Ozzy Osbourne to be honoured at MTV EMAs

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Ozzy Osbourne will receive the Global Icon Award at this year’s MTV EMAs.

Now in its 20th year, the ceremony will take place on the 9th of November at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow. It will be broadcast live from 9pm.

The award is being given in recognition of Osbourne’s work both as a solo artist and as a member of Black Sabbath.

Said Bruce Gillmer, executive vice president of talent and music programming and events for Viacom: “Ozzy’s impact on music and pop culture has been tremendous. For over four decades (and counting!) he’s entertained, influenced, inspired and sometimes shocked legions of die-hard fans around the globe. We’re thrilled and honoured to announce that this year’s MTV Global Icon will be Ozzy Osbourne!”

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Tesseract announce headline UK tour

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Following their set at this weekend’s Sonisphere festival, British prog metal outfit Tesseract have confirmed a series of headline shows in the UK this November.

The dates will round out a wide reaching European tour that begins in October, taking in venues in Germany, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and France.

Support will be coming from Animals As Leaders and tickets are on sale now via KiliLive, here!

Tesseract will play:

3rd of Nov: Talking Heads, Southampton
4th of Nov: O2 Academy, Birmingham
5th of Nov: Sound Control, Manchester
6th of Nov: Scala, London
7th of Nov: Cathouse, Glasgow
8th of Nov: Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
9th of Nov: Thekla, Bristol

Watch the official video for Tesseract’s track “Nocturne” below:

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Delain announce UK tour dates

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Dutch symphonic metallers Delain have confirmed three UK shows for the end of 2014.

The November gigs will be the band’s first in the UK with new full-time drummer Ruben Israel. The former touring drummer was promoted earlier in the year after Delain’s current drummer, Sander Zoer, announced that he would be leaving the band following “major changes” in his personal life. Zoer will remain at the drum stool until October, when he bows out with a hometown show in Groningen.

Delain will play:

26th of Nov: O2 Academy, Birmingham
27th of Nov: Club Academy, Manchester
28th of Nov: Cathouse, Glasgow

You can watch Delain’s official lyric video for “Your Body Is A Battleground” below:

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Opeth confirm UK tour dates

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Opeth have announced a set of UK tour dates scheduled to take place in October.

British fans were up in arms recently when the band announced a set of European shows that didn’t feature any dates on UK shores. But keyboardist Joakin Svalberg later explained: “Hold yer horses! More dates to be announced real soon. Big festivals usually have clauses in their contracts, stating no shows nearby are to be announced until the festival happens.”

Svalberg was referring, of course, to Download which took place last weekend. True to their word, now that the festival is over, the UK dates have been revealed. Opeth will play:

10th of October: O2 Academy, Bristol
11th of October: Roundhouse, London
12th Of October: Rock City, Nottingham
14th of October: O2 ABC, Glasgow
15th of October: Manchester Academy
16th of October: Birmingham Institute

Opeth release their new album, Pale Communion, on the 25th of August. Tickets for the above shows go on sale this Friday, the 20th of June.

Frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt was the recipient of the Golden God award at last night’s Metal Hammer Golden Gods award ceremony. You can read a full list of award winners here.

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Jack White announces new UK tour dates

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Jack White has announced details of three live dates in the UK.

White will play Leeds First Direct Arena on the 17th of November, Glasgow SSE Hydro on the 18th of November, and London O2 Arena on the 19th of November.

Confirmation of the tour dates comes after news that White’s gig at the London Eventim Apollo on the 5th of July has completely sold out. He is also due to play a set at this year’s Glastonbury festival. White will play the festival’s main stage on Saturday the 29th of June, after a set from Robert Plant, and ahead of the controversial choice of headliner, Metallica.

The US musician’s second solo album, Lazaretto, was released earlier this month and is available now from good music stockists.

Jack White will play:

29th of June: Glastonbury Festival, Somerset
5th of July: Eventim Apollo, London
17th of November: First Direct Arena, Leeds
18th of November: SSE Hydro, Glasgow
19th of November: O2 Arena, London

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