Bring Me The Horizon announce intimate gig at Camden’s Underworld

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Globe-conquering Sheffield metalcore band Bring Me The Horizon have announced an intimate London show at The Underworld in Camden this Wednesday the 3rd of December.

The gig will act as a warm-up for the band’s headline appearance at Wembley Arena on the 5th of December. The Wembley show will see support sets coming from Young Guns, Issues and Sleepwave.

Tickets for the Underworld gig went on sale at 9am this morning (1st of December) following an announcement on the Radio 1 Rock Show on Sunday evening.

The band will release their new single, “Drown”, on the 7th of December, and will begin recording their new album, the follow up to 2013’s Sempiternal, next year.

They recently released a limited edition vinyl box set featuring their debut EP and three of their studio albums.

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Nick Cave announces solo European tour for 2015

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Nick Cave has announced a solo European tour to take place in Spring 2015.

Cave will perform 5 UK shows at the beginning of the live dates, before moving on to play sets in Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, France, Spain and Russia.

Although billed as a solo tour, Cave will be joined on stage by several current or former members of his longtime band, The Bad Seeds, including Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey, Thomas Wydler and Barry Adamson.

Speaking of the announcement, Cave said: “The aim is to try to create a unique show – something special and out of the ordinary”

Tickets will go on sale this coming Friday, 3rd of October.

Nick Cave will play the following dates in the UK:

April 26th: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
April 28th: Edinburgh Playhouse
April 29th: Gateshead Sage
April 30th: Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
May 3rd: London Royal Albert Hall

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Thunder to tour the UK with Reef in 2015

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UK rockers Thunder have announced three arena shows for March 2015.

Special guests for the concerts come in the form of Reef, with support from Tax The Heat. The gigs will be Thunder’s first arena headline appearances in the UK, but frontman Danny Bowes has said that they are keeping the number of shows down whilst guitarist Ben Matthews concentrates on his treatment for cancer.

“We would have preferred to do more, but we weren’t sure if Ben would be physically up to it,” says Bowes. “Rather than put undue pressure on him, we decided on a ‘less is more’ approach to give him the best chance.”

“Our audience has continued to grow over the past few years, so these shows will be a coming together of our old fans and the new ones in a fantastic celebration. We’re extremely proud of the new album and we can’t wait to play the new songs alongside the classics.”

Reef frontman Gary Stringer said of the shows: “It’s our great pleasure to be heading out on the road with a standalone band like Thunder. They’ve carved out their own path without conforming to anybody else’s ideals. We can’t wait to get on stage with them next year and have a huge party. Let the good times roll!”

Thunder will play:

Mar 12th: First Direct Arena, Leeds
Mar 13th: National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
Mar 14th: Eventim Apollo, London

Tickets are on sale now via the Thunder Facebook Store, and will go on general release via Livenation on Friday.

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First bands revealed for Desertfest London 2015

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Desertfest London has revealed the first set of bands that will be playing the 4th annual stoner/doom/sludge and psych music festival in April next year.

Confirmed for the bill so far are American stoner rock pioneers Sleep, UK metal heavyweights Orange Goblin, and German psych rock trio My Sleeping Karma. It certainly sounds to these ears like next year’s event is set for a stellar lineup.

Desertfest London will take place between April 24th – 26th across many well known venues in Camden, including Koko, Electric Ballroom, Underworld and The Black Heart.

Tickets that cover all three days of the festival are £99.50 and are available here. There is an earlybird price of £79.50 currently available, too.

Find out more at the official Desertfest website.

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Bring Me The Horizon confirm Wembley show support

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Sheffield-based metalcore merchants Bring Me The Horizon have confirmed the bands who will support them at their massive Wembley stadium show on the 5th of December.

Other live sets on the night will come from Young Guns, Issues and Sleepwave.

Frontman Oli Sykes recently admitted the band’s latest album, Sempiternal, represented a fightback from his ketamine addiction, telling fans: “You had no idea, but you were sending me letters, texts, emails. When I got out of rehab I didn’t want to scream any more – and it’s all thanks to you.”

The band have had an exceptional year since the release of their latest LP, including the runner up spot at this year’s Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards for Band Of The Year. They only lost out to British heavy metal legends, Iron Maiden. Good company to be in…!

Tickets for the Wembley show are on sale now via Livenation and Ticketmaster.

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