Hey! Hello! cancel UK tour as singer Hollis leaves the band, new video for ‘Let’s Get Emotional’ unveiled

HeyHello Promo 2015

Hey! Hello! have had to cancel their UK tour following the departure of singer Hollis from the band.

The news comes as the group release a new video for their track “Let’s Get Emotional.”

Say Hey! Hello! in a statement revealing the news: ““We are bitterly sorry to see our singer leave the band at this point, but we respect her decision and wish her nothing but good luck in the future.

“Right now, our main concern is finding a new front person – male or female – to lead our band to world domination.

“If you have the star quality that Hey! Hello! needs then get in touch at heyhellotoo@gmail.com

The world is waiting for you.”

Hollis has also released a statement explaining her decision: “As everyone knows I recently became the new singer of Hey! Hello! I was privileged enough to do shows with Hey! Hello! and work alongside Ginger and the rest of the band and record the Hey! Hello! Too! album which has recently been digitally released.

“I recently made the decision to relocate back to Los Angeles. While living in England I was ready and able to do everything in my power to become a permanent member of Hey! Hello! Now, due to geographical restrictions along with commitments to Love Zombies it is no longer a long term possibility and it isn’t feasible for me to remain in both bands.

“I want to thank Ginger and the band for the opportunity they have given me to be part of such a wonderful band and experience. I have enjoyed every moment and wish everyone the very best. I am again truly sorry for the inconvenience and disappointment this may have caused.”

X-Ray Touring , Hey! Hello!’s Live Agent have also stated: “It is disappointing that things did not work out with Hollis. Unfortunately, it was becoming more and more difficult in a geographical sense for her to continue to be in the band. We wish Hollis the best of luck in her endeavours, and her future with Love Zombies and also wish Hey! Hello! much luck in securing a replacement as soon as possible. Unfortunately this means however, that the upcoming tour in April/May has had to be cancelled.”

Fans should contact their point of purchase for ticket refunds. All Hey! Hello!’s headline tour dates have been cancelled, but “The Ginger Wildheart Show”, taking place on the 1st of April at London’s O2 Forum, will go ahead as planned without Hey! Hello! on the bill.

Meanwhile the band have released a video for their new track “Let’s Get Emotional.” You can check out the adrenaline thrill ride below.

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King 810 cancel European tour and Download set

King810 2015

Fast rising Michigan metal band King 810 have cancelled their upcoming European tour and appearance at this year’s Download festival.

Writing via their Facebook page the band say: “We were trying to make this work, but some unforeseen shit at home will keep us in the States at this time. We apologise to everyone who will miss us.

“But we plan on making the best of the situation – going home and working on more music, more videos and more content for y’all. Again, we apologise, and we will make it back over there as soon as possible.”

It will be the second time that King 810 will miss a planned set at Download. The band didn’t manage to make it to the UK for their show their last year following the arrest of frontman David Gunn and bassist Eugene Gill whilst they were travelling to the UK.

Gunn told fans earlier this week “We’re finishing up the final touches on our latest project. I promise to get y’all a preview within a week. Stay tuned.”

King 810’s cancelled shows are as follows:

Jun 05th: Rock Im Park, Germany
Jun 06th: Forta Rock, Netherlands
Jun 07th: Rock Am Ring, Germany
Jun 12th: Nova Rock, Austria
Jun 14th: Download, UK
Jun 16th: Rock In Roma, Italy
Jun 19th: Graspop Metal Meeting, France

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Sonisphere 2015 shock as event is cancelled

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Sonisphere festival organisers have announced that this year’s event has been cancelled.

In a statement revealing the news festival bosses said that they had been unable to sign up a bill that they believed was “good enough.”

The announcement came just before the weekend via the Sonisphere website, with the full statement reading:

“Team Sonisphere reluctantly confirm that Sonisphere will not take place in the UK in 2015. We’ve been working hard to get a lineup that we felt was good enough, but also on a weekend which would avoid other events that we know rock fans would want to support.

“Unfortunately our last irons in the fire have just been extinguished and it’s clear that we won’t be in a position to run the event this year. We’ve said in the past that Sonisphere will only go ahead if we feel it is going to be good enough and that hasn’t changed.

“We hope all rock fans have a great summer with all the festivals and concerts already in the calendar and we plan to see you all in 2016.”

Last year’s event saw headline sets from The Prodigy, Iron Maiden and Metallica.

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Rival Sons forced to stop Norwich show after 2 songs

Rival Sons

Rival Sons were last night forced to stop the final show of their UK tour after just two songs.

Frontman Jay Buchanan, who had been feeling ill all day, told his bandmates that he was unable to continue with the show at the University of East Anglia in Norwich.

Guitarist Scott Holiday says: “We couldn’t be more disappointed – it’s the first time we’ve ever had to do this. We offer our extreme apologies.

“Jay was at an extreme deficit; just not well. He was completely unable to continue, or we would have. All we can say is we’re already working on making it up to you, Norwich.”

Rival Sons have been touring with Blues Pills in support of their latest album Great Western Valkyrie. They are scheduled to release new single “Good Things” next month and are set to return to the UK in March.

The band’s confirmed Spring tour dates are:

Mar 28th: Leeds Academy
Mar 29th: Liverpool Academy
Mar 30th: Glasgow Academy
Apr 01st: London Roundhouse
Apr 03rd: Nottingham Rock City
Apr 04th: Southampton Guildhall

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Machine Head cancel US tour dates

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Machine Head have cancelled their imminent US tour in the face of “challenges” associated with their new album, Bloodstone & Diamonds.

The band have said in a statement that the choice was between feeling like they had lowered their standards in the studio, or calling off the shows.

As a result, the group are urging US fans to seek refunds from their ticket retailers, whilst saying that they will re-schedule the dates as soon as they possibly can. They have also confirmed that their European tour dates will go ahead as planned.

Bloodstone & Diamonds has taken longer to complete than expected. We had to make the difficult choice to delay the album, let it go out as incomplete, or cancel the tour. We decided postponing the tour was the best decision,” the statement read.

“We feel this record is a milestone – we have something truly special here. But getting there has been a challenge.”

Bloodstone & Diamonds is set for release on the 10th of November via Nuclear Blast. Machine Head tour the UK with Devil You Know and Darkest Hour in December:

Dec 06th: London Roundhouse
Dec 07th: London Roundhouse
Dec 09th: Portsmouth Guildhall
Dec 10th: Bristol O2 Academy
Dec 11th: Plymouth Pavilions
Dec 13th: Glasgow O2 Academy 2
Dec 14th: Leeds O2 Academy
Dec 16th: Manchester Apollo
Dec 17th: Nottingham Rock City
Dec 18th: Birmingham O2 Academy
Dec 19th: Dublin Academy

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