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:

Tesseract 2014 Headline Tour Dates

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Rough Trade to open new store in Nottingham

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Rough Trade are to open a new record store in Nottingham, with more to follow.

The label made the announcement via their Twitter feed, saying: “We’re finally opening a new store in the UK, the first of many…” The store is set to open in Nottingham’s Creative Quarter this autumn, with Rough Trade saying it will be “our finest store yet.”

The first Rough Trade store opened in Ladbroke Grove, London in 1976, soon giving rise to the record label. A new store opened in Shoreditch in 2007, leading to the stores being named Rough Trade East (Ladbroke Grove) and Rough Trade West (Shoreditch.)

The label previously had stores in Covent Garden, Paris, Tokyo and San Francisco. Their only current overseas store is in Brooklyn, New York. The Brooklyn store opened in 2013 in Williamsburg and boasts that it is the biggest music store in New York City.

“We’re going to give it our best to make the city proud,” said Rough Trade of the new Nottingham venture.

rough_trade_logoVisit the Rough Trade Stores website here.

Visit the Rough Trade Records website here.

You can find Rough Trade’s Facebook page here and Twitter feed here.

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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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