King King are finally back on tour again. The Glaswegian rockers embark on their April 2020 UK Tour on Friday 3rd April with their first show at Cardiff’s Y Plas. Tickets for all dates are on sale now via www.kingking.co.uk/tour and www.thegigcartel.com.

Says Alan Nimmo: “I am really looking forward to embarking on our 2020 Uk tour as it feels like ages since we have had the pleasure and opportunity to play on home turf for our amazing and loyal fans! I’m especially exited to get out there and properly showcase the new line-up too! There’s a great atmosphere and camaraderie among us in the band and we’re at our happiest when we’re together on the road so I know that energy will transcend outwards to the audience when we take to the stage. We’ve been working hard in Morse code studios in Glasgow putting together our new album which will be released later in the year, but we can’t wait to let our fans hear some new music live in April! I’m very pleased with how the new songs and album is shaping up and how the song writing quality and standard has gone up again. No matter what we do… the King King sound is always there! Can’t wait to see all those familiar King King family faces in the crowd!

Having played over 20 festivals in 2018 and being special guests on Europe’s Tour The Earth European 2018 tour, this will be the band’s first tour since February 2019 and the first tour with the new line-up – Alan Nimmo (vocals/ guitar), Andrew Scott (drums), Zander Greenshields (bass) and Jonny Dyke (organ/piano). Fans can also look forward to a new single coinciding with the tour.

King King, who have been going from strength to strength in recent years, took their pedigree to the next level with the release of their fourth studio album ‘Exile & Grace’. Released in October 2017, the album featured the singles (She Don’t) Gimme No Lovin’, Long Time Running and Broken which became popular on Planet Rock and other rock radio stations. The album scored a Top 40 hit in the Official UK Album Charts.

The album was recorded at Superfly Studios and mixed by Chris Sheldon (Foo Fighters, Feeder and Therapy?).

KING KING APRIL 2020 UK TOUR

Cardiff Y Plas Friday 3 April
Salisbury City Hall Saturday 4 April
Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion Sunday 5 April
Bury St Edmunds The Apex Arts Centre Monday 6 April
Sheffield Leadmill Wednesday 8 April
Glasgow Old Fruitmarket Friday 10 April
Manchester Academy Saturday 11 April
York Grand Opera House Sunday 12 April
Birmingham Town Hall Tuesday 14 April
Newcastle Boiler Shop Wednesday 15 April
London Electric Ballroom Friday 17 April

Being already possibly the first Russian metal band to ever succesfully tour the UK as headliners,  IMPERIAL AGE have announced dates of their second – and bigger – UK tour in April 2020, kicking off at The Dome in London.

Prior to working on the highly anticipated follow up to 2018‘s ’The Legacy Of Atlantis‘ you can catch them here:

April 2020

16th            LONDON – The Dome
17th            BIRMINGHAM – Asylum
18th            MANCHESTER – Rebellion
19th            GLASGOW – Ivory Blacks

Watch out for special news concerning support bands soon

Tickets: http://www.imperial-age.com/tour

Check out the epic video for the title track from their ’The Legacy Of Atlantis‘.

Founded in Moscow by singers/songwriters Alexander “Aor” Osipov and Jane “Corn” Odintsova in 2012, IMPERIAL AGE has become Russia‘s most famous symphonic metal band and the country‘s second most-internationally-touring rock act, achieving acclaim from fans, press and even the founder of symphonic metal – Christofer Johnsson (Therion) – himself.

Between 2016 – 2019 the band toured Europe 4 times, with a total of 103 concerts (out of those 38 as headliners).

Musically, IMPERIAL AGE combine heavy metal with a symphony orchestra, folk instruments, 3 lead singers (1 male and 2 female) and a full choir.

Lyrically, the band deals with the idea of ancient prehistoric advanced civilizations (Atlantis, Hyperborea, Lemuria) and their legacy in the form of the Western Magical Tradition (Hermetism, Kabbalah etc.) carried through history by secret societies and magical orders (Orphism, Templars, Rosenkreuz, Freemasons, Golden Dawn etc).

As of 2019, IMPERIAL AGE have self released 2 studio albums and 1 EP

The records feature multiple collaborations with musicians from DIMMU BORGIR, RHAPSODY OF FIRE, THERION, ARKONA and the Moscow Conservatory Chamber Choir. All artwork by Jan Yrlund (MANOWAR). Mixing and mastering by Sergei Lazar (ARKONA).

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Imperial Age is set to go on tour in the UK April 2020 covering 4 different dates:

16th April – The Dome London

17th April – Asylum Birmingham

18th April – Rebellion Manchester

19th April – Ivory Blacks Glasgow

Founded in Moscow by singers/songwriters Alexander “Aor” Osipov and Jane “Corn” Odintsova in 2012, Imperial Age has become Russia’s most famous symphonic metal band and the country’s second most-internationally-touring rock act, achieving acclaim from fans, press and even the founder of symphonic metal – Christofer Johnsson (Therion) – himself.

In 2016 – 2019 the band has toured Europe 4 times, with a total of 103 concerts (out of those 38 as headliners).

Musically, Imperial Age combine heavy metal with a symphony orchestra, folk instruments, 3 lead singers (1 male and 2 female) and a full choir.

The records feature multiple collaborations with musicians from DIMMU BORGIR, RHAPSODY OF FIRE, THERION, ARKONA and the Moscow Conservatory Chamber Choir.

Lyrically, the band deals with the idea of ancient prehistoric advanced civilizations (Atlantis, Hyperborea, Lemuria) and their legacy in the form of the Western Magical Tradition (Hermetism, Kabbalah etc.) carried through history by secret societies and magical orders (Orphism, Templars, Rosenkreuz, Freemasons, Golden Dawn etc).

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Eric Gales will embark on 9-date UK tour in May and June 2020. The tour follows the release of his album ‘The Bookends’ via Provogue/Mascot Label Group earlier in 2019. The album features collaborations with B. Slade, Doyle Bramhall II and Beth Hart.

A 48-hour Planet Rock pre-sale will start on Tuesday 19th November at 10am via www.planetrocktickets.co.uk and will go on general sale on Thursday 21st November via www.thegigcartel.com.

Special guest on shows is the critically acclaimed British Blues rock guitarist *Danny Bryant. Danny will support the American blues-rock guitarist on 7 of the 9 dates (except for Leeds and Glasgow). Hailed as “a national blues treasure,” Bryant recently released his 11th studio album ‘Means of Escape’ via Jazzhaus Records.

The challenge for making ‘The Bookends’ was for Gales to challenge himself. “As a guitar player it’s been established that I can play a little bit, just a little bit,” he smiles. But for this album he not only wanted to push himself as a musician, but also as a vocalist, to build up his vocal discography. “What spearheaded that was the artists that I have on the record,” he says.

Tickets: www.thegigcartel.com/Artists-profiles/Eric-Gales

*Bristol, Fleece Monday 25 May
*Southampton, 1865 Tuesday 26 May
*Bilston, The Robin Wednesday 27 May
*Nottingham, Rescue Rooms Thursday 28 May
*Gateshead, Sage Friday 29 May
Leeds, Brudenell Social Club Saturday 30 May
Glasgow, Oran Mor Monday 1 June
*Manchester, Academy 3 Tuesday 2 June
*London, O2 Academy Islington Wednesday 3 June

Multi-platinum selling band Skid Row will embark on a full UK tour this year, which will see the New Jersey rockers playing shows across the UK, starting in WINTERSTORM FEST, Scotland on 29th November and ending at The Mill, Birmingham on 8th December. Tickets are on sale on 19th June at 9am on Eventbrite.co.uk.

Skid Row started in 1986 when a group of New Jersey kids, armed with their punk and metal
attitude, and a collection of riff-heavy, high-octane songs, set out to conquer the world, one
concert at a time. This determined and focused approach proved to be an unquestionable
success, as the group went on to clock up numerous Top Ten singles, Gold and multi-Platinum selling albums and a Number 1 on the Billboard albums chart. In other words, the world was theirs.

They might have conquered the world several times over, but guitarist Snake Sabo admits the success hasn’t changed him or the band, and Skid Row are focused on making more earth shattering music. He says: “I will always be that 16-year-old kid in front of the mirror, pretending to be Ace Frehley or Michael Schenker. It’s still about writing a great song with your friends, praying it connects with someone. That has never left me. That willfulness will always exist, and there’s so much left to say!

Joining Skid Row for a special co-headline show at Winterstorm Fest, Scotland is Hollowstar.
Surging into the top five in the ‘Best New Band’ category at Planet Rock’s 2019 awards,
Hollowstar are carving their own route to the top, paved with hard-hitting riffs and cemented by melodic yet inherently impactful lyrics.

Hollowstar will also be supporting Skid Row on every date of their UK tour apart from
Birmingham, along with quintessential British rock’n’roll band The Quireboys. Following the band’s inception in 1984, The Quireboys are certainly enjoying a revival – selling out venues around the world. 2019 saw the release of their new studio album ‘Amazing Disgrace’ – their 12th – on April 5th.

Ultimate sleaze hard rock band Crashdiet will be joining Skid Row on five out of the eight dates of their UK tour. “Go big or go home” has been their motivational “catchphrase” for the Swedish group ever since they started out in 2000. Their undeniable flirt with the 80s big arena rock bands like Guns N’ Rose, Kiss and Skid Row themselves, combined with a notable element of punk, has made them a significant name in the revival of the sleaze and glam genre. In September 2019, they will release their fifth studio album.

Matt Mitchell & The Cold Hearts will be joining Skid Row at both Winterstorm Fest, Scotland and The Mill, Birmingham. Matt started out singing and writing songs in his late teens, leaning his craft in several bands early on and Matt Mitchell & The Cold Hearts is Matt’s solo project with an array of extremely talented guests players. The project got off to a great start, with the first single ‘Black Diamonds’ released on January 25th 2019, being championed across the UK and the rest of the globe.

Full Skid Row Tour Dates:

Winterstorm Fest, Scotland – 29th November – Skid Row + Hollowstar
Warehouse, Wakefield – 30th November – Skid Row + Quireboys + Hollowstar + Matt
Mitchell & The Cold Hearts
Rock City, Nottingham – 1st December – Skid Row + Quireboys + Crashdiet + Hollowstar
Engine Rooms, Southampton – 3rd December – Skid Row + Quireboys + Crashdiet +
Hollowstar
Tramshed, Cardiff – 4th December – Skid Row + Quireboys + Crashdiet + Hollowstar
Planet Rock Stock, Trecco Bay – 6th December – Skid Row + Quireboys + Hollowstar
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Winter Rocks, Corporation, Sheffield – 7th December – Skid Row + Quireboys + Crashdiet + Hollowstar
The Mill, Birmingham – 8th December – Skid Row + Quireboys + Crashdiet + Matt Mitchell
& The Cold Hearts

*Tickets on sale from Eventbrite.co.uk, 19th June at 9am

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UK female alternative rock band, The Kut,  has announced her October ‘Rock Decadium Tour 2019‘. Featuring 10 UK dates, celebrating 10 years of independent music and the Top 10 Debut Album.  ‘Valley of Thorns‘ was produced by James LeRock Loughrey, and was released on The Kut‘s Criminal Records label via Cargo Records.  The album smashed in at No. 7 in the UK Rock Albums Chart and No. 18 in the Independent Albums Chart, while 3 tracks simultaneously landed in the UK Songwriting Contest Finals and Semi-Finals.

Get Early Bird Advance Tickets to the October Tourdates at the links below!

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Skiddle http://skiddle.com/artists/the-kut-123467142/events.html

THE KUT – ROCK DECADIUM TOUR 2019

16 WED – Moles, BATH
17 THUR – Met Lounge, PETERBOROUGH
18 FRI – O’Rileys, HULL w/Cult Fiction (Cult Tribute)
19 SAT – Trillians, NEWCASTLE w/Pearl Jam GB
20 SUN – Bannermans, EDINBURGH
22 TUE – The Waterloo, BLACKPOOL
24 THUR – Dark Horse, BIRMINGHAM
25 FRI – The Moon, CARDIFF
26 SAT – The Anvil, BOURNEMOUTH
27 SUN – The Lounge at Klub Kollis, LONDON

16 WED – Moles, BATH
7.30pm – 3am. £3 Adv / £5 OTD
https://www.facebook.com/events/2145440942416168/
14+ (Under 16s to be Accompanied by an Adult)

17 THUR – Met Lounge, PETERBOROUGH + Novastatus // Twisted Melon
8pm – 11pm. £8 Adv / 10 OTD
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18 FRI – O’Rileys, HULL w/Cult Fiction (Cult Tribute)
7pm – 11.45. £6 Early Bird Adv / £8 from 1st October / 10 OTD.
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19 SAT – Trillians, NEWCASTLE w/Pearl Jam GB
7pm – 11pm. Free Entry
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20 SUN – Bannermans, EDINBURGH
£8 Adv / £10 OTD. 7.30pm – 11.30pm
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22 TUE – The Waterloo, BLACKPOOL + Du Pig
7pm – 11pm. £6 Adv / £8 OTD
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24 THUR – Dark Horse, BIRMINGHAM + Flashhearts // The Dead Finks // Superhooch
7pm – 11.55pm. £6 Adv / £8 OTD
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25 FRI – The Moon, CARDIFF
7pm – 11pm. FREE ENTRY
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26 SAT – The Anvil, BOURNEMOUTH + IAMWARFACE / A Void / Dead Wrong
7pm – 11pm. £8 Adv / £10 OTD
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27 SUN – The Lounge 666 at Klub Kollis, LONDON
7pm – 11pm. £7 Adv / £10 OTD
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Following the release of his new album ‘Behold Electric Guitar, Paul Gilbert will be taking to the road and playing 9 shows through the UK in September.

The Illinois born, Mr. Big co-founder and Racer X star is now on his 15th solo studio album and continues to enthrall. His latest album was released on Music Theories Recordings in May and received a wave of critical praise with Planet Rock Magazine calling it “immaculate”, Classic Rock lauding its “fret-scorching fireworks” and Powerplay calling him an “astonishing talent” amongst others.

Talking about the upcoming tour, Gilbert says; “After a month of touring in the USA, my band and I are deep into the songs, and warmed up for our upcoming shows in Russia, Europe, and the U.K.! One of my best moments was when my old Racer X bandmate, Bruce Bouillet came to a show and afterwards wrote, ‘Paul and his band killed it… I’ll go so far as saying this is the best I’ve seen him play.’ Thanks Bruce! And thank YOU. See you on tour!”

Paul Gilbert‘Behold Electric Guitar’ September UK Tour

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Mon 16 Sep – The Fleece, Bristol
Tues 17 Sep – Riverside, Newcastle
Weds 18 Sep – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Thurs 19 Sep – Academy 3, Manchester
Fri 20 Sep – Sub 89, Reading
Sat 21 Sep – Engine Rooms, Southampton
Sun 22 Sep – O2 Islington Academy, London
Mon 23 Sep – The Mill, Birmingham
Tues 24 Sep – Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes

After his recent move to Portland, Oregon, Paul set out to connect with the best and grooviest musicians in the area, and record an album in his brand new hometown. Brian Foxworth (drums) and Asher Fulero (keyboards) were both obvious choices to play Paul’s mix of rock, blues, jazz, and pop flavors. When Paul’s regular Portland bassist Kelly Lemieux was unavailable (due to his touring with Buckcherry), Paul reached out to New Orleans bass legend, Roland Guerin. Roland came to Portland weeks before the recording dates for intense rehearsing and arranging sessions.

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Multi-platinum selling band Skid Row will embark on a full UK tour this year, which will see the New Jersey rockers playing shows across the UK, starting in Winterstorm Fest, Scotland on 29th November and ending at The Mill, Birmingham on 8th December. Tickets are on sale on 19th June at 9am on Eventbrite.co.uk.

Skid Row started in 1986 when a group of New Jersey kids, armed with their punk and metal
attitude, and a collection of riff-heavy, high-octane songs, set out to conquer the world, one
concert at a time. This determined and focused approach proved to be an unquestionable
success, as the group went on to clock up numerous Top Ten singles, Gold and multi-Platinum selling albums and a Number 1 on the Billboard albums chart. In other words, the world was theirs.

They might have conquered the world several times over, but guitarist Snake Sabo admits the success hasn’t changed him or the band, and Skid Row are focused on making more earth shattering music. He says: “I will always be that 16-year-old kid in front of the mirror, pretending to be Ace Frehley or Michael Schenker. It’s still about writing a great song with your friends, praying it connects with someone. That has never left me. That willfulness will always exist, and there’s so much left to say!

Joining Skid Row for a special co-headline show at Winterstorm Fest, Scotland is Hollowstar.
Surging into the top five in the ‘Best New Band’ category at Planet Rock’s 2019 awards,
Hollowstar are carving their own route to the top, paved with hard-hitting riffs and cemented by melodic yet inherently impactful lyrics.
Hollowstar will also be supporting Skid Row on every date of their UK tour apart from
Birmingham, along with quintessential British rock’n’roll band The Quireboys. Following the band’s inception in 1984, The Quireboys are certainly enjoying a revival – selling out venues around the world. 2019 saw the release of their new studio album ‘Amazing Disgrace’ – their 12th – on April 5th.
Ultimate sleaze hard rock band Crashdiet will be joining Skid Row on five out of the eight dates of their UK tour. “Go big or go home” has been their motivational “catchphrase” for the Swedish group ever since they started out in 2000. Their undeniable flirt with the 80s big arena rock bands like Guns N’ Rose, Kiss and Skid Row themselves, combined with a notable element of punk, has made them a significant name in the revival of the sleaze and glam genre. In September 2019, they will release their fifth studio album.
Matt Mitchell & The Cold Hearts will be joining Skid Row at both Winterstorm Fest, Scotland and The Mill, Birmingham. Matt started out singing and writing songs in his late teens, leaning his craft in several bands early on and Matt Mitchell & The Cold Hearts is Matt’s solo project with an array of extremely talented guests players. The project got off to a great start, with the first single ‘Black Diamonds’ released on January 25th 2019, being championed across the UK and the rest of the globe.

Full Skid Row Tour Dates:
Winterstorm Fest, Scotland – 29th November – Skid Row + Hollowstar
Warehouse, Wakefield – 30th November – Skid Row + Quireboys + Hollowstar + Matt
Mitchell & The Cold Hearts
Rock City, Nottingham – 1st December – Skid Row + Quireboys + Crashdiet + Hollowstar
Engine Rooms, Southampton – 3rd December – Skid Row + Quireboys + Crashdiet +
Hollowstar
Tramshed, Cardiff – 4th December – Skid Row + Quireboys + Crashdiet + Hollowstar
Planet Rock Stock, Trecco Bay – 6th December – Skid Row + Quireboys + Hollowstar
Corp,
Winter Rocks, Sheffield – 7th December – Skid Row + Quireboys + Crashdiet +
Hollowstar
The Mill, Birmingham – 8th December – Skid Row + Quireboys + Crashdiet + Matt Mitchell
& The Cold Hearts

*Tickets on sale from Eventbrite.co.uk, 19th June at 9am

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Riff Rock groovehounds CROBOT will be slamming down into the UK in July for 8 shows with one aim; to bring both havoc and joy to the ears of Britain. They will playing 6 headline shows in Norwich, Manchester, Blackpool, Birmingham, London and Milton Keynes as well as festival slots at Ramblin’ Man Fair and Steelhouse.

They recently announced their signing to Mascot Records – home to Black Stone Cherry, Monster Truck, Black Country Communion and VOLA – and are currently working on a brand new album in Atlanta.

Following that, they will be joining supergroup The Damned Things (Anthrax/Fall Out Boy/Every Time I Die/Alkaline Trio) on tour throughout May in the US and will then be hotfooting it to the UK for some howling funk-blues-rock revelry of the finest order. Talking about heading back over the band exclaim; “Ok Beardos… We are coming to eat your beans and dip our riff biscuits in your tea! We can’t wait to slam down some PG Tips with our buds in Wolf Jaw.

You have been warned.

Tickets available from:
crobotband.com

Sat 20 Jul – Norwich, Waterfront Studio
Sun 21 Jul – Kent, Ramblin Man Fair
Tue 23 Jul – Manchester, Rebellion
Wed 24 Jul – Blackpool, Waterloo Bar
Thu 25 Jul – Birmingham, Institute 2
Fri 26 Jul – London, Underworld
Sat 27 Jul – Ebbw Vale, Gwent, Steelhouse Festival
Sun 28 Jul –  Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms

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Next month, Monster Truck will be returning to the UK as part of their April-May European Headline run, and to celebrate this Old Sarum Tattoo’s will be setting up pop-up booths to bookend the tour at the Bristol and London shows.
Monster Truck will be joined across all dates by their Edmonton friends, Royal Tusk.

Sometimes there is the dilemma of where to meet up before a gig. Well, for the UK Truckers coming along to the shows, Old Sarum have the answer. They will be packing up the studio and bringing it to the fans for an exclusive Monster Truck tattoo and merch shop, giving fans a unique opportunity to unite, buy merch, get inked up, hang out and then rock out.

There will be a range of special Monster Truck designs to choose from as well as classic rock and roll designs.  They will be based at The Hatchet Inn, Bristol on Thursday 18th April and at the original Hard Rock Cafe, London on Saturday 27th April. The stands will be open from 12pm both days. For the designs contact them at Facebook and Instagram.

The Salisbury based studio has rock & roll run through their veins, which has seen them have pop-up booths at Download Festival as well as shows for Black Stone Cherry, Halestorm, King 810 and Steel Panther.
The headline run from the Canadian hard rockers, follows their triumphant Arena tour with Black Stone Cherry late last year. They will be playing songs form their new album ‘True Rockers’, which was released on Mascot Records in September, as well as some of their classics.

It has been 2 years since their last headline run outside the US and Canada and talking about returning for the tour singer/bassist Jon Harvey says, “I f***ing love Europe and the UK! I’m so excited to come back and play a proper headline set to our supporters! We have an incredible night of rock n roll planned. It will be a night no one will ever forget.

True Rockers’ was written during the time on the road whilst they were touring with the likes of Deep Purple, Billy Talent, Nickelback, Jane’s Addiction and more through 2016 and 2017 . The UK got the first taste of the new songs during their explosive set on the main stage at Download Festival this summer on the Guns’ n Roses headline day.

2019 European Tour Dates
Thurs 18 Apr         O2 Academy, Bristol, UK
Fri 19 Apr              O2 Academy 2, Birmingham, UK
Sat 20 Apr             O2 Academy 2, Manchester, UK
Mon 22 Apr           SWG3, Glasgow, UK
Tues 23 Apr          O2 Academy 2, Newcastle, UK – SOLD OUT
Thurs 25 Apr         Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK – SOLD OUT
Fri 26 Apr              Waterfront, Norwich, UK
Sat 27 Apr             Electric Ballroom, London, UK

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