song but fear not as “Dead Revolution” soon picks things right back up.

“Outsiders” has taught me three things. 1. Get on iTunes and download the bands back catalogue, 2. Ensure I see the band live in 2019 and 3. this is the big one.  When someone recommends you check out a band because they think you’ll like them, do it – and on that last point, go and check out The Senton Bombs.  *****

Review by Nikk Gunns


Throughout September 2018 Get Ready to ROCK! Radio celebrated the station’s 10th anniversary and a two-hour special reflected a decade of broadcasting. “10 years in the making” features archive interviews with Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Todd Rundgren, Graham Bonnet, David Coverdale, John Wetton and Bob Catley.

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Power Plays w/c 3 December 2018

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Featured Albums w/c 3 December (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 Melodic Rock – featured in 2018
12:00-13:00 Melodic Hard Rock – featured in 2018
14:00-16:00 Singer Songwriter – featured in 2018

Albums That Time Forgot (Mon-Fri)

18:00-19:00 ANETTE OLZON Shine (2014)



Quick plays: COME TASTE THE BAND, MOZES AND THE FIRSTBORN, YOUNG FAST RUNNING MAN

COME TASTE THE BAND - Reignition

COME TASTE THE BAND Reignition AOR Heaven[Release date 25.01.19]

Come Taste the Band is a Norwegian classic hard rock band, founded in 1997 by guitarist Jo Henning Kaasin and singer Vidar Heldal. Since then they have released a couple of Deep Purple tribute albums (hardly surprising given the band’s name) and they have toured with former Rainbow and Deep Purple vocalist Joe Lynn Turner, who also appears on two songs on this album. Singing on the other seven songs is another former Rainbow vocalist Doogie White.

As you’d expect the album is full of Deep Purple/Rainbow sounds, be it the organ on ‘Tied Down’ or Joe Lynn Turner giving it some vocal welly over 70′s synths on ‘Don’t Let Me Bleed’. Guitarist Jo Henning Kaasin shows off his love of Ritchie Blackmore’s playing on ‘Not That Kind Of Man’, a driving hard rocker featuring Doogie White.

By no means a ‘must have’ album, Come Taste The Band will appeal to those hankering after the classic 70′s sounds of Rainbow and Deep Purple, plus with both Joe Lynn Turner and Doogie White involved it adds that extra touch of class. ***1/2

Review by Jason Ritchie

MOZES AND THE FIRSTBORN Dadcore

MOZES AND THE FIRSTBORN Dadcore
Burger Records [Release date 25.01.19]

Dadcore is ‘a love letter to music. An ode to being in a band’, according to band member Melle Dielson. Dutch band Mozes and the Firstborn have made an album that encompasses various musical styles – mainly in the pop punk and psychedelic meets garage rock genres – to create a mix tape feel. In between songs are short musical/spoken word pieces which to be fair wear thin after a couple of listens.

Lead single, the grunge rock of ’If I’ and the summery vibe of ‘Grow Up’ – hints of the New Radicals on this one –  are the album’s stand outs.

If Weezer floats your musical boat chances are Mozes and the Firstborn will appeal and full marks to them for their musical idea/concept on this album. ***

Review by Jason Ritchie

YOUNG FAST RUNNING MAN Young Bird

YOUNG FAST RUNNING MAN Young Bird
Slash Zero Records [Release date 02.11.18]

Young Fast Running Man was originally the solo project put together by Munich based songwriter Fabian Hertrich, who has since been joined by backing band The Young Birds, who after two years of playing together have recently released new album “Young Bird” and ironically this German band have produced a great slab of Americana that belies their geographical location.

The album itself has several angles, from the bluesy feel of “Electrified” or “Love Bird”, the jangly pop like end of things with “Rod and Line” or the female fronted country/Americana of “Canola Sea”, each seamlessly sitting alongside the next. “Red Kite” is a short instrumental piece that features some great harmonica, “Young Bird” itself is the album’s nicely textured title track, whilst “Rising Sun” sounds like nothing else here and closes the album in style.

However, it is that recurring feel of Americana that makes “Young Bird” the album it is, whether it be nice and easy “Bina Valley Blues” or the sparse guitar and vocal of “Catch 22”, this is where the band’s strength lies. ***1/2

Review by Nikk Guns

THE LAST DAY SECT  The Gothic Novel
Maniac Squat Records [Release date 30.11.18]

Last Day Sect is a London-based art rock anti super-group of Paul Cuddeford (producer, vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass, drums (Ian Hunter, Bob Geldof, Steve Harley, Lisa Ronson)), Tom Wilcox (producer, vocals (Lisa Ronson, Gillian Glover, Maniac Squat)), and Terry Edwards (baritone sax (PJ Harvey, Gallon Drunk)) and ‘friends’ – making ‘post-synthetic’ (a hybrid of guitar and synth) music.

Loosely a concept album, each of the songs is based on gothic themes and stories, including those by HP Lovecraft, Edgar Allen Poe and William Beckford.  And there’s some ‘heavyweight’ hitters amongst the featured special guests, including Reeves Gabrels (The Cure, Bowie), Morgan Fisher (Mott The Hoople, Queen), Mike Garson (Bowie, Nine Inch Nails), and Lisa Ronson (Earl Slick Band).

Quite a Bowie thread there, but The Gothic Novel is so much more.  A galvanising collision of styles encompassing those of the likes of David Byrne / Talking Heads, Bowie from Diamond Dogs, through his Berlin / Eno and Tin Machine periods, Iggy Pop (his touring band co-wrote the single Mesmer), and many more.

It’s a collection so bewilderingly broad, it’s impossible to adequately describe, let alone pigeon hole, with even the lyrics being in a number of languages – English, French and German – and musical styles everything from rock to electro pop.  Avant garde is probably the most apt description.

But there’s a magnetic vitality about much of the set that just demands repeated plays.  A weird one, for sure, and one that it would be all too easy to dismiss.  But there’s some inspired playing that’s as invigorating as sticking a digit in a 240v electrical socket.  Well worth exploring.  ****

Review bvy Pete Whalley


Throughout September 2018 Get Ready to ROCK! Radio celebrated the station’s 10th anniversary and a two-hour special reflected a decade of broadcasting. “10 years in the making” features archive interviews with Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Todd Rundgren, Graham Bonnet, David Coverdale, John Wetton and Bob Catley.

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Power Plays w/c 3 December 2018

We play Top Albums and Live Acts as selected by the GRTR! Reviewers.

Featured Albums w/c 3 December (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 Melodic Rock – featured in 2018
12:00-13:00 Melodic Hard Rock – featured in 2018
14:00-16:00 Singer Songwriter – featured in 2018

Albums That Time Forgot (Mon-Fri)

18:00-19:00 ANETTE OLZON Shine (2014)



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

Compiled by Jason Ritchie

STEVE HACKETT - Under The Edge Of The Sun

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
DAMIAN WILSON & ADAM WAKEMAN ‘Stripped’

18th
ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE ‘Get It Out’ Megaforce
ARCHER NATION ‘Beneath The Dream’ EMP
DUST BOLT ‘Trapped In Fire’ Napalm Records
FEVER 333 ‘Strength In Numb333rs’ Roadrunner Records
FUN LOVIN’ CRIMINALS ‘Another Mimosa’
STEPHEN DALE PETIT ’2020 Visions’
JOE JACKSON ‘Fool’
MAGNUM ‘Live at the Symphony Hall’ SPV/Steamhammer
PAPA ROACH ‘Who Do You Trust?’ Eleven Seven Music
RAVEN ‘Screaming Murder Death From Above: Live In Aalborg’ Steamhammer/SPV
SLIM CHANCE ‘New Cross Road’ Fishpool Records
SWITCHFOOT ‘Native Tongue’
THE THREE TREMORS (features TIM ‘Ripper’ OWENS) AFM Records
THUNDER ‘Please Remain Seated’ BMG (previously released songs redone)

25th
ALTARAGE ‘The Approaching Roar’ Season Of Mist
BUZZCOCKS (re-issues)
COME TASTE THE BAND AOR Heaven
CORRODED ‘Bitter’
THE DANDY WARHOLS ‘Why You So Crazy’
EVERGREY ‘The Atlantic’ AFM Records
GIN ANNIOE ’100% Proof’
STEVE HACKETT ‘At The Edge Of Light’ Inside Out
DAVE HANSON ‘Everybody’s Got A Right To Be Free’ Pledge Music
HEART ‘Live in Atlantic City’ earMUSIC
TOBY HITCHCOCK (PRIDE OF LIONS) ‘Reckoning’ Frontiers
INGLORIOUS ‘Ride To Nowhere’ Frontiers
JETBOY ‘Born To Fly’ Frontiers
KING DIAMOND ‘Songs For The Dead Live’ (CD/DVD) Metal Blade Records
LOST CROWN ‘Every Night Something Happens’ Bad Elephat Records
MONO ‘Nowhere Now Here’
NEAL MORSE BAND ‘The Great Adventure’ Radiant Records/Metal Blade
QUIET RIOT ‘One Night in Milan’ (CD/DVD) Frontiers
RIVAL SONS ‘Feral Roots’
KANE ROBERTS ‘The New Normal’ Frontiers (inc. ALICE COPPER & KIP WINGER)
SKUNK ANANSIE ’25LIVE@25′
STARBREAKER ‘Dysphoria’ Frontiers
SWALLOW THE SUN ‘When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light’ Century Media Records
WALTER TROUT ‘Survivor Blues’ Provogue/Mascot
VIANNA ‘Forever Free’ Escape Music

30th
TOTO ’40 Tours Around The Sun’ (DVD, Blu-Ray, 2CD – Japan only)

TBA
THE CIRCLE ‘Space Between’ (feaures SAMMY HAGAR, JASON BONHAM, VIC JOHNSON & MICHAEL ANTHONY
GATHERING OF KINGS ‘First Mission’ (features members of H.E.A.T. Masterplan, Eclipse)
PANIC ROOM TBA

February

1st
AVANTASIA ‘Moonglow’ Nuclear Blast
DEEVER ‘You Need This’
TREVOR HORN ‘Reimagines: The Eighties (feat. The Sarm Orchestra)
KILLER BEE ‘Remember The Times’
LANCE KING ‘ReProgram’ Pledge Music’
METALLICA ‘elping hands… Live & Acoustic at The Masonic’
QUANTUM PIG ‘Songs Of Industry And Sunshine’ White Star Record
SOEN ‘Lotus’ Silver Lining Music
WHITE LIES ‘Five’
WILLIE & THE BANDITS ‘Paths’
WITHIN TEMPTATION ‘Resist’ Spinefram Records

8th
BEAST IN BLACK ‘From Hell With Love’ Nuclear Blast
BUSTED ‘Half Way There’
John Diva & The Rockets Of Love ‘Mama Said Rock Is Dead’ Steamhammer/SPV
HERMAN FRANK ‘Fight The Fear’ AFM Records
THE LEMONHEADS ‘Varshions 2′
MERCURY REV ‘Bobbie Gentry’s The Delta Sweetie Revisited’
MORANO ‘Incognito’ MelodicRock Records
BOB MOULD ‘Sunshine Rock’ Merge Records
THE QUIREBOYS ‘Amazing Disgrace’
ROSY VISTA ‘Unbelievable’ SPV/Steamhammer
JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR ‘Reckless Heart’ Silvertone/Sony Music

15th
BODY COUNT ‘Carnivore’
ELECTRIC MARY ‘Mother’
EMERALD SABBATH ‘Ninth Star’ Plastic Head Distribution
MILLENCOLIN ‘SOS’ Epitaph

22nd
CANDLEMASS ‘The Door To Doom’ Napalm Records
The Claypool Lennon Delirium ‘South Of Reality’ ATO Records
DEMON HEAD ‘Hellfire Ocean Void’
DREAM THEATER ‘Distance Over Time’ Inside Out
FIND ME ‘Angels In Blue’ Frontiers
FM ‘The Italian Job’ (live CD/DVD) Frontiers
RON KEEL BAND ‘Fight Like A Band’ EMP Records
LAST IN LINE ‘II’ Frontiers
MAXIMO PARK ‘As Long As We Keep Moving’ (DVD/CD)
OVERKILL ‘The Wings Of War’ Nuclear Blast
RHAPSODY OF FIRE ‘The Eight Mountains’ AFM Records
ROCK GODDESS ‘This Time’
SPIRITS OF FIRE (features TIM ‘Ripper’ OWENS & CHRIS CAFFERY) S/T Frontiers
TORA TORA ‘Bastards Of Beale’ Frontiers
VISION OF ATLANTIS ‘The Deep and the Dark Live’ Napalm Records
WESTBOUND ‘Vol. 1′ Frontiers

29th
7HY ‘No Going Back’ Lions Pride Music

TBA
FICTION SYXX ‘The Alternate Me’ MelodicRock Records
GANG OF FOUR ‘Happy Now’
GRIM REAPER TBA
KING OF HEARTS ‘California’
AVRIL LAVINGE ‘Head Above Water’ BMG

March

1st
BRYAN ADAMS ‘Shine A Light’ Universal
TIM BOWNESS ‘Flowers At The Scene’ inside Out
IAN BROWN ‘Ripples’
DEMON HUNTER ‘War’, ‘Peace’
QUEENSRYCHE ‘The Verdict’ Century Media
SISTERS OF SUFFOCATION ‘Humans Are Broken’ Napalm Records
MIKE TRAMP ‘Stray From The Flock’ Mighty Music
WEEZER ‘The Black Album’ Atlantic

8th
BUCKCHERRY ‘Warpaint’ Century Media
CATS IN SPACE ‘Daytrip To Narnia’
CHILDREN OF BODOM ‘Hexed’ Nuclear Blast
SASS JORDAN ‘Big Noise’ Pledge Music

15th
ETERNAL ODYSSEY ‘Awakwning’ EMP Label Group
(Francis) Rossi/(Hannah) Rickard ‘We Talk Too Much’ earMUSIC

22nd
BURNING RAIN ‘Face The Music’ Frontiers
DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT ‘Empath’

29th
ANTHEM ‘Nucleas’ Nuclear Blast
7HY ‘No Going Back’ Lion’s Pride Music
RICK WAKEMAN ‘The Burning’ (soundtrack) Pledge Music
WHITECHAPEL ‘The Valley’ Metal Blade Records

TBA
LA GUNS ‘Wasn’t Tomorrow Great’
PHIL ‘SWILL’ RODGERS ‘Double Demo Album’ Pledge Music

April

5th
BAD NEWS ’32nd Anniversary Box Set’ Pledge Music

12th
KESTON COBBLERS CLUB ‘Siren’

26th
JIM PETERIK’S WORLD STAGE ‘Winds Of Change’ Frontiers
TESLA ‘Shock’ Frontiers
TOTAL STRANGER S/T Lions Pride Music

TBA
BIG BIG TRAIN TBA
THE END (WARRANT’s Robert Mason plus DOKKEN’s George Lynch, Jeff Pilson & Mick Brown) TBA Frontiers
TESTAMENT TBA

May

17th
WHITESNAKE ‘Flesh And Blood’ Frontiers & Rhino/Atlantic

31st
BAI BANG ‘Best Of 4′ Lions Pride Music

TBA
TYGERS OF PAN TANG TBA Mighty Music

June

TBA
DANNY VAUGHN (TYKETTO) ‘Myths, Legends & Lies’

2019

TBA
LEE AARON (live album)
ARCH/MATHEOS TBA Metal Blade Records
ARMOURED SAINT TBA
BAI BANG TBA
BATTLE BEAST TBA
BLACK STAR RIDERS TBA
The Blackheart Orchestra ‘Mesmeranto’
BRITISH LION TBA
BIFF BYFORD (SAXON) TBA
DANZIG ‘Danzig Sings Elvis’
THE DARK ELEMENT TBA Frontiers
DIRTY THRILLS TBA Frontiers
DOKKEN TBA
DOWN N’OUTZ TBA Frontiers
DRAGONFORCE TBA
FAHRAN ‘Vapours’
FAITHSEDGE TBA
PERRY FARRELL (JANE’S ADDICTION) ‘Kind Heaven’ BMG
HEATHER FINDLAY ‘Wild White Horses’ (produced by THUNDER’s LUKE MORELY)
FISH ‘Weltschmerz’ (his final studio album)
FORTUNE TBA Frontiers
FROST* (live album) Inside Out
HELIX ‘Old School’
HELLOWEEN (live album) Nuclear Blast
HELLYEAH TBA
IN FLAMES TBA
INME ‘Jumpstart Hope’
NEIL INNES TBA Pledge Music
KILL SWITCH ENGAGE TBA
KILLER DWARFS TBA EMP
KING OF HEARTS TBA
KING’S X TBA Golden Robot Records
LILLIAN AXE ‘From Womb To Tomb’
LYNCH MOB TBA
MASON HILL TBA
MASTERS OF CEREMONY TBA Frontiers
MEAN STREAK TBA Rock Of Angles Records
MEGADETH TBA
MICHAEL MONROE ‘One Man Gang’
NEAL MORSE PROJECT ‘Jesus Christ – The Exorcist’ Frontiers
JOAN OSBOURNE TBA
ALAN PARSONS TBA Frontiers
MARTIE PETERS GROUP TBA MelodicRock Records
PORT NOIR TBA Inside Out
PRETTY MAIDS TBA
PRIMAL FEAR TBA Nuclear Blast
QUEENSRYCHE ‘Empire’ (30th anniversary box set)
RAVEN TBA SPV
RAVEN (live album) SPV
SABATON TBA Nuclear Blast
SACRED REICH TBA Metal Blade Records
SLIPKNOT TBA
SPREAD EAGLE TBA Frontiers
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN TBA
STATIC X ‘Project Regeneration’
STRATOVARIUS TBA
TEN (all their backlist re-issued) Frontiers
TOOL TBA
TOSELAND TBA Frontiers
VICE VALO (ex-HIM) & AGENTS TBA
WAITING FOR MONDAY TBA Frontiers
ROB ZOMBIE TBA

2020 – TBA
DARE TBA
HELLOWEEN TBA Nuclear Blast (includes MICHAEL KISKE & KAI HANSEN)
NIGHTWISH TBA Nuclear Blast

In the works…no set date as yet
AEROSMITH TBA
Æther Realm TBA Napalm Records
ALTER BRIDGE TBA
ANTHRAX TBA (recording starts Jan 2019) Nuclear Blast
STEVE AUGERI (ex-JOURNEY/TYKETTO) ‘In The Moment’ TBA
SEB BACH TBA
BATON ROGUE TBA Frontiers
BLACKTOP MOJO TBA
CAMEL TBA
CONNY BLOOM (THE ELECTRIC BOYS) TBA
CHEAP TRICK TBA
CHICKENFOOT TBA
DESMOND CHILD & ROUGE TBA
GILBY CLARKE TBA
ALICE COOPER TBA
CREDO TBA
CROBOT TBA Mascot Label Group
ROSALIE CUNNINGHAM (ex-PURSON) Pledge Music
DANGEROUS TOYS TBA EMP Music
DANTE FOX TBA
DARKTHRONE TBA
DEADLY CIRCUS FIRE TBA
DEATH DEALER TBA
DECARLO TBA Frontiers
DEF LEPPARD TBA
DIAMOND HEAD TBA
BRUCE DICKINSON TBA
DRAGONFORCE TBA
ECLIPSE TBA
EDGE OF FOREVER TBA Frontiers
DOMAIN TBA
JEFF LYNNE’S ELO TBA
ENTOMBED A.D. TBA
EXODUS TBA
EXTREME TBA
FAITH NO MORE TBA
FEAR FACTORY TBA
FLEETWOOD MAC TBA
FLYING COLORS TBA
JOHN FOGERTY TBA
LITA FORD TBA
FROST* TBA Inside Out
DAVE GILMOUR TBA
LOU GRAMM TBA
GRAND MAGUS TBA Nuclear Blast
GYPSY ROSE TBA
HELLOWEEN ‘Live In Madrid’
HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES TBA
HUNTER AND THE BEAR TBA
INCOGNITO Kivel Records (featores TYKETTO & FIREHOUSE members)
ILLUMINATE (features IAN JONES of KARNATAKA & Agnieszka Swita)
IMMORTAL TBA Nuclear Blast
IN CONTINUUM TBA (features DAVE KERZNER ex-SOUND OF CONTACT plus guests from YES, MARILLION)
INTENSE TBA
KELLY KEAGY (NIGHT RANGER) TBA
NEIL KERNON TBA (recording underway)
KING DIAMOND TBA (recording underway)
KING KOBRA TBA
THE KINKS TBA
LAND OF TALES S/T Frontiers
LAWLESS TBA
LEATHERWOLF TBA
LEVERAGE TBA
LIFESIGNS TBA
LIONHEART TBA
LIV SIN TBA
MANOWAR TBA
MICK MARS (MOTLEY CRUE) TBA
TONY MARTIN ‘Book Of Shadows’
MASTODON TBA
DUFF McKAGAN TBA
MICHAEL THOMPSON BAND TBA Frontiers
Marco Minnemann & Alex Lifeson TBA
MOTLEY CRUE (4 new songs for biopic ‘The Dirt’ soundtrack)
MR BIG TBA
MR MISTER (three new songs) Pledge Music
MY DYING BRIDE TBA Nuclear Blast
CORMAC NEESON (THE ANSWER) ‘White Feather’
ED O’BRIEN TBA (RADIOHEAD guitarist)
THE OFFSPRING TBA
ONSLAUGHT TBA
OPETH TBA
OZZY OSBOURNE TBA
PEARL JAM TBA
TED POLEY TBA Frontiers
PRONG TBA
RADIO EXILE TBA Mighty Music
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE TBA
RAMMSTEIN TBA
RATT TBA
ROXY BLUE TBA Frontiers
SCORPIONS TBA
SHADOWSPELL TBA Frontiers
SHARK ISLAND TBA
TOMMY SHAW (STYX) TBA
THE SIGN TBA
SILVER TBA (MICHAEL VOSS on vocals)
SKID ROW TBA (with new vocalist ZP Theart)
SMASHING PUMPKINS TBA
Soleil Moon TBA Frontiers
RICK SPRINGFIELD TBA (orchestral album)
STATE COWS ‘Challenge’
STEEL PANTHER TBA
MICHAEL SWEET (STRYPER) TBA
TANGO DOWN TBA
THE TREATMENT TBA
TUK (BITERS) TBA
TYKETTO TBA
TYKETTO ‘We’ve Got Tomorrow, We’ve Got Tonight’ (CD/DVD)
DONNIE VIE (ex-ENUFF Z NUFF) ‘Beautiful Things’
VOODOO SIX TBA
VOODOO VEGAS TBA Pledge Music
BUTCH WALKER TBA
WARLORD TBA Frontiers
WAYSTED TBA (rumoured to have DEF LEPPARD’s JOE ELLIOT guesting on vocals but no PAUL CHAPMAN involved)
WHISKEY MYERS TBA
THE WILDHEARTS TBA
THE WINERY DOGS TBA
WORK OF ART TBA Frontiers
THE YARDBIRDS TBA
JOHN YOUNG (LIESIGNS) TBA
XYZ TBA

Release date unknown…may not happen
AC/DC TBA (rumoured to be recording in Vancover as at Aug 2018)
ACID FOR BLOOD TBA (features FRANKIE BANALI & PAUL SABU)
ALLIANCE TBA Escape Music
THE ALMIGHTY TBA
ASIA TBA (on hold following JOHN WETTON’s death)
AXE ‘The Last Offering’ Escape Music
BLACKWELDER (featuring vocalsit Ralf Scheepers PRIMAL FEAR/ex-GAMMA RAY)
BRIGADE TBA (features Howard Leese, Robin McAuley, James Kottak, Jason Boyleston)
BRIGHTON ROCK TBA Frontiers
BRITNY FOX TBA (with TOMMY PARIS on vocals)
BURNING RAIN TBA
GLEN BURTNICK TBA
VIVIAN CAMPBELL (DEF LEPPARD) TBA
COLD TBA Napalm Records
DAMN YANKEES TBA (third album recorded but never released to date)
DIO’S DISCIPLES TBA
FINAL FRONTIER TBA
FIREHOUSE TBA
FOREIGNER (live 40th anniversary show with LOU GRAMM & other ex-members)
GUNS N ROSES TBA (possible guest appearance from Slash)
GUNZO TBA (includes Tracii Gunns & Rudy Sarzo)
TONY IOMMI & TONY MARTIN TBA (possibly an EP)
LEMMY (solo album)
HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS TBA
MADISON PAIGE TBA Indie
MAGELLAN TBA
ALDO NOVA TBA
JIMMY PAGE (archive material release)
POISON TBA (unlikely at present)
PAUL RODGERS TBA (new songs)
DAVE LEE ROTH TBA (album already recorded featuring John 5)
SHAW/BLADES ‘Influence II’ (Covers album) TBA
STARZ TBA Frontiers (delayed from 2016)
THE STONE ROSES TBA
JOHN SYKES TBA
UNDERWORLD TBA featuring Kee Marcello (ex-Europe) on guitars/vocals; Steve Augeri (ex-Journey) on vocals; drummer Virgil Donati and Svante Henryson on bass/cello (no update since intial announcement in 2014)
VAN HALEN TBA (highly unlikely but we can always hope!)
VELVET REVOLVER TBA (on hold until a new vocalist is found)


January-March 2018

April-June 2018

July – September 2018

October – December 2018


Throughout September 2018 Get Ready to ROCK! Radio celebrated the station’s 10th anniversary and a two-hour special reflected a decade of broadcasting. “10 years in the making” features archive interviews with Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Todd Rundgren, Graham Bonnet, David Coverdale, John Wetton and Bob Catley.

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Power Plays w/c 3 December 2018

We play Top Albums and Live Acts as selected by the GRTR! Reviewers.

Featured Albums w/c 3 December (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 Melodic Rock – featured in 2018
12:00-13:00 Melodic Hard Rock – featured in 2018
14:00-16:00 Singer Songwriter – featured in 2018

Albums That Time Forgot (Mon-Fri)

18:00-19:00 ANETTE OLZON Shine (2014)



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

Compiled by Jason Ritchie

Please check with venue and/or relevant website(s) to confirm availability.

Your tour not listed? Contact us!

Updated 11/12/18

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

 

2019

FESTIVALS

THE GREAT BRITISH ROCK AND BLUES FESTIVAL Fri 18 Jan-Mon 21 Jan 2019 Butlins Skegness Resort

Focus + Nine Below Zero + more TBA

GIANTS OF ROCK Fri 25 Jan-Mon 28 Jan 2019 Butlins Minehead Resort

Skid Row + Atomic Rooster + Brian Downey’s Alive & Dangerous + Chris Slade Timeline + FM + Oliver Dawson Saxon + the Sweet + Cats In Space + UDO + H.E.A.T. + Dare + Geordie + Mark Stanway’s Classic Magnum + more TBA

HRH AOR Thursday 14th-Sunday 17th March Haven Hafan y Mor Holiday Park, Pwllheli

UFO + Tyketoo + Ted Poley + Dave Bickler 9ex-Survivor) + The Electric Boys + Tigertailz + Mitch Malloy + Pretty Boy Floyd + Vega + Romeo’s Daughter + Kane’d + The Radio Sun + Bai Bang + New Generation Superstars + Fahran + Captain Black Beard

FUSION FESTIVAL 2019 22–24 March 2019 Civic Centre, Martins Way, Stourport-on-Severn

Dec Burke + IO EARTH + Encircled +Steve Tilling + Franck Carducci + Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate + The Gift

WINTER’S END 4th-7th April The Drill Hall, Lower Church Street, Chepstow

Kayak + Threshold + RPWL + Abel Ganz + Tin Spirits + Godsticks + Midnight Sun + Exploring Birdsong

HRH Blues 5 Saturday 13th-Sunday 14th April O2 Academy, Sheffield

Aynsley Lister + Savoy Brown + The Climax Blues Band + Chantel McGregor + The Quireboys + ontus Snibb’s Wreck Of The Blues + The Billy Walton Band + Erja Lyytinen + John Verity Band

TRINITY IV The Assembly, Spencer Street, Royal Leamington Spa

Mostly Autumn +nmore TBA

BEARDED THEORY 23-26 May Catton Hall, Walton upon Trent, Derbyshire

Call of the Wild Friday 24th-Sunday 26th May Kirklinton Hall, Heathersgill, Carlisle

The Wildhearts + The Virginmarys + Hellbound Hearts + Razorbats + Burnt Out Wreck + more TBA

DOWNLOAD 14-16 June Donnington Park

Def Leppard + Tool + Slipknot + Slayer (final UK show) + Tesla + Whitesnake + Rob Zombie + Trivium + Opeth + Slash & Myles Kenendy + Delain + Skindred + Dream Theater + Smashing Pumpkins + more TBA

CORNBURY 5-7 July

The Beach Boys + more TBA

PENN FESTIVAL 19/20 July Penn Park, Bucks

Craig David + more TBA

RAMBLIN’ MAN 19-21 July Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent

Foreigner + Beth Hart + Anathema + Pain Of Salvation + Riverside + The Darkness + Chris Robinson’s Brotherhood + the Wildhearts + Richie Kotzen + Living Color + Orange Goblin + more TBA

CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL 1-4 August

Richard Thompson + Lucinda Williams + Ralph McTell + Fisherman’s Friends + Jarddo Dickenson + Sam Sweeney + more TBA

CROPREDY – 40th anniversary 8-10 August Cropredy, Nr, Banbury

FAIRPORT CONVENTION + Richard Digance + the Waterboys + Richard Thompson + Seth Lakeman + Caravan + Martin Barre + more TBA

BLOODSTOCK 8-11 August Catton Park, Derbyshire

SABATON + Scorpions + Children Of Bodom + Dee Snider + Queensryche + Anthrax + more TBA

WEYFEST 16-18 August The Rural Life Centre, Farnham

TBA

STONEDEAF Saturday 24th August Newark Showground, Notts

Glenn Huughes + Diamond Head + The Amorettes + Massive + Phil Campbell & the Bastard Sons

HRH SLEAZE 3 Aug 31-Sep 2 O2 Academy, Sheffield

Vain + Tyla’s Dogs D’Amour + Crashdiet + Reckless Love + Enuff Z’Nuff + Rocky Shades “Wrathchild” + Knock Out Kaine + Dust Bowl Jokies + Doomsday Outlaw

HRH Crows 2 7th/8th September O2 Academy, Sheffield

The Kentucky Headhunters + Molly Hatchet + Voodoo Six + The Outlaw Orchestra + Doomsday Outlaw + Dead Man’s Whiskey + Black Cat Bones + The Jupiter Blues

HRH Prog October 26/27 October O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

The Pineapple Thief + Gong + Caravan + Soft Machine + Hawklords + Krankschaft + Captain Starfighter And The Lockheeds + Vintage Caravan + Pearl Handled Revolver + more TBA

BRYAN ADAMS

Mon February 25th BELFAST SSE Arena Belfast

Wed February 27th LONDON SSE Arena Wembley

Fri March 1st SHEFFIELD FlyDSA Arena

Sat March 2nd NOTTINGHAM Motoripoint Arena

Sun March 3rd LIVERPOOL Echo Arena

Tue March 5th CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena

Wed March 6th BOURNEMOUTH BIC

A-HA

Tue October 29 2019 DUBLIN 3Arena

Wed October 30 2019 BELFAST SSE Arena

Fri November 01 2019 GLASGOW SEC Armadillo

Sat November 02 2019 LEEDS first direct Arena

Tue November 05 2019 Royal Albert Hall

Wed November 06 2019 BRIGHTON Centre

THE ALARM

Jun 29: Cardiff University

ALICE IN CHAINS

Thu May 23 GLASGOW Braehead Arena

Fri May 24 Arena Birmingham

Sat May 25 SSE Arena Wembley

AMORPHIS + SOILWORK

Mon February 04 Islington Assembly Hall

ARENA

02/03/19 WATH ON DEARNE Montgomery Hall

03/04/19 MANCHESTER Academy

04/04/19 WOLVERHAMPTON The Robin 2

05/04/19 NORWICH The Waterfront

06/04/19 LONDON Student Central [ULU]

RICHARD ASHCROFT

Fri April 19 PORTSMOUTH Guildhall

Sat April 20 CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena

Mon April 22 O2 Academy Newcastle

Tue April 23 EDINBURGH Usher Hall

Thu April 25 2HULL Bonus Arena

Sat April 27 O2 Academy Birmingham

Wed May 01 DONCASTER Doncaster Dome

Thu May 02 LEICESTER De Montfort Hall

Fri May 03 LEICESTER De Montfort Hall

Sat May 04 LONDON Olympia

ATOMIC ROOSTER

25 Jan LONDON Under The Bridge

30 Mar DAGENHAM The Roundhouse

2 May TWICKENHAM The Eel Pie Club

AUSTRALIAN PINK FLOYD SHOW

Fri November 01 2019 HARROGATE Convention Centre

Sat November 02 2019 EDINBURGH Usher Hall

Sun November 03 2019 ABERDEEN Pink Floyd Music Hall

Tue November 05 2019 OXFORD New Theatre

Wed November 06 2019 MARGATE Winter Gardens

Fri November 08 2019 CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena

Sun November 10 2019 MILTON KEYNES Theatre

Tue November 12 2019 LLANDUDNO Venue Cymru

Wed November 13 2019 IPSWICH Regent Theatre

Fri November 15 2019 HALIFAX Victoria Theatre

Sat November 16 2019 GLASGOW SSE Hydro

Sun November 17 2019 LIVERPOOL Echo Arena

Mon November 18 2019 SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion

Wed November 20 2019 READING Hexagon

Thu November 21 2019 BATH Forum

Fri November 22 2019 BRIGHTON Centre

Sat November 23 2019 PLYMOUTH Pavilions

Mon November 25 2019 Royal Albert Hall

Wed November 27 2019 STOKE ON TRENT Regent Theatre

Thu November 28 2019 SHEFFIELD City Hall

Fri November 29 2019 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE City Hall

Sat November 30 2019 MANCHESTER O2 Apollo

Mon December 02 2019 GUILDFORD G Live

Tue December 03 2019 LEICESTER De Montfort Hall

Thu December 05 2019 CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange

Fri December 06 2019 NOTTINGHAM Concert Hall

Sat December 07 2019 BOURNEMOUTH BIC

AVERAGE WHITE BAND

Mon July 01 Royal Albert Hall

Sat September 21 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Tyne Theatre

Mon September 23 NORTHAMPTON Derngate Theatre

Wed September 25 BIRMINGHAM Town Hall

Thu September 26 BEXHILL De La Warr Pavilion

ROY AYERS

Fri/Sat April 12/13 LONDON Union Chapel

KRIS BARRAS BAND

Wed February 06 CARDIFF Globe

Thu February 07 MANCHESTER Deaf Institute

Fri February 08 Newcastle Cluny

Sat February 09 HULL Welly Club

Tue February 12 NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms

Wed February 13 CAMBRIDGE Portland Arms

Thu February 14 LEEDS Brudenell Social Club

Fri February 15 BUCKLEY Tivoli

Sat February 16 STAFFORDSHIRE Foxlowe Arts Centre

Thu February 21 BRISTOL Thekla

Fri February 22 FLEET Harlington

Sat February 23 LONDON Garage

Tue February 26 BRIGHTON Haunt

Wed February 27 OXFORD Bullingdon

Fri March 01 TRURO Old Bakery

Fri March 08 FROME Cheese and Grain

Sat March 09 TAVISTOCK Wharf

Fri March 15 EDINBURGH Voodoo Rooms

MARTIN BARRE

25 Jan ST HELENS The Citidal

BATTLE BEAST

Tue April 30 Dome, Tufnell Park

THE BEACH BOYS

Fri June 21 BOURNEMOUTH BIC

Sat June 22 HULL Bonus Arena, Hull

Mon June 24 LONDON Royal Albert Hall

Tue June 25 LONDON Royal Albert Hall

Sat July 06 BRIGHTON Centre

BIG BIG TRAIN

Oct 26 2019 Edinburgh Queen’s Hall

Oct 27 2019 Newcastle City Hall

Oct 29 2019 Halifax The Victoria Theatre

Oct 30 2019 Birmingham Town Hall

Nov 01 2019 Newport The Riverfront

Nov 02 2019 London Hackney Empire

BIGFOOT

02.02.19 BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute *

* Frontiers Rock Festival

BLACK STONE CHERRY

Sat July 13 Caerphilly Castle

BLUE OCTOBER

Fri February 15 O2 Academy Oxford

Sat February 16 MANCHESTER O2 Ritz

Sun February 17 O2 Academy Bristol

Tue February 19 Brighton Concorde 2

Thu February 21 Glasgow Garage

Fri February 22 BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute

Sat February 23 O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

BLUE OYSTER CULT + THE TEMPERENCE MOVEMENT

Thu February 21 NORWICH UEA

Fri February 22 Hammersmith Apollo

Sat February 23 O2 Academy Newcastle

Sun February 24 O2 Academy Glasgow

Tue February 26 O2 Academy Leeds

Wed February 27 BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute

Thu February 28 BRISTOL ST PHILIPS GATE

Fri March 01 MANCHESTER Academy

Jon Boden & The Remnant Strings

Fri, Mar 1 Howard Assembly Room, Leeds

Sat, Mar 2 Buxton Opera House

Sun, Mar 3 Ludlow Assembly Rooms, Ludlow

Mon, Mar 4 Colchester Arts Centre

Tue, Mar 5 The Corn Hall, Diss

Wed, Mar 6 Revelation, St. Mary’s Church, Ashford

Fri, Mar 8 Pontardawe Arts Centre, Swansea

Sat, Mar 9 The Plough Arts Centre, Torrington

Tue, Mar 12 The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

Wed, Mar 13 The Met, Bury

Thu, Mar 14 South Holland Centre, Spalding

Fri, Mar 15 Lincoln Drill Hall, Lincoln

Sat, Mar 16 The North Wall, Oxford

BON JOVI + MANIC STREET PREACHERS

June

Sat June 15 DUBLIN RDS Stadium

19 Liverpool Anfield Stadium

21 London Wembley Stadium

23 Coventry Ricoh Arena

JOE BONAMASSA

Wed April 24 LONDON Royal Albert Hall

Thu April 25 LONDON Royal Albert Hall

Fri April 26 LONDON Royal Albert Hall

A BOWIE CELEBRATION

Wed January 09 DUBLIN Olympia

Thu January 10 GLASGOW Royal Concert Hall

Fri January 11 MANCHESTER O2 Ritz

Sat January 12 O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

Sun January 13 BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute

BUCKCHERRY + HOOBASTANK

Tue February 05 MANCHESTER O2 Ritz

Wed February 06 O2 Academy Bristol

Fri February 08 O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

Sat February 09 HULL Asylum

Sun February 10 BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute

Tue February 12 O2 Academy Newcastle

Wed February 13 GLASGOW SWG3 Galvanisers

Fri February 15 NOTTINGHAM Rock City

Sat February 16 O2 Academy Oxford

Sun February 17 NORWICH UEA

CHRIS DE BURGH

Mon October 07 2019 SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion

Wed October 09 2019 BOURNEMOUTH Bournemouth Pavilion

Fri October 11 2019 Royal Albert Hall

Sun October 13 2019 DUBLIN Bord Gais Energy Theatre

Tue October 15 2019 BELFAST Waterfront Hall Auditorium

Thu October 17 2019 YORK York Barbican

Fri October 18 2019 LIVERPOOL Philharmonic Hall

Sun October 20 2019 MANCHESTER Lyric Theatre – The Lowry

Mon October 21 2019 BIRMINGHAM Symphony Hall

CARAVAN + CURVED AIR

25 Jan FARNCOMBE Farncombe Music Club

PAUL CARRACK

Fri January 18 2019 Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Sat January 19 2019 Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Sun January 20 2019 LEEDS Town Hall

Fri January 25 2019 BIRMINGHAM Symphony Hall

Sat January 26 2019 YORK York Barbican

Sun January 27 2019 GATESHEAD Sage

Fri February 01 2019 PERTH Concert Hall

Sat February 02 2019 HULL City Hall

Sun February 03 2019 CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange

Fri February 08 2019 BOURNEMOUTH Pavilion Theatre

Sat February 09 2019 PLYMOUTH Plymouth Pavilions

Sun February 10 2019 SWANSEA Brangwyn Hall

Thu February 14 2019 NOTTINGHAM Royal Concert Hall

Fri February 15 2019 MILTON KEYNES Theatre

Sat February 16 2019 MARGATE Winter Gardens

Fri February 22 2019 EDINBURGH Festival Theatre

Sat February 23 2019 DUNFERMLINE Alhambra Theatre

Sun February 24 2019 GLASGOW Royal Concert Hall

Fri March 01 2019 SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion

Sat March 02 2019 LONDON London Palladium

Sat March 09 2019 AYLESBURY Waterside Theatre

Sun March 10 2019 CARDIFF St David’s Hall

Thu March 14 2019 SHEFFIELD City Hall, Sheffield

Fri March 15 2019 LEICESTER De Montfort Hall

Sat March 16 2019 BRIGHTON Centre

Fri March 22 2019 MIDDLESBROUGH Middlesbrough Town Hall

Sat March 23 2019 HARROGATE Harrogate International Centre

Sun March 24 2019 MANCHESTER Lyric Theatre at The Lowry

CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN

Tue February 19 NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena

Wed February 20 PLYMOUTH Pavilions

Fri February 22 LONDON SSE Arena Wembley

Sat February 23 HULL Bonus Arena

Tue February 26 DUBLIN Olympia Theatre

Wed February 27 BELFAST Ulster Hall

ERIC CLAPTON

Mar 13,15,16 Royal Albert Hall, London

SHIRLEY COLLINS

Thu January 31 LONDON Roundhouse

GAZ COOMBES

Mon May 27 WORTHING St Pauls

Tue May 28 GUILDFORD Boileroom

Wed May 29 WOLVERHAMPTON Newhampton Arts Centre

Thu May 30 FROME Cheese and Grain

STEWART COPELAND

Tue March 26 BIRMINGGHAM Symphony Hall

Fri March 29 MANCHESTER Bridgewater Hall

Sat March 30 LONDON Royal Festival Hall

THE CURE

Sat June 08 DUBLIN Malahide Castle

Fri August 16 GLASGOW Bellahouston Park

DANDELION CHARM

8 Feb HASTINGS

THE DANDY WARHOLS

Tue January 29 BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute

Wed January 30 GLASGOW Old Fruitmarket

Thu January 31 MANCHESTER Albert Hall

Fri February 01 LONDON O2 Academy Brixton

DEAD CAN DANCE

May 4/5 hammersmith Apollo

THE DEAD SOUTH

Sat February 02 O2 Academy Newcastle

Tue February 05 O2 Academy Liverpool

Wed February 06 MANCHESTER O2 Ritz

Thu February 07 LEEDS O2 Academy Leeds

Fri February 08 NOTTINGHAM Rock City

Sun February 10 O2 Academy Bristol

Tue February 12 CARDIFF Tramshed

Thu February 14 BRIGHTON Concorde 2

Fri February 15 LONDON O2 Forum

Sat February 16 CAMBRIDGE Junction

Sun February 17 BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute

DEEP BLUE SOMETHING

Sat March 09 LONDON Garage

Sun March 10 BRISTOL Thekla

Mon March 11 SHEFFIELD Corporation

Tue March 12 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Cluny

Wed March 13 MANCHESTER FAC251

Thu March 14 NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms

Fri March 15 SWANSEA Sin City

JARROD DICKENSON

Thu January 24 BELFAST Empire Music Hall

Wed January 30 MANCHESTER Deaf Institute

Fri February 01 MIDDLESBROUGH Courtyard

Sat February 02 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Cluny 2

Sun February 03 HALIFAX Lantern

Tue February 05 BRISTOL Louisiana

Thu February 07 NORWICH Arts Centre

Fri February 08 BIRMINGHAM Cuban Embassy

Sat February 09 LONDON Oslo

Sun February 10 BRIGHTON Prince Albert

DIMMU BORGIR + KREATOR

Sun December 16 LONDON Roundhouse

DISTURBED

Sat May 11 LONDON Alexandra Palace

Mon May 13 O2 Academy Glasgow

Tue/Wed May 1/15 MANCHESTER O2 Apollo

DODGY + BABYBIRD + TONY WRIGHT (TERRORVISION)

Fri February 01 BRISTOL O2 Academy

Sat February 02 MANCHESTER O2 Ritz

Fri February 08 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Riverside

Sat February 09 GLASGOW QMU

Fri February 15 SHEFFIELD Leadmill

Sat February 16 NOTTINGHAM Rock City

Fri February 22 CARDIFF Tramshed

Sat February 23 BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute

Fri March 01 BRIGHTON Concorde

Sat March 02 NORWICH Norwich U.E.A.

Fri March 08 O2 Academy Bournemouth

Sat March 09 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

DON BROCO

Fri/Sat February 01/02 MANCHESTER Victoria Warehouse

Sun February 03 PLYMOUTH Pavilions

Tue February 05 CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena

Thu February 07 EDINBURGH Usher Hall

Fri February 08 NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena

Sat February 09 LONDON SSE Arena Wembley

DROPKICK MURPHYS

Wed April 17 DUBLIN Vicar Street

Thu April 18 DUBLIN Vicar Street

Sun April 21 O2 Academy Birmingham

Tue April 23 O2 Academy Leeds

Thu April 25 MANCHESTER Academy

Fri April 26 O2 Academy Brixton

BOB DYLAN + NEIL YOUNG

Fri 12 Jul Hyde Park, London

THE EAGLES

Jun 23 Wembley Stadium

Jun 26 Manchester Arena

Jun 28 Birmingham Arena

Jun 30 Liverpool Echo Arena

Jul 02 Leeds First Direct Arena

Jul 04 Glasgow SSE Hydro

Jul 06/08 Dublin 3Arena, Ireland

EDEN’S CURSE + MOB RULES + DEGREED
Sun 14th APRIL The Underworld Camden

Mon 15th APRIL Trillians Newcastle

Tue 16th APRIL Yardbirds Rock, Grimsby

Wed 17th APRIL Elen Stoke

Thu 18th APRIL The Robin 2, Bilston

Fri 19th APRIL Corporation Sheffield

Sat 20th APRIL – Muni Arts Centre, Pontypridd

Sun 21st APRIL – The Garage G2, Glasgow

EMBRACE

Tue March 05 ABERDEEN Music Hall

Wed March 06 GLASGOW Barrowland

Thu March 07 O2 Academy Newcastle

Fri March 08 MANCHESTER Albert Hall

Sat March 09 O2 Academy Sheffield

Mon March 11 O2 Academy Bristol

Tue March 12 NOTTINGHAM Rock City

Thu March 14 LEAMINGTON Assembly

Fri March 15 LONDON Roundhouse

Sat March 16 O2 Academy Leeds

TOMMY EMMANUEL

Thu March 07 PERTH Concert Hall

Sat March 09 Warwick Arts Centre

Sun March 10 SHREWSBURY Theatre Severn

Mon March 11 Salisbury City Hall

Wed March 20 LONDON Royal Festival Hall

Thu March 21 Sheffield City Hall Ballroom

Fri March 22 MANCHESTER RNCM Concert Hall

Sun March 24 CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange

ENTER SHIKARI

Thu January 10 O2 Academy Sheffield

Fri January 11 NOTTINGHAM Rock City

Sat January 12 O2 Academy Brixton

Sun January 13 O2 Academy Leicseter

Tue January 15 LLANDUDNO Venue Cymru

Wed January 16 O2 Academy Liverpool

Fri January 18 O2 Academy Bristol

Sat January 19 SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion

Sun January 20 NORWICH UEA

Wed January 23 GLASGOW Barrowland Ballroom

Thu January 24 ABERDEEN Beach Ballroom

Fri January 25 INVERNESS Ironworks

Sat January 26 PRESTON Guildhall

Mon January 28 NORTHAMPTON Roadmender

Tue January 29 SOUTHAMPTON O2 Guildhall

Wed January 30 CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange

Fri February 01 O2 Academy Birmingham

Sat February 02 O2 Academy Leeds

Sun February 03 MANCHESTER Academy

Mon February 04 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE O2 Academy

ENUFF Z’NUFF

13.02.19 EDINBURGH Bannerman’s Bar

14.02.19 LONDON Underworld

15.02.19 NUNEATON Queens Hall

17.02.19 BUCKLEY Tivoli

ESCAPE THE FATE

Thu January 24 BRISTOL Thekla

Fri January 25 MANCHESTER Gorilla

Sat January 26 NOTTINGHAM Rock City

Sun January 27 DUBLIN Voodoo Lounge

Mon January 28 BELFAST Limelight 2

Tue January 29 GLASGOW Garage

Wed February 20 LONDON Electric Ballroom

MELISSA ETHERIDGE

Mon February 18 MANCHESTER Cathedral

Tue February 19 GLASGOW Royal Concert Hall

Thu February 21 BIRMINGHAM Town Hall

Fri February 22 LONDON Indigo2

Sat February 23 BEXHILL ON SEA De La Warr Pavilion

FAIRPORT CONVENTION

30 Jan 2019 Tewkesbury Roses Theatre

31 Jan 2019 Crewe Lyceum Theatre

01 Feb 2019 Southport The Atkinson

02 Feb 2019 Manchester RNCM Concert Hall

03 Feb 2019 Lincoln Drill Hall

05 Feb 2019 Peterborough Key Theatre

06 Feb 2019 Doncaster Cast

07 Feb 2019 Stockton-On-Tees ARC

08 Feb 2019 Sage Gateshead

09 Feb 2019 Leeds City Varieties Music Hall

10 Feb 2019 Loughborough Town Hall

12 Feb 2019 Bury St Edmunds The Apex

13 Feb 2019 Milton Keynes The Stables

14 Feb 2019 Basingstoke The Anvil

15 Feb 2019 Exeter The Corn Exchange

16 Feb 2019 Bath The Forum

17 Feb 2019 Bromsgrove Artrix

19 Feb 2019 Canterbury The Gulbenkian

20 Feb 2019 Canterbury The Gulbenkian

21 Feb 2019 Worthing Connaught Theatre

22 Feb 2019 St Albans The Arena

23 Feb 2019 London Union Chapel

24 Feb 2019 Banbury Trades and Labour Club

BRIAN FALLON (THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM)

Tue February 05 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Wylam Brewery

Wed February 06 EDINBURGH Queens Hall

Thu February 07 MANCHESTER Albert Hall

Fri February 08 CARDIFF Tramshed

Sat February 09 LONDON Union Chapel

Fri February 22 CAMBRIDGE Junction

Sat February 23 BRIGHTON St Georges Church

Sun February 24 BATH Komedia

BRYAN FERRY

Mon June 17 2019 Royal Albert Hall

NEIL & LIAM FINN

Mon January 14 LIVERPOOL Epstein Theatre

Tue January 15 LIVERPOOL Epstein Theatre

Wed January 16 DUBLIN Olympia Theatre

Fri January 18 Queens Hall Edinburgh

Sat January 19 Town Hall Birmingham

Sun January 20 St George’s Bristol

Tue January 22 LONDON EartH

FLEETWOOD MAC

June

13 Dublin RDS Arena

16/18 London Wembley Stadium

FM

19.01.19 SKEGNESS Great British Rock & Blues Festival

27.01.19 MINEHEAD Giants Of Rock

08.02.19 PRESTON Guild Hall

16.02.19 HOLMFIRTH Picturedrome

01.03.19 READING Sub 89

02.03.19 LEAMINGTON SPA The Assembly

FOCUS

24/01 NORWICH Epic Studios

25/01 LEWES Con Club

26/01 WIMBORNE Tivoli Theatre

FOO FIGHTERS

Sat August 17 GLASGOW Bellahouston Park

Mon August 19 BELFAST Boucher Playing Fields

Wed August 21 DUBLIN RDS Arena

Fri August 23 LEEDS Bramham Park

Sun August 25 READING Richfield Avenue

FUN LOVIN’ CRIMINALS

Thu January 31 BIRMINGHAM Mill

Fri February 01 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Northumbria Institute

Sat February 02 GLASGOW Barrowland

Thu February 07 SOUTHAMPTON Engine Rooms

Fri February 08 O2 Academy Bristol

Sat February 09 NORWICH UEA

Thu March 07 WORTHING Pavilion City

Fri March 08 NOTTINGHAM Rock City

Sat March 09 LONDON O2 Forum

Thu March 28 O2 Academy Oxford

Fri March 29 MANCHESTER Academy

Sat March 30 O2 Academy Leeds

NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS

Fri May 24 CARDIFF Castle

Sat May 25 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Exhibition Park

Sun May 26 NORWICH Earlham Park

Fri June 07 MANCHESTER Heaton Park

Sun June 16 DUBLIN Malahide Castle

Sun June 30 EXETER Powderham Castle

ART GARFUNKEL

Sat April 06 OXFORD New Theatre

Sun April 07 BRIGHTON Dome

Tue April 09 CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange

Thu April 11 SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion

Fri April 12 CARDIFF St David’s Hall

Sun April 14 MANCHESTER Lowry

Mon April 15 LIVERPOOL Philharmonic Hall

Wed April 17 BIRMINGHAM Symphony Hall

Thu April 18 YORK Barbican

Sat April 20 GATESHEAD Sage

Sun April 21 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

GENE LOVES JEZEBEL

Fri 11 Jan – The Factory, Manchester

Sat 12 Jan – Ivory Blacks, Glasgow

Sun 13 Jan – Trillians, Newcastle

Thur 17 Jan – The Fleece, Bristol

Fri 18 Jan – Esquires, Bedford

Sat 19 Jan – Islington Academy, London

THE GODFATHERS

8 Feb – Wolverhampton – Slade Rooms

9 Feb – Manchester – Rebellion

14 Feb – Hebden Bridge – Trades

15 Feb – Norwich – The Waterfront

16 Feb – London – 100 Club

GODSMACK

Wed February 27 LONDON O2 Forum

Thu February 28 MANCHESTER O2 Ritz

Fri March 01 BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute

GODSTICKS

14/03/19 CARDIFF Fuel Rock Club

15/03/19 LONDON The Lexington

GONG

6/05/19 BRIGHTON Patterns

17/05/19 LONDON Oslo Hackney

18/05/19 LEEDS The Wardrobe

19/05/19 NEWCASTLE The Cluny

22/05/19 NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms

24/05/19 BRISTOL Thekla The Grove

26/05/19 SEATON The Gateway

GRETA VAN FLEET

Tue March 05 O2 Academy Newcastle

Thu March 07 O2 Academy Glasgow

Fri March 08 O2 Academy Leeds

Sun March 10 NOTTINGHAM Rock City

Mon March 11 LIVERPOOL Mountford Hall

Wed March 13 DUBLIN Olympia

STEVE HACKETT – Selling England By The Pound

November 2019

Sat 02 Aylesbury Waterside

Sun 03 Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall

Tue 05 Sheffield City Hall

Wed 06 Cambridge Corn Exchange

Fri 08 Leicester De Montfort Hall

Sat 09 Cardiff St. David’s Hall

Mon 11 Liverpool Philharmonic

Tue 12 Brighton Dome

Wed 13 Portsmouth Guildhall

Fri 15 Salisbury City Hall

Sat 16 Reading Hexagon

Mon 18 Birmingham Symphony Hall

Tue 19 York Barbican

Wed 20 Bath Forum

Fri 22 Halifax Victoria Theatre

Sat 23 Gateshead The Sage

Mon 25 Edinburgh Usher Hall

Tue 26 Manchester Bridgewater Hall

Wed 27 Southend Cliffs Pavilion

Fri 29 London Hammersmith Eventim Apollo

HAKEN

Fri February 15 MANCHESTER Academy 3

Sat February 16 GLASGOW St Lukes

Sun February 17 BRISTOL Fleece

Sat March 16 Islington Assembly Hall

HALESTORM + IN THIS MOMENT + NEW YEARS DAY

Sun November 24 2019 GLASGOW SSE Hydro

Mon November 25 2019 NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena

Wed November 27 2019 CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena

Thu November 28 2019 LONDON Alexandra Palace

HALL & OATES

Wed April 24 BIRMINGHAM Resorts World Arena

Fri April 26 SSE Arena Wembley

Sun April 28 MANCHESTER Arena

Wed May 01 GLASGOW SSE Hydro

HANSON

Mon February 11 BIRMINGHAM Symphony Hall

Tue February 12 MANCHESTER Bridgewater Hall

Thu February 14 NOTTINGHAM Rock City

Fri February 15 LONDON Royal Festival Hall

Sun February 17 GLASGOW Royal Concert Hall

STEVE HARLEY (acoustic)

Feb 16/17: Holborn Pizza Express

Feb 21: Stockton ARC

Feb 22: Whitley Bay Playhouse

Feb 23: Leeds City Varieties

Feb 24: Pocklington Arts Centre

Feb 28: Milton Keynes Stables

Mar 01: Nottingham Lowdham

Mar 02: Liverpool Epstein

Mar 03: Salford Lowry

Mar 07: Basingstoke Haymarket

Mar 08: Harpenden Public Halls

Mar 09: Corby Cube

Mar 10: Torrington Plough Arts Centre

Mar 14: Bury St Edmunds Apex

Mar 15: Herne Bay King’s Hall

Mar 16: Dartford Mick Jagger Centre

Mar 27: Worthing Pavilion

Mar 28: Exeter Phoenix

Mar 29: Worcester Huntingdon Hall

Mar 30: Morecambe Platform

Apr 04: Lytham St Anne’s Lowther Pavilion

Apr 05: Hull Minster

Apr 0/07: Greenock Albany

Apr 11-13: Holborn Pizza Express

Apr 19/20: Cardiff Acapela

Apr 27: Isle Of Wight Shanklin Theatre

ROY HARPER

Tue March 12 BIRMINGHAM Symphony Hall

Thu March 14 BEXHILL ON SEA De La Warr Pavilion

Sat March 16 London Palladium

Mon March 18 LIVERPOOL Philharmonic Hall

Wed March 20 BIRMINGHAM Symphony Hall

Fri March 22 LEEDS Leeds Town Hall

HAYSEED DIXIE

Thu February 28 DUBLIN Button Factory

Fri March 01 GALWAY Roisin Dubh

Sat March 02 BELFAST Empire Music Hall

Mon March 04 PONTARDAWE Pontardawe Arts Centre

Tue March 05 Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Wed March 06 NARBETH Queens Hall

Thu March 07 STOKE ON TRENT Sugarmill

Fri March 08 CANTERBURY Westgate Hall

Sat March 09 BRIGHTON Concorde 2

Mon March 11 BRISTOL Fleece

Wed March 13 NORWICH Epic Studios

Thu March 14 O2 Academy Oxford

Fri March 15 LONDON Garage

Sat March 16 CAMBRIDGE Junction

Mon March 18 NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms

Tue March 19 COVENTRY Empire

Wed March 20 LEEDS Brudenell Social Club

Thu March 21 Colchester Arts Centre

Fri March 22 HOLMFIRTH Picturedrome

Sat March 23 WOLVERHAMPTN Slade Rooms

Mon March 25 MANCHESTER Gorilla

Tue March 26 CARLISLE Old Fire Station

Wed March 27 O2 Academy Liverpool

Thu March 28 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Wylam Brewery

Fri March 29 GLASGOW Queen Margaret Union

STEVE HILLAGE BAND

Thu June 06 CAMBRIDGE Junction 1

Fri June 07 MANCHESTER O2 Ritz

Sat June 08 Shepherds Bush Empire

JON HISEMAN tribute concert – features members of COLOSSEUM

2nd Feb Shepherd’s Bush Empire

ROBYN HITCHCOCK

Tue October 29 2019 LONDON Union Chapel

ROGER HODGSON

Thu/Fri 23/24 May 2019 Royal Albert Hall, London

THE HOLD STEADY

Fri/Sat March 08/09 LONDON Electric Ballroom

Sun March 10 LONDON Oslo

HOLY HOLY featuring Tony Visconti and Woody Woodmansey

Fri February 08 YORK Barbican

Sat February 09 LIVERPOOL Philharmonic Hall

Sun February 10 GLASGOW O2 ABC

Tue February 12 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Tyne Theatre

Wed February 13 BIRMINGHAM Town Hall

Fri February 15 SALISBURY City Hall

Sat February 16 CARDIFF Tramshed

Sun February 17 BEXHILL De La Warr Pavilion

Tue February 19 GUILDFORD G Live

Wed February 20 LONDON Palladium

Thu February 21 MANCHESTER Bridgewater Hall

Sat February 23 LEAMINGTON SPA Assembly

Sun February 24 CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange

GLENN HUGHES

Tue May 14 HOLMFIRTH Picturedrome

Wed May 15 EDINBURGH Queens Hall

Fri May 17 BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute

Sat May 18 Norwich Nick Rayns LCR UEA

Mon May 20 ST ALBANS Alban Arena

Tue May 21 SALISBURY City Hall

Thu May 23 O2 Academy Liverpool

Fri May 24 NOTTINGHAM Rock City

IO EARTH

3 Mar The 1865, Southmapton

IQ

12 Jan BURY The Met

IN FLAMES

Wed April 03 GLASGOW SWG3

Thu April 04 MANCHESTER O2 Ritz

Fri April 05 LONDON Roundhouse

Sat April 06 NOTTINGHAM Rock City

Sun April 07 BRISTOL SWX

Tue April 09 NORWICH UEA

INGLORIOUS + CITY OF THIEVES

Jan 28 Southampton Engine Rooms

Jan 29 Bristol Academy

Jan 31 Norwich Waterfront

Feb 01 London Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Feb 02 Birmingham Institute – Frontiers Rock Festival

Feb 03 Nottingham Rock City

Feb 05 Glasgow Garage

Feb 06 Newcastle Boilershop

Feb 07 Manchester Academy 2

Feb 08 Bingley Arts Centre

JAMES

Wed March 06 MARGATE Winter Gardens

Thu March 07 BATH Forum

Sat March 09 Royal Albert Hall

Mon March 11 CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange

Tue March 12 NOTTINGHAM Royal Concert Hall

Thu March 14 SOUTHAMPTON O2 Guildhall

Fri March 15 STOKE Victoria Hall

Sun March 17 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE City Hall

Mon March 18 EDINBURGH Usher Hall

Wed March 20 CARLISLE Sands Centre

Thu March 21 O2 Academy Birmingham

Fri March 22 HULL Bonus Arena

JIMMY EAT WORLD + FRANK TURNER

Wed January 23 NOTTINGHAM Rock City

Wed January 30 O2 Academy Newcastle

BILLY JOEL

Sat June 22 Wembley Stadium

ELTON JOHN

Sun June 09 HOVE Central County Ground

Wed/Thu June 12/13 DUBLIN 3Arena

Sat June 15 CARDIFF City Stadium

Fri November 06 2020 LONDON O2 Arena

Sat November 07 2020 LONDON O2 Arena

Mon November 09 2020 Arena Birmingham

Wed November 11 2020 BIRMINGHAM Resorts World Arena

Fri November 13 2020 LIVERPOOL Echo Arena

Sat November 14 2020 LIVERPOOL Echo Arena

Tue November 17 2020 MANCHESTER Arena

Fri November 20 2020 ABERDEEN AECC

Sat November 21 2020 ABERDEEN AECC

Tue November 24 2020 GLASGOW SSE Hydro

Wed November 25 2020 GLASGOW SSE Hydro

Sat November 28 2020 MANCHESTER Arena

Mon November 30 2020 SSE Arena Belfast

Fri December 04 2020 DUBLIN 3Arena

Mon December 07 2020 LEEDS First Direct Arena

Wed December 09 2020 LONDON O2 Arena

Wed December 16 2020 LONDON O2 Arena

WILKO JOHNSON

Thu February 28 2019 BUXTON Opera House

Fri March 01 2019 WARRINGTON Parr Hall

Sat March 02 2019 BEXHILL ON SEA De La Warr Pavilion

Fri March 08 2019 SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion

Sat March 09 2019 SOUTHAMPTON Engine Rooms

Sun March 10 2019 ST ALBANS Alban Arena

Wed March 13 2019 WOLVERHAMPTON Robin 2

Thu March 14 2019 HOLMFIRTH Picturedrome

Fri March 15 2019 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Opera House

Thu April 11 2019 STOCKTON Princess Alexandra Auditorium

Fri April 12 2019 EDINBURGH Queens Hall

Sat April 13 2019 YORK Fibbers

Thu April 25 2019 Cambridge Junction

Fri April 26 2019 CARDIFF Tramshed

Sat April 27 2019 CHELTENHAM Town Hall

HOWARD JONES

Thu May 23 BIRMINGHAM Symphony Hall

Fri May 24 SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion

Sat May 25 London Palladium

Sun May 26 CARDIFF St Davids Hall

Wed May 29 LEICESTER De Montfort Hall

Thu May 30 MANCHESTER Bridgewater Hall

Fri May 31 Edinburgh Queens Hall

Sat June 01 GATESHEAD Sage One

THE JOY FORMIDABLE

Sun February 10 NORWICH Arts Centre

Mon February 11 LEEDS Key Club

Tue February 12 GLASGOW King Tuts

Thu February 14 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Think Tank

Fri February 15 MANCHESTER Gorilla

Sat February 16 NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms

Mon February 18 PORTSMOUTH Wedgewood Rooms

Tue February 19 BRISTOL Fleece

Wed February 20 SWANSEA Sin City

Thu February 21 BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute3

Fri February 22 LONDON Garage

JUMP

15/03 GLASGOW Ivory Blacks

17/03 SOUTHAMPTON The 1865

THE KAISER CHIEFS

Thu January 24 GLASGOW Barrowland

Fri January 25 O2 Academy Newcastle

Sat January 26 LIVERPOOL Uni Mountford Hall

Mon January 28 LINCOLN Engine Sheds

Tue January 29 CARLISLE Sands Cetnre

Thu January 31 BLACKBURN King Georges Hall

Fri February 01 MANCHESTER O2 Apollo

Sat February 02 O2 Academy Birmingham

Mon February 04 LLANDUDNO Venure Cymru

Tue February 05 BATH Pavilion

Wed February 06 READING Hexagon

Fri February 08 O2 Academy Brixton

Sat February 09 STOKE Victoria Hall

Sun February 10 NORWICH UEA

Tue February 12 CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange

Wed February 13 NOTTINGHAM Rock City

Fri February 15 EXETER Uni Great Hall

Sat February 16 SOUTHAMPTON Guilhall

Sun February 17 SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion

Tue February 19 MARGATE Winter Gardens

Wed February 20 BAXHILL De La Warr Pavilion

Sat June 08 LEEDS Elland Road Stadium

KING CRIMSON

18-20 June Royal Albert Hall

KING KING

JANUARY

31 Nottingham Rock City

FEBRUARY

1 Birmingham Town Hall

2 Cardiff Tramshed

7 London KOKO

8 Bournemouth O2 Old Fire Station

9 Brighton Concorde

10 Norwich Waterfront

15 Manchester Academy 2

16 Newcastle Boiler Shop

17 Glasgow O2 Academy

MARK KNOPFLER

Sat May 18 LEEDS first direct Arena

Sun May 19 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Metro Radio Arena

Fri May 24 DUBLIN 3Arena

Sun May 26 GLASGOW SSE Hydro

Tue May 28 LONDON O2 Arena

Wed May 29 MANCHESTER Arena

Thu May 30 BIRMINGHAM Resorts World Arena

LENNY KRAVITZ

Tue June 11 LONDON O2 Arena

LANDMARQ

30 Mar The Roundhouse, Dagenham

LARKIN POE

Sun March 10 MANCHESTER Gorilla

Mon March 11 BIRMINGHAM Glee Club

Wed April 03 BRIGHTON Concorde 2

Thu April 04 BRISTOL Fleece

Sat April 06 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Riverside

Sun April 07 GLASGOW Oran Mor

LAST GREAT DREAMERS

Sat 19th Jan WOLVERHAMPTON Giffard Arms (Dementia Awarefest)

Sat 26th Jan LONDON Monarch (Camden Rocks all-dayer)

Wed 13th Feb EDINBURGH Bannermans (w/Enuff Z’Nuff)

Thu 14th Feb LONDON Underworld (w/Enuff Z’Nuff)

Fri 15th Feb NUNEATON Queens Hall (w/Enuff Z’Nuff)

Sat 16th Feb BRADFORD Trash (w/Enuff Z’Nuff)

Sun 17th Feb BUCKLEY Tivoli (w/Enuff Z’Nuff)

Mon 18th Feb STOKE ON TRENT Eleven (w/Enuff Z’Nuff)

THE LEMONHEADS

Wed February 06 DUBLIN Academy

Thu February 07 CORK Cyprus Avenue

Fri February 08 BELFAST Elmwood Hall

Sat February 09 GLASGOW SWG3

Mon February 11 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Wylam Brewery

Tue February 12 MANCHESTER O2 Ritz

Wed February 13 Leeds University Stylus

Thu February 14 CAMBRIDGE Junction

Fri February 15 O2 Academy Birmingham

Sun February 17 SOUTHAMPTON Engine Rooms

Mon February 18 SWX Bristol

Tue February 19 LONDON O2 Forum

LUNA KISS

07/12/18 BIRMINGHAM The Actress & Bishop

JIZZY PEARL’S LOVE/HATE

14.03.19 CARLISLE Brickyard

15.03.19 PRESTATYN HRH AOR

16.03.19 CHESTERFIELD Real Time Live

17.03.19 LONDON Underworld

20.03.19 READING Face Bar

21.03.19 SHEFFIELD Corporation

22.03.19 WOLVERHAMPTON Slade Rooms

23.03.19 BUCKLEY Tivoli

24.03.19 NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms

05.04.19 BLACKPOOL Waterloo

06.04.19 BALLYMENA Diamond Rock Club

NICK LOWE

Wed June 05 CARDIFF Tramshed

Sat June 08 HEBDEN BRIDGE Trades Club

Wed June 12 GLASGOW Royal Concert Hall

Thu June 13 GATESHEAD Sage

Fri June 14 HULL Jubilee Central

Thu June 20 O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

LYNYRD SKYNRD + STATUS QUO

June

wed 26 Glasgow The SSE Hydro

Thu 27 Manchester Arena

Sat 28 London The SSE Arena Wembley

Sun 30 Birmingham Resorts World Arena

MANIC STREET PREACHERS

Sun May 12 DUBLIN Olympia Theatre

Tue May 14 CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange

Wed May 15 BATH Forum

Fri May 17 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Sat May 18 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Mon May 20 MANCHESTER O2 Ritz

Tue May 21 MANCHESTER O2 Ritz

Thu May 23 O2 Academy Birmingham

Fri May 24 SOUTHAMPTON O2 Guildhall

Sun May 26 EDINBURGH Usher Hall

Mon May 27 YORK Barbican

Thu May 30 LIVERPOOL Eventim Olympia

Fri May 31 LEICESTER De Montfort Hall

Sat June 29 CARDIFF Castle

MANOWAR – Farewell tour

Arpil 19/20 O2 Academy, Birmingham

MARILLION

26-28 Apr LEICESTER De Montfort Hall

November 2019

Fri 01 Liverpool Philharmonic

Sun 03 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

Mon 04 Manchester Bridgewater Hall

Wed 06 Birmingham Symphony Hall

Thur 07 Portsmouth Guildhall

Sat 09 Bath The Forum

Sun 10 Oxford New Theatre

Tue 12 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Wed 13 Gateshead The Sage

Fri 15 Southend Cliffs Pavilion

Sat 16 Cardiff St David’s Hall

Mon 18/Tue 19 Royal Albert Hall

BERNIE MARSDEN

Mar 1 Under The Bridge, Chelsea

NICK MASON’S SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS

Apr 29 Cardiff St David’s Hall

Apr 30 Aylesbury Friars

May 01 Cambridge Corn Exchange

May 03/04 London Roundhouse

MASSIVE WAGONS

Sat April 06 BRISTOL Thekla

Fri April 12 BIRMINGHAM Asylum

Sat April 13 LONDON Dome

Fri April 19 GLASGOW Garage

Sat April 20 MANCHESER Academy 3

MASTODON

Mon January 14 BELFAST Ulster Hall

Tue January 15 DUBLIN Olympia Theatre

Thu January 17 SOUTHAMPTON Guildhall

Fri January 18 O2 Academy Newcastle

Sat January 19 GLASGOW Academy

Mon January 21 O2 Academy Leeds

Tue January 22 O2 Academy Birmingham

Thu January 24 NORWICH UEA

Fri January 25 O2 Academy Brixton

Sat January 26 O2 Academy Bristol

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND

Tue/Wed March 12/13 Hammersmith Apollo

CHANTEL McGREGOR

20.3.19 Milton Keynes, Stables with Erja Lyytinen

MEN AT WORK

Thu June 20 MANCHESTER Academy 2

Fri June 21 O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

METALLICA

Jun 18 Manchester Etihad Stadium

Jun 20 Twickenham Stadium

MIDNIGHT OIL

Sun June 09 MANCHESTER O2 Apollo

Tue June 11 DUBLIN Olympia

Thu June 13 O2 Academy Brixton

MIKE & THE MECHANICS

Sat February 23 2019 LIVERPOOL Philharmonic Hall

Sun February 24 2019 GATESHEAD Sage

Mon February 25 2019 PERTH Concert Hall

Wed February 27 2019 ABERDEEN Music Hall

Thu February 28 2019 EDINBURGH Usher Hall

Fri March 01 2019 GLASGOW Royal Concert Hall

Sun March 03 2019 CARLISLE Sands Centre

Mon March 04 2019 STOKE Victoria Halls

Tue March 05 2019 LLANDUDNO Venue Cymru

Thu March 07 2019 CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange

Fri March 08 2019 LEICESTER DeMontfort Hall

Sun March 10 2019 NOTTINGHAM Royal Centre

Mon March 11 2019 BUXTON Opera House

Tue March 12 2019 OXFORD New Theatre

Thu March 14 2019 GUILDFORD G Live

Fri March 15 2019 BIRMINGHAM Symphony Hall

Sat March 16 2019 SHEFFIELD City Hall

Mon March 18 2019 MANCHESTER Bridgewater Hall

Tue March 19 2019 YORK Barbican

Thu March 21 2019 CARDIFF St Davids Hall

Fri March 22 2019 BOURNEMOUTH Pavilion

Sat March 23 2019 SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion

Mon March 25 2019 MARGATE Winter Gardens

Tue March 26 2019 READING Hexagon

Wed March 27 2019 BRIGHTON Dome

Fri March 29 2019 PLYMOUTH Pavilions

Sat March 30 2019 PORTSMOUTH Guildhall

Mon April 01 2019 Royal Albert Hall

Tue April 02 2019 WATFORD Colliseum

Wed April 03 2019 BASINGSTOKE Anvil

Fri April 05 2019 EASTBOURNE Congress Theatre

Sun April 07 2019 MILTON KEYNES Theatre

Mon April 08 2019 BRISTOL Hippodrome

Tue April 09 2019 SALISBURY City Hall

MONSTER MAGNET

Tue January 29 LONDON Electric Ballroom

MONSTER TRUCK

Thu April 18 O2 Academy Bristol

Fri April 19 O2 Academy Birmingham

Sat April 20 MANCHESTER Academy 2

Mon April 22 GLASGOW SWG3

Tue April 23 O2 Academy2 Newcastle

Thu April 25 NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms

Fri April 26 NORWICH Waterfront

Sat April 27 LONDON Electric Ballroom

BOB MOULD

Thu March 14 LONDON Electric Ballroom

Fri March 15 LEEDS Brudenell Social Club

Sat March 16 EDINBURGH Liquid Rooms

Sun March 17 MANCHESTER Academy

NEAL MORSE BAND

24 Mar Islington Assembly Hall

MOSTLY AUTUMN

16/12 YORK The Crescent Community Venue

MOTT THE HOOPLE + TAX THE HEAT

Fri April 19 MANCHESTER Academy

Sat April 20 GLASGOW Barrowlands

Sun April 21 BIRMINGHAM Symphony Hall

Tue April 23 GATESHEAD Sage

Fri/Sat April 26/27 O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

MUMFORD AND SONS

Sun June 02 Liverpool Echo Arena

Tue June 04 SHEFFIELD FlyDSA Arena

Thu June 06 MANCHESTER Arena

Mon June 10 CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena

MUSE

Sat June 01 LONDON Stadium

Wed June 05 BRISTOL Ashton Gate

Sat June 08 MANCHESTER Etihad Stadium

NINEBARROW

SAT 12 JANUARY David Hall Arts Centre, South Petherton

WED 16 JANUARY Red Lion Folk Club, Birmingham

THU 17 JANUARY Redbourn Folk Club, Redbourn

THU 7 FEBRUARY Black Swan Folk Club, York

FRI 8 FEBRUARY North Ferriby Village Hall, North Ferriby

SAT 9 FEBRUARY St Alkmund’s Church, Whitchurch

SAT 16 FEBRUARY Love Folk Festival 2019, Southport

GARY NUMAN with The Skaparis Orchestra

Tue January 15 MANCHESTER Stoller Hall

Wed January 16 LONDON Queen Elizabeth Hall

ORANGE GOBLIN

Sat January 26 LEEDS Brudenell Social Club

Fri February 08 WOLVERHAMPTON KKs Steel Mill

Sat February 09 O2 Academy Liverpool

OZZY OSBOURBE + JUDAS PRIEST

Jan 30 Dublin 3Arena

Feb 01 Nottingham Motorpoint Arena

Feb 03 Manchester Arena

Feb 05 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena

Feb 07 Glasgow SSE Hydro

Feb 09 Birmingham Genting Arena

Feb 11 London O2 Arena

OVERKILL

Thu March 21 O2 Academy Islington

Sat March 23 DUBLIN Academy

Sun March 24 GLASGOW SWG3

THE PACK

Thur 24 Jan – The Dockyard, Portsmouth

Fri 25 Jan – The Exchange, Bristol

Sat 26 Jan – Star & Garter, Manchester

Sun 27 Jan – Underworld, London

CARL PALMER’S ELP LEGACY

26/01 GREAT TORRINGTON The Plough Arts Centre

28/01 MILTON KEYNES The Stables

29/01 SOUTHAMPTON The 1865

PANIC! AT THE DISCO

Sun March 24 GLASGOW SSE Hydro

Mon March 25 CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena

Tue March 26 Arena Birmingham

Thu/Fri March 28/29 LONDON O2 Arena

Sat March 30 MANCHESTER Arena

PAPA ROACH
April
Sat 13 Southampton, O2 Guildhall

Sun 14 Exeter, Great Hall

Mon 15 Bristol, O2 Academy

Wed 17 London, O2 Forum

Sat 20 Manchester, O2 Academy

Sun 21 Leeds, O2 Academy

Tues 23 Newcastle, O2 Academy

Wed 24 Edinburgh, Usher Hall

Thurs 25 Aberdeen, Music Hall

Sat 27 Norwich, UEA

Sun 28 Nottingham, Rock City

Mon 29 Birmingham, O2 Academy

PARKWAY DRIVE + KILLSWITCH ENGAGE

Tue January 29 MANCHESTER O2 Apollo

Thu January 31 NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena

Fri February 01 CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena

Sat February 02 LONDON Alexandra Palace

PFM (Premiata Forneria Marconi)

Mar 1 SOUTHAMPTON The 1865

THE PINEAPPLE THIEF

Wed March 20 O2 Academy Newcastle

Thu March 21 GLASGOW Saint Luke’s

Fri March 22 MANCHESTER O2 Ritz

Sat March 23 BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute2

Sun March 24 BRISTOL Fleece

P.O.D. + ALIEN ANT FARM

Tue February 26 EXETER Lemon Grove

Wed February 27 O2 Academy Bristol

Thu February 28 NORWICH Waterfront

Fri March 01 O2 Academy Oxford

Sat March 02 LONDON O2 Forum

Sun March 03 O2 Academy Newcastle

Tue March 05 GLASGOW Garage

Wed March 06 HULL Welly

Thu March 07 BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute

Sat March 09 NOTTINGHAM Rock City

Sun March 10 MANCHESTER O2 Ritz

Tue March 12 LIMERICK Dolans

Wed March 13 BELFAST Limelight

Thu March 14 DUBLIN Button Factory

POP WILL EAT ITSELF + NED’S ATOMIC DUSTBIN

Fri April 05 O2 Academy Sheffield

Sat April 06 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Fri April 12 MANCHESTER O2 Ritz

Sat April 13 O2 Academy Glasgow

Fri April 19 O2 Academy Bristol

Sat April 20 BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute

Sun April 21 BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute

RON POPE

Sat January 12 LONDON Union Chapel

Sun January 13 Manchester Academy 2

POWERWOLF

Sat January 19 MANCHESTER Academy 2

Sun January 20 GLAGSOW SWG3

Mon January 21 BRISTOL SWX

Tue January 22 BIRMINGHAM Digbeth Mill

PRAYING MANTIS

09.03.19 LONDON Tufnell Park Dome

JOHN PRINE

Fri September 07 LONDON Royal Festival Hall

Sun September 08 EDINBURGH Festival Theatre

Mon September 09 MANCHESTER Bridgwater Hall

THE PROCLAIMERS

Sat June 15 MELROSE Big Top Tent

Sat July 06 INVERNESS Bught Park

Sat July 20 Edinburgh Castle Esplanade

Sat September 14 GLASGOW SSE Hydro

PROPHETS OF RAGE

Mon August 12 O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Tue August 13 Manchester Academy

SUZI QUATRO + DAVID ESSEX + SMOKIE

Thu April 04 MANCHESTER Apollo

Fri April 05 LEEDS first direct Arena

Sat April 06 CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena

Sun April 07 BRIGHTON Centre

Tue April 09 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Metro Radio Arena

Wed April 10 NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena

Thu April 11 LONDON SSE Aena

Fri April 12 BIRMINGHAM Genting Arena

Sat April 13 LIVERPOOL Echo Arena

Sun April 14 BOURNEMOUTH BIC

RAMMSTEIN

Sat July 06 MILTON KEYNES Stadium MK

THE REASONING

27/09/19 CARDIFF The Globe

28/09/19 LONDON The Borderline

29/09/19 WOLVERHAMPTON The Robin 2

REEF

Fri August 23 BRIDGWATER Blake Hall

Sat August 24 CHEPSTOW Chepstow Castle

Sun August 25 TENBY De Valence Pavilion

RIVAL SONS

Thu January 31 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Northumbria Institute

Fri February 01 GLASGOW Barrowlands

Sat February 02 O2 Academy manchester

Mon February 04 O2 Academy Leeds

Tue February 05 O2 Academy Birmingham

Wed February 06 LONDON Roundhouse

STEVE ROTHERY (MARILLION)

23/24 Feb Corn Exchange, Cambridge

TODD RUNDGREN

Sat April 06 Hammersmith Apollo

RUTS DC + THE PROFESSIONALS

Mon February 11 2019 EXETER Phoenix

Tue February 12 2019 BRIGHTON Concorde 2

Wed February 13 2019 MANCHESTER O2 Ritz

Fri February 15 2019 O2 Institute 2 Birmingham

Sat February 16 2019 O2 Academy 2 Sheffield

Sun February 17 2019 CAMBRIDGE Junction

Mon February 18 2019 O2 Academy Oxford

Wed February 20 2019 NORWICH Waterfront

Thu February 21 2019 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Riverside

Fri February 22 2019 GLASGOW Garage

Sat February 23 2019 ABERDEEN Tunnels

Sun February 24 2019 EDINBURGH Liquid Rooms

Tue February 26 2019 NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms

Wed February 27 2019 BRISTOL SWX

Thu February 28 2019 O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

Sat March 02 2019 DUBLIN Button Factory

Sun March 03 2019 BELFAST Limelight

LEO SAYER

Thu May 02 SWINDON Wyvern Theatre

Fri May 03 LONDON Union Chapel

Tue May 07 BARNSTAPLE Queens Theatre

Fri May 10 BUXTON Opera House

Sat May 11 SHREWSBURY Theatre Severn

Sun May 12 STOCKTON Princess Alexandra Auditorium

Wed May 15 LOWTHER Pavilion

Thu May 16 BRIDLINGTON Spa

Sun May 19 ST ALBANS Alban Arena

Thu May 23 PORTSMOUTH New Theatre Royal

Fri May 24 YEOVIL Octagon Theatre

Sat May 25 WIMBOURNE Tivoli Theatre

Thu May 30 GUILDFORD G Live

Fri May 31 SOUTHEND Palace Theatre

Sat June 01 BIRMINGHAM Town Hall

Wed June 05 BARROW IN FURNESS Forum

Fri June 07 EDINBURGH Queens Hall

Sat June 08 SAGE Gateshead

Wed June 12 BURY ST EDMUNDS Apex

Fri June 14 SCUNTHORPE Baths Hall

Sat June 15 BRIGHTON Floral Pavilion

Sun June 16 PORTHCAWL Grand Pavilion

SKID ROW + BACKYARD BABIES + H.E.A.T. + VEGA

Jan 22 Manchester, O2 Ritz

Jan 23 Sheffield, O2 Academy

Jan 25 Bristol, O2 Academy

Jan 26 London, O2 Forum Kentish Town

SLASH, Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators

Sat February 16 MANCHESTER O2 Apollo

Sun February 17 GLASGOW SECC

Tue February 19 DONCASTER Dome

Wed February 20 LONDON Eventim Apollo

Slash, Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators + Blackberry Smoke + Screaming Eagles

June 12 Ormeau Park, Belfast

PATTI SMITH

Fri January 25 LONDON Roundhouse

SNOW PATROL

Fri January 25 Arena Birmingham

Sat January 26/Sat 2 Feb LONDON O2 Arena

Sun January 27 BOURNEMOUTH BIC

Tue January 29 LEEDS First Drect Arena

Wed January 30 MANCHESTER Arena

Thu January 31 GLASGOW SSE Hydro

Sat February 02 SE Arena, Wembley

Sat May 25 BANGOR Ward Park

SONATA ARTICA

Mar 19 Islington Assembly Hall

SQUEEZE + HEAVEN 17

October 2019

THU 17 Scunthorpe Bath Halls

FRI 18 Sheffield City Hall

SAT 19 Gateshead Sage

Mon 21 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Tue 22 Leicester De Montfort Hall

Wed 23 Birmingham Symphony Hall

Fri 25 Oxford New Theatre

Sat 26 Brighton Centre

Sun 27 Southend Cliffs Pavilion

Tue 29 London Royal Albert Hall

Wed 30 Bath Forum

November 2019

Fri 01 Hull City Hall

Sat 02 Liverpool Philharmonic

Sun 03 Salford The Lowry

Tue 05 Northampton Derngate

Wed 06 Guildford G Live

Sat 09 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

Mon 11 Bournemouth Pavilion

Tue 12 Cambridge Corn Exchange

Wed 13 Cardiff St David’s Hall

Fri 15 Llandudno Venue Cymru

Sat 16 Harrogate Convention Centre

Sun 17 Reading Hexagon

Tue 19 Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall

Wed 20 Ipswich Regent

STACKRIDGE

15 Mar LONDON 100 Club

STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN – LED ZEPPELIN MASTERS

Tue April 02 Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Wed April 03 CARDIFF St David’s Hall

Fri April 05 NEWCASTLE City Hall

Sat April 06 EDINBURGH Usher Hall

Sun April 07 MANCHESTER Bridgewater Hall

Tue April 09 Royal Concert Hall Notts

Wed April 10 Portsmouth Guildhall

Fri April 12 SOUTHEND Sea Cliffs Pavilion

Sat April 13 BIRMINGHAM Symphony Hall

Sun April 14 LONDON Eventim Apollo

STEEL PANTHER

Feb 06 Dublin Vicar Street

Feb 07 Belfast Ulster Hall

Feb 08 Manchester Academy

Feb 10 London Roundhouse

Mon February 11 Manchester Academy

STEELY DAN + STEVE WINWOOD

Wed February 20 GLASGOW SSE Hydro

Thu February 21 MANCHESTER Arena

Sat February 23 BIRMINGHAM Genting Arena

Mon February 25 SSE Arena Wembley

Thu February 28 DUBLIN 3Arena

STEREOPHONICS

Sat July 13 SWANSEA Singleton Park

ROD STEWART

Sat May 25 CORK Páirc Uí Chaoimh

Fri May 31 SOUTHAMPTON St Marys Stadium

Sat June 01 YORK Racecourse

Tue June 04 MILTON KEYNES Stadium MK

Fri June 07 IPSWICH Portman Road Stadium

Sat June 08 WOLVERHAMPTON Molineux Stadium

Wed June 12 ABERDEEN Oudoors at AECC

Fri June 14 University of Bolton Stadium

Sat June 15 SHEFFIELD Bramall Lane Stadium

Tue July 09 NEWCASTLE Metro Radio Arena

Fri July 12 BRIGHTON 1st Central Country Ground

Sat July 13 LYTHAM Green

Thu November 28 GLASGOW SSE Hydro Arena

Sat November 30 GLASGOW SSE Hydro

Tue December 10 LIVERPOOL Echo Arena

Tue December 17 LONDON O2 Arena

Thu December 19 LONDON O2 Arena

STIFF LITTLE FINGERS

Wed March 06 O2 Academy Leeds

Fri March 08 O2 Academy Birmingham

Sat March 09 CARDIFF Great Hall

Sun March 10 O2 Academy Bristol

Tue March 12 NORWICH Waterfront

Wed March 13 NOTTINGHAM Rock City

Fri March 15 O2 Academy Newcastle

Sat March 16 GLASGOW Barrowland

Sun March 17 INVERNESS Ironworks

Tue March 19 ABERDEEN Lemon Tree

Fri March 22 MANCHESTER Academy

Sat March 23 PORTSMOUTH Pyramids Centre

Sun March 24 LONDON O2 Forum

STONE BROKEN + THOSE DAMN CROWS

Thu February 07 2019 ABERDEEN Unit 51

Fri February 08 2019 EDINBURGH La Belle Angelle

Sat February 09 2019 GLASGOW Garage

Sun February 10 2019 BELFAST Voodoo

Tue February 12 2019 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Riverside

Wed February 13 2019 STOKE Sugarmill

Fri February 15 2019 BIRMINGHAM Mill

Sat February 16 2019 NORWICH Epic Studios

Sun February 17 2019 LEEDS Bruenell Social Club

Tue February 19 2019 HULL Welly

Wed February 20 2019 LIVERPOOL Arts Club

Fri February 22 2019 LONDON Islington Academy

Sat February 23 2019 OXFORD O2 Academy 2

Sun February 24 2019 CARDIFF Globe

Tue February 26 2019 EXETER Phoenix

Wed February 27 2019 SOUTHAMPTON Engine Rooms

THE STRANGLERS

Fri March 01 DUBLIN Olympia Theatre

Tue March 05 SCUNTHORPE Baths Hall

Thu March 07 ABERDEEN Beach Ballroom

Fri March 08 DUNFERMLINE Alhambra Theatre

Sat March 09 O2 Academy Glasgow

Mon March 11 NOTTINGHAM Rock City

Tue March 12 READING Hexagon Theatre

Thu March 14 O2 Academy Newcastle

Fri March 15 O2 Academy Leeds

Sat March 16 O2 Academy Birmingham

Tue March 19 G Live Guildford

Thu March 21 Southend Cliffs Pavilion

Fri March 22 O2 Academy Brixton

Sat March 23 Cambridge Corn Exchange

Mon March 25 O2 Academy Bournemouth

Tue March 26 Brighton Dome

Thu March 28 O2 Academy Bristol

Sat March 30 MANCHESTER O2 Apollo

Fri July 05 Caerphilly Castle

THE STRUTS

Fri February 22 BRISTOL SWX

Sat February 23 MANCHESTER Academy 2

Sun February 24 BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute

Tue February 26 O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

STYX

Jun 4 London Palladium

SUEDE

Mon April 15 O2 Academy Newcastle

Tue April 16 BLACKBURN King Georges Hall

Wed April 17 NOTTINGHAM Rock City

Sun April 21 O2 Academy Bristol

Tue April 23 Brighton Dome

Wed April 24 O2 Academy Leeds

Fri April 26 CARDIFF Great Hall – Student’s Union

Sat April 27 O2 Guildhall Southampton

Sun April 28 CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange

MATTHEW SWEET

Tue December 18 Islington Assembly Hall

THE SWEET

18 Dec Bury St Edmunds The Apex Arts Centre

19/20 Dec London Nells Jazz & Blues

21 Dec Warrington Parr Hall

10CC

Fri March 01 GUILDFORD G Live

Sat March 02 NOTTINGHAM Royal Centre

Sun March 03 NORWICH Theatre Royal

Tue March 05 SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilin

Wed March 06 BOURNEMOUTH Pavilion

Fri March 08 CARDIFF St Davids Hall

Sat March 09 BIRMINGHAM Symphony Hall

Sun March 10 MANCHESTER Bridgewater Hall

Mon March 11 YORK York Barbican

Thu March 14 GATESHEAD Sage

Fri March 15 GLASGOW Royal Concert Hall

Sat March 16 LIVERPOOL Philharmonic Hall

Sun March 17 BRISTOL Jippodrome

Tue April 30 LEICESTER De Montfort Hall

Wed May 01 EASTBOURNE Congress Theatre

Thu May 02 Royal Albert Hall

TAKING BACK SUNDAY

Thu June 13 BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute2

Fri June 14 GLASGOW Barrowlands

Sat June 15 BELFAST Limelight

Sun June 16 DUBLIN Vicar Street

Tue June 18 LONDON Troxy

Wed June 19 MANCHESTER Academy

Thu June 20 O2 Academy Bristol

JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR

Fri March 15 O2 Academy Liverpool

Sat March 16 BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute

Sun March 17 MANCHESTER O2 Ritz

Tue March 19 CARDIFF Tramshed

Wed March 20 Shepherds Bush Empire

Thu March 21 PORTSMOUTH Pyramids Centre

Sat March 23 CAMBRIDGE Junction

Sun March 24 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Boilershop

Tue March 26 Queens Hall Edinburgh

Wed March 27 GLASGOW SWG3

TEARS FOR FEARS *re-arranged daes*

Thu January 31 DUBLIN 3Arena

Sat February 02 LIVERPOOL Echo Arena

Sun February 03 CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena

Mon February 04 BRIGHTON Centre

Wed February 06 LONDON O2 Arena

Thu February 07 BOURNEMOUTH International Centre

Sat February 09 LEEDS first direct Arena

Mon February 11 GLASGOW SSE Hydro

Tue February 12 BIRMINGHAM Genting Arena

Wed February 13 NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena

Tue/Wed June 18/19 Hampton Court Palace

Fri June 21 NORTHWICH Delamere Forest

Sat June 22 WOODSTOCK Blenheim Palace

TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND

Fri/Sat April 26/27 2019 LONDON Palladium

TERRORVISION

Thu May 02 Islington Assembly Hall

Fri May 03 BRISTOL SWX

Sat May 04 NOTTINGHAM Rock City

Sun May 05 MANCHESTER O2 Ritz

THERAPY?

Wed March 20 DERRY Nerve Centre

Thu March 21 GALWAY Roisin Dubh

Fri March 22 LIMERICK Dolans

Sat March 23 CORK Cyprus Avenue

Sun March 24 DUNDALK Spirit Store

THUNDER

Fri Dec 21 Roundhouse, London

Sat February 02 Ipswich Regent Theatre

Mon February 04 MANCHESTER Bridgewater Hall

Tue February 05 York Barbican

Wed February 06 Sage Gateshead

Fri February 08 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Mon February 11 BATH Forum

Tue February 12 Birmingham Symphony Hall

TIGER MOTH TALES

24 Feb SOUTHAMPTON The 1865

TOTO

Thu June 13 Royal Hospital Chelsea

TOWER OF POWER

Thu May 30 Royal Albert Hall

DEVIN TOWNSEND – acoustic

24th April Bush Hall, London

25th April Bush Hall, London

26th April St George’s, Bristol

27th April City Varieties, Leeds

29th April Jam House, Edinburgh

30th April Glee Club, Birmingham

WALTER TROUT + JONNY LANG + KRIS BARRAS

Tue June 04 LONDON O2 Forum

KT TUNSTALL

Mon March 04 DUBLIN Olympia

Tue March 05 BELFAST Elmwood Hall

Thu March 07 DUNFERMLINE Alhambra

Fri March 08 ABERDEEN Music Hall

Sat March 09 GLASGOW Barrowland

Mon March 11 GATESHEAD Sage

Tue March 12 NORTHAMPTON Derngate

Thu March 14 CAMBRIDGE Junction

Fri March 15 BATH Forum

Sat March 16 CARDIFF Tramshed

Mon March 18 BRIGHTON Dome

Tue March 19 O2 Academy Leeds

Wed March 20 BIRMINGHAM Town Hall

Fri March 22 LEICESTER De Montfort Hall

Sat March 23 MANCHESTER Albert Hall

Mon March 25 LONDON Roundhouse

Tue March 26 GUILDFORD G Live

FRANK TURNER + JIMMY EAT WORLD

Tue January 22 Arena Birmingham

Fri/Sat January 25/26 MANCHESTER Victoria Warehouse

Sun January 27 LEEDS first direct Arena

Tue January 29 GLASGOW O2 Academy

Fri February 01 BOURNEMOUTH Windsor Hall

Sat February 02 CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena

Sun February 03 LONDON Alexandra Palace

TYKETTO

08.03.19 PONTYPRIDD Muni Arts Centre

09.03.19 NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms

10.03.19 MANCHESTER Club Academy

12.03.19 LONDON O2 Islington Academy

14.03.19 PRESTATYN HRH AOR

15.03.19 BILSTON Robin 2

16.03.19 NEWCASTLE Cluny

17.03.19 GLASGOW Saint Luke’s

UFO

Sat March 09 O2 Academy Oxford

Sun March 10 O2 Academy Bournemouth

Tue March 12 CARDIFF Tramshed

Thu March 14 BIRMINGHAM Town Hall

Sat March 16 MANCHESTER O2 Ritz

Sun March 17 O2 Academy Leeds

Tue March 19 DUBLIN Academy

Wed March 20 BELFAST Limelight

Fri March 22 CAMBRIDGE Junction

Sat March 23 NORTHAMPTON Roadmender

Sun March 24 NORWICH Waterfront

Tue March 26 NOTTINGHAM Rock City

Thu March 28 O2 Academy Newcastle

Fri March 29 EDINBURGH Queens Hall

Sat March 30 INVERNESS Ironworks

Sun March 31 O2 Academy Glasgow

Tue April 02 HULL City Hall

Wed April 03 SOUTHAMPTON Brook

Thu April 04 Shepherd’s Bush Empire *SOLD OUT*

Fri April 05 O2 Forum Kentish Town

THE UNDERTONES + NEVILLE STAPLE BAND

Thu May 02 LONDON Electric Ballroom

Fri May 03 COVENTRY Empire

Sat May 04 BRISTOL SWX

Thu May 09 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Boiler Shop

Fri May 10 O2 Academy Leeds

Sat May 11 MANCHESTER O2 Ritz

Thu May 16 NORWICH Open

Fri May 17 BEXHILL ON SEA De La Warr Pavilion

Sat May 18 SOUTHAMPTON Engine Rooms

MIDGE URE

Thu March 07 INVERNESS Eden Court

Sat March 09 MOTHERWELL Concert Hall

Sun March 10 EDINBURGH Queens Hall

Mon March 11 ABERDEEN Lemon Tree

Thu April 18 PORTHCAWL Grand Pavilion

Fri April 19 STAFFORD Gatehuose Theatre

Sat April 20 SOUTHPORT Atkinson

Wed April 24 HORSHAM Capitol Theatre

Thu April 25 WATFORD Colosseum

Fri April 26 MILTON KEYNES Stables

Sun April 28 BURY ST EDMUNDS Apex

Tue April 30 ANDOVER Lights

Thu May 02 BARROW Forum

Fri May 03 LINCOLN Drill Hall

Sat May 04 BRISTOL Anson Rooms

Sun May 05 ISLE OF WIGHT Medina Theatre

Sun October 06 2019 – NORWICH Theatre Royal

Mon October 07 2019 – BIRMINGHAM Town Hall

Tue October 08 2019 – LEICESTER De Montford Hall

Thu October 10 2019 – CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange

Fri October 11 2019 – CARDIFF Tramshed

Sat October 12 2019 – AYLESBURY Waterside Theatre

Sun October 13 2019 – GLASGOW Barrowlands

Tue October 15 2019 – GUILDFORD G Live

Wed October 16 2019 – LEAMINGTON SPA Assembly

Fri October 18 2019 – LONDON Palladium

Sat October 19 2019 – SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion

Sun October 20 2019 – IPSWICH Corn Exchange

Mon October 21 2019 – YORK Grand Opera House

Tue October 22 2019 – GATESHEAD Sage

Fri October 25 2019 – MANCHESTER Albert Hall

Sat October 26 2019 – LIVERPOOL Philharmonic Hall

VINTAGE TROUBLE

Wed March 20 LONDON Clapham Grand

Fri March 22 MANCHESTER Academy 2

Sat March 23 GLASGOW Barrowland

THE VIRGINMARYS

Wed February 13 HUDDERSFIELD Parish

Thu February 14 CHESTER Live Rooms

Fri February 15 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Think Tank

Sat February 16 SHEFFIELD Corporation

Sun February 17 LIVERPOOL Phase One

Mon February 18 LANCASTER Yorkshire House

Tue February 19 EDINBURGH Sneaky Petes

Wed February 20 STOKE Underground

Thu February 21 BIRMINGHAM Flapper

Fri February 22 BRIDGEND Hobos

Sat February 23 BRIDGEWATER Cobblestones

Sun February 24 PLYMOUTH Junction

Tue February 26 MILTON KEYNES Craufurd Arms

Wed February 27 SOUTHAMPTON Joiners

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT

Sun April 21 LONDON Royal Albert Hall

Mon April 22 BIRMINGHAM Symphony Hall

Wed April 24 MANCHESTER Bridgewater Hall

Thu April 25 GLASGOW Royal Concert Hall

WEEZER

Sat June 29 O2 Academy Brixton LONDON

PAUL WELLER

Fri June 14 TETBURY Westonbirt Arboretum

Sat June 15 BUDE Wyldes

Sun June 16 TUNBRIDGE WELLS Bedgebury Pinetum

Fri June 21 BRANDON Thetford Forest

Sat June 22 NORTHWICH Delamere Forest

Fri June 28 PICKERING Dalby Forest

Sat June 29 MANSFIELD Sherwood Pines

Sat July 6 RUGELEY Cannock Chase Forest

WHISKEY MYERS
Tue May 21 LONDON Electric Ballroom

Wed May 22 BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute

Thu May 23 MANCHESTER O2 Ritz

Fri May 24 GLASGOW Garage

Sun May 26 DUBLIN Whelans

DAMIAN WILSON & ADAM WAKEMAN

05 Jan Fletching | Trading Boundaries LIVE

06 Jan Oxford | Holywell Music Room

09 Jan Cardiff | Acapela Studios

10 Jan Bath | Chapel Arts Centre

11 Jan Frome | Merlin Theatre

12 Jan Torrington | The Plough Arts Centre

13 Jan Dartmouth | The Flavel Arts Centre

17 Jan London | PizzaExpress Live

18 Jan Cranleigh | Cranleigh Arts Centre

19 Jan Kirton in Lindsey | Town Hall Live

20 Jan York | The Basement

23 Jan Windsor | The Old Court

24 Jan Colchester | Colchester Arts Centre

25 Jan Chelmsford | Cramphorn Studio Theatre

WOLF

Sun March 24 MANCHESTER Manchester Academy 3

Tue March 26 GLASGOW Audio

Wed March 27 SHEFFIELD Corporation

Thu March 28 NORWICH Waterfront Studio

Sat March 30 LONDON Underworld

THE WONDER YEARS + MAYDAY PARADE

Sat February 16 O2 Academy Glasgow

Sun February 17 MANCHESTER Academy

Mon February 18 O2 Academy Birmingham

Wed February 20 LEEDS O2 Academy

Thu February 21 NOTTINGHAM Rock City

Fri February 22 O2 Academy Bristol

Sat February 23 LONDON Troxy

WRECKLESS ERIC

Thu May 02 LEEDS Wardrobe

Fri May 03 LIVERPOOL THE MUSIC ROOM

Sat May 04 MANCHESTER Ruby Lounge

Tue May 07 NOTTINGHAM Loft

Thu May 09 TLE UPON TYNE Cluny

Fri May 10 BRISTOL Fiddlers Club

Fri May 17 LONDON 100 Club

Sat May 18 BRIGHTON Patterns

Fri May 24 EDINBURGH Voodoo Rooms

Sat May 25 GLASGOW Oran Mor

Y&T

Wed October 30 2019 SOUTHAMPTON Brook

Fri November 01 2019 BILSTON Robin 2

Sat November 02 2019 O2 Academy Islington

Sun November 03 2019 CARDIFF Tramshed

Thu November 07 2019 GLASGOW Garage

Fri November 08 2019 O2 Academy Newcastle

Sat November 09 2019 NOTTINGHAM Rock City

Sun November 10 2019 HOLMFIRTH Picturedrome

PAUL YOUNG

Tue May 21 CORK Opera House

Wed May 22 DUBLIN Olympia Theatre

Thu May 23 BELFAST Waterfront Hall

Fri May 24 LIMERICK UCH

THE YOUNG’UNS

Mon 28, Jan 2019 Hull, University

Tue 29, Jan 2019 Manchester, The Stoller Hall

Wed 30, Jan 2019 Dun Laoghaire, Ireland Pavilion Theatre

Thu 31, Jan 2019 Belfast, The Strand Arts Centre

Fri 01, Feb 2019 Glasgow, Tron Theatre

Sat 02, Feb 2019 Glasgow, Tron Theatre

Sun 03, Feb 2019 Ballroom, Sheffield City Hall

Mon 04, Feb 2019 Bury Saint Edmunds, The Apex

Wed 06, Feb 2019 Milton Keynes, The Stables

Thu 07, Feb 2019 Yeovil, Octagon Theatre

Fri 08, Feb 2019 Middlesbrough, Town Hall

Sat 09, Feb 2019 London, Purcell Room, Southbank Centre

ZUCCHERO

Wed/Thu June 10/11 2020 Royal Albert Hall

ZZ TOP – 50th anniversary show

Fri July 12 LONDON SSE Arena Wembley


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

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


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Power Plays w/c 3 December 2018

We play Top Albums and Live Acts as selected by the GRTR! Reviewers.

Featured Albums w/c 3 December (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 Melodic Rock – featured in 2018
12:00-13:00 Melodic Hard Rock – featured in 2018
14:00-16:00 Singer Songwriter – featured in 2018

Albums That Time Forgot (Mon-Fri)

18:00-19:00 ANETTE OLZON Shine (2014)



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

Compiled by Jason Ritchie

Please check with venue and/or relevant website(s) to confirm availability.

Updated 04/12/2018

Dream Theater - Manchester O2 Apollo, 13 February 2014

 

ACCEPT
2019-01-31 Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, FL (70000 Tons of Metal) US
2019-04-20 Wuppertal (Stadthalle) DE
2019-04-21 Leipzig (Haus Auensee) DE
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 (Crocus City Hall) RU
2019-05-25 Saarbrücken (Congresshalle) DE
2019-05-27 München (Circus Krone) DE
2019-08-23 Busdorf (Baltic Open Air) DE

ALICE IN CHAINS
May 27 – Tilburg, Netherlands, 013*
May 28 – Paris, France, L’Olympia*
May 30 – Brussels, Belgium, AB*
May 31 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Rockhal *
Jun. 01 – Zurich, Switzerland, Halle 622*
Jun. 03 – Prague, Czech Republic, Forum Karlín*
Jun. 04 – Hamburg, Germany, Stadtpark Open Air*
Jun. 7-9 – Nürburg, Germany, Rock Am Ring
Jun. 7-9 – Nuremburg, Germany, Rock Im Park
Jun. 11 – Impact Festival, Krakow, Poland, Impact Festival
Jun. 13 – Tallinn, Estonia, Rock Cafés
*with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

AMORPHIS + SOILWORK
Jan. 11 – D Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle 2
Jan. 12 – NL Nijmegen – Doornroosje
Jan. 13 – D Hamburg – Markthalle
Jan. 14 – DK Copenhagen – Amager Bio
Jan. 15 – S Stockholm – Fryshuset
Jan. 16 – N Oslo – Rockefeller Music Hall
Jan. 18 – D Hanover – Capitol
Jan. 19 – D Leipzig – Hellraiser
Jan. 20 – PL Krakow – Klub Kwadrat
Jan. 23 – BG Sofia – Universiada Hall
Jan. 25 – H Budapest – Barba Negra Music Club
Jan. 26 – A Vienna – Arena
Jan. 27 – CZ Zlín – Masters of Rock Café
Jan. 28 – SK Bratislava – Majestic Music Club
Jan. 29 – D Berlin – Kesselhaus
Jan. 30 – D Munich – Backstage (Werk)
Feb. 01 – D Geiselwind – MusicHall
Feb. 02 – D Cologne – Essigfabrik
Feb. 03 – B Antwerp – Trix Muziekcentrum
Feb. 04 – UK London – Islington Assembly Hall
Feb. 06 – F Paris – Cabaret Sauvage
Feb. 07 – F Toulouse – Le Bikini
Feb. 08 – E Madrid – Mon
Feb. 09 – E Barcelona – Salamandra
Feb. 10 – F Lyon – Le Transbordeur
Feb. 12 – I Trezzo sull’Adda (MI) – Live Music Club
Feb. 13 – D Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
Feb. 14 – D Saarbrücken – Garage
Feb. 15 – D Stuttgart – LKA Longhorn
Feb. 16 – CH Pratteln – Z7

AS I LAY DYING
Dec. 01 – Germany Bochum @ Matrix
Dec. 02 – Netherlands Eindhoven @ Dynamo
Dec. 03 – Belgium Antwerp @ Zappa
Dec. 04 – France Paris @ La Maroquinerie
Dec. 05 – Switzerland Aarau @ Kiff
Dec. 06 – Italy Bologna @ Locomotive Club
Dec. 07 – Austria Wien @ SiMM City
Dec. 08 – Germany München @ Backstage
Dec. 09 – Germany Karlsruhe @ Substage
Dec. 10 – Czech Rep Prague @ Futurum
Dec. 11 – Poland Warsaw @ Hydrozagadka
Dec. 12 – Germany Berlin @ Musik & Frieden
Dec. 13 – Germany Hamburg @ Logo
Dec. 14 – Germany Hannover @ Musikzentrum
Dec. 15 – Germany Chemnitz @ AJZ

AVANTASIA
2019-03-27 Presov (Tatran Handball Arena) SK
2019-03-28 Bratislava (Hant Arena) SK
2019-03-30 Kaufbeuren (All-Karthalle) DE
2019-03-31 Milan (Alcatraz) IT
2019-04-02 Prague (Forum Karlin) CZ
2019-04-03 Berlin (Huxleys Neue Welt) DE
2019-04-05 Ludwigsburg (MHP Arena) DE
2019-04-06 Bamberg (Brose Arena) DE
2019-04-08 Fulda (Esperantohalle) DE
2019-04-09 Saarbrücken (Saarlandhalle) DE
2019-04-10 Paris (Olympia) FR
2019-04-12 Osnabrück (Osnabrück Halle) DE
2019-04-13 Hamburg (Mehr! Theater) DE
2019-04-14 Oberhausen (König-Pilsener-Arena) DE
2019-04-18 Offenbach (Stadthalle)
2019-04-18 Offenbach (Stadthalle) DE O DE Order
2019-04-19 Pratteln (Z7) CH
2019-04-20 Pratteln (Z7) CH
2019-04-24 Bilbao (Santana 27) ES
2019-04-26 Barcelona (Razzmatazz 1) ES
2019-04-27 Madrid (Palacio Vistalegre) ES
2019-05-02 Stockholm (Arenan) SE
2019-05-04 Moscow (Glavclub) RU
2019-05-06 Budapest (Barba Negra Track) HU
2019-05-12 Sydney (The Metro Theatre) AU
2019-05-14 Melbourne (Forum Theatre) AU

AYREON – THE ELECTRIC CASTLE LIVE
13,14,15 (two shows) Sep 2019 013 Poppodium, Tilburg

BLUE OYSTER CULT
January
9 Derry, NH Tupelo Music Hall

10 East Greenwich, RI Odeum

12 Riverhead, NY Suffolk Theater

19 Marietta, OH Peoples Bank Theatre

24 El Cajon, CA Sycuan Casino

27 Agoura Hills, CA The Canyon Agoura Hills

FEBRUARY
7 Mayetta, KS Prairie Band Casino

15 Las Vegas, NV Golden Nugget

MARCH
14 Downey, CA Downey Theatre

15 Campbell, CA Heritage Theater

16 San Ramon, CA Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center

17 Vacaville, CA Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre

29 Santa Clarita, CA The Canyon Santa Clarita

30 Tacoma, WA Emerald Queen Casino

APRIL
12 Beverly, MA Cabot Theater

13 Newton, NJ Newton Theater

MAY
25 Boone, IA River Valley Festival with Grand Funk Railroad

JUNE
9 Peekskill, NY Paramount Hudson Valley Theatre

JULY
12 Angola, IN T. Furth Center for the Performing Arts

AUGUST
17 Saskatoon, SK CANADA Delta Bessborough Gardens

18 West Vancouver, BC CANADA Ambleside Park

SEPTEMBER
15 West Springfield, MA Eastern States Exposition

BON JOVI
Sun June 02 ALLINN Song Festival Grounds (Estonia)
Wed June 05 STOCKHOLM Tele2 Arena (SE)
Sat June 08 STAVANGER Viking Stadium (Norway)
Tue June 11 SONDERBORG Slagmarken (Denmark)
Thu June 13 NUMEGEN Goffertpark (Netherlands)
Wed July 03 DUSSELDORF Merkur Spiel Arena (Germany)
Fri July 05 MUNICH Olympiastadion (Germany)
Sun July 07 MADRID Wanda Metropolitano Stadium (Spain)
Wed July 10 ZURICH Stadion Letzigrund (Switzerland)
Fri July 12 WARSAW PGE Narodowy (Poland)
Sun July 14 WERCHTER TW Classic (Belgium)
Wed July 17 VIENNA Ernst Happel Stadion (Austria)
Fri July 19 KLAGENFURT Worthersee Stadion (Austria)
Sun July 21 BUCHAREST Piata Constitutiei (Romania)

BrainstormBrainstorm
7 Dec Geiselwind (DE) – Christmas Bash

PHIL CAMPBELL & THE BASTARD SONS

2019-02-07 Offenbach (Stadthalle) DE
2019-02-09 Prague (O2 Arena) CZ
2019-02-10 Wien (Gasometer) AT
2019-02-12 Lodz (Atlas Arena) PL
2019-05-08 Ibiza (HRH Road Trip) ES
2019-05-18 Keighley (Manorfest) GB
2019-05-18 Keighley (Manorfest) GB
2019-06-23 Dessel (Graspop Metal Meeting) BE
2019-08-24 Newark (Stonedeaf Festival) GB
2019-10-13 Los Angeles, CA (MegaCruise) US

COHEED AND CAMBRIA

Feb. 05 – Norva – Norfolk, VA +
Feb. 06 – The National – Richmond, VA +
Feb. 08 – The Senate – Columbia, SC +
Feb. 09 – Music Farm – Charleston, SC +
Feb. 10 – The Moon – Tallahassee, FL +
Feb. 12 – Club LA – Destin, FL +
Feb. 13 – New Daisy Theatre – Memphis, TN +
Feb. 15 – House of Blues – Houston, TX +
Feb. 16 – TempleLive – Fort Smith, AR +
Feb. 18 – The Fillmore – New Orleans, LA +
Feb. 19 – Soul Kitchen – Mobile, AL +
Feb. 20 – The Mill & Mine – Knoxville, TN +
Feb. 22 – The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC *
Feb. 23 – Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH *
Feb. 24 – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN *
Feb. 26 – Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH *
Feb. 27 – Rapids Theatre – Niagara Falls, NY *
Feb. 28 – Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY *

+ with FOXING
* with MAPS & ATLASES

PHIL COLLINS

Sat January 19 BRISBANE Suncorp Stadium (Australia)
Fri January 25 ADELAIDE Oval (Australia)
Mon January 28 PERTH RAC Arena (Australia)
Fri February 01 MELBOURNE AAMI Park (Australia)
Mon February 04 CHRISTCHURCH Stadium (New Zealand)
Wed February 06 NAPIER Mission Estate Winery (New Zealand)

D-A-D

07.12.18 Geiselwind (DE) – Christmas Bash
08.12.18 Oberhausen (DE) – Ruhrpott Metal Meeting

DANKO JONES

Dec 11: Paris Forum, France
Dec 12: Wiesbaden Schlachthof, Germany
Dec 13: Saarbrucken Garage, Germany
Dec 14: Hannover Faust, Germany
Dec 15: Copenhagen Pumpehuset, Denmark

DORO
2018-12-05 Helsinki (Kulttuuritalo) FI
2018-12-07 Oulu (Areena) FI
2019-03-08 Kortrijk (De Kreun) BE
2019-03-09 Strasbourg (La Laiterie) FR
2019-03-10 Vauréal (Le Forum) FR
2019-03-12 Manchester (Rebellion) GB
2019-03-13 London (Camden Underworld) GB
2019-03-15 Pamplona (Totem) ES
2019-03-16 Madrid (Mon) ES
2019-03-17 Barcelona (Razzmatazz 2) ES
2019-03-20 Solothurn (Kulturfabrik Kofmehl) CH
2019-03-22 München (Backstage) DE
2019-03-23 Nürnberg (Löwensaal) DE
2019-03-24 Speyer (Halle 101) DE
2019-06-07 Gifhorn (Unser Aller Festival) DE
2019-07-25 Laichingen (Rock Dein Leben) DE
2019-10-13 Los Angeles, CA (MegaCruise) US
2019-11-09 Camp HRH (Hard Rock Hell) GB

DREAM THEATER

Mar. 20 – San Diego, CA
Mar. 21 – Los Angeles, CA
Mar. 22 – Los Angeles, CA
Mar. 24 – San Francisco, CA
Mar. 26 – Denver, CO
Mar. 28 – St. Paul, MN
Mar. 29 – Chicago, IL
Mar. 31 – Milwaukee, WI
Apr. 02 – Detroit, MI
Apr. 04 – Toronto, Ont.
Apr. 05 – Montreal, Que.
Apr. 06 – Quebec City, Que.
Apr. 08 – Boston, MA
Apr. 09 – Oakdale, CT
Apr. 10 – Red Bank, NJ
Apr. 12 – New York, NY
Apr. 13 – Upper Darby, PA
Apr. 15 – Washington, D.C.
Apr. 17 – Nashville, TN
Apr. 22 – Charlotte, NC
Apr. 23 – Atlanta, GA
Apr. 25 – Orlando, FL
Apr. 26 – St. Petersburg, FL
Apr. 27 – Jacksonville, FL
Apr. 29 – Dallas, TX
Apr. 30 – Houston, TX
May 01 – Austin, TX

EAGLES

Fri December 07 HONOLULU Hawaii – Aloha Stadium (USA)
Tue February 26 2019 AUCKLAND Spark Arena (New Zealand)
Sat March 02 2019 – DUNEDIN Forsyth Barr Stadium (New Zealand)
Tue March 05 2019 – MELBOURNE Rod Laver Arena (Australia)
Sat March 09 2019 – BRISBANE Entertainment Centre (Australia)
Wed March 13 2019 – SYDNEY Qudos Bank Arena (Australia)
Sun May 26 2019 – ANTWERP Sportpaleis (Belgium)
Tue May 28 2019 – COLOGNE Lanxess Arena (Germany)
Thu May 30 2019 – MUNICH Olympiahalle (Germany)
Mon June 03 2019 – AMSTERDAM Ziggo Dome (Netherlands)
Wed June 05 2019 – ZURICH Hallenstadion (Switzerland)
Sat June 08 2019 – STOCKHOLM Tele2 Arena (SE)
Mon June 10 2019 – COPENHAGEN Royal Arena (Denmark)

JEFF LYNNE’S ELO

Thu June 20 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
Sat June 22 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
Mon June 24 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
Wed June 26 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
Fri June 28 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
Sat June 29 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
Wed July 3 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Fri July 5 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
Sun July 7 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
Tue July 9 – Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center
Thu July 11 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
Sat July 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Tue July 16 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
Thu July 18 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
Sat July 20 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
Tue July 23 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
Thu July 25 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Sat July 27 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Tue July 30 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
Thu August 1 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena

MARTY FRIEDMAN (ex-MEGADETH)

Jan. 23 – San Diego, CA Brick By Brick
Jan. 24 – Anaheim, CA The Parish at the House of Blues
Jan. 26 – Phoenix, AZ The Rebel Lounge
Jan. 27 – Tucson, AZ 191 Toole
Jan. 30 – San Antonio, TX The Rock Box
Jan. 31 – Houston, TX Scout Bar
Feb. 01 – Austin, TX Come And Take It Live
Feb. 02 – Dallas, TX Trees
Feb. 04 – Oklahoma City, OK 89th Street – OKC
Feb. 06 – Sauget, IL Pop’s Nightclub
Feb. 07 – Kansas City, MO The Riot Room
Feb. 08 – Iowa City, IA Gabe’s
Feb. 09 – Minneapolis, MN Studio B at the Skyway Theatre
Feb. 10 – Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
Feb. 12 – Milwaukee, WI Shank Hall
Feb. 13 – Chicago, IL Reggie’s Rock Club
Feb. 14 – Indianapolis, IN The Hi-Fi – Indianapolis
Feb. 15 – Chesterfield, MI Diesel Concert Lounge
Feb. 16 – Cleveland Heights, OH The Grog Shop
Feb. 17 – Pittsburgh, PA Crafthouse
Feb. 19 – Philadelphia, PA Voltage Lounge
Feb. 20 – Allston, MA Brighton Music Hall
Feb. 22 – Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus
Feb. 23 – Garwood, NJ Crossroads NJ
Feb. 24 – Baltimore, MD Ottobar

GODSMACK + VOLEAT

Apr. 16 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Apr. 18 – Evansville, IN @ The Ford Center
Apr. 19 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
Apr. 20 – Milwaukee, WI @ Fiserv Forum
Apr. 22 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory
Apr. 23 – Omaha, NE @ Baxter Arena
Apr. 26 – Abbotsford, BC @ Abbotsford Centre
Apr. 27 – Penticton, BC @ South Okanagan Events Center
Apr. 29 – Medicine Hat, AB @ Canalta Centre
Apr. 30 – Calgary, AB @ Grey Eagle Resort & Casino
May 02 – Dawson Creek, BC @ Encana Events Centre
May 03 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
May 05 – Saskatoon, SK @ SaskTel Centre
May 06 – Winnipeg, MB @ Bell MTS Place
May 09 – London, ON @ Budweiser Gardens
May 10 – Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre
May 11 – Quebec, QC @ Videotron Center

HAKEN

Tue February 19 2019 COLOGNE Essigfabrik (Germany)
Wed February 20 2019 FRANKFURT Batschkapp (Germany)
Thu February 21 2019 HAMBURG Ubel and Gefahrlich (Germany)
Fri February 22 2019 COPENHAGEN Lille Vega (Denmark)
Sat February 23 2019 OSLO John Dee (Norway)
Sun February 24 2019 STOCKHOLM Debaser Strand (Sweden)
Tue February 26 2019 BERLIN Columbia Theater (Germany)
Wed February 27 2019 KRAKOW Kwadrat (Poland)
Thu February 28 2019 BUDAPEST A38 (Hungary)
Sat March 02 2019 VIENNA Szene (Austria)
Sun March 03 2019 PRAGUE Futurum (Czech Republic)
Mon March 04 2019 LEIPZIG Conne Island (Germany)
Wed March 06 2019 STUTTGART Im Wizemann (Germany)
Thu March 07 2019 MUNICH Backstage Halle (Germany)
Fri March 08 2019 AARAU Kiff (Switzerland)
Sat March 09 2019 MILAN Magazzini Generali (Italy)
Sun March 10 2019 LYON Transbordeur (France)
Tue March 12 2019 MADRID Mon Live (Spain)
Wed March 13 2019 BILBAO Kafe Antzokia (Spain)
Thu March 14 2019 PARIS La Maroquinerie (France)
Fri March 15 2019 ZOETERMEER De Boerderij (Netherlands)
Sat March 23 2019 HELSINKI Tavastia (Finland)

HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH + BARE NAKED LADIES

Thu May 30 2019 – VIRGINIA BEACH Virginia – Veterans United Home Loans Ampitheater (USA)
Fri May 31 2019 – RALEIGH North Carolina – Coastal Credit Union Music Park (USA)
Sat June 01 2019 – ATLANTA Georgia – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood (USA)
Thu June 06 2019 – ORANGE BEACH Alabama – Wharf Ampitheater (USA)
Fri June 07 2019 – TAMPA Florida – Midflorida Credit Union Ampitheatre (USA)
Sat June 08 2019 – WEST PALM BEACH Florida – Coral Sky Ampitheater (USA)
Thu June 13 2019 – AUSTIN Texas – Austin360 Ampitheater (USA)
Fri June 14 2019 – THE WOODLANDS Texas – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (USA)
Sat June 15 2019 – DALLAS Texas – Dos Equis Pavilion (USA)
Wed June 19 2019 – PHOENIX Arizona – Ak-Chin Pavilion (USA)
Fri June 21 2019 – CHULA VISTA California – Credit Union Ampitheatre (USA)
Sat June 22 2019 – LAS VEGAS Nevada – T Mobile Arena (USA)
Sun June 23 2019 – IRVINE California – FivePoint Ampitheatre (USA)
Tue June 25 2019 – LOS ANGELES California – Hollywood Bowl (USA)
Fri June 28 2019 – WHEATLAND California – Toyota Ampitheatre (USA)
Sat June 29 2019 – MOUNTAIN VIEW California – Shoreline Amphitheatre (USA)
Sat July 13 2019 – MARYLAND HEIGHTS Missouri – Hollywood Casino Ampitheatre (USA)
Sun July 14 2019 – ROGERS Arkansas – Walmart AMP (USA)
Fri July 19 2019 – MONTICELLO Arkansas – Great Jones Country Fair (USA)
Sat July 20 2019 – CINCINNATI Ohio – Riverbend Music Center (USA)
Sun July 21 2019 – BURGETTSTOWN Pennsylvania – KeyBank Pavilion (USA)
Fri July 26 2019 – CUYAHOGA FALLS Ohio – Blossom Music Center (USA)
Sat July 27 2019 – BRISTOW Virginia – Jiffy Lube Live (USA)
Sun July 28 2019 – CAMDEN New Jersey – BB&T Pavilion (USA)
Fri August 02 2019 – GILFORD New Hampshire – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion (USA)
Sat August 03 2019 – MANSFIELD Massachusetts – Xfimity Center (USA)
Sun August 04 2019 – SARATOGA SPRINGS New York – Saratoga Performing Arts Center (USA)
Thu August 08 2019 – COLUMBIA Maryland – Merriweather Post Pavilion (USA)
Fri August 09 2019 – CANANDAIGUA New York – Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center (USA)
Sat August 10 2019 – NEW YORK New York – Madison Square Garden (USA)
Fri August 16 2019 – CLARKSTON Michigan – DTE Energy Music Theatre (USA)
Sat August 17 2019 – NOBLESVILLE Indiana – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center (USA)
Sun August 18 2019 – DES MOINES Iowa – Iowa State Fair (USA)
Thu August 22 2019 – SAINT PAUL Minnesota – Minnesota State Fairgrounds (USA)
Fri August 23 2019 – EAST TROY Wisconsin – Alpine Valley Music Theatre (USA)
Sat August 24 2019 – TINLEY PARK Illinois – Hollywood Casino Ampitheatre (USA)
Thu August 29 2019 – TORONTO Ontario – Budweiser Stage (Canada)
Fri August 30 2019 – HERSHEY Pennsylvania – Hersheypark Stadium (USA)
Sat August 31 2019 – HARTFORD Connecticut – XFINITY Theatre (USA)
Thu September 05 2019 – CHARLOTTE North Carolina – PNC Music Pavilion (USA)
Fri September 06 2019 – BIRMINGHAM AL Alabama – Oak Mountain Ampitheatre (USA)
Sat September 07 2019 – NASHVILLE Tennessee – Bridgestone Arena (USA)
Fri September 13 2019 – COLUMBIA South Carolina – Colonial Life Arena (USA)

IN FLAMES


2018-12-11 Portland, ME (Cross Insurance Arena) US
2018-12-12 Philadelphia, PA (Theatre of Living Arts) US
2018-12-28 Lawrence, KS (Granada Theater) US
2019-06-13 Nickelsdorf (Nova Rock) AT
2019-06-23 Dessel (Graspop Metal Meeting) BE
2019-06-27 Ekeberg (Tons of Rock) NO
2019-08-02 Öland (Borgholm Brinner) SE
2019-08-03 Öland (Borgholm Brinner) SE

J.B.O.

26.12.18 Osnabrück (DE) – Rosenhof
27.12.18 Essen (DE) – Zeche Carl
28.12.18 Aschaffenburg (DE) – Colos-Saal
29.12.18 Chemnitz (DE) – AJZ
30.12.18 Augsburg (DE) – Spectrum Club

JUDAS PRIEST + URIAH HEEP

May 03 – Hollywood, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
May 06 – Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium
May 08 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
May 09 – Biloxi, MS – Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
May 12 – Washington, DC – The Anthem
May 14 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
May 15 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
May 16 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
May 18 – Albany, NY – Palace Theatre
May 19 – Albany, NY – Palace Theatre
May 22 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
May 23 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
May 25 – Rosemont, IL – Rosemont Theatre
May 28 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater
May 29 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater
May 31 – Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory
Jun. 01 – Little Rock, AR – First Security Amphitheater
Jun. 03 – St. Louis, MO – Stifel Theatre
Jun. 05 – Colorado Springs, CO – Broadmoor World Arena
Jun. 08 – Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel Centre
Jun. 10 – Lethbridge, AB – ENMAX Centre
Jun. 11 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
Jun. 13 – Dawson Creek, BC – Encana Events Centre
Jun. 14 – Prince George, BC – CN Centre
Jun. 16 – Kelowna, BC – Prospera Place
Jun. 17 – Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Centre
Jun. 19 – Airway Heights, WA – Northern Quest Resort and Casino
Jun. 21 – Kent, WA – Accesso Showare Center
Jun. 22 – Portland, OR – Moda Theatre of the Clouds
Jun. 24 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre
Jun. 25 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre
Jun. 27 – Los Angeles, CA – Microsoft Theater
Jun. 29 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel

KANSAS – Point Of Know Return 40th anniversary tour

12/14 — Peabody Auditorium — Daytona Beach, FL
12/15 — Au-Rene Theater at Broward Center — Fort Lauderdale, FL

KISS

Jan 31: Vancouver Rogers Arena, BC
Feb 01: Portland Rose Garden Moda Center, OR
Feb 02: Tacoma Dome, WA
Feb 04: Spokane Arena, WA
Feb 07: San Diego Viejas Arena, CA
Feb 08: Fresno Save Mart Center, CA
Feb 09: Sacramento Golden 1 Center, CA
Feb 12: Anaheim Honda Center, CA
Feb 13: Glendale Gila River Arena, AZ
Feb 15: Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena, NV
Feb 16: Los Angeles The Forum, CA
Feb 19: Corpus Christi American Bank Center, TX
Feb 20: Dallas American Airlines Centre, TX
Feb 22: New Orleans Smoothie King Centre, LA
Feb 23: Memphis FedEx Forum, TN
Feb 26: Oklahoma City Chesapeake Energy Arena, OK
Feb 27: Kansas City Sprint Center, MO
Mar 01: Milwaukee Fiserv Forum, WI
Mar 02: Chicago United Centre, IL
Mar 04: Minneapolis Target Center, MN
Mar 06: Sioux Falls Denny Sanford Premier Center, SD
Mar 07: Omaha CenturyLink Center, NE
Mar 09: Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena, MI
Mar 10: Moline mark Of The Quad Cities, IL
Mar 12: Louisville KFC Yum! Center, KY
Mar 13: Detroit Little Caesars Arena, MI
Mar 16: Columbus Nationwide Arena, OH
Mar 17: Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena, OH
Mar 19: Montreal Bell Centre, QC
Mar 20: Toronto Scotiabank Arena, ON
Mar 22: Uniondale Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, NY
Mar 23: Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena, CT
Mar 26: Boston TD Garden, MA
Mar 27: New York Madison Square Garden, NY
Mar 29: Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center, PA
Mar 30: Pittsburgh PPG Paints Arena, PA
Apr 02: Quebec City Videotron Centre, QC
Apr 03: Ottawa Canadian Tire Centre, ON
Apr 06: Raleigh PNV Arena, NC
Apr 07: Atlanta Philips Arena, GA
Apr 09: Nashville Bridgestone Arena, TN
Apr 11: Tampa Amalie Arena, FL
Apr 12: Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, FL
Apr 13: Birmingham BJCC, AL
May 27: Leipzig Messe, Germany
May 29: Vienna Stadthalle, Austria
May 31: Munich Konigsplatz, Germany
Jun 02: Essen Georg-Melches Stadium, Germany
Jun 04: Berlin Waldbuehne, Germany
Jun 05: Hannover Expo-Plaza, Germany
Jun 07: Solvesborg Sweden Rock Festival, Sweden
Jun 11: St Petersburg Ice Arena, Russia
Jun 13: Moscow Dynamo Stadium, Russia
Jun 16: Kiev NSA Olympic Stadium, Ukraine
Jun 18: Krakov Tauron Arena, Poland
Jun 25: Amsterdam Ziggo Dome, Netherlands
Jun 27: Oslo Tons Of Rock Festival, Norway
Jun 28: Trondheim Rocks Festival, Norway
Jul 02: Milan Ippodromo San Siro, Italy
Jul 04: Zurich Hallenstadion, Switzerland
Jul 06: Iffezheim Rennbahn, Germany

MARK KNOPFLER

Fri August 16 2019 – LEDYARD Connecticut – Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino (USA)
Sat August 17 2019 – PHILADELPHIA Pennsylvania – Metropolitan Opera House (USA)
Sun August 18 2019 – VIENNA Virginia – Wolf Trap – Filene Centre (USA)
Tue August 20 2019 – NEW YORK New York – Beacon Theatre (USA)
Wed August 21 2019 – NEW YORK New York – Beacon Theatre (USA)
Fri August 23 2019 – BOSTON Massachusetts – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion (USA)
Sat August 24 2019 – MONTREAL Quebec – Canada Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier/Place Des Arts (Canada)
Sun August 25 2019 – TORONTO Ontario – Sony Centre For The Performing Arts (Canada)
Tue August 27 2019 – INDIANAPOLIS Indiana – Murat Theatre at Old National Centre (USA)
Wed August 28 2019 – KANSAS CITY Missouri – Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland (USA)
Fri August 30 2019 – MINNEAPOLIS Minnesota – Orpheum Theatre (USA)
Sat August 31 2019 – MILWAUKEE Wisconsin – Riverside Theatre (USA)
Sun September 01 2019 – CHICAGO Illinois – Chicago Theatre (USA)
Tue September 03 2019 – NASHVILLE Tennessee – Ryman Auditorium (USA)
Wed September 04 2019 – ATLANTA Georgia – STATE BANK AMPHITHEATRE AT CHASTAIN PARK (USA)
Fri September 06 2019 – SUGAR LAND Texas – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land (USA)
Sun September 08 2019 – GRAND PRAIRIE Texas – Verizon Theatre (USA)
Tue September 10 2019 – DENVER Colorado – Venue TBD (USA)
Fri September 13 2019 – PORTLAND Oregon – Keller Auditorium (USA)
Sat September 14 2019 – WOODINVILLE Washington – Chateau Ste Michelle Winery (USA)
Sun September 15 2019 – WOODINVILLE Washington – Chateau Ste Michelle Winery (USA)
Mon September 16 2019 – VANCOUVER British Columbia – Orpheum Theatre (Canada)
Wed September 18 2019 – BERKELEY California – Greek Theatre-U.C. Berkeley (USA)
Fri September 20 2019 – SANTA BARBARA California – Santa Barbara Bowl (USA)
Sat September 21 2019 – PHOENIX Arizona – Comerica Theatre (USA)
Sun September 22 2019 – LOS ANGELES California – Greek Theatre (USA)

PAUL McARTNEY

Thu May 23 NEW ORLEANS Louisiana – Smoothie King Center (USA)
Mon May 27 RALEIGH North Carolina – PNC Arena (USA)
Thu May 30 GREENVILLE South Carolina – Bon Secours Wellness Arena (USA)
Sat June 01 LEXINGTON Kentucky – Rupp Arena (USA)
Mon June 03 FORT WAYNE Indiana – Allen County Memorial Coliseum (USA)
Thu June 06 MADISON Wisconsin – Kohl Center (USA)
Sat June 08 GREEN BAY Wisconsin – Lambeau Field (USA)
Tue June 11 MOLINE Illinois – TaxSlayer Center (USA)
Fri June 14 ARLINGTON Texas – Globe Life Park (USA)
Sat June 22 SAN DIEGO California – Petco Park (USA)
Wed June 26 PHOENIX Arizona – Talking Stick Resort Arena (USA)
Sat July 13 LOS ANGELES California – Dodger Stadium (USA)

JOHN MELLANCAMP

Thu February 07 2019 – SOUTH BEND Indiana – Morris Performing Arts Center (USA)
Fri February 08 2019 – MILWAUKEE Wisconsin – Riverside Theater (USA)
Sun February 10 2019 – CINCINNATI Ohio – Aronoff Center for the Arts (USA)
Tue February 12 2019 – FORT WAYNE Indiana – Embassy Theatre (USA)
Thu February 14 2019 – ROCKFORD Illinois – Coronado Performing Arts Center (USA)
Fri February 15 2019 – PEORIA Illinois – Peoria Civic Center (USA)
Sun February 17 2019 – GRAND RAPIDS Michigan – DeVos Performance Hall (USA)
Tue February 19 2019 – YOUNGSTOWN Ohio – Stambaugh Auditorium (USA)
Wed February 20 2019 – BALTIMORE Maryland – Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric (USA)
Fri February 22 2019 – PROVIDENCE Rhode Island – Providence Performing Arts Center (USA)
Sat February 23 2019 – NEW BRUNSWICK New Jersey – State Theatre New Jersey (USA)
Mon February 25 2019 – NEW YORK New York – Beacon Theatre (USA)
Tue February 26 2019 – NEW YORK New York – Beacon Theatre (USA)
Sat March 09 2019 – LOUISVILLE Kentucky – Louisville Palace (USA)
Sun March 10 2019 – EVANSVILLE Indiana – Aiken Theatre at Old National Events Plaza (USA)
Tue March 12 2019 – ST LOUIS Missouri – Stifel Theatre (USA)
Thu March 14 2019 – KANSAS CITY Missouri – Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland (USA)
Sat March 16 2019 – TULSA Oklahoma – Brady Theater (USA)
Sun March 17 2019 – MEMPHIS Tennessee – Orpheum Theatre (USA)
Tue March 19 2019 – NASHVILLE Tennessee – Ryman Auditorium (USA)
Wed March 20 2019 – NASHVILLE Tennessee – Ryman Auditorium (USA)
Fri March 22 2019 – CHARLOTTE North Carolina – Ovens Auditorium (USA)
Sun March 24 2019 – ORLANDO Florida – Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts (USA)
Wed March 27 2019 – FT MEYERS Florida – Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall (USA)
Fri March 29 2019 – CLEARWATER Florida – Ruth Eckerd Hall (USA)
Sat March 30 2019 – CLEARWATER Florida – Ruth Eckerd Hall (USA)

METALLICA

May 01: Lisbon Estádio do Restelo, Portugal
May 03: Madrid Valdebebas, Spain
May 05: Barcelona Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Spain
May 08: Milan San Siro Hippodrome, Italy
May 10: Zürich Letzigrund, Switzerland
May 12: Paris Stade De France, France
Jun 08: Dublin Slane Castle, Ireland
Jun 11: Amsterdam Johan Cruijff Arena, Netherlands
Jun 13: Cologne RheinEnergieStadion, Germany
Jun 16: Brussels Koning Boudewijnstadion, Belgium
Jul 06: Berlin Olympiastadion, Germany
Jul 09: Gothenburg Ullevi, Sweden
Jul 11: Copenhagen Telia Parken, Denmark
Jul 13: Trondheim Granåsen, Norway
Jul 16: Hameenlinna Kantolan Tapahtumapuisto, Finland
Jul 18: Tartu, Raadi Airport, Estonia
Jul 21: Moscow Luzhniki Stadium, Russia
Aug 14: Bucharestv Arena Națională, Romania
Aug 16: Vienna Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Austria
Aug 18: Prague Airport Letnany, Czech Republic
Aug 21: Warsaw PGE Narodowy, Poland
Aug 23: Munich Olympiastadion, Germany
Aug 25: Mannheim Maimarktgelande, Germany

THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA

Dec 01: Paris Petit Bain, France
Dec 12: Vienna Szene, Austria
Dec 13: Graz Dom im Berg, Austria
Dec 14: Munich Backstage, Germany
Dec 15: Prague Nova Chmelnice, Czech Republic
Dec 16: Nürnberg Hirsch, Germany
Dec 17: Saarbrücken Garage, Germany
Dec 18: Aschaffenburg Colos-Saal, Germany
Dec 19: Berlin Bi Nuu, Germany
Dec 20: Jena F-Haus, Germany
Dec 21: Dresden Eventwerk Studio, Germany
Dec 22: Bochum Matrix, Germany

QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT

Wed July 10 VANCOUVER British Columbia – Rogers Arena (Canada)
Fri July 12 TACOMA Washington – Tacoma Dome (USA)
Sun July 14 SAN JOSE California – SAP Center at San Jose (USA)
Tue July 16 PHOENIX Arizona – Talking Stick Resort Arena (USA)
Fri July 19 LOS ANGELES California – Forum (USA)
Tue July 23 DALLAS Texas – American Airlines Center (USA)
Wed July 24 HOUSTON Texas – Toyota Center (USA)
Sat July 27 DETROIT Michigan – Little Caesars Arena (USA)
Sun July 28 TORONTO Ontario – Scotiabank Arena (Canada)
Tue July 30 WASHINGTON District Of Columbia – Capital One Arena (USA)
Wed July 31 PITTSBURGH Pennsylvania – PPG Paints Arena (USA)
Sat August 03 PHILADELPHIA Pennsylvania – Wells Fargo Center (USA)
Sun August 04 BOSTON Massachusetts – Xfinity Theatre (USA)
Tue August 06 NEW YORK New York – Madison Square Garden (USA)
Fri August 09 CHICAGO Illinois – United Center (USA)
Sat August 10 SAINT PAUL Minnesota – Xcel Energy Center (USA)
Tue August 13 COLUMBUS Ohio – Nationwide Arena (USA)
Thu August 15 NASHVILLE Tennessee – Bridgestone Arena (USA)
Sat August 17 FORT LAUDERDALE Florida – BBT Center (USA)
Sun August 18 TAMPA Florida – Amalie Arena (USA)
Tue August 20 NEW ORLEANS Louisiana – Smootie King Center (USA)
Thu August 22 ATLANTA Georgia – State Farm Arena (USA)
Fri August 23 CHARLOTTE North Carolina – Spectrum Center (USA)

RAMMSTEIN

May 27/28 – Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Veltins-Arena
Jun 01 – Barcelona, Spain, RCDE Stadium
Jun 05 – Bern, Switzerland, Stade de Suisse
Jun 08 – Munich, Germany, Olympiastadion
Jun 12/13 – Dresden, Germany, Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion
Jun 16 – Rostock, Germany, Ostseestadion
Jun 19 – Copenhagen, Denmark, Telia Parken
Jun 22 – Berlin, Germany, Olympiastadion
Jun 25 – Rotterdam, Netherlands, De Kuip
Jun 28 – Paris, France, Paris La Défense Arena
Jul. 02 – Hannover, Germany, HDI Arena
Jul. 06 – Milton Keynes, England, Stadium MK
Jul. 10 – Brussels, Belgium, Stade Roi Baudouin
Jul. 13 – Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Commerzbank-Arena
Jul. 16/17 – Prague, Czech Republic, Eden Aréna
Jul. 20 – Roeser, Luxembourg, Roeser Festival Grounds
Jul. 24 – Chorzów, Poland, Stadion Śląski
Jul. 29 – Moscow, Russia, VTB Arena – Central Dynamo Stadium
Aug 02 – Saint Petersburg, Russia, Saint-Petersburg-Stadium
Aug 06 – Riga, Latvia, Lucavsala
Aug 10 – Tampere, Finland, Ratina Stadion
Aug 14 – Stockholm, Sweden, Stockholm Stadion
Aug 18 – Oslo, Norway, Ullevaal Stadion
Aug 22 – Vienna, Austria, Ernst-Happel-Stadion

THE ROLLING STONES

Sat April 20 MIAMI Florida – Hard Rock Stadium (USA)
Wed April 24 JACKSONVILLE Florida – TIAA Bank Field (USA)
Sun April 28 HOUSTON Texas – NRG Stadium (USA)
Tue May 07 GLENDALE Arizona – State Farm Stadium (USA)
Sat May 11 PASADENA California – Rose Bowl (USA)
Sat May 18 SANTA CLARA California – Levi’s Stadium (USA)
Wed May 22 SEATTLE Washington – CenturyLink Field (USA)
Sun May 26 DENVER Colorado – Broncos Stadium At Mile High (USA)
Fri May 31 LANDOVER Maryland – FedExField (USA)
Tue June 04 PHILADELPHIA Pennsylvania – Lincoln Financial Field (USA)
Sat June 08 FOXBOROUGH Massachusetts – Gillette Stadium (USA)
Thu June 13 EAST RUTHERFORD New Jersey – MetLife Stadium (USA)
Fri June 21 CHICAGO Illinois – Soldier Field (USA)

BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND farewell tour


Wed December 12 SAINT PAUL Minnesota – Xcel Energy Center (USA)
Fri December 14 CHICAGO Illinois – Allstate rena (USA)
Thu December 20 GREENVILLE South Carolina – Bon Secours Wellness Arena (USA)
Sat December 22 DULUTH Georgia – Infinite Energy Arena (USA)
Wed January 09 2019 – TOLEDO Ohio – Huntington Center (USA)
Fri January 11 2019 – NASHVILLE Tennessee – Bridgestone Arena (USA)
Tue January 15 2019 – FORT WAYNE Indiana – Allen County War Memorial Coliseum (USA)
Thu January 17 2019 – BUFFALO New York – Keybank Center (USA)
Sat January 19 2019 – COLUMBUS Ohio – Nationwide Arena (USA)
Tue January 22 2019 – PEORIA Illinois – Civic Center (USA)
Tue January 29 2019 – BILLINGS Montana – Rimrock Auto Arena (USA)
Thu January 31 2019 – BOISE Idaho – Ford Center (USA)
Sat February 02 2019 – PORTLAND Oregon – Moda Center (USA)
Sat February 09 2019 – TACOMA Washington – Tacoma Dome (USA)
Fri February 15 2019 – PHOENIX Arizona – Talking Stick Resort (USA)
Sun February 17 2019 – DENVER Colorado – Pepsi Center (USA)
Sat February 23 2019 – LOS ANGELES California – Forum (USA)
Thu March 07 2019 – AUSTIN Texas – Frank Erwin Center (USA)
Sat March 09 2019 – DALLAS Texas – Ford Center at The Star (USA)
Thu May 02 2019 – THE WOODLANDS Texas – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (USA)

SLASH & Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators

Fri January 25 TAURANGA Baypark Arena
Sat January 26 AUCKLAND Spark Arena
Mon January 28 SYDNEY Qudos Bank Arena
Wed January 30 BRISBANE Convention and Exhibition Centre
Fri February 01 MELBOURNE Margaret Court Arena
Sun February 03 PERTH RAC Arena

SLAYER + LAMB OF GOD + AMON AMARTH + CANNIBAL CORPSE

May 02 – Ak-Chin Amphitheatre, Phoenix, AZ
May 03 – Isleta Amphitheatre, Albuquerque, NM
May 05 – UTEP/Don Haskins Center, El Paso, TX
May 07 – Bert Ogden Arena, Edinburg, TX
May 08 – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, Dallas, TX
May 10 – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa, FL
May 11 – Coral Sky Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, Florida
May 13 – Big Sandy Superstore Arena, Huntington, WV
May 14 – Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD
May 16 – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center, Noblesville, IN
May 17 – Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre, Bonner Springs, KS
May 19 – DTE Energy Music Center, Clarkston, MI
May 20 – Covelli Centre, Youngstown, OH
May 22 – Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, ON CANADA
May 24 – BB&T Pavilion, Camden, NJ
May 25 – Xfinity Center, Mansfield, MA

SLIPKNOT

Jun. 07-08 – Hyvinkää, Rockfest, Finland
Jun. 07-09 – Nuremburg, Rock Im Park, Germany
Jun. 07-09 – Nürburg, Rock Am Ring, Germany
Jun. 13-15 – Nickelsdorf, Novarock, Austria
Jun. 13-16 – Interlaken, Greenfield, Switzerland
Jun. 14-16 – Derby, Download Festival, UK
Jun. 17 – Leipzig, Arena, Germany
Jun. 18 – Hannover, TUI Arena, Germany
Jun. 19-22 – Copenhagen, Copenhell, Denmark
Jun. 21-23 – Dessel, Graspop, Belgium
Jun. 25-26 – Kraków, Mystic Festival, Poland
Jun. 27 – Bologna, Sonic Park, Italy
Jun. 28-30 – Madrid, Download Festival, Spain
Jul. 01 – Nîmes, Amphitheatre Nîmes, France
Jul. 03-06 – Lisbon, VOA, Portugal
Jul. 04-05 – Viveiro, Resurrection Festival, Spain

SONATA ARTICA (acoustic)

Mar. 13 – Oslo, Norway, Parkteatret
Mar. 14 – Stockholm, Sweden, Södra Teatern
Mar. 15 – Gothenburg, Sweden, Storan Teatern
Mar. 16 – Hamburg, Germany, Fabrik
Mar. 17 – Eindhoven, Netherlands, Effenaar
Mar. 19 – London, England, Islington Assembly Hall
Mar. 20 – Haarlem, Netherlands, Patronaat
Mar. 21 – Aschaffenburg, Germany, Colos-Saal
Mar. 22 – Paris, France, Le Trabendo
Mar. 23 – Lyon, France, Ninkasi Kao
Mar. 24 – Milan, Italy, Teatro Dal Verme
Mar. 26 – Pratteln, Switzerland, Z7
Mar. 27 – Nuremberg, Germany, Hirsch
Mar. 28 – Prague, Czech Republic, Roxy
Mar. 29 – Stuttgart, Germany, Im Wizemann (Club)
Mar. 30 – Bochum, Germany, Christuskirche

STEEL PANTHER

March 1 – Jacksonville, FL – Mavericks Live
March 2 – Destin, FL – Rock Destin
March 3 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City Bham
March 4 – New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore New Orleans
March 6 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
March 7 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
March 8 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVA”

STYX

1/11 — Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theatre
1/12 — Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theatre
1/13 — Santa Clarita, CA @ Santa Clarita PAC at College of the Canyons
1/15 — Bakersfield, CA @ Fox Theater
1/18 — Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove of Anaheim
1/19 — Beverly Hills, CA @ Saban Theatre
1/20 — Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl
2/8 — Milwaukee, WI @ UW Milwaukee Panther Arena
2/9 — Waukegan, IL @ Genesee Theatre
2/12 — Joliet, IL @ Rialto Square Theatre
2/16 — Lake Charles, LA @ Golden Nugget Casino
3/6 — Plant City, FL @ Florida Strawberry Festival
3/21 — Fargo, ND @ Scheels Arena*
3/22 — Minot, ND @ All Seasons Arena*
3/23 — Billings, MT @ Rimrock Auto Arena at Metrapark*
3/24 — Cheyenne, WY @ Cheyenne Civic Center
3/27 — Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena*
3/28 — Sioux City, IA @ Tyson Event Center*
3/29 — Cedar Rapids, IA @ US Cellular Center*
3/30 — Champaign, IL @ State Farm Center*

DEVIN TOWNSEND (acoustic)

7th March – Piano Man Jazz Club, Delhi, India

8th March – Levi’s Lounge, Mumbai, India

30th March – Savoy-teatteri, Helsinki, Finland

31st March – Sodra Teatern, Stockholm, Sweden

1st April – Edderkoppen, Oslo, Norway

2nd April – Bremen Theater, Copenhagen, Denmark

4th April – PassionsKirche, Berlin, Germany

5th April – Stodola, Warsaw, Poland

6th April – La Fabrica, Prague, Czech Republic

7th April – Freiheiz, Munich, Germany

9th April – Kulturkirche, Cologne, Germany

10th April – Grunspan, Hamburg, Germany

11th April – St-Bavokerk, Haarlem, The Netherlands

TRAIN + THE GOO GOO DOLLS

JUN 7 White River Amphitheatre Auburn, WA

JUN 8 Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre Ridgefield, WA

JUN 9 Northern Quest Resort & Casino – Pepsi Outdoor Amphitheater Airway Heights, WA

JUN 11 Santa Barbara Bowl Santa Barbara, CA

JUN 12 Ak-Chin Pavilion Phoenix, AZ

JUN 14 North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre Chula Vista, CA

JUN 15 Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View, CA

JUN 16 FivePoint Amphitheater Irvine, CA

JUN 18 USANA Amphitheatre West Valley City, UT

JUN 20 Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre Denver, CO

JUN 21 Starlight Theatre Kansas City, MO

JUN 22 Hollywood Casino Amphitheater Maryland Heights, MO

JUN 23 Bank Plus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove Southaven, MS

JUN 25 Harrah’s Council Bluffs – Stir Cove Council Bluffs, IA

JUN 26 Walmart AMP Rogers, AR

JUN 28 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Paviliion Woodlands, TX

JUN 29 Dos Equis Pavilion Dallas, TX

JUL 6 Coral Sky Amphitheatre West Palm Beach, FL

JUL 7 MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre Tampa, FL

JUL 9 Daily’s Place Jacksonville, FL

JUL 10 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater at Encore Park Alpharetta, GA

JUL 12 PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte, NC

JUL 13 Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Amphitheater Raleigh, NC

JUL 14 Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater Virginia Beach, VA

JUL 16 Ascend Amphitheater Nashville, TN

JUL 18 Moondance Jam Walker, MN

JUL 20 Hollywood Casino Amphitheater Tinley Park, IL

JUL 21 Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center Noblesville, IN

JUL 23 DTE Energy Music Theatre Clarkston, MI

JUL 24 Riverbend Music Center Cincinnati, OH

JUL 26 Saratoga Performing Arts Center Saratoga Springs, NY

JUL 27 Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Bethel, NY

JUL 28 Meadowbrook Music Pavilion Gilford, NH

JUL 30 Waterfront Park Bangor, ME

AUG 1 Pavilion at Montage Mountain Scranton, PA

AUG 2 Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center Canadaigua, NY

AUG 3 Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Wantagh, NY

AUG 6 Musikfest Bethlehem, PA

AUG 7 KeyBank Pavilion Burgettstown, PA

AUG 9 Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD

AUG 10 BB&T Pavilion Camden, NJ

AUG 11 Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville, CT

AUG 14 Blossom Music Center Cuyahoga Falls, OH

AUG 16 PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel, NJ

AUG 17 Xfinity Center Mansfield, MA

WEEZER + THE PIXIES

Fri March 08 LOUISVILLE Kentucky – KFC Yum Center (USA)
Sun March 10 COLUMBIA South Carolina – Colonial Life Arena (USA)
Wed March 13 MONTREAL Quebec – Bell Centre (Canada)
Thu March 14 ALBANY New York – Times Union Center (USA)
Sat March 16 MASHANTUCKET Connecticut – Foxwoods Resort Casino (USA)
Sun March 17 BALTIMORE Maryland – Royal Farms Arena (USA)
Tue March 19 COLUMBUS Ohio – Schottenstein Center (USA)
Wed March 20 GRAND RAPIDS Michigan – Van Andel Arena (USA)
Fri March 22 MEMPHIS Tennessee – Fedex Forum (USA)
Sun March 24 ST LOUIS Missouri – Enterprise Center (USA)
Tue March 26 KANSAS CITY Missouri – Sprint Center (USA)
Wed March 27 TULSA Oklahoma – BOK Center (USA)
Thu March 28 DES MOINES Iowa – Wells Fargo Arena (USA)
Sat March 30 SAINT PAUL Minnesota – Xcel Energy Center (USA)
Sun March 31 MADISON Wisconsin – Alliant Energy Center (USA)
Fri April 05 NAMPA Idaho – Ford Idaho Center Arena (USA)
Sat April 06 PORTLAND Oregon – Moda Center (USA)
Sun April 07 VANCOUVER British Columbia – Rogers Arena (Canada)
Tue April 09 SACRAMENTO California – Golden 1 Center (USA)
Wed April 10 OAKLAND California – Oracle Arena (USA)
Fri April 12 LAS VEGAS Nevada – Mandalay Bay Event Center (USA)

WHITESNAKE

April 12, 2019 Newkirk, OK **

April 13, 2019 Durant, OK

April 15, 2019 Dallas, TX **

April 17, 2019 San Antonio, TX

April 19, 2019 Biloxi, MS

April 20, 2019 Atlanta, GA **

April 22, 2019 Orlando, FL

April 23, 2019 Clearwater, FL

April 25, 2019 Hollywood, FL **

April 26, 2019 Melbourne, FL

April 28, 2019 Charlotte, NC

April 29, 2019 Huber Heights, OH

May 1, 2019 Richmond, VA

May 2, 2019 Bensalem, PA

May 5, 2019 Jim Thorpe, PA

May 7, 2019 Sayreville, NJ

May 8, 2019 Huntington, NY

May 10, 2019 Hampton Beach, NH

May 11, 2019 Lincoln, RI **

May 14, 2019 Greensburg, PA

May 15, 2019 Cleveland, OH

May 17, 2019 Niagara Falls, NY **

May 18, 2019 Verona, NY **

June 14, 2019 Donington Park, UK

June 17, 2019 Prague, Czech Republic

June 19, 2019 Milan, Italy

June 20, 2019 ZURICH, Switzerland

June 23, 2019 Dessel, Belgium

June 25, 2019 Budapest, Hungary

June 29, 2019 Plovdiv, Bulgaria

July 5, 2019 Sered, Slovakia

STEVEN WILSON

Thu December 13 TAMPA Florida – Ritz (USA)
Fri December 14 FORT LAUDERDALE Florida – Culture Room (USA)
Sat December 15 FORT LAUDERDALE Florida – Culture Room (USA)
Wed December 19 DALLAS Texas – House of Blues (USA)
Thu December 20 HOUSTON Texas – House of Blues Houston
Fri December 21 2SAN ANTONIO Texas – Aztec Theatre
Jan 15: Lisbon Sala Tejo, PT
Jan 16: La Riveria, Madrid, ES
Jan 17: Barcelona L’Auditori, ES
Jan 19: Strasbourg Laiterie, FR
Jan 21: Nantes, Cite des Congres, FR
Jan 22: Bordeaux Theatre Femina, FR
Jan 23: Toulouse Bikini, FR
Jan 26: Rennes L’Etage, FR
Jan 27: Caen Le Cargo, FR
Jan 29: Tours Le Vinci, FR
Jan 30: Nancy L’Autre Canal, FR
Jan 31: Luxembourg Rockhal, LU
Feb 04: Munich Philharmonie, DE
Feb 05: Berlin Tempodrom, DE
Feb 07: Lodz Klub Wytwornia, PL
Feb 08: Krakow Klub Studio, PL
Feb 11: Vienna Museumsquatier, AT
Feb 13: Bologna Auditorium Marzoni, IT
Feb 14: Bergamo Teatro Creberg, IT
Feb 15: Zurich Volkhaus, CH
Feb 18: Brussels Cirque Royale, BE
Feb 20: Hamburg Mehr! Theater, DE
Feb 21: Copenhagen Royal Arena, DK
Feb 23: Stockholm Waterfront, SE
Feb 25: Helsinki House Of Culture, FI

WITHIN TEMPTATION + IN FLAMES + SMASH INTO PIECES

Feb. 28 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
Mar. 01 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
Mar. 02 – New York, NY – PlayStation Theater
Mar. 03 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Mar. 05 – Montreal, QC – Olympia
Mar. 06 – Toronto, ON – Rebel
Mar. 08 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Mar. 09 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater
Mar. 11 – Denver, CO – The Summit
Mar. 12 – Salt Lake City – The Complex
Mar. 14 – Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom
Mar. 15 – Vancouver, BC – The Vogue Theater
Mar. 16 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
Mar. 18 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
Mar. 19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

Y&T


December 28 ~ San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont Theater
December 30 ~ Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone
December 31 ~ Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades (Frank Hannon of Tesla opens)
January 8 ~ Honolulu, HI – The Republik
January 12 ~ Tokyo, Japan – Club Citta’
January 13 ~ Tokyo, Japan – Club Citta’
January 25 ~ Tracy, CA – Grand Theatre
January 26 ~ Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
February 8 ~ Las Vegas, NV – Vamp’d
February 10 ~ Scottsdale – BLK Live
February 14 ~ Houston, TX – Proof Rooftop
February 15 ~ Austin, TX – 3TEN @ ACL Live
February 16 ~ Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live!
February 20 ~ Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
February 24 – March 1 ~ Miami, Jamaica, Haiti – Monsters of Rock Cruise
March 3 ~ Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
March 5 ~ Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
March 8 ~ Newton, NJ – Newton Theatre
March 9 ~ Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance Theater
March 10 ~ Derry, NH Tupelo Music Hall
March 12 ~ New Bedford, MA – The Vault
March 14 ~ Akron, OH – The Tangier
March 15 ~ Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
March 16 ~ St Charles, IL – Arcada Theatre
March 19 ~ Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
March 22 ~ Seattle, WA – Club Sur
March 23 ~ Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
April 20 ~ Reno, NV – Cargo
September 26 ~ Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz 2
September 27 ~ Pamplona, Spain – Casa de Cultura Auditorio de Burlada
September 28 ~ Madrid, Spain – Sala But
October 3 ~ Zwolle, The Netherlands – Poppodium Hedon
October 4 ~ Zoetermeer, The Netherlands – Cultuurpodium Boerderij
October 5 ~ Uden, The Netherlands – de Pul
October 9 ~ Oslo, Norway – John Dee Live Club
October 11 ~ Malmö, Sweden – Kulturbolaget
October 12 ~ Göteborg, Sweden – Sticky Fingers
October 13 ~ Stockholm, Sweden – Kägelbanan Södra Teatern
October 16 ~ Hamburg, Germany – Downtown Bluesclub
October 18 ~ Isernhagen, Germany – Blues Garage
October 19 ~ Aschaffenburg, Germany – Colos-Saal
October 20 ~ Nürnberg, Germany – Hirsch
October 22 ~ Burgrieden, Germany – Riffelhof
October 25 ~ Vauréal, France – Le Forum
October 26 ~ Kortrijk, Belgium – De Kreun

ZZ TOP

Jun 19 Prague Rocks, Czech Republic

Jul 05 Barcelona Rock Fest, Spain


Throughout September 2018 Get Ready to ROCK! Radio celebrated the station’s 10th anniversary and a two-hour special reflected a decade of broadcasting. “10 years in the making” features archive interviews with Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Todd Rundgren, Graham Bonnet, David Coverdale, John Wetton and Bob Catley.

More information
Listen in to Get Ready to ROCK! Radio…
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Power Plays w/c 3 December 2018

We play Top Albums and Live Acts as selected by the GRTR! Reviewers.

Featured Albums w/c 3 December (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 Melodic Rock – featured in 2018
12:00-13:00 Melodic Hard Rock – featured in 2018
14:00-16:00 Singer Songwriter – featured in 2018

Albums That Time Forgot (Mon-Fri)

18:00-19:00 ANETTE OLZON Shine (2014)



Gig review: THEA GILMORE – The Met, Bury, 8 December 2018

THEA GILMORE - The Met, Bury, 8 December 2018

Thea Gilmore is becoming something of a fixture in our seasonal despatches.  As traditional as decking the halls of GRTR! HQ with boughs of holly.

This time last year The Counterweight was winning our readers’ album of the year vote and, 12 months on, our Reviewers’ Choices features both her 2017 Christmas Party tour and the welcome re-issue of Strange Communion, an album embodying the very essence of the mid-winter season.

THEA GILMORE - The Met, Bury, 8 December 2018

And word is clearly spreading, with this year’s Christmas Party tour featuring more dates, at bigger venues, and with Sold Out signs appearing at many.  And while the set list may not change much year on year, who wants to see a different fairy on top of their Christmas tree?

No, we want the soul warming, feel-good factor of chestnuts roasting on an open fire, of Christmas stockings, mince pies, mistletoe and wine.

And that’s what Thea and co – Nigel offering the deftest of touches on acoustic and piano, and the elvish Fluff (fiddle and viola) and Liz Hanks (cello) – unfailingly deliver.  An evening of bonhomie and a veritable aural feast in the form of a generous slice of Strange Communion, served with the 4 ‘bonus’ tracks that grace the re-issue, and laced with a scintillating sprinkling of Yuletide standards.

THEA GILMORE - The Met, Bury, 8 December 2018

‘Party’ is perhaps something of a misnomer, these annual acoustic gatherings being more of a celebration of the season where, for much of the evening, you could have heard a pin drop, with the excellent sound at the packed Bury Met exposing every nuance of some exquisite playing in a set stripped back to its frailest of branches.

The opener ‘Listen The Snow Is Falling’ set a spellbinding benchmark, the breathtakingly beautiful acapella ‘Sol Invictus’ sent shivers down the spine, and who could fail to be transported back to their childhood by a poignant rendition of ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’?  And as for ‘December In New York’, well, it’s a magical song at any time of year.

THEA GILMORE - The Met, Bury, 8 December 2018

Liz Hanks and Fluff’s playing throughout was simply sublime, and add in a couple of family feel good factor cameos by young Egan Stonier – whose violin playing is improving year on year – and yes, there’s something unquestionably ‘special’ about these gigs and a chance to forget about Brexit, the X Factor, and what to buy Aunty Mabel.

With nary a turkey in sight, this was a performance to warm the most chilled of cockles on a wet and windy December night – uplifting sustenance for the soul from one of our very finest singer songwriters.  A timely reminder, if one was needed, to put Strange Communion on your list to Santa.  Hell, why not give a copy to Aunty Mabel as well!

Setlist:  Listen the Snow Is Falling / December / Cold Coming / Thea Gilmore’s Midwinter Toast / Atonement / It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas / Sol Invictus / Blue Christmas / December in New York / God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / I’ll Be Home For Christmas / Warmest Winter / That’ll Be Christmas / The St Stephens Day Murders / Encores:  Sleigh Ride / Old December

Review by Pete Whalley
Photos by David Randall


Throughout September 2018 Get Ready to ROCK! Radio celebrated the station’s 10th anniversary and a two-hour special reflected a decade of broadcasting. “10 years in the making” features archive interviews with Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Todd Rundgren, Graham Bonnet, David Coverdale, John Wetton and Bob Catley.

More information
Listen in to Get Ready to ROCK! Radio…
Click the appropriate icons at the top of the page.

Power Plays w/c 3 December 2018

We play Top Albums and Live Acts as selected by the GRTR! Reviewers.

Featured Albums w/c 3 December (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 Melodic Rock – featured in 2018
12:00-13:00 Melodic Hard Rock – featured in 2018
14:00-16:00 Singer Songwriter – featured in 2018

Albums That Time Forgot (Mon-Fri)

18:00-19:00 ANETTE OLZON Shine (2014)



Album review: WILLE AND THE BANDITS – Paths

WILLE AND THE BANDITS - Paths

Farm Hand Records [Release date 01.01.19]

Last time we caught up with Wille And The Bandits it was at Giants Of Rock 2017 when they were touring Steal (2017) – a stormer of a blues /rock roots album.  So it’s apt the first date on their Paths 2019 promotional tour will be a reappearance at Minehead.

What separates the band from the crowd is Wille Edwards’ electrifying lap steel, dobro, and electric Weissenborn playing which gives a unique rootsiness to their modus operandi.  And with Steal they seemed to have overcome their tendency to ‘experiment’, with their previous album (Grow (2013)), by their own admission, maybe a little too diverse.

The album comes out of the traps at a frenetic pace with the anthemic ‘One Way’.  It’s a song with a great chorus line, and one that should translate well to the stage even if, on record, it feels a little over hurried.

‘Make Love’ stylistically harks back to the days of Cream, and along with ‘Victim Of The Night’ has shades of Lynott in Edwards’ gravelly vocals.  The latter, in particular, benefits from a mid-section break of pace, allowing space for some tasteful guitar/keys interplay.

The slower ballad ‘Four Million Days’, is shelter from the storm, but then the desire to go ‘off piste’ strikes with the ‘Ed Sheeran meets The Police’ ‘Chakra’, and the hip hop/rap/ funk experimentation of ‘Keep It On The Down-low’.

Ironically, where they do strike motherlode is with the late night groove of ‘How Long’.  Restrained, moody and slow burning, it’s a set highlight by a clear margin with some lovely bass playing from Matt Brooks.

But, overall, Paths is the band’s most consistent album yet.  Maybe not that elusive ‘break through’ album, but one that will be well received by their existing fan base.  ***1/2

Review by Pete Whalley

UK tour dates 2019

Rainbreakers, support except where indicated*

Giants of Rock, Minehead* – Saturday 26th January 2019
Butlin’s, Warren Rd, Minehead TA24 5SH www.butlins.com
Phoenix, Exeter* – Wednesday 30th January 2019
Gandy St, Exeter EX4 3LS www.exeterphoenix.org.uk
The Factory, Barnstaple* – Thursday 31st January 2019
Petroc Brannams Campus, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 3NJ

https://thefactoryvenue.co.uk

The 1865, Southampton* – Friday 1st February 2019
Brunswick Square, Southampton SO14 3AR
www.the1865.com
The Cobblestones, Bridgwater* – Friday 8th February 2019
71 Eastover, Bridgwater TA6 5AP www.thecobblestonesmusic.co.uk
The Old Bakery, Truro* – Saturday 9th February 2019
Blewett’s Wharf, Malpas Road, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 1QH
www.oldbakerystudios.co.uk
Guildhall, Gloucester* – Friday 15th February 2019
23 Eastgate St, Gloucester GL1 1NS
www.gloucesterguildhall.co.uk
Ropetackle, Shoreham – Wednesday 6th March 2019
Little High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN43 5EG

https://ropetacklecentre.co.uk

Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff  – Thursday 7th March 2019
11 Womanby St, Cardiff CF10 1BR https://clwb.net
The Junction, Plymouth – Friday 8th March 2019
6 Mutley Plain, Plymouth PL4 6LA www..com/mutleyjunction
Thekla, Bristol – Saturday 9th March 2019
The Grove, East Mud Dock, Bristol BS1 4RB
www.theklabristol.co.uk
The Bodega, Nottingham – Wednesday 13th March 2019
23 Pelham St, Nottingham NG1 2ED
www.bodeganottingham.com
O2 Academy 2, Liverpool – Thursday 14th March 2019
11-13 Hotham St, Liverpool L3 5UF
www.academymusicgroup.com/o2academyliverpool
O2 Academy 2, Sheffield – Friday 15th March 2019
37-43 Arundel Gate, Sheffield S1 2PN
www.academymusicgroup.com/o2academysheffield
The Continental, Preston* – Saturday 16th March 2019
South Meadow Lane, Preston PR1 8JP

http://newcontinental.net

Victoria Hall, Settle* – Sunday 17th March 2019
Kirkgate, Settle BD24 9DZ
www.settlevictoriahall.org.uk
Fibbers, York Tuesday 19th March 2019
3-5 Toft Green, York YO1 6JT www.fibbers.co.uk
The Hug & Pint, Glasgow – Wednesday 20th March 2019
171 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G4 9AW
www.thehugandpint.com
Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh – Thursday 21st March 2019
19a W Register St, Edinburgh EH2 2AA
www.thevoodoorooms.com
The Cluny, Newcastle – Friday 22nd March 2019
36 Lime St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2PQ

https://thecluny.com

Top Secret, Scarborough* Saturday 23rd March 2019
Scarborough Spa Complex, South Bay, Scarborough, YO11 2HD

http://scarboroughbluesfestival.org.uk

Junction 2, Cambridge – Sunday 24th March 2019
Clifton Way, Cambridge CB1 7GX
www.junction.co.uk
The Waterfront, Norwich – Wednesday 27th March 2019
139-141 King St, Norwich NR1 1QH

http://waterfrontnorwich.webflow.io

O2 Academy 3, Birmingham – Thursday 28th March 2019
16-18 Horse Fair, Birmingham B1 1DB
www.academymusicgroup.com/o2academybirmingham
O2 Academy 2, Oxford – Friday 29th March 2019
190 Cowley Rd, Oxford OX4 1UE
www.academymusicgroup.com/o2academyoxford
O2 Academy 2 Islington, London – Saturday 30th March 2019
16 Parkfield St, London N1 0PS
www.academymusicgroup.com/o2academyislington


Throughout September 2018 Get Ready to ROCK! Radio celebrated the station’s 10th anniversary and a two-hour special reflected a decade of broadcasting. “10 years in the making” features archive interviews with Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Todd Rundgren, Graham Bonnet, David Coverdale, John Wetton and Bob Catley.

More information
Listen in to Get Ready to ROCK! Radio…
Click the appropriate icons at the top of the page.

Power Plays w/c 3 December 2018

We play Top Albums and Live Acts as selected by the GRTR! Reviewers.

Featured Albums w/c 3 December (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 Melodic Rock – featured in 2018
12:00-13:00 Melodic Hard Rock – featured in 2018
14:00-16:00 Singer Songwriter – featured in 2018

Albums That Time Forgot (Mon-Fri)

18:00-19:00 ANETTE OLZON Shine (2014)



Album review: IAN PARKER – Spoonful Of Gold (Blues For Willie)

IAN PARKER – Spoonful Of Gold (Blues For Willie)

Eye Pea Records (Release date 23.10.17)

It’s over 15 years since Ian Parker originally signed to Ruf records and confounded his fans and probably his record company too by cutting a deeply introspective album that became a best seller.

Since then he’s been an independent force both lyrically and stylistically, albeit he remains grounded in blues-rock. So it’s possibly no great surprise that when it comes to his first album of covers, he’s opted for his own take on the Willie Dixon song book, with a dozen songs that span 1952 to 1990.

You suspect that unlike so many similar blues tribute albums in the market, Parker’s take on possibly the greatest blues songwriter of all time is going to be on his own terms.

And so it proves as ‘Spoonful of Gold (Blues For Willie)’ is an album full of poise and restraint. He’s sourced some lesser known songs to go with the inevitable big hitters, while digging deep for real feel and emotion with his own soulful phrasing and nuanced guitar playing, on an album full of rich textures, dulcet tones and subtle rhythms.

You don’t have to know that he researched a lot of the material, or indeed about his meticulous attention to detail, but it does help explain the way he gets inside the songs.

Even with a recent trickle of albums and even less gigs, Parker still remains a beacon on the contemporary blues landscape. He’s transformed the post war genre into something all of his own over the course of 7 albums, excluding his contribution to ‘Pilgrimage’ and indeed his own indie release.

Overall it’s a career development that echoes Dixon’s famous quote about his preferred musical genre: “The blues are the roots and the other music’s are the fruits.”

Perhaps the biggest obstacle standing in the way of this project was that of overcoming people expectations and then bringing a fresh vitality to the Dixon songbook.  To this end Parker pays particular attention to his arrangements which perfectly frame his emotional connection and vocal range, while leaving plenty of space for his contrasting guitar tones that magically illuminate the mood of the respective songs.

And there’s no braver way to start than with the opening brace of grooves as he opts for both ‘Evil’, and ‘Back Door Man’, two songs that are ingrained in any self respecting blues fans’ consciousness and both popularised by Howlin’ Wolf.

He eschews the raw Chicago feel for a subtler white boy soul approach, well suited to a surprisingly low key intro that sets the template for the rest of the album.

Parker revels in his role as an interpretative singer who brings his own style to bear on a thoughtful selection of songs. He’s thoughtful in terms of both the time span and the decisions about what to leave out in his search for a balance between the familiar and obscure, while being comfortable enough to add his own style.

He takes a huge gamble and wins by meeting blue fans expectation head on. There’s none of the urban grit of say Howlin’ Wolf, but rather the beguiling presence of one of the great white boy soul singers of our time.

By the time the band works up a head of steam on the outro of ‘Evil’, you know that Parker is really on to something, while his version of ‘Back Door Man’ opts for a relaxed insistent approach. A gnawing riff, distorted tone and some sprightly piano perfectly frames his aching vocal.

On tracks like the stop-time ‘Spoonful’, ‘I Just Want To Make Love To You’ and ‘The Seventh Son’, there’s only so much you can change from the original, apart from the tempo. What gives the trio of songs their USP is the way he gives precedence to his vocal, while on ‘Spoonful’, he adds a gently inflected wah-wah acts as a backdrop rather than a primary focus of the track.

He not only varies his guitar tones on tracks such as ‘Evil’ (distortion), ‘Back Door Man’ (slide), ‘I Can’t Understand It’ (some stellar lead guitar and slide interplay) and ‘The Seventh Son’ (belated muscular guitar), but he cleverly uses a noticeably different vocal on tracks that require a different emphasis.

Listen for example to the way his vocal wraps itself round the lyrics of ‘I Can’t Quit You Baby’ mirroring the writers intent, or indeed the close-to-the-mic delivery and falsetto of ‘My Love Will Never Die’, to witness an artist pushes himself to the emotional limit.

Perhaps the highlight of the album is the most contemporary track of the Dixon cannon. Co-written in 1990 with Los Lobos’s Cesar Rosas, ‘I Can’t Understand’ marries the spirit of Chicago with a fusion of Tex Mex and r&b, complete with a lovely ascending slide part and some subtle guitar interplay at the heart of the song.

Again Parker is in his element as his lightness of touch makes the most of the time and space and a keening rhythm section that colours a gem of an arrangement and an absolute delight.

Parker’s version of the little known ‘Weak Brain, Narrow Mind’ (previously covered by unlikely bands such as Great White and Widespread Panic), bubbles up soulfully on the back of a glorious sludgy stuttered rhythm. It gives his keyboard player Morg Morgan a platform to stretch out on electric piano and organ before Parker takes it on with an abrasive solo either side of a defining vocal. Mellow blues never sounded so good.

That leaves us with ‘Spoonful’ – transformed here into a deep groove – to perfectly round off a very soulful album full of rich delight and musical depth that reveals more of itself with sundry plays. ****

Review by Pete Feenstra


Throughout September 2018 Get Ready to ROCK! Radio celebrated the station’s 10th anniversary and a two-hour special reflected a decade of broadcasting. “10 years in the making” features archive interviews with Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Todd Rundgren, Graham Bonnet, David Coverdale, John Wetton and Bob Catley.

More information
Listen in to Get Ready to ROCK! Radio…
Click the appropriate icons at the top of the page.

Power Plays w/c 3 December 2018

We play Top Albums and Live Acts as selected by the GRTR! Reviewers.

Featured Albums w/c 3 December (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 Melodic Rock – featured in 2018
12:00-13:00 Melodic Hard Rock – featured in 2018
14:00-16:00 Singer Songwriter – featured in 2018

Albums That Time Forgot (Mon-Fri)

18:00-19:00 ANETTE OLZON Shine (2014)



Album review: JASON BECKER – Triumphant Heart

Jason Becker - Triumphant Heart

Mascot (Release date: 07.12.19)

Without overlooking the desperate circumstances of guitar virtuoso Jason Becker being stricken by motor neurone disease, the idea of an album filled with some of the greatest rock guitarist of our time playing mostly his music, isn’t necessarily one that fills the heart with as much optimism as you might imagine, particularly as similar projects all too often fail to live up to their potential.

No such problem here though, as every single contribution taps into the spirit of the project and the collective love for a musician who even when robbed of his vital faculties is still capable of writing some great music.

The uplifting orchestral ‘Triumphant Heart’ – with a spell binding violin from Glauco Bertagnin and a significant guitar part from Marty Friedman – acts as an overture to an album that surprises with its twist and turns and wide ranging stylist endeavours.

Rock fans may have to explore unfamiliar musical territory to source the stellar solos and the delightful ensemble interplay, but as on the big autobiographical rock ballad ‘Hold On To Love’ persistence pays off.

This track is the touchstone of the album as a whole. It might arguably have been better placed as the finale, because its shifts from being a vocal-led piece to a startling big rock guitar and gospel finish, worthy of ending any album.

However, in keeping with Becker’s exploration of evocative melodies, the album bravely follows with the orchestral-led ‘Fantasy Weaver’.

While vocalist Codany Holiday really get inside the lyrics on ‘Hold On To Love’ with falsetto vocal gymnastics over Marty Freidman’s Gilmour style guitar that evokes feel and meaning, ‘Fantasy Weaver’ is all about restraint. It showcases the delicate touch of ukelele player Jake Shimabukuro and some gently plucked harp either side of some over bearing strings.

‘Triumphant Heart’ is an unexpected delight in which the incredible roster of guitarists whose contributions that never lose sight of Becker’s compositional intent or feel.

It might have warranted a 5 star review were it not for the fact the album simply tries to incorporate too much and as a result it hinders the sense of flow.

‘We Are One’ for example, brings stark contrast with a harmony vocal intro and some trumpet led funk to frame a mix of both Becker’ more languid and wah wah inflected guitar lines, on a track that works its way back to the titular hook.

It’s an impressive track on its own, but sits uneasily between the sonorous ‘Once Upon A Melody’ and the delicate ‘Magic Woman’.

The former features 3 Becker samples (including one of him as a 3 year old), on a sonorous piece full of violin and reed interplay and a curiously stop-start midpoint that ushers in Jason’s whammy bar guitar solo and an ambient finish.

‘Magic Woman’ is notably different again, with Chris Broderick on gentle acoustic and Uli Jon Roth on whammy bar electric applying their notes like a painters brushstrokes.

The cover of Dylan’s ‘Blowing In the Wind’ while retaining its poignancy feels out of place and the idea of juxtaposing Trevor Rabin’s beautiful rendition of ‘River of Longing’ – complete with its majestic choral ending – with a couple of archive David Lee Roth era dirt toned shreds, certainly redresses the album’s  equilibrium, but acts as a shock to the system.

No matter, ‘Triumphant Hearts’ makes a joyous statement about Becker’s enduring creativity in the face of incredible adversity and the fact he is still a major catalyst to his contemporaries.

This is best evidenced  by the outstanding ‘Valley Of Fire’ which  features the 13 big hitters, namely Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Neal Schon, Steve Morse, Paul Gilbert, Joe Bonamassa, Marty Friedman, Michael Lee Firkins, Mattias IA Eklundh, Greg Howe, Jeff Loomis, Richie Kotzen, Gus G, Steve Hunter and Ben Woods. The track remarkably incorporates all the different playing styles, shreds, and the sheer collective intensity into one coherent whole.

You can’t help but feel that having pulled that off, anything is possible.  

The surprisingly sparse arrangement leaves plenty of room for each contribution without decimating another marvellous melody as the notes sparkle, jangle and ultimately resonate in unison on a stunning track.

It may not get any better than that, but if you dig deep enough you will be rewarded by an album that taps into one of the most remarkable musical spirits of the modern rock era. ****½

Review by Pete Feenstra


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