…Trail Of Dead confirm two new UK shows

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And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead have confirmed that they will play two UK shows in May.

The mighty Texans, who played a series of UK headline shows in November last year, will appear at the Temples festival pre-party at the Marble Factory in Bristol on the 28th of May, and then the Camden Rocks festival in London on the 30th of May.

The band released their most recent album, IX, via Superball Music last year, and you can read our review of it here.

Check out the band’s official video for track “The Ghost Within” below:

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Blues Pills confirm UK headline tour

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Blues Pills have confirmed that they are to return to the UK for a headline tour next April.

The announcement comes after the band completed a run of live dates across the UK last month. They are currently playing support slots on tour with Rival Sons.

The quartet released their eponymous debut album in July of this year via Nuclear Blast. The band themselves described it as: “ten songs filled with feelings of love and hate, joy and sadness, relaxation and frustration, all balancing together to form a whole picture.”

Say frontwoman Elin Larsson and colleagues of the new tour dates: “We can’t get enough of the UK so we’re coming back for another tour. See you there!”

Tickets for the shows will go on sale at 9am this Friday the 12th of December, with confirmed dates as follows:

Apr 22nd: London O2 Academy Islington
Apr 23rd: Cardiff Globe
Apr 24th: Manchester Club Academy
Apr 25th: Dublin Voodoo Lounge
Apr 27th: Belfast Limelight 2
Apr 28th: Glasgow Cathouse
Apr 29th: Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Apr 30th: Bristol Bierkeller

You can watch Blues Pills’ video for recent single “No Hope Left For Me” below:

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Steve Hackett details 19 date 2015 UK tour

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Steve Hackett has confirmed a 19 date tour of the UK for October 2015.

The shows will follow the release of the guitarists new solo LP Wolflight, scheduled for release in the Spring.

Says Hackett via his website: “I’m hugely excited about the new album and incorporating it into next year’s tour, which will involve both classic and contemporary, with several surprises.”

The shows are set to feature material from the entirety of Hackett’s 40 year career, all the way from his first solo album, up to and including Wolflight. The musician has also confirmed that the tour will feature “a sprinkling of Genesis.”

The Acolyte To Wolflight UK Tour will take in the following confirmed dates:

Oct 06th: Guildford GLive
Oct 07th: London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Oct 09th: Northampton Derngate
Oct 10th: Cardiff St Davids Hall
Oct 11th: Southampton O2 Guildhall
Oct 13th: Basingstoke Anvil
Oct 14th: York Barbican
Oct 16th: Aberdeen Music Hall
Oct 17th: Gateshead Sage
Oct 18th: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Oct 20th: Leeds Town Hall
Oct 21st: Llandudno Venue Cymru
Oct 23rd: Liverpool Philharmonic
Oct 24th: Leicester De Montford Hall
Oct 25th: Salford Lowry
Oct 27th: Ipswich Regent Theatre
Oct 28th: Bristol Colston Hall
Oct 30th: Birmingham Symphony Hall
Oct 31st: Southen Cliffs Pavilion

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In This Moment announce UK headline tour

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US metal group In This Moment have announced their first ever headline tour of the UK.

Maria Brink and band are currently on the road in support of their fifth studio album, Black Widow, which was released earlier this month via Atlantic.

Says guitarist Chris Howarth: “We can’t believe it’s actually happening. This is the first time we’ve been able to bring a headline show to our fans in the UK and Europe.

“And this isn’t just any show – we are bringing you the Black Widow Tour. Get ready to be infected!”

Tickets for the shows go on sale at 10am on Friday the 28th of November via Live Nation and Ticketmaster.

Confirmed dates are as follows:

Feb 28th: Glasgow Garage
Mar 01st: Leeds Metropolitan University
Mar 02nd: Manchester Academy 2
Mar 04th: Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
Mar 05th: London Koko

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Nils Lofgren announces 16 date UK tour

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Nils Lofgren, solo artist and guitarist for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, has announced a 16 date UK tour.

Lofgren will hit the road in January next year, starting on the 8th in Milton Keynes and finishing up on the 26th in Hertfordshire.

The musician released a 10 disc retrospective of his work, Face The Music, earlier this year. Moved by the response from fans to the release, Lofgren posted a statement to his official website:

“Amy and I continue to be grateful for the many kind comments, observations and insights on the entire box set from all of you.”

“Realising so many of you have noticed the detail and care that went into every aspect; the story, the music, the photos, the concept and packaging; this means so very much to us and everyone involved. Thanks for your keen eyes and ears and spreading the word for us. Hopefully, more listeners will continue to become aware of this work.”

Nils’ wife Amy produced a video for a song from the collection, “You In My Arms”, which you can watch below. Confirmed tour dates for next year are as follows:

Jan 08th: Milton Keynes The Stables
Jan 09th: Cambridge Corn Exchange
Jan 10th: Cheltenham Town Hall
Jan 11th: Bristol St George’s
Jan 13th: Guilford G Live
Jan 14th: London Cadogan Hall
Jan 15th: London Union Chapel
Jan 16th: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Jan 18th: Kent Assembly Hall Theatre
Jan 19th: Birmingham Town Hall
Jan 20th: Hampshire Anvil Arts
Jan 22nd: Leeds City Variety Music Hall
Jan 23rd: Gateshead Sage
Jan 24th: Glasgow City Hall
Jan 25th: Salford The Lowry
Jan 26th: Hertfordshire The Alban Arena

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