Tag Archives: Europe

News: STEVE ROTHERY European and UK tour dates – January 2017

Marillion, Cropredy - 9 August 2014

Steve Rothery dates in January Marillion guitarist Steve Rothery plays European dates in January including the UK. Steve’s solo album ‘The Ghosts Of Pripyat’ was released in 2015 with guest appearances from Steve Hackett and Steven Wilson.  It was a … Continue reading

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Album review: KEE MARCELLO – Scaling Up

KEE MARCELLO - Scaling Up

Frontiers [Release Date 14.10.16] Guitarist with Europe in their commercial heyday first time round, Kee Marcello’s solo career to date has been an unspectacular one, and even his otherwise enjoyable live shows made me inclined to check out his own … Continue reading

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Gig review: EUROPE – The Roundhouse, London, 12 November 2016

EUROPE - The Roundhouse, London, 12 November 2016

While 2016 has seen the British public vote for Brexit, exactly 30 years ago they were taking Europe to their hearts. Not Eurocrats in Brussels or parliamentarians in Strasbourg, but five fresh-faced Swedes with luxuriant long hair and toothy smiles … Continue reading

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Upcoming: European, USA & World Tour Dates and Gig Listing (2017)

Compiled by Jason Ritchie Please check with venue and/or relevant website(s) to confirm availability. Updated 15/02/2017   ALTER BRIDGE Sat April 01 AUCKLAND Powerstation Mon April 03 BRISBANE Eatons Hill Hotel Tue April 04 SYDNEY Enmore Theatre Thu April 06 … Continue reading

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Gig review: KEE MARCELLO – The Cavern, Raynes Park, London, 21 September 2016

KEE MARCELLO - The Cavern, Raynes Park, London, 21 September 2016

30 years ago, just as Europe’s The Final Countdown went stratospheric, John Norum left the band and it was Kee Marcello who went on to be the guitarist during their commercial heyday. However, while his erstwhile bandmates milk that milestone … Continue reading

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Gig review: RAMBLIN’ MAN FAIR – Mote Park, Maidstone, 23 July 2016 (Day 1)

Whitesnake - RAMBLIN

This festival is now into its second year, having proved a hit in 2015 and was back with a bang this Summer, packing an eclectic bill of depth and quality across four stages and two days. Mote Park lies on … Continue reading

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Gig review: KEE MARCELLO – The Underworld, Camden, 2 October 2015

KEE MARCELLO - The Underworld Camden, 2 October 2015

Kee Marcello has become something of a forgotten man as his former band Europe have successfully reformed and reinvented themselves over the past decade. The guitarist joined them just after ‘The Final Countdown’ propelled them into the proverbial stratosphere and … Continue reading

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Gig review: EUROPE, BLACK STAR RIDERS – Shepherds Bush Empire, London, 20 March 2015

BLACK STAR RIDERS - Shepherds Bush Empire, London, 20 March 2015

A co-headlining double bill of two of classic rock’s most currently prolific touring bands, both with new albums to promote, sounds like a value package made in heaven. However there were grumbles earlier on the Black Star Riders and Europe … Continue reading

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Gig review: EUROPE, BLACK STAR RIDERS – Manchester Academy, 13 March 2015

EUROPE - Manchester Academy, 13 March 2015

I am still not convinced that two- or three-way bills are the best way forward for some of our premier bands.  The last time I saw Europe was a three-way with FM and Foreigner and notwithstanding poor sound (for the … Continue reading

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News: BRIAN WILSON, PAUL MCCARTNEY, EUROPE – Sunday 8 March 2015

Steven Wilson - London Royal Festival Hall, 4 March 2013

UK album chart placings w/e 8th March: Steven Wilson new at no.13; Europe new at no.50 Richie Kotzen is currently working on a live DVD for release this spring. Peter Gabriel releases his ‘Play’ DVD on May 18th on Eagle … Continue reading

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Gig review: BLACK STAR RIDERS/ EUROPE – 02 ABC, Glasgow, 5 March 2015

BLACK STAR RIDERS/ EUROPE – 02 ABC, Glasgow, 5 March 2015

The first quarter of 2015 is awash with gigs of all shapes and sizes but one tour which has been hotly anticipated since it was announced is the co-headline tour with Black Star Riders and Europe.  Two dates were announced … Continue reading

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News: BRUCE DICKINSON, FOO FIGHTERS, EUROPE – 19 February 2015

Europe - Manchester Apollo, 3 April 2014

Iron Maiden have released the following statement: “Just before Christmas, vocalist Bruce Dickinson visited his doctor for a routine check-up. This led to tests and biopsies which revealed a small cancerous tumour at the back of his tongue. A seven-week … Continue reading

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News: NAZARETH, SONISPHERE, EUROPE – Sunday 19 January 2015

Riverside’s new album will be called, ‘Love, Fear And The Time Machine’ with an August/September release on Inside Out. Soundgarden’s Chris Connell has started work on a new album, as have Metallica who have been posting pictures of them online … Continue reading

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Quick plays: GRAND DESIGN, 220 VOLT, JUDE GWYNAIRE

Grand Design - Thrill Of The Night

GRAND DESIGN – Thrill Of The Night AOR Heaven [Release date 29.09.14] Grand Design are back with their 80’s influenced hard rock, or as I like to think Def Leppard with a helium infused vocalist! Vocalist Pelle Saether has a … Continue reading

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News: Europe frontman JOEY TEMPEST interview and STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL preview

Europe - Steelhouse Festival, 19-20 July 2014

Highlights of our Steelhouse Festival promo including Joey Tempest of Europe interview, first broadcast on 6 July 2014  (29:21).  The full version can be heard on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Monday 7 July and Friday 11 July, 22:00 GMT. … Continue reading

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News: Get Ready to ROCK! Radio – July 2014 highlights

Pete Feenstra and Bernie Marsden, June 2014

July 2014 Highlights More information at the dedicated website Check back here as we add new features throughout the month. All times, BST (GMT+1) Tuesdays 19:00 Pete Feenstra Rock & Blues Pete signposts upcoming and established artists who need your … Continue reading

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News: Get Ready to ROCK! Radio – June 2014 highlights

Dan McCafferty of Nazareth

June 2014 Highlights More information at the dedicated website Check back here as we add new features throughout the month. All times, BST (GMT+1) Sunday 22 June 2014, 13:00 Dan McCafferty of Nazareth Dan chats about his career and the … Continue reading

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Upcoming: European, USA & World Tour Dates and Gig Listing (2016)

Please check with venue and/or relevant website(s) to confirm availability. Compiled by Jason Ritchie Updated 02/11/2016 ALTER BRIDGE Sat April 01 AUCKLAND Powerstation Mon April 03 BRISBANE Eatons Hill Hotel Tue April 04 SYDNEY Enmore Theatre Thu April 06 MELBOURNE … Continue reading

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Album review: DANIEL TRIGGER – Army Of One

        Two Sides Moon (Release date – Out Now) Daniel Trigger has been producing music for many years both as a solo artist and as part of the band Trigger who found some minor success in and … Continue reading

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Album review: VAN CANTO – Dawn Of The Brave

Napalm Records A capella metal anyone? Amazingly this is Van Canto’s fifth album and they perform all the music on here bar the drums, so that’s all the bass and guitar solos. They have a good sense of humour as … Continue reading

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