Hands Off Gretel gear up for UK tour with Skating Polly

Photos: Helen Tate

Hands Off Gretel, the alternative grunge band from South Yorkshire, will be supporting US rock outfit Skating Polly on six of their UK headline tour dates this summer.

The two bands, both heavily influenced by the riot grrrl bands of the 90’s, first met when Lauren Tate from Hands off Gretel watched Skating Polly supporting Babes in Toyland in 2015 in Manchester. Following an exchange of Cd’s at the gig, Hands off Gretel were invited to support Skating Polly in London in 2016 and played a sold out gig at the Lock Tavern.

Skating Polly return to the UK in July to support Kate Nash on her European tour. In between these dates they will play a series of headline shows and have invited Hands Off Gretel to join them as special guests.

Catch Skating Polly and Hands Off Gretel on the following dates:

Jul 27th: The Moon Club – Cardiff
Jul 28th: The Cavern – Exeter
Jul 30th: Yardbirds – Grimsby
Jul 31st: Broadcast – Glasgow
Aug 02nd: Thunderbolt – Bristol
Aug 11th: Sebright Arms – London

You can watch Hands Off Gretel’s video for their track “Plasters” below.

Hands Off Gretel’s album “Burn The Beauty Queen” is out now.

Connect with Hands Off Gretel via:
Facebook: facebook.com/handsoffgretel
Twitter: twitter.com/HandsOffGretel
Web: handsoffgretel.co.uk

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VŌDŪN announce Bloodstones UK Tour

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Heavy-psych trio VŌDŪN have announced details of their Bloodstones UK tour.

Proceedings will kick off on the 12th of April in Coventry, taking in venues up and down the country before winding up at London’s Desertfest on the 28th.

The band will be releasing a video for their song “Bloodstones” later today.

The full list of tour dates is:

Apr 12th: The Phoenix, Coventry (Tickets)
Apr 13th: Trinity Centre, Bristol (Tickets)
Apr 15th: The Ruby Lounge, Manchester (Tickets)
Apr 16th: Rescue Rooms, Nottingham (Tickets)
Apr 17th: Trillians, Newcastle (Free Entry)
Apr 18th: The Parish, Huddersfield (Tickets)
Apr 19th: The Wheatsheaf, Oxford (Tickets)
Apr 20th: The Anvil, Bournemouth (Tickets)
Apr 28th: Desertfest, London (Tickets)


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Prophets Of Rage announce full US tour kicking off in July

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Prophets Of Rage, the collective featuring members of Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill, has announced a full US tour.

The Make America Rage Again Tour kicks off on the 19th of July in Cleveland, OH, winding up in Chula Vista, CA in October. A portion of the proceeds from every show will be donated to a local homeless charity.

The crew, which features Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine, Chuck D and DJ Lord of Public Enemy and B-Real of Cypress Hill, recently played sold out shows at LA’s Whisky A Go Go, The Hollywood Palladium and Warsaw Ballroom in Brooklyn.

Say the band: “We can no longer stand on the sidelines of history. Dangerous times demand dangerous songs.
It’s time to take the power back. This historical moment demands a radical soundtrack, and that’s what we intend to provide.”

Tickets for the tour go on sale on Friday the 10th of June and will be available via prophetsofrage.com.

Prophets Of Rage US tour dates:

Jul 19th: Cleveland, Ohio, venue TBD
Aug 19th: Fairfax, VA, Eagle Bank Arena
Aug 20th: Camden, NJ, BB&T Pavilion
Aug 21st: Mansfield, MA, Xfinity Center
Aug 23rd: Harford, CT, The Xfinity Theatre
Aug 24th: Toronto, Ontario, Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Aug 26th: Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug 27th: Brooklyn, NY, Barclays Center
Aug 28th: Wantagh, NY, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Aug 30th: Noblesville, IN, Klipsch Music Center
Aug 31st: Burgettstown, PA, First Niagara Pavilion
Sep 01st: Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theater
Sep 03rd: Tinley Park, IL, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sep 04th: St. Louis, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sep 05th: Kansas City, MO, Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre
Sep 07th: Morrison, CO, Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sep 10th: Auburn, WA, White River Amphitheatre
Sep 11th: Ridgefield, WA, Sunlight Supply Ampthitheatre
Sep 13th: Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sep 15th: Los Angeles, CA, The Forum
Sep 17th: Phoenix, AZ, Ak-Chin Pavilion
Sep 25th: Dallas, TX, Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sep 27th: Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
Sep 29th: Virginia Beach, VA, Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Oct 01st: Tampa, FL, MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
Oct 02nd: West Palm Beach, FL, Perfect Vodka Amphitheater
Oct 04th: Atlanta, GA, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Oct 05th: Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center
Oct 07th: Tulsa, OK, BOK Center
Oct 08th: Houston, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Oct 09th: San Antonio, TX, AT&T Center
Oct 11th: El Paso, TX, El Paso County Coliseum
Oct 12th: Albuquerque, NM, Isleta Amphitheatre
Oct 14th: Las Vegas, NV, Mandalay Bay Event Center
Oct 16th: Chula Vista, CA, Sleep Train Amphitheatre

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Sylosis announce co-headline UK tour with Decapitated

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Sylosis have announced a co-headline UK tour with Poland’s Decapitated.

The two bands will play 10 dates across the country in March of next year.

Says Sylosis main man Josh Middleton: “We’re extremely excited – it’s great to finally be playing a full-length set for our very patient UK fans.

“With this package I think it’s really worth the wait. We’ve been huge Decapitated fans since the time Nihility came out. Just getting to watch them every night is going to be awesome.”

Decapitated guitarist Vogg says in a statement: “We love to play in the UK. After tours with Lamb of God and Behemoth, it’s time to finally play a full set for you guys.”

Tickets for the shows go on sale this Friday the 13th of November at 9am, with pre-sales on the 11th and 12th.

Sylosis and Decapitated will play:

Mar 02nd: Bristol, Marble Factory
Mar 03rd: Birmingham, Rainbow
Mar 04th: Glasgow, Garage
Mar 05th: Manchester, Academy 3
Mar 06th: London, Electric Ballroom
Mar 08th: Colchester, Arts Centre
Mar 09th: Plymouth, Hub
Mar 10th: Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Mar 11th: Brighton, Concorde II
Mar 12th: Norwich, Waterfront

Sylosis’ most recent album, Dormant Heart, was released earlier this year via Nuclear Blast. You can watch their official video for album track “Servitude” below:

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The Fierce And The Dead announce winter tour dates

The Fierce And The Dead 2015

The Fierce And The Dead have announced their last tour dates for 2015.

The four horsemen of the pronkpocalypse will play a handful of shows in November and December in support of their most recent EP Magnet, appearing alongside the likes of Aristocrats, Crippled Black Phoenix and Mannheim.

Speaking to Prog Magazine, TFATD guitarist Matt Stevens says: “It’s been a great year for us, and to play with some of our favourite bands is a massive deal for us. The Aristocrats don’t normally have supports, so it’s really lovely to be asked by them.”

Tickets for the dates are available now via TFATD’s website.

Matt Stevens is set to appear on the Prog Magazine Show on Team Rock Radio tomorrow, Wednesday 28th of October.

Tour dates are as follows:

Nov 13th: The End Festival, London
Nov 26th: London Dome – with Crippled Black Phoenix
Nov 27th: Nottingham JT Soars – with Mannheim
Dec 18th: London Heaven – with the Artistocrats

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