In Febuary, British rock band Uriah Heep will release a brand new live album ‘Live At Koko’
The album was recorded live in London, on March 4th of this year.
Live At Koko tracklisting:
“Against All Odds”
“Traveller In Time”
“Can’t Take That Away”
“Between Two Worlds”
“Nail On The Head”
“Into The Wild”
“Look At Yourself”
“Lady In Black”
“Free ‘N’ Easy”
The release dates for the Koko CD/DVD will be 24th USA/20th EU February 2015
Uriah Heep are –
Mick Box – Phil Lanzon – Bernie Shaw – Russell Gilbrook – Dave Rimmer
Following her outstanding performance co-headlining with Robert Cray at London’s BluesFest at the Royal Albert Hall in October 2014, Grammy nominated singer-songwriter, Beth Hart will embark on a 7-date UK tour in May 2015.
Sultry blues, jazzy influences, rocking tunes and touching ballads – Beth Hart does it all.
Alt-Tickets will host a 48-hour ticket presale from Wednesday 10 December via www.alt-tickets.co.uk/beth-hart-tickets-presale.
May 2015 Tour Dates
Bristol Colston Hall Friday May 1
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Sunday May 3
Glasgow O2 ABC Wednesday May 6
London Barbican Friday May 8
Leeds Academy Saturday May 9
Cambridge Corn Exchange Monday May 11
Nottingham Rock City Wednesday May 13
Swedish rock legends Europe will release their 10th album, “War of Kings”, in March 2015 on UDR Records. Recorded at the brand new PanGaia Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, produced by Dave Cobb (Rival Sons) and engineered by John Netti, War of Kings sees the classic rocking quintet confidently creating 11 monsterously melodic, yet hard-hitting, classic rock’n’roll standouts for their fervent global audience. War of Kings will be available in multiple formats, as a CD digipak, a CD jewel case, a vinyl LP and in digital download format. The album will be released in the UK on March 2nd, Japan on March 4th (via JVC), the EU on March 6th and the US on March 10th.
Joey Tempest: “War Of Kings is the album we always wanted to make, ever since we were kids listening to bands like Zeppelin, Purple and Sabbath.
And after hearing Dave Cobb amazing production for Rival Sons we simply had to work with him. Our adventure is still ON!”
Europe’s place as a legendary classic rock band was platinum-stamped early in their career, having enjoyed an explosive period of worldwide success in the ‘80s, under-pinned by their hit album and single The Final Countdown, before going on hiatus between 1992 and 2003. They re-united and quickly settled into a period of re-establishment which has seen them re-enforce their reputation worldwide as one of the premier purveyors of blues-tinged classic rock with an edge and some kick. Their last album, 2012’s Bag of Bones, saw Europe hit the UK top 40 rock album charts and debut at #2 on the Swedish national charts, and War of Kings is set to take full advantage of the global groundwork Europe have put in over the last few years.
Joey adds “Hey! We took the long road! but we wanted to re-establish Europe the proper way. It’s taken 10 years and countless tours since the re-union, but we’re finally getting there! And we’ve done it our way!”
Europe will commence their roadwork supporting War of Kings with a UK/Ireland tour in Dublin on March 2nd (their first visit to Ireland in 25 years) before continuing in the UK with Black Star Riders.
Joey – “Looking forward to ‘tons’ of touring in 2015!
It’s getting harder and harder to be modest and humble about this band! It doesn’t get much better than this!”
Europe are –
Joey Tempest – lead vocals
John Norum – guitars
John Leven – bass
Mic Michaeli – keyboards
Ian Haugland – drums
‘War of Kings’ track listing is as follows –
01. War Of Kings
02. Hole In My Pocket
03. Second Day
04. Praise You
05. Nothin’ To Ya
06. California 405
07. Days Of Rock n Roll
08. Children Of The Mind
09. Rainbow Bridge
10. Angels (With Broken Hearts)
11. Light It Up
12. Bonus: Vasastan (Instrumental) – Digipack & Japan releases only
Europe/Black Star Riders UK/Ireland Tour dates are as follows –
03/03/2015 Belfast – Ulster Hall
05/03/2015 Glasgow – O2 ABC
06/03/2015 Glasgow – O2 ABC
07/03/2015 Newcastle-Upon-Tyne – O2 Academy
08/03/2015 Leeds – O2 Academy
10/03/2015 Nottingham – Rock City
11/03/2015 Cambridge – Corn Exchange
13/03/2015 Manchester – Academy
14/03/2015 Wolverhampton – Civic Hall
15/03/2015 Exeter – University
16/03/2015 Bristol – O2 Academy
18/03/2015 Bournemouth – O2 Academy
19/03/2015 Norwich – UEA
20/03/2015 London – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
21/03/2015 London – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Joanne Shaw Taylor and band will be special guest to Robin Trower on his UK tour starting in March next year tickets available here
Joanne will be back at Birmingham Town Hall on Tuesday 16 December when she will be appearing as a special guest with the BBC Big Band in their concert ‘A Swinging Christmas’ along with Clare Teal, Matthew Ford and Mica Paris – the concert is also being recorded for Radio 2 and will be broadcast on Sunday 21 December – tickets on sale now!
The award-winning, legendary guitarist Michael Schenker will embark on a nationwide UK tour at the Newcastle O2 Academy from 10th December. Tickets are available from the 24 hour box office 0844 478 0898 or from www.thegigcartel.com.
Michael Schenker is proud to announce specials guests for the “Bridge the Gap” tour will be Bournemouth Rockers Western Sand.
At O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 20th December – in addition to Western Sand – the phenomenal State Villains featuring Michael’s son, Tyson Schenker on guitar, will be opening up the show.
The State Villains track “Done Crawling” is available to download from SoundCloud HERE
Schenker will perform tracks from his current studio album “Bridge The Gap” which features the new single “Lord Of The Lost And Lonely”.
Four days before his UK tour kicks off, Schenker will headline Planet Rockstock Festival at Trecco Bay in South Wales on Saturday 6th December.
Michael Schenker – Official Website
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Escape Music have just released the following information.
Impera are a melodic rock “supergroup” that consists of a guitar player who, seemingly effortlessly, delivers stunning solos and riffs of that classic, timeless grit you thought were killed off by grunge coupled with a pounding bass that will put you through the wall. Add blistering drumming that’s as solid as it is technically challenging and on top of all that, add a vocalist that sings circles around the competition. There’s no keyboard player, no nonsense, no fuzz – just rock and roll!
The whole band consists of solid musicians who have earned their wings through hard work with an impressive number of world-class stars over the years. Their combined CV reads as a who’s who in today’s rock. In various constellations they have played with Vinnie Vincent and Bruce Kulick from Kiss, Brian Robertson from Thin Lizzy, John Levén from Europe (who guests on this new album) and many more. Guitarist Tommy Denander alone has played with almost everyone. His track record is jaw-dropping, having made solo albums with key members of Toto and performed on albums with Michael Jackson, Paul Stanley, Alice Cooper and Ricky Martin. His own Project “Radioactive” has recorded some fine melodic rock songs.
“We all started to play because of Kiss”, J.K states. We’re huge Kiss fans and collectors and even good friends with them. Kiss is the reason we discovered how great rock and roll is. And following their tradition, you can count on a stage show that will take your breath away, complete with fireworks, smoke, fire and all hell’s breaking loose! The amount of powder used in a single show would put the defence of a small European country to shame.
When “Legacy of Life” hit the streets back in October 2012 everyone was so excited with the fresh sound these four guys had injected into the melodic rock industry. The follow up “Pieces of Eden” was a grand extension from this powerful foursome and so it leads us into 2015 and a new album “Empire of Sin” will be unleashed upon us. This time Impera turn on some real feisty hard rock with songs like “The Beast is dead” and “Don’t stop”. It’s nice to see John Leven make a guest appearance on “Thunder in your heart”, a song he co-wrote and it’s a song that really hits the spot.
Impera have matured and honed their sound to perfection and this is their best outing yet.
Matti Alfonzetti – Vocals (Jagged Edge, Skintrade, Road To Ruin, Red, White & Blues)
Tommy Denander – Guitar (Toto, Paul Stanley, Michael Jackson, Alice Cooper)
J.K. Impera – Drums (Bruce Kulick, Graham Bonnet, Vinnie Vincent, John Corabi, Brian Robertson
Mats Vassfjord – Bass (Vinnie Vincent, John Corabi,, Scaar, Grand Design)
Special guest lead guitar John Leven on “Thunder in your heart”
All songs written by Tommy Denander, Matti Alfonzetti, Johan Kihlberg
Except ‘Thunder In Your Heart’ written by Johan Kihlberg, John Levén, Matti Alfonzetti
All songs published by Copyright Control
Produced by Johan Kihlberg
Co-produced and mixed by Lars Chriss
Cover artwork & booklet design by Carl-André Beckston
Mastered by: Mike Lind
1 The Beast Is Dead
2 Evil (Become A Believer)
3 Don’t Stop
4 Hole In The Sky
5 End Of The World
6 Thunder In Your Heart
7 Lights In The Sky
9 Lost Boy
10 Fly Away