Alter Bridge Announce UK Arena Tour with Very Special Guests!
Alter Bridge are thrilled to announce they will be returning to the UK for an arena tour this October. The upcoming tour marks the band’s first time back in the UK since November 2011. Rounding out the bill are Shinedown and recent Grammy Award winners Halestorm.
Alter Bridge frontman Myles Kennedy exclaims, "We are thrilled to be returning to the UK with Shinedown and Halestorm later this year! I’m looking forward to reconnecting with the part of the world that embraced Alter Bridge from the start.".
Shinedown’s charismatic frontman Brent Smith comments: “We are truly honoured to be playing with Alter Bridge in the UK this year. We are such big fans of the band, and admire them greatly. Rock n’ roll is a way of life for all of us in Shinedown, and we are so excited to be a part of such an amazing tour!”
Fresh off their own recent UK dates, Halestorm already can’t wait to get back to these shores this Autumn. They are still celebrating their recent Grammy win for ‘Best Metal/Hard Rock Performance’ for single ‘Love Bites (And So Do I)’, taken from their current album ‘The Strange Case Of...’.
Ms. Lzzy Hale had this to say about the tour, “I'm so excited to be sharing the stage with our friends in Shinedown and Alter Bridge! I am so lucky to be the little sis of rock on this tour. All of these men have been so influential to my life, and are tremendous performers. Anyone attending one of these shows better be prepared to leave the building barefoot, cuz the lot of us are gonna rock your socks off!"
The tour dates are as follows:
16th – Nottingham, Capital FM Arena
17th - Birmingham, NIA
18th - London, Wembley Arena
20th - Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
22nd - Manchester, Arena
Thirty Seconds To Mars have announced that their eagerly awaited fourth studio album will be titled 'Love Lust Faith + Dreams'. The first single to be released from the album 'Up In The Air' had a blast off like no other as the band teamed up with NASA. The single was recently sent up into space via a SpaceX cargo mission!
'Love Lust Faith + Dreams' is the band’s first since the hugely successful 'This Is War'. The album artwork is part of world renowned artist Damien Hirst’s ’Spot Paintings’ series. Produced by frontman Jared Leto and Steve Lillywhite, the album is set for release in May.
3. Up In The Air
4. City Of Angels
5. The Race
6. End Of All Days
7. Pyres Of Varanasi
8. Bright Lights
9. Do Or Die
11. Northern Lights
12. Depuis Le Début
Reef have announced a UK tour this November, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the band. Since forming in 1993, Reef have had three top ten albums, including 1997’s ‘Glow’ which stormed the UK charts, hitting number one and included the classic single ‘Place Your Hands’. Over their career they’ve also supported the likes of Rolling Stones, Paul Weller and Soundgarden and cemented themselves as a favourite at some of the UK’s best-loved festivals including Glastonbury and Reading.
The tour announcement follows the success of their PledgeMusic campaign and last year’s all-encompassing box set which included the group’s complete recorded works across 9 CDs and 1 DVD featuring demos, B-sides, live tracks, un-heard and un-released material as well as music videos and TV appearances.
The tour dates are as follows:
14th – Bristol, O2 Academy
15th – Glasgow, O2 ABC
16th – Birmingham, The Institute
18th – Manchester, The Ritz
19th –Truro, Hall for Cornwall
20th – London, KOKO
Emma Scott Presents is very proud to announce Skunk Anansie will be performing for her at the Civic Hall, Wolverhampton later this week with support from Beware Of Darkness.
Since regrouping in 2009 after an eight-year hiatus, Skunk Anansie have gone from strength to strength. Their 2010 album, 'Wonderlustre', saw the band combine their trademark raw rock riffs, deep funk, frenetic drumwork and lush vocals with more confidence and maturity than ever before and they're bringing this talent to Wolverhampton.
The band are currently reaching the end of a twenty date European tour in support of their new album 'Black Traffic', which has scored top ten chart positions all over the continent since its release in September 2012.
This eagerly anticipated Emma Scott Presents show is going to be epic so be sure you don’t miss out!
Show details: Show Date: Thursday 21st March Venue: Civic Hall, Wolverhampton Doors: 7pm
Rock superstars, Nickelback have announced that they will be returning to the UK and continental Europe at the end of the year with ‘The Hits’ tour.
Following a sold out European arena tour in 2012 in support of their chart topping album ‘Here and Now’, the pressing demand for the band’s return has not gone unheard. “We were blown away by the sheer number of people who came to see us,” comments front man Chad Kroeger. “There were so many fans who could not get a ticket last year that we were inundated with requests to come back and we love playing in Europe so much!”
Hard rocking, with worldwide radio anthems, this is a band with a reputation for providing a party wherever they go. ‘The Hits’ tour will be hitting the UK in November and will play at 4 arenas across the country.
Australian rockers Airbourne will release 'Black Dog Barking' through Roadrunner Records on May 20th 2013. Produced by the award-winning Brian Howes, this is Airbourne’s third album and the follow up to 2010's 'No Guts. No Glory'.
It's been a long eighteen months for Airbourne since coming off the road mid-2011 to work on 'Black Dog Barking'. Said the band, “A lot of thought and effort has gone into this record, not only by the band, but by the production crew who worked countless hours, seven days a week, even through Christmas and New Year’s Eve to achieve the best possible performances, backed by real undying tones. Now we're handing it over to you... so crank it up, crack a beer, and stick some rock 'n' roll in your ear!”
Inspired by the classic likes of Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, AC/DC and Motörhead, Airbourne has been earning followers since 2003 with their headbanging, working man’s rock ‘n’ roll.
This spring, they have a brand new song, 'Live It Up' being utilized for the launch and promotion of the 'Full Throttle' rollercoaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park in California. Full Throttle will be the tallest, fastest-looping rollercoaster in the world.
Buckcherry have released a video for new single ‘Gluttony’, taken from their forthcoming album ‘Confessions', both out on February 19th 2013.
Following a successful UK tour at the end of last year which saw them also headline Hard Rock Hell VI, the band are currently out on tour with Kid Rock in America and are set to return to British soil this summer.
Halestorm had quite a week last week, performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live in the US and receiving 4 nominations for the 2013 Revolver Golden Gods Awards.
Check below to see their performance of ‘Love Bites (So Do I)’ that aired on Jimmy Kimmel Live as well as a bonus performance of ‘Freak Like Me’.
Golden Gods Award Nominations Best Drummer: Arejay Hale Best Vocalist: Lzzy Hale Song of the Year: ‘Love Bites (So Do I)’ Album of the Year: ‘The Strange Case Of…’
Check out all the Golden Gods Award nominations and vote HERE . Voting ends on April 15th
Halestorm is also nominated for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards this Sunday, February 10th, for ‘Love Bites (So Do I)’.
UK fans can see Halestorm on tour next month, including shows with Bullet For My Valentine . View full list of dates HERE.
Jonny Hetherington, lead singer of Canadian rock band Art Of Dying has launched the first item from his brand new clothing line Jonny Hetherington Clothing, with a t-shirt bearing the words ’If I Can Get Thru This I Can Get Thru Anything’.
Jonny says about the product: “I’m proud to announce the launch of Jonny Hetherington Clothing beginning with the words that really started it all for me: “If I Can Get Thru This I Can Thru Anything”. This seemingly simple group of words has meant so much to me in my personal life, originally inspired by my father’s battle with cancer. After sharing the words with you they have taken on new meaning through your stories of hardship and perseverance, which have reinspired me to face any challenge in life. I hope you will continue to live passionately and fight your way through every battle. Try and remember to celebrate each step of success along the way. Whether it’s the marathon you’re training for or simply finding a way to get through the day, wear your Get Thru Anything Tee Shirt with pride and enjoy the fact that you are not alone – we are in this together.”
Pre-order your t-shirt HERE (Worldwide Shipping Available)
Rob Zombie’s fifth solo album ‘Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor’ is set for release on April 22nd on Rob’s new label Zodiac Swan through T-Boy Records/Universal Music.
“I think for the first time this new album perfectly merges the old days of White Zombie with the future of what I am doing now. I think fans of both will agree that this is the perfect combo of the two worlds” – Rob Zombie, 2013.
‘Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor’ includes the first single, ‘Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Super Town’, along with such tracks as ‘Ging Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga’, ‘Lucifer Rising’, ‘Behold! The Pretty Filthy Creatures’ and a heavy-duty cover of Grand Funk Railroad’s ‘We’re an American Band’.
Stratford Upon Avon is hardly known as being a hotbed of seething metal anguish. And yet the youthful quartet of Beyond Sevensigns, are doing everything in their power to rewrite the tourist guidebooks.
Their twisting, metalcore crunch may be new to the scene but it has already caused the raising of eyebrows in a number of corners. Notably Bullet For My Valentine six stringer Michael (Padge) Paget, who took one listen to the band's early demos and demanded to be put in charge of production duties proper. "These young upstarts will soon be on the lips and tongues of the people!" exhorted Padge. "Soaring choruses, elegant lead guitar, and then the sudden urge to crush ALL with sheer riffage and breakdowns! Not to mention blistering solos and an overload of melody! As soon as I heard the 'rough' demos, I had to intervene and get the party started."
Despite only forming in 2012, Beyond Sevensigns are already showing signs (if you'll pardon the pun) of being something quite special. With over 5,000 views of their first EVER video, for EP closer 'Empty’', under their belts, this is no ordinary new band! Check out the video for yourself...
Beyond Sevensigns will be releasing the ’Alone To Face The Dead’ EP on March 25th.
Catch them live on tour. See dates below.
1st - Stourbridge, Base Studios
2nd - Northampton, Racehorse
3rd - Nottingham, Maze
4th - York, Duchess
5th - Bristol, The Croft
6th - Birmingham, Scruffy Murphys
7th - Coventry, The Phoenix
New Videos To Check Out: Tremonti and Art Of Dying
Following the news that Mark Tremonti from Creed/Alter Bridge will be over in the UK next month with his band Tremonti (see news story), we can now bring you the video for his latest single 'Wish You Well'. Watch it below.
Watch Canadian rockers Art Of Dying's lyric video for their song Raining. The song featuring Adam Gontier, can be found on the band’s stunning album ‘Vices and Virtues’ which is out now.
Bush to Release Brand New Live DVD & Blu-ray ‘Live!’
earMUSIC announces the release of ‘Live!’ on March 4th 2013, a DVD and Blu-ray package from British alternative rock band Bush.
With over 16 million albums sold, Bush is one of the most successful alternative bands of the past two decades. Led by charismatic frontman Gavin Rossdale, Bush is going strong after a 2010 reformation. Their most recent album, ‘The Sea Of Memories’, released in 2011, charted all over Europe and was followed by an impressive series of acclaimed tours; the band has been on the road constantly throughout 2011 and 2012.
The centrepiece of ‘Live!’ is a full-length concert, filmed at the Roseland Theater in Portland, Oregon (USA) in the fall of 2011. Live From Roseland is the first concert performance from Bush to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD. A special CD+DVD will also be available for a limited period, which will include the European Limited 2CD Edition of the studio album ‘The Sea Of Memories’.
There is also bonus content featured on ‘Live!’: ‘On The Roof’ is a stripped down, 5-song acoustic performance, filmed on a magic night in Berlin for the interactive music channel tape.tv.
The official music videos for ‘The Sound Of Winter’ and ‘Baby Come Home’ are also included.
Here’s a first glimpse of the powerful live performance of ‘The Sound Of Winter’ from Live From Roseland:
Bush: Live From Roseland Track Listing:
01. Little Things
02. I Believe in You
03. Greedy Fly
04. The Sound of Winter
05. Everything Zen
06. The Chemicals Between Us
07. All My Life
08. The People That We Love
09. All Night Doctors
11. The Afterlife
Unplugged performance at tape.tv
01. Little Things
02. The Sound of Winter
03. Be Still My Love
01. The Sound of Winter
02. Baby Come Home
Device has announced the release of its self-titled debut album on April 9th 2013 Stateside, via Warner Bros Records.
Modern hard rock icon David Draiman of Disturbed, co-wrote and recorded the album with Geno Lenardo (formerly of Filter). "It's not metal", Draiman says. "It's influenced by early Industrial rock and has a dark electronic vibe. At the same time, these are big, anthemic, and intensely melodic songs. It's futuristic rock."
Upon finishing the writing and recording process, Draiman enlisted Evanescence drummer Will Hunt, and Dope and Rock of Ages guitarist Virus; the three comprise the touring incarnation of Device.
The album features guest artists like Serj Tankian (System of a Down), Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath), M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold) and Lzzy Hale (Halestorm).
Imagine Dragons have announced the release of their much anticipated debut album ‘Night Visions’ on March 11th 2013. Featuring Radio 1 playlisted single ‘Radioactive’ as well as forthcoming single ‘It’s Time’ (which has sold a staggering 1,500,000 copies in the U.S.), the band achieved the best first week sales for a full-length debut album by a new rock band in over six years in the US.
Hailing from Las Vegas, the four piece; Dan Reynolds (Vox), Ben McKee (Bass), Wayne Sermon (Lead Guitar) and Daniel Platzman (Drums), have had an astonishing rise to prominence in the last 12 months and 2013 is set to be the year when Imagine Dragons become the global phenomenon their US story suggests.
Working with Grammy award winning producer Alex Da Kid (Eminem, U2), ‘Night Visions’ combines arms-in-the-air rock choruses with hip-hop sensibilities, a winning formula that translates into an electrifying live show.
Returning to the UK in April for a string of headline shows, the band are also set to embark on their biggest US tour to date, playing packed out shows to a growing and fervent fan base.
2nd – Bristol, Academy
4th - Liverpool, Academy 2
6th - Glasgow Garage
8th - Manchester, Academy 2
9th - Birmingham, HMV Library
11th - London, The Forum
Following their 2011 Roadrunner Records debut album ‘Revenge For The Ruthless’, Welsh rockers Revoker are set to return this new year and prove to the heavy metal masses that the number 13 is lucky for some!
Revoker, who release their 2nd album in 2013, take a break from the studio in April to tour the UK as main support to co-headliners Drowning Pool and Fozzy (featuring WWE wrestler Chris Jericho). See dates below.
10th – Bogiez, Cardiff (Revoker only)
11th – Southampton, The Cellar
12th – Plymouth, White Rabbit
13th – Brighton, Concorde 2
14th – Norwich, Waterfront
16th – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
17th – Rugby, The Vault
18th – Stoke, Underground
19th – York, Fibbers
20th – Manchester, NQ Live
21st – Wrexham, Central Station
22nd – Hull, Fruit (Revoker only)
23rd – Bristol, The Fleece
24th - London, Electric Ballroom
30th – Andover, The George (Revoker only)
Aussie alt-rockers Avastera have announced they have asked lead singer Mike Lang to leave the band.
The Perth-based band are now on the search for a new frontman and insist they will consider all applications - no matter where you're currently based in the world. The band released the following statement about Mike Lang's departure and what their requirements are for the new singer:
"In order for Avastera to move forward and take things to the next level, We've had to ask Mike to leave the band. It's not an easy thing to do, but there are numerous factors that contributed to our final decision to move forward without him. It's been a pleasure having Mike on board in 2012 and we would like to wish him all the best in his future endeavours.
We are currently in the process of appointing the new permanent Lead Vocalist. Whilst we have already contacted a number of potential candidates, we here at Avastera have never let any restrictions hold us back. With that said; We want this search to go as far and wide as possible to ensure we find the perfect fit."
If YOU feel that you are capable of fulfilling the position, please send through your details and vocal samples via e-mail HERE.
NOTE: You DO NOT have to be from Perth to apply. You can be from anywhere in the world. However, previous band experience is necessary.
Avastera has previously toured with the likes of Silverstein, The Maine, The Wonder Years, The Pretty Reckless, Forever The Sickest Kids, Mayday Parade.
On March 26th 2013 Sevendust will be releasing their highly anticipated ninth studio album, ‘Black Out The Sun' on their 7Bros. Records label (through Warner Music Group's Independent Label Group). The single ‘Decay’ will soon be available for download at online retail outlets January 22nd 2013.
In support of ‘Black Out The Sun’, next month the band will begin a headlining trek around the States with Lacuna Coil. The Atlanta crew will also be doing a co-headlining stint with Coal Chamber, starting at the end of March.
Due to phenomenal demand, Matchbox Twenty have added an extra London date to their five-date sold out spring UK tour!
15th – Southampton, Guildhall
16th – London, Hammersmith Apollo
17th – London, Hammersmith Apollo (extra date)
19th – Wolverhampton, Civic Hall
20th – Manchester, O2 Apollo
21st – Glasgow, O2 Academy
Tickets for the new London show go on sale at 9am on Friday January 18th priced at £29.50 (subject to booking fee) and are available from Ticketmaster and Live Nation
Tickets for all other dates are on sale now priced at £27 (regionally) (subject to booking fee).
Matchbox Twenty - who have sold over 30 million albums worldwide – sealed their comeback last September with their Radio 2 A listed pop classic ‘She’s So Mean’ which propelled LP ‘North’ straight into the UK charts at 14.