February News Updates
TOUR NEWS: Sons Of Apollo announce July headline shows Print E-mail
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 15:05

Heavy metal supergroup Sons Of Apollo will follow their appearance at the Ramblin’ Man Fair on Sunday 1 July with three headline shows in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland.


They will play:


Monday 2 July – Motherwell, Concert Hall

Tuesday 3 July – Belfast, Limelight 1

Wednesday 4 July – Dublin, Tivoli


The band – made up of former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Mr Big/The Winery Dogs bassist Billy Sheehan, singer Jeff Scott Soto and former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal – have also just released a video for the track ‘Alive’, taken from their debut album, ‘Psychotic Symphony’, which was released in October via InsideOut Music.




TOUR NEWS: Eric Martin confirms October dates Print E-mail
Thursday, 15 February 2018 09:50

Mr Big vocalist Eric Martin has confirmed that he is to return to the UK for a series of acoustic shows in October:


Eric Martin October tour poster

FESTIVAL NEWS: Steelhouse bring you Dead Daisies for Valentine's Day Print E-mail
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 19:10

Steelhouse has celebrated Valentine's Day by announcing that rock's very own "flowers in the attic", The Dead Daisies, will be playing on the Sunday afternoon.


Steelhouse Dead Daisies poster


Skin guitarist Myke Gray also will be playing Europe's highest festival, taking to the Trooper stage on the Saturday afternoon.


Steelhouse takes place at Hafod-Y-Dafal Farm, just outside Ebbw Vale, over the weekend of 27 - 29 July. Tickets are available HERE.



TOUR NEWS: Saxon add October dates Print E-mail
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 19:04

Saxon have announced four dates in October, in support of their forthcoming new album, 'Thunderbolt':


Saxon October tour poster

FESTIVAL NEWS: Mallory Knox added to Camden Rocks bill (on the day their singer leaves the band) Print E-mail
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 14:36

Mallory Knox – who ironically today announced that singer Mikey Chapman has left the band, with bassist Sam Douglas taking over vocal duties – have been added to this year’s eclectic Camden Rocks bill.


Also confirmed for the 2 June all-dayer are British rap metal band Hacktivist and rock rappers Crazy Town, who have also been announced to play today, joining Mercury-prize nominees Maxïmo Park, fabled post-punk originators Public Image Limited (PiL), Scottish rockers Twin Atlantic, grebo gurus Pop Will Eat Itself and post-Sex Pistols legends The Professionals.


Camden Rocks February update


Another 22 other artists were confirmed today, including Dead!, The Bottom Line, Sleep Token, Airways, Sulpher, Create To Inspire, The Skinner Brothers, Bad Sign, The Bad Flowers, Cheap Meat, Lucie Barât, The Fallen State, Inklings, Deadly Circus Fire, Fierce Ideas, Desperate Measures, Sophie & the Giants, Death Valley Knights, Talia Dean, The Rising Souls, Strides, 7he7ouch and Natalie Shay.


Expect more bands to be announced soon that will form a line-up that covers every style across the many indie, rock, metal and punk genres, from buzzing new bands to established rock giants.


Camden Rocks Festival 2018 venues include Koko, Electric Ballroom, The Underworld, Dingwalls, Proud, The Cuban, Monarch, The, Lyttelton Arms, Camden Assembly, Devonshire Arms, Roundhouse Studio, Dublin Castle, Blackheart, Fiddlers Elbow, Dingwalls Canalside, Belushis, The Hawley Arms, Brewdog, Camden Market, and The Crescent.


Full festival line-up, tickets and festival information can be found HERE.

ALBUM NEWS: Ragdolls to release debut album - 30 years on Print E-mail
Wednesday, 07 February 2018 16:32

A full 30 years after they first got together, original Cardiff glunksters Ragdolls are to release their debut album, 'Old Habits Die Hard', on St David's Day (Thursday 1 March).


 Ragdolls header



FESTIVAL NEWS: PiL, The Menzingers and The Vandals join this year's Rebellion Print E-mail
Wednesday, 07 February 2018 16:16

Public Image Ltd (PiL), The Menzingers and The Vandals are the latest acts to have been confirmed for this year's instalment of the Rebellion festival, which takes place at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool over the weekend of 2 - 5 August.


Rebellion Updated February Poster


You can get tickets HERE.

TOUR NEWS: IDLES announce more April dates Print E-mail
Tuesday, 06 February 2018 16:41

UR faves IDLES have announced more April dates, ahead of their already sold-out shows in Glasgow, Manchester and London.


IDLES Tour Poster


IDLES have also just signed to the New York-based Partisan Records.



FESTIVAL NEWS: Boomtown Rats to bring Harmony to Hollywood Print E-mail
Friday, 02 February 2018 10:10

The Boomtown Rats are to headline the Harmony Live festival, in the County Down town of Holywood, just outside Belfast, on Saturday 2 June.


BoomTownRats 087 F1


Tickets are available HERE.