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Adore // Repel Announce May Tour Dates

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Adore Repel are a four-piece from Wakefield, West Yorkshire; a fiercely independent band with their own record label, who are currently building their own studio, who operate without a booking agent or manager, and embrace everything that has always been so healthy about the DIY ethic. ADORE REPEL are fiercely proud of new album EMPTY ORCHESTRA and rightly so. They area taking to the road in May to promote the…

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The Saw Doctors, O2 Academy, Leeds

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Tonight a virtually sold out Leeds O2 played host to Galway’s own The Saw Doctors. Formed in 1986 by Leo Moran and Davy Carton, the Celtic rockers have gone through a number of lineup changes but Leo and Davy have remained a constant. The gig was rescheduled due to Carton’s throat operation in the Autumn of 2016, but tonight he was back on form and ready to lead the party.…

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Dream Theater European Tour Dates

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Roadrunner Records’ group Dream Theater has announced additional European spring dates for their “Images, Words & Beyond 25th Anniversary Tour,” which will see the pioneering group celebrating the 25th anniversary of their milestone RIAA gold-certified album, “Images & Words.” Added due to overwhelming demand, the new dates will begin on April 18th at Birmingham, England’s legendary Symphony Hall and will include an unparalleled live set of “Images & Words” in…

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You Me At Six, Doncaster Dome

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All killer and no filler, You Me at Six and Tonight Alive took the roof off the Dome tonight, in a show that was truly memorable. Tonight it was the turn of the Doncaster Dome to host the You Me at Six “Night People” tour. In a pop-punk spectacular we witnessed a combination of bands that made for an almost perfect night. Opening the show tonight were South West 3…

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Ghost, Manchester, 02 Apollo

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Tonight it was the turn of the Manchester unfaithful to come to confession with Papa Emeritus and his band of faceless Ghouls. We were treated to incense, smoke, CO2 canons, flash bangs, flames, confetti canons, .. oh erm .. lots more smoke  and some damn fine tunes as well. Ghost are on tour promoting their new EP, Popestar, without a doubt their best release yet. The Swedish theatrical, satanic, metal…

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Santana To Kick Off 2017 Summer Tour

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If you missed Carlos Santana’s 2016 reunion tour, you are in luck. Sandwiched between numerous Sirius XM “An Intimate Evening with Santana Greatest Hits Live” dates at the House of Blue in Las Vegas; he is expanding his foot print outside of Las Vegas on his 2017 Transmogrify Tour. The tour picks up steam on June 23rd and 24th at two sold out shows at Chateau Ste Michelle in Woodinville, Washington.…

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Slade Announce UK Tour

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SLADE – Without doubt one of the most exciting bands to come out of Great Britain in the past 30 years. With their unique blend of perfect pop-rock’n’roll, outrageous flamboyance and pure fun, and no less than 23 Top-20 singles of which 6 were No-1 smash hits….plus 6 smash albums, Slade have become a firm favourite in the hearts of pop fans all over the world. SLADE’S chart career has…

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Glass Mountain, Leeds University Refectory

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“They’re a groovy band man” – Richard Chadwick – Hawkwind Last night Flick of the Finger were invited along to review Glass Mountain in support of the mighty Hawkwind. I had last seen the band back in September 2016 at Bingley Music Live and since then have kept in touch with their ever growing success. Now, after supporting the likes of Embrace,  we are seeing the fruits of their hard…

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Kasabian Release Career Defining Album! ‘For Crying Out Loud!’

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Kasabian are back with an explosive, career best album brimming with confidence, swagger and huge tunes. ‘For Crying Out Loud’, their sixth studio album, is released April 28th on Columbia Records. Written and produced by Kasabian wizard Serge Pizzorno, and recorded at the Sergery, his Leicester studio, ‘For Crying Out Loud’ features 12 tracks that encapsulate everything that makes Kasabian one of this country’s best ever bands. First single ‘You’re…

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Metallica Announce European Tour

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Metallica Announce European Leg of their tour in Support of Hardwired… To Self Distrust with support from Kvelertak TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY, MARCH 24th – get tickets SAN FRANCISCO, CA – March 16, 2017 – Metallica today announced the European leg of their WorldWired Tour in support of their new album Hardwired… To Self-Destruct. The tour kicks off with two shows in Amsterdam at the Ziggo Dome on September 4th and…

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Music news: Petrol Girls announce UK Tour

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Petrol Girls’ Ren Aldridge “cannot wait to come back over to the UK, see friends and have a proper good shout.” The band will hit the road in March and April, with several newly-announced headline shows, festival appearances and a stint supporting Strike Anywhere. Ren elaborates “I’m definitely not the only one feeling a bit overwhelmed by the state of politics right now, and touring always ends up being a…

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Happy Mondays Announce ’24 Hour Party People’ Greatest Hits Tour

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Manchester’s legendary Happy Mondays have announced a twenty-five date tour of the UK and Ireland for November and December 2017. The ‘Twenty Four Hour Party People – Greatest Hits Tour’ announcement comes on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the Happy Mondays’ debut album ‘Squirrel and G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)’. Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder said, “I am really looking forward…

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Sting Announces Manchester Show

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Sting will be preforming at Manchester’s o2 Apollo on 7th April as part of only three U.K shows. Get tickets These dates will be in celebration of his twelfth studio solo album ’57TH & 9TH’ which was released via Polydor Records in November last year. Sting has also recently released his new single ‘50,000’ which is taken from ’57TH & 9TH’. The tour opened in Vancouver in February and will…

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All Time Low Announce Headline Tour

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the Band have repeatedly topped the charts, sold over 1.3 million albums worldwide, raked in 100+ million views on YouTube, toured with the biggest names in music, and have taken over airwaves around the globe… All Time Low is a bona fide worldwide sensation. Get Tickets Since bursting onto the scene in 2003, All Time Low has released six studio albums, toured with bands such as Blink 182, Green Day, Fall…

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Holy Bouncer, Proud Camden, London

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Spanish band Holy Bouncer make their sophomore visit to London. The five-piece Barcelona psych-blues-rock group played a fantastic energetic set at Proud Camden on 1 March 2017. Sometimes you come across a band (I can’t countenance the use of the word “discover”) that blow you away on initial viewing. Holy Bouncer are one such band. I first saw them when they were a late addition to a gig by promoter…

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Beat Degeneration Announce New Tour Dates

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Following the release of debut album ‘Dream Machine’ (Weiner Records) a 10 track Slacker-Punk polemic, Guido Giorgi a.k.a Beat Degeneration has shared brand new tour dates, with more to be announced. Over the coming months the band will cross Europe toward a two special UK dates, one at Peckhams Pempeople and the latter at The Old Queens Head. These live dates also follow the release of the new video for…

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Minus The Bear Announce Major Tour!

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With the release of their first album in five years, ‘VOIDS’, coming up on 3rd March, Minus The Bear have announced a string of EU/UK dates for June 2017. The dates will feature support from Joan of Arc along with an appearance with American Football at So36 in Berlin. The new dates will follow on from a 29-date spring tour across North America, culminating in a hometown Seattle show on…

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The Wombats Back By Phenomenal Demand

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The Wombats announce two extra shows in Liverpool and Glasgow Due to phenomenal demand The Wombats have extended the 10th anniversary celebrations of their classic 2007 debut album, A Guide To Love, Loss & Desperation after their previously announced date at London’s O2 Academy Brixton sold out in just 24 hours! The Wombats will headline O2 Academy Glasgow as well as a very special homecoming gig at Liverpool Guild of…

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Elbow 2017 Tour: Get Your Tickets

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Elbow announce their most extensive tour since 2008 with multi-night residencies in Dublin, Birmingham, Edinburgh, London and Manchester alongside returns to towns last visited around the release of ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’. The final tour of previous album ‘ The Take Off and Landing of Everything’ in 2015 saw the band play their longest ever theatre residences in London and Manchester. Get tickets The decision to repeat this and then visit…

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Insane Clown Posse: First UK Tour In 14 Years

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Insane Clown Posse Announces First UK tour in 14 years Detroit’s controversial multi-million-selling hip hop duo, Insane Clown Posse is set to return to the UK for the first time since 2003 for a five-date UK tour in November, including a headline show in London at O2 Forum Kentish Town. Opening for Insane Clown Posse on all dates will be Ohio’s Mushroomhead. Over the course of almost three decades, several…

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