Knoxville, Tennessee rockers 10 Years are thrilled be returning to the UK for the first time since their appearance at Download Festival in 2006 for a September tour following the release of their latest album ‘(how to live) As Ghosts, which was released in October 2017 on Mascot Records.

Tues 4 Sep – The Underworld, London – TICKETS
Weds 5 Sep – Corporation, Sheffield – TICKETS
Fri 7 Sep – Lincoln Imp, Scunthorpe – TICKETS
Sat 8 Sep – Factory, Manchester – TICKETS
Sun 9 Sep – Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes – TICKETS
Mon 10 Sep – Broadcast, Glasgow – TICKETS

Following a fantastic Canadian tour with Shinedown and In This Moment earlier this year, 10 Years continue to power through the open road including US shows with Breaking Benjamin, A Perfect Circle, Stone Temple Pilots, Black Stone Cherry, Fozzy, Popevil, Seether, Nonpoint, Butcher Babies and more as well as festival appearances at Rock on the Range, Northern Invasion and Rockfest so the UK can expect an explosive show.

Guitarist Matt Wantland said, “I’m genuinely excited to get back to Europe; we haven’t been able to make the journey since around 2008. So much of my favorite music and culture was born, and lives, in that part of the world. I want to share in that energy, and I want them to share it back with us. Travel and new experiences are what help you grow as a human being, as a person, and as a band I don’t think there’s a better opportunity than this to grow personally and professionally and to push us to a new level. We’ve always felt Europe is a place we should be spending more of our time.”
The first single from the album, ‘Novacaine,’ has received over 4.8 million plays on Spotify, with the combined streams for the album exceeding 10.5 million streams.  The video has been viewed over 1.3 million times and was playlisted at Scuzz and Kerrang TV as well as the song being playlisted at Planet Rock and Kerrang Radio. With the release of this video, and over half a million streams to date, ‘Burnout’ follows in its footsteps to being on it’s way to becoming a global hit.

10 Years returned in October 2017 with the new studio album (how to live) AS GHOSTS, and welcomed back former members Brian Vodinh (guitar / drums) and Matt Wantland (guitar) alongside Chad Huff (bass), Kyle Mayer (drums) and Jesse Hasek (vocals). The band’s eighth studio album was produced by the Grammy Award winning Nick Raskulinecz (Alice in Chains, Foo Fighters, Deftones, KoRn, Mastodon).

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Bad Touch are pleased to announce they have signed a worldwide album deal with Marshall Records. Their new album, ‘Shake A Leg‘, will be released on Friday 5th October 2018. The band will support the release with their “Shake A Leg” 18-date UK headline tour that starts on Wednesday 14th October at Newcastle University Union.

Planet Rock will start a 48-hour ticket pre-sale for the tour on Wednesday 20th June via www.planetrocktickets.co.uk. Tickets will then go on sale to the general public on Friday 22nd June from www.badtouchrocks.co.uk/gigs-tours and www.seetickets.com.

The band’s highly anticipated third album, ‘Shake A Leg‘, was recorded in their home county of Norfolk at Orange Tree Studios. Engineered, produced and mixed by Andy Hodgson, the new album follows the critically acclaimed 2016 release ‘Truth Be Told‘ which featured the rock radio hit “99%”.

Shake A Leg‘ takes a more personal and ambitious approach in song-writing and production due to the bands choice to write more spontaneously within the studio itself resulting in more emotional ‘in-the-moment’ performances. The new album features hand-picked songs that originate from a collective of all the members influences which they proudly wear on their sleeve.

Bad Touch – Shake A Leg October 2018 UK Tour
With Special Guests Aaron Buchanan & The Cult And Daxx & Roxanne

Tickets: www.planetrocktickets.co.uk

Newcastle, University Union     Wednesday 17 October

Glasgow, Classic Grand                 Thursday 18 October

Inverness, Ironworks                     Friday 19 October

Edinburgh, Bannerman’s              Saturday 20 October

Manchester, Academy 3               Wednesday 31 October

Derby, The Flowerpot                   Thursday 1 November

Hull, Früit                                           Friday 2 November

Sheffield, Corporation                  Saturday 3 November

Leeds, The Wardrobe                    Monday 5 November

Stockton-on-Tees, ARC                 Tuesday 6 November

Stoke-On-Trent, Eleven                Thursday 8 November

Norwich, The Waterfront            Friday 9 November

London, ULU Live                            Saturday 10 November

Southampton, The 1865                Thursday 15 November

Bridgewater, Cobblestones        Friday 16 November

Saltash, Livewire                             Saturday 17 November

Oxford, The Bullingdon                Sunday 18 November

Wolverhampton, The Robin 2    Monday 19 November

If you can’t wait that long Bad Touch will be headlining ‘Rock The Red Lion‘ on September the 15th. With a stellar support from Burnt Out Wreck, Black Whiskey & Collateral.

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The Devon Allman Project with special guest Duanne Betts, will tour the UK in September 2018. All tickets, priced £20, go on sale at 9am on Monday 26th February from www.thegigcartel.com and 08444 780 898.

On August 12, 2017 after spending much of the summer off the road, Devon Allman, former leader of Royal Southern Brotherhood and Devon Allman’s Honeytribe, reignited his career with an appearance at an all-star tribute to his father Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks at Peachfest (an Allman Bros. curated festival in the Northeast U.S.). Chuck Leavell, Jaimoe, Duane Betts, Marc Quinones, Peter Levin, Oteil Burbridge, Dave Schools and many others participated in the special tribute.

The Devon Allman Project with special guest Duane Betts (son of Dickey – former member of Dawes and Great Southern) first kicked off their 2018 World Tour with a very special show at the Fillmore in San Francisco on December 8, 2017. The Fillmore show featured guest appearances by Luther and Cody Dickinson (North Mississippi All-Stars), Samantha Fish, Jimmy Hall (Wet Willie, Jeff Beck, Hank Williams Jr.), Bobby Whitlock (Derek & The Dominos, Dr. John, Rolling Stones ) and long-time Gregg Allman keyboardist, Peter Levin, will act as the musical director.

On the forthcoming UK tour, The Devon Allman Project welcomes special guest Duane Betts. Each night will feature a set of Duane’s originals, Devon Allman originals, Royal Southern Brotherhood and Honeytribe songs along with an encore set including Allman Brothers songs with Devon, Duane and special guests participating.

On September 7, 2017, ahead of kicking off the 2018 World Tour, Devon participated in an event at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles with multiple Grammy winning producer, Don Was, Scott Sharrard (Gregg’s Musical Director) and Gregg’s long-time manager, Michael Lehman.

Just two days later, on September 9, Devon accepted the key to the city of Macon at the historic Big House Museum on his father’s behalf. The Mayor proclaimed December 8th Gregg Allman Day.

Not even a week later, there was yet another event and performance at the Americana Music Fest on September 15 with Buddy Miller, Joan Osborne, Pony Bradshaw, and John Paul White (Civil Wars).

Additionally, Devon joined The Gregg Allman Band at the Laid Back Festival (Gregg Allman estate curated event) in Atlanta on October 14. The band performed songs from Gregg’s final album, Southern Blood, followed by a handful of Allman hits led by Devon.

A series of lengthy accomplishments have entitled Devon to take his own place in the Southern Rock pantheon.

His remarkable resume spans almost two decades, from his post-millennial breakout with Honeytribe, and the widely revered super group Royal Southern Brotherhood. Devon has also had occasion to jam with the greats such as Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Mr. Les Paul, Keith Urban, Gov’t Mule and Lynyrd Skynyrd just to name a few.

Through his run of successful solo albums, Turquoise was highly regarded by USA Today: Turquoise is reflective and soulful”; while Ride or Die hit #1 on the Billboard Blues Charts.

Devon is also a contributing writer to Guitar Player Magazine as well as serving on the Board of Directors for the National Blues Museum in St. Louis, Missouri.

Devon has done a Q & A ahead of the tour:

  1. What’s the best gig that you’ve been to in the last five years, or has inspired you the

most? 

David Gilmour in Chicago …holy s**t.  How the hell he got his tone to sound just like the 

records in a basketball arena is beyond me.  It was quite literally a master class in feel.  His 

tone was liquid, ethereal, velvety… I was mystified from the first note.   

  1. What is your favourite part of touring and what is your least favourite part of it?

I love making people happy for 2 hours a night.  I get to lead them through a break from 

the world and that feeds my soul ….that is why I do it.  Least favourite is I miss my son, 

siblings and loved ones and it’s hard to find fresh veg juice. 

  1. What’s your favourite UK venue so far, and why do you like it so much? Can you share

some memories about this venue? 

Royal Albert Hall because it’s the bollocks.  It was an honour to play there a few years ago

with Royal Southern Brotherhood. 

  1. Do you have a pre-show ritual? If so what is it?

I have my cats make a circle.  We give to thanks to the universe, we ask for the groovies to 

align, to watch over our families.  I slap my ribs to get the adrenaline going and I usually tell 

the cats to “take your pisses and text your bitches” …and that’s tongue and cheek and said 

lovingly….so pipe down feminists.    

  1. How do like to relax on a day off during a tour?

That’s for me to know and you to wonder about. 

  1. Are there any up-and-coming bands out there that you really like? If so who are they?

F**k yes I love Caroline Rose, Jason Isbell, The Record Company …so many more …There’s 

great great s**t out there if you dig. 

  1. How do you prepare yourself for a tour?

Smoothies, hang with my son, play lots of heavy metal on vinyl. 

  1. What can we look forward to on the tour?

It’s a great show.  We have tweaked it and it’s got great flow.  I love every member of my 

band and every song we play.  It’s a trip down my career and we play at least a song off of 

every record of mine and then Duane Betts comes out and we tip our hat to our dads’ 

catalogue and even some tributes to the heroes we have lost recently like Tom Petty and 

Prince.   

  1. Your special guest is Duane Betts.  Are there going to be any more special guests?

Stay tuned …because you know that s**t is happening.   

  1. You have been touring the Devon Allman Project all over the world. Any favourite  places so far and any stories you can share with us?

I love Italy, Australia, Norway, really anywhere that has people ready to throw down and 

good electricity.  As for the stories ….wait for my book, it’s gonna be a good book.   

Tour Dates:

The Fleece, Bristol Sunday 2 September Book  12 St Thomas St, Bristol BS1 6JJ https://thefleece.co.uk

Robin 2, Bilston Monday 3 September 20-28 Mount Pleasant, Bilston WV14 7LJ www.therobin.co.uk

Islington Assembly Hall, London Tuesday 4 September Upper St, London N1 2UD http://islingtonassemblyhall.co.uk

Riverside, Newcastle Thursday 6 September Neptune House Coroners House, Close, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3RQ www.riversidenewcastle.co.uk

Brudenell Social Club, Leeds Friday 7 September 33 Queen’s Rd, Leeds LS6 1NY www.brudenellsocialclub.co.uk

Academy 3, Manchester Saturday 8 September Moss Ln E, Manchester M14 4PX www.manchesteracademy.net

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The iconic 80s Canadian rock band Glass Tiger, best known for their 1986 UK Top 40 hit single ‘Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone)‘ and 1991’s ‘My Town ft. Rod Stewart, return to the UK for the first time in 27 years to play two rare concerts. The band last came to the UK when they supported Roxette on their 1991 nationwide UK tour.

Glass Tiger play the University of London Union on Friday 19th October, followed by the Rockingham Festival at Nottingham Trent University on Sunday 21st October. Tickets for the University of London concert can be booked from EventbriteEventim, and Gigantic. Tickets for Glass Tiger’s Rockingham Festival performance are available from Ticketsource.

To celebrate their 30th Anniversary, earlier this year Glass Tiger released a new album entitled ‘31‘ which includes two new songs and re-imagined recordings of all their hit singles. The band includes original members Alan Frew on vocals and guitar, Sam Reid on keyboards, Al Connelly on guitar, and Wayne Parker on bass, plus long-time drummer Chris McNeill who joined in 2000.  Listen to the album HERE.

Citing the band as one of his musical influences, Johnny Reid guided Glass Tiger back to the songs that made them stars in Canada and beyond. Their 1986 debut album, ‘The Thin Red Line‘, reached quadruple-platinum sales in Canada and spawned consecutive Juno Award-winning singles ‘Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone)‘and ‘Someday’. Both were Top 10 pop hits in the U.S. and the band earned a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. ‘

That momentum led to arena tours around the world with bands like Journey, as well as a massive 1987 tour of the UK supporting the legendary Tina Turner. In Canada, the band notched many more hits such as “I’m Still Searching”“Animal Heart” and “Rescued (By the Arms of Love)” – which all make an encore appearance on their latest album ’31’.

UK Tour Dates

University of London Union       Friday 19 October

Rockingham Festival                      Sunday 21 October

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British blues rock band King King kick off their Spring 2018 UK Tour – including shows at the HRH Festival in Sheffield and the Rock & Blues Festival in Newport – at the Worcester Huntingdon Hall on Saturday 14th April.
Xander and the Peace Pirates, Steve Hill and Austin Gold support the Glasgow rockers on selected dates throughout April, May and June as listed below.

King King released their fourth studio album ‘Exile & Grace‘ in October 2017 via Manhaton Records. The album features the band’s singles Broken, (She Don’t) Gimme No Lovin’ and Long Time Running which have been big hits on Planet Rock Radio in the UK.

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

Exile & Grace‘ is King King’s first album of new material since 2015’s multi-award winning ‘Reaching For The Light‘. The new album follows King King’s across-the-board win of five awards at 2016’s British Blues Awards including Best Male Vocal (Alan Nimmo), Best Bass Player (Lindsay Coulson), Best Song (Rush Hour), Best Album (Reaching for the Light) and Best Songwriter.

King King – April – June 2018 UK Tour

^With Special Guests Xander and the Peace Pirates | *With Special Guest Steve Hill | +With Special Guest Austin Gold

Book Tickets: www.kingking.co.uk/tour

^Worcester, Huntingdon Hall                   Saturday 14 April

Sheffield, HRH Festival                                 Sunday 15 April

^Aberdeen, The Lemon Tree                     Friday 20 April

Darvel, Darvel Festival                                  Saturday 21 April

*Hastings, St. Mary in The Castle             Thursday 3 May

*Pontypridd, Muni Arts Centre                 Friday 4 May

*Southampton, The 1865                             Saturday 5 May

*Liverpool, Epstein Theatre                       Thursday 10 May

+Whitley Bay, The Playhouse                    Friday 11 May

+Clitheroe, The Grand                                  Saturday 12 May

*Chester, The Live Rooms                           Thursday 17 May

*Leeds, Brudenell Social Club                   Friday 18 May

*Holmfirth, The Picturedome                   Saturday 19 May

*Frome, Cheese & Grain                             Saturday 26 May

*Exeter, The Phoenix Arts Centre            Sunday 27 May

*Bilston,The Robin 2                                      Thursday 31 May

*Bury St. Edmunds, The Apex                    Friday 1 June

Newport, Rock & Blues Festival                Saturday 2 June

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Last Great Dreamers have released a video for the track ‘No Sunshine‘, taken from their new album ‘13th Floor Renegades‘. The album is due for release on April 13th.

In support of the album, the band are embarking on a UK Tour.

Sat 7 April                 BIRMINGHAM Asylum 2

Thu 12 April             LONDON The Black Heart

Fri 13 April              CANNOCK The Station

Sat 14 April              BRIDGEND Hobos

Sun 15 April             CAMBRIDGE Portland Arms

Wed 18 April            WAKEFIELD Black Mass

Thu 19 April             GRIMSBY Yardbirds

Fri 20 April               CARLISLE Club Rock

Sat 21 April              GLASGOW Nice’n’Sleazy

Sun 22 April           NEWCASTLE Trillions

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The Devon Allman Project with special guest Duanne Betts, will tour the UK in September 2018. All tickets, priced £20, go on sale at 9am on Monday 26th February from www.thegigcartel.com and 08444 780 898.

On August 12, 2017 after spending much of the summer off the road, Devon Allman, former leader of Royal Southern Brotherhood and Devon Allman’s Honeytribe, reignited his career with an appearance at an all-star tribute to his father Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks at Peachfest (an Allman Bros. curated festival in the Northeast U.S.). Chuck Leavell, Jaimoe, Duane Betts, Marc Quinones, Peter Levin, Oteil Burbridge, Dave Schools and many others participated in the special tribute.

The Devon Allman Project with special guest Duane Betts (son of Dickey – former member of Dawes and Great Southern) first kicked off their 2018 World Tour with a very special show at the Fillmore in San Francisco on December 8, 2017. The Fillmore show featured guest appearances by Luther and Cody Dickinson (North Mississippi All-Stars), Samantha Fish, Jimmy Hall (Wet Willie, Jeff Beck, Hank Williams Jr.), Bobby Whitlock (Derek & The Dominos, Dr. John, Rolling Stones ) and long-time Gregg Allman keyboardist, Peter Levin, will act as the musical director.

On the forthcoming UK tour, The Devon Allman Project welcomes special guest Duane Betts. Each night will feature a set of Duane’s originals, Devon Allman originals, Royal Southern Brotherhood and Honeytribe songs along with an encore set including Allman Brothers songs with Devon, Duane and special guests participating.

Devon Allman Project – September 2018 UK Tour
24 Hour Ticket Hotline: 08444 780 898

Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com

Bristol, The Fleece                                          Sunday 2 September

Bilston, Robin 2                                               Monday 3 September

London, Islington Assembly Hall              Tuesday 4 September

Newcastle, Riverside                                     Thursday 6 September

Leeds, Brudenell Social Club                      Friday 7 September

Manchester, Academy 3                               Saturday 8 September

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Rock is dead, long live rock!

It’s been said before and will be said again.  The truth is that rock music is and always will be here to stay, especially when a band like Carousel Vertigo creates, feels and plays it like it does.

Riding high on unanimously stellar reviews in France, of both its new album and recent live shows, Parisian rockers Carousel Vertigo will be touring the UK during March 2018 and promise “Ia hi-energy rock & roll show with 70s rock overtones”

Carousel Vertigo play the best music you haven’t heard yet but already love. The short headlining tour of intimate venues will support the release of the title track from the band’s classic second album, ‘Revenge of Rock and Roll‘.

Tickets are available from www.carouselvertigo.com

 

Award-winning blues rock band King King kick-off their UK tour with their biggest London concert to date at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Wednesday 13th January with special guests Rhino’s Revenge (feat. Rhino from Status Quo).

Other dates include the Birmingham Town Hall on Thursday 18th January, the Bath Forum on Saturday 20th January (also supported by Rhino’s Revenge), the Edinburgh Queen’s Hall on Friday 26th January (supported by Gerry Jablonski and the Electric Band) and the Sheffield Leadmill on Saturday 27th January (supported by Xander and the Peace Pirates). Tickets are available via the 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 478 0898 and can be ordered from www.thegigcartel.com.

 King King released their fourth studio album ‘Exile & Grace‘ in October 2017 via Manhaton Records, which received rave reviews by fans and the media. The album features the band’s singles ‘(She Don’t) Gimme No Lovin’‘and ‘Long Time Running‘ which have been big hits on Planet Rock radio in the UK. ‘Exile & Grace‘ delivers a bigger punch, with killer songs performed with true passion by a fist tight line-up. The album was recorded at Superfly Studios and mixed by Chris Sheldon (Foo Fighters, Feeder and Therapy?).

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Says King King’s frontman and guitarist, Alan Nimmo, “Exile & Grace‘ definitely has a rockier feel and sound to it. We are following our influences from the Classic Rock genre, Bad Company, Whitesnake and Thunder. We really set out to challenge ourselves with this album. We’ve stepped up the quality of songwriting and pushed ourselves physically in both performance and delivery!

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25-year old British blues rock guitarist and singer-songwriter, Laurence Jones, will release his new studio album ‘The Truth‘ on Friday 9th March 2018.

To dovetail the release of the album, Laurence will start his nationwide tour at London’s Borderline on Tuesday 23rd January and will continue in May.

All tickets are £15 and available from www.thegigcartel.com and the 24 Hour Box Office 08444 790 898.

Laurence has also launched the pre-order store https://laurencejones.tmstor.es/ that will feature a selection of bundles including the new album, vinyl, T-shirts, Ltd edition laminates and an exclusive pre-order poster.

Laurence is often labelled as “the future of the blues.”  He’s won several major awards and accolades, and has sold over 50,000 albums across four albums. He’s supported the likes of Status Quo, Gary Clark Jr, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, James Bay, Van Morrison, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, Joe Bonamassa Jools Holland, Eric Burdon, and many more.

Hailed as “One to Watch” by all corners of the music industry, including press, concert and festival booking agents, blues fans and various musicians. Over the past five years, Laurence has really come into his own, and with his new album ‘The Truth‘, he has now developing his own creative skin by writing and performing songs that are distinctive to his unique sound and identity.

Says Laurence, “The direction of this album is one I have always wanted to take and that’s crossover blues, just like my heroes John Mayer, Eric Clapton and even Jimi Hendrix. They managed to really bring the sound of the blues to the masses. This is definitely my favourite album that I have made to date. I can’t wait for people to hear ‘The Truth.”

Track listing:

  1. What Would You Do
  2. Don’t Let Me Go
  3. Hold Me Close
  4. Keep Me Up At Night
  5. Give Me Your Time
  6. The Truth
  7. Take Me
  8. Gone Away
  9. Can’t Go On Without You
  10. Never Good Enough

Laurence Jones – January & May 2018 UK Tour

Tickets: www.thegigcartel.com & SeeTickets.com

London, Borderline                                       Tuesday 23 January

Manchester, Band on the Wall                  Thursday 3 May

Leamington Spa, Zephyr Lounge              Friday 4 May

Southampton, Talking Heads                     Saturday 5 May

Birmingham, Hare & Hounds                    Thursday 10 May

Nottingham, The Bodega                             Friday 11 May

York, Fulford Arms                                        Saturday 12 May

Newcastle, The Cluny                                    Sunday 13 May