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

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 +
Tramshed, Cardiff – 4th December – Skid Row + Quireboys + Crashdiet + Hollowstar
Planet Rock Stock, Trecco Bay – 6th December – Skid Row + Quireboys + Hollowstar
Winter Rocks, Sheffield – 7th December – Skid Row + Quireboys + Crashdiet +
The Mill, Birmingham – 8th December – Skid Row + Quireboys + Crashdiet + Matt Mitchell
& The Cold Hearts

*Tickets on sale from, 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:

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





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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As one of the UK’s breakout artist over the last 12 months, the Kris Barras Band have had a whirlwind rise which has seen them announce that they will be playing the biggest venues they have ever headlined this October.

The rise? Well, from the release of last years ‘The Divine And Dirty,there have been the; A-list radio singles, a string of sold out shows on every headline tour, playing to an audience of 2m on BBC Radio 2, touring Europe as a frontman with the legendary Billy Gibbons and Supersonic Blues Machine and the riotous festival performances. Those festival shows have included seeing them as the only band to play 3 years in a row at Ramblin’ Man Fair, rocketing from the new band stage (2017), to the Blues Stage (2018) and now to Main Stage (2019). They are also the only artist ever to have an unprecedented one in-one out performance at 2018s Planet Rockstock Festival, which has also seen them added to 2019s Main Stage.

The Devon born Barras and his band have barely had the time to catch their breath, having a non-stop year that has also seen them zigzag the country supporting; Beth Hart, The Magpie Salute, Joanne Shaw Taylor, King King, GUN and Therapy? They capped off this with a flood of critical praise and an ever-growing fervent fan base which contributed to them winning Planet Rock Radio’s prestigious ‘2019 Best New Band’ Award.

They will be joining US Arena rockers Black Stone Cherry as main support on their upcoming July UK tour including the sold out Caerphilly Castle as well as 2019 shows with John Mayall & The Blues Breakers, Walter Trout and Jonny Lang.

“We’ve had a crazy year,” says Barras. “We went from playing to 75 people a show in early 2018, up to selling out 500 cap venues just 12 months later. This October will see us head out on our biggest UK tour to date and will coincide with the release of a brand new album. Every tour that we do, we try to raise the bar and improve as a band….I can guarantee that this one will be another step up.”


Following a string of sold out performances on their biggest UK headline tour to date over the past month the Kris Barras Band have been announced as main support to US rockers Black Stone Cherry across 5 special shows in Ireland, Scotland and Wales including the stunning Caerphilly Castle which has now sold out. Support also come from Otis.

The band has become one of the hottest rising stars over the past 12 months. Releasing the mesmerising ‘The Divine And Dirty’ in March 2018, they have since supported Beth Hart, Joanne Shaw Taylor, The Magpie Salute, GUN, King King and Therapy? Played storming sets at Planet Rockstock in December to an unprecedented one in-one out room as well as wowing the crowds at Winters End Festival at the weekend.   Barras has also since become the front-man and guitarist for Supersonic Blues Machine which features the legendary ZZ Top’s Billy F. Gibbons and toured Europe, including playing the prestigious Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London.

They will be the first band ever to play 3 years in a row at Ramblin’ Man Fair when they take to the Main stage in July. Before this Barras and co support the legendry John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers in France and will then be embarking on the Provogue/Mascot Label Group Rockin’ The Blues European tour with Jonny Lang and Walter Trout. The tour covers 9 dates through Germany, The Netherlands, France, Italy and the only UK show at the O2 Kentish Town Forum, London on 4th June.

Full UK Tour Dates – Tickets available from

Fri 15 Mar – Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh – TICKETS
Sat 20 Apr – Roadrage Festival w/Massive Wagons – TICKETS
Tues 7 May – Portland Arms, Cambridge – TICKETS
Weds 8 May – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds – TICKETS
Tues 4 Jun – O2 Kentish Town Forum, London w/Jonny Lang & Walter Trout – TICKETS 
Sat 13 Jul – Caerphilly Castle, Wales w/Black Stone Cherry – SOLD OUT
Sun 14 Jul – Music Hall, Aberdeen w/Black Stone Cherry – TICKETS
Tues 16 Jul – Barrowland, Glasgow w/Black Stone Cherry – TICKETS
Weds 17 Jul – The Academy, Dublin w/Black Stone Cherry – TICKETS
Thurs 18 Jul – Ulster Hall, Belfast w/Black Stone Cherry – TICKETS
Fri 19 Jul – Ramblin’ Man Fair, Maidstone w/The Darkness – TICKETS
Sat 5 Oct – OPEN, Norwich w/Walter Trout – TICKETS
Sat 12 Oct – O2 Academy 2, Sheffield w/Walter Trout – TICKETS

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Following the announcement of their self-titled debut album, set for release on May 3rd, Cambridgeshire’s own rising stars of rock Hollowstar are set to hit the road for their long-awaited UK album tour.  The band have announced a run of seven dates stretching from Bridgwater to Edinburgh, with Welsh rockers Florence Black joining as special guests for the duration. British Singer/songwriter Matt Mitchell (Pride, Furyon, Colour of Noise) is also confirmed amongst the supports.

Listeners of Planet Rock and BBC Radio 2 may well be familiar with Hollowstar’s brand of hard-hitting rock, with the each of the album’s first two singles (All I Gotta Say/Let You Down) gracing their airwaves in recent months. The band has also been featured in Classic Rock’s Heavy Rotation and Planet Rock’s ‘Ones to Watch’, garnering massive acclaim in the process and even reaching the top five in the ‘Best New Band’ category at this year’s Planet Rock awards (2019).

Tour Dates:

Friday 24th May  London, O2 Academy Islington (Album Launch Party)

Saturday 25th May > EVI Ebbw Vale

Sunday 26th May  Bridgwater, Cobblestones

Friday 31st May  Manchester, The Star and Garter

Saturday 1st June  Midlands, The Iron Road, Pershore

Monday 3rd June  Cambridge, Junction (J2)

Wednesday 5th June  Edinburgh, Bannermans

Tickets for all tour dates are available from:

The debut album tour will see Hollowstar visiting some of their favourite venues throughout the UK, kicking off with the album launch party in London before heading to Florence Black’s home ground in South Wales. A return to Cambridge is of course on the cards for the Hollowstar boys, with the run ultimately coming to a close north of the border in Edinburgh. The energy in the Hollowstar camp has been palpable in the build-up to the tour; the lads more eager than ever to show the world what they’re really capable of.

The eponymous album is available for pre-order now from the band’s official website, with various formats and bundles on offer. The band said of the upcoming tour, “We are excited to bring the full Hollowstar experience out on the road for the first time and we hope to see as many of you as possible across the seven shows. We’ve tried our best to spread these shows across the country to bring this as close to everyone as possible so you can all see the brand new material live and up close!”

Line up:

Joe Bonson – Lead Vocals, Bass
Phil Haines – Guitar
Tom Collett – Guitar
Jack Bonson – Drums

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Following the release of her latest album ‘Never Say Never‘ and following her tour with King King, New York born Sari Schorr is thrilled to return to the UK for her headline Never Say Never 2019 UK Tour in March and April. Tickets are available via

Sari Schorr has a voice like no other, hyper powerful, husky, muscular, with an incredible texture and range. She delivers sentences as a boxer would throw an uppercut to his opponent.

In 2016, Sari first burst onto the Blues-Rock scene with her critically acclaimed debut album, A Force of Nature‘, produced by iconic British Blues pioneer Mike Vernon (David Bowie, Eric Clapton, John Mayall, Fleetwood Mac, Peter Green).  Now, two years later, Sari is breaking new ground with her sophomore album, ‘Never Say Never‘. Sari insisted that the album be recorded live to capture the raw energy of her music.  She has ventured deeper into her personal life. In the process, Sari has revealed herself with a vulnerability and honesty that she admits was as painful as it was healing. Her songs are highly crafted with vibrant lyrics that highlight just how good Sari is at invoking passion, grit, and empathy.

Sari’s success comes after years trudging the rugged road of life of the hard-working Blues woman. From her humble beginnings, working the music scene in the legendary fierce South Bronx of New York and on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, to a performance at Carnegie Hall, the operatically trained tornado stood her ground as a phenomenal Blues-Rock singer who would not be denied.

Sari’s home is her suitcase and her path has always taken her on the road less traveled. Her life is a story of never giving up, being true to yourself and pursuing your passions against all odds. It’s a story that is incredibly inspirational and a reminder why we should Never Say Never!

Sari Schorr – March/April 2019 UK Tour

Vonnies Blues Club, Cheltenham Wednesday 6 March
Eel Pie Club, Twickenham Thursday 7 March
Sedgefield Blues Club, Sedgefield – SOLD OUT Friday 8 March
Oran Mor, Glasgow Saturday 9 March
Café Drummonds, Aberdeen Sunday 10 March
The Boom Boom Club, Sutton Friday 15 March
The Citadel, St. Helens Saturday 16 March
Beaverwood Club, Chislehurst Tuesday 2 April
Heartbreakers, Southampton Wednesday 3 April
Iron Road Live @Bar 57, Pershore Saturday 6 April
The Hawth, Crawley Sunday 7 April
The Robin 2, Bilston Wednesday 10 April
The Live Rooms, Chester Thursday 11 April
New Crawdaddy Blues Club, Basildon Friday 12 April

STEVIE R. PEARCE AND THE HOOLIGANS will hit the road this MAY with one of today’s shining light breakthrough Bands DOOMSDAY OUTLAW and newcomers Silk Road.

2018 saw the rise of the HOOLIGANS with their critically acclaimed self titled Debut Album: released on Cargo Records last March, which caught the attention of Planet Rocks Hairy Bikers who instantly play listed the raucous track “BAD DAY“. All this solidified by storming performances across the UK.

The current touring ‘Jizzy Pearls Love/Hate‘ Guitar Player has this to say to you: “It’s great to be going out with DOOMSDAY, right at the top of their game, I’m honoured! sonically there are some differences but it’ll make for one hell of a show- I love them dearly – I’m not predicting a blood bath as such — but i have brought a new mop just incase. It’s great to be also bringing SILK ROAD out to open every night, those upstarts are just killer. GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!!!!!I”

Indy From Doomsday has this to say: “Doomsday can’t wait to get on the road with Stevie Pearce again having laid waste to the shires with him when we supported Love/Hate last year. The last time we saw him the night ended in violence and kebabs, so we’ll be keeping the legal team on retainer and seeing what happens.




Nottingham’s hard rock / alternative metal 5-piece, FAHRAN, head out for a live run across the UK in March that will include festival appearances at Planet Rock’s Winters End and HRH AOR before heading out as special guests to Skarlett Riot.

The tour will see the band flexing its musical muscle, playing new songs that form the backbone to their next album, slated for release this Summer 2019.

Singer, Matt Black, said, “Last November we decided to try our first headline tour after spending most of the last 4 years on the road as a supporting act and now we’re hungry for more live shows, so we were delighted when our friends in Skarlett Riot invited us to join them throughout March.

We will be bringing our usual high energy show with new, hard hitting music, playing songs from our forthcoming album, as well as some from our previous album, Chasing Hours.”

Live dates in March
Sun 10 – Planet Rock Winter’s End, POOLE
Fri 15 – Hard Rock Hell AOR, PRESTATYN
With Skarlett Riot
Thu 21 – Bannerman’s, EDINBURGH
Fri 22 – Head Of Steam, NEWCASTLE
Sat 23 – Satan’s Hollow, MANCHESTER
Mon 25 – Islington Academy, LONDON
Tue 26 – O2 Academy, OXFORD
Wed 27 – The Flapper, BIRMINGHAM
Thu 28 – Rock City Basement, NOTTINGHAM
Fri 29 – Corporation, SHEFFIELD
Sat 30 – The Anvil, BOURNEMOUTH

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FAHRAN (Fa-Ran) are a hard rock / alternative metal 5-piece from Nottingham, England whose members also have connections with Yorkshire and Shropshire.

Formed in 2012 they have a critically acclaimed album under their belts, Chasing Hours (2014), and are on the cusp of releasing a new self-produced album this summer.

They have graced many high-profile festivals, including Download, Bloodstock & Hard Rock Hell and also played alongside the likes of Young Guns, UFO, Black Peaks and many more.

Line up:
Matt Black – vocals
Chris Byrne – guitars
Jake Graham – guitars
Joshua Ballantyne – bass
Josh Fahran – drums

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