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Paramore announce UK arena tour

Paramore2Fueled By Ramen recording group Paramore announced from stage at their sold out O2 Islington Academy London show on Monday Sept 7th that they will be back in the UK as part of a European tour before the end of the year. Having recently completed a support stint on the No Doubt US summer tour, and about to start their own headline US tour, the band are looking forward to coming back to Europe in November. They will be hitting the UK on December 10th for 7 Continue reading →

Pitbull’s Rise To Fame Has Been ‘An Education’

PitbullPitbull has come a long way from battling MCs in the back alleys of Miami. After a decade in the music game, Pit is a bigger star than he’s ever been. His “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)” is currently a top-20 single and “Hotel Room Service” is #10 in the country. His album Rebelution just arrived in stores and, regardless of the sales tally next week, Pit has evolved into an international star. ”As far as my career Continue reading →

Aiden frontman William Francis goes solo

William FrancisFollowing the success of his sold out US tour, lead singer William Francis of the alternative rock outfit “Aiden” comes to British shores next month for a series of solo gigs. Francis, who is well-known for the intensity of his live performance, will play eight acoustic dates in total, showcasing new material, songs from his solo album “William Control” and some old classics from the “Aiden” back catalogue.  The Continue reading →

Warped Tour Arrives in San Diego

Enjoying-Warped-TourThe 2009 Warped Tour lineup promises to be as explosive as ever with some big names in rock and alternative scheduled to hit the stage. Just a few of the 77 bands expected in San Diego this weekend are 3OH!3, All Time Low, Senses Fail and We The Kings.  Held at the Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre, the Vans Warped Tour is more than just your average concert or show, it is a massive event.  Aside from the great Continue reading →


metallica_live_fSonisphere KnebworthSonisphere Knebworth ended with a climactic bang thanks to an historical set from headliners METALLICA. A weekend that was described by festival director Stuart Galbraith as having “the best atmosphere I’ve experienced in 25 years of putting on festivals”  It has been almost seven years since the last major musical event at Knebworth House (Robbie Williams), and almost 30 years to the day that Led Zeppelin took to the stage for one of their seminal gigs that pulled in 140,000 people. Sonisphere Festival has proved a massive success on many levels, with one being the traffic management. A constant problem for shows at Knebworth House has been Continue reading →

One dead after stage collapses at Canadian festival

music festival in CanadaONE PERSON has been killed after strong winds caused a stage to collapse at a music festival in Canada. Torrential rains and 60mph winds hit the Big Valley Jamboree, in Camrose, Alberta, 60 miles from Edmonton, on Saturday night, causing panic among the 15,000 crowd. As revellers ran for cover, the main stage collapsed killing one person and injuring 15 others.  Film star Kevin Costner and his country band Modern West were about to take the stage but reportedly stayed to help victims, including a band member whose arm was trapped by the falling debris. Darrell Continue reading →

Echo & The Bunnymen return with new album

echo___the_bunnymenEcho & The Bunnymen’s forthcoming album ‘The Fountain’ is a massive return to form. It’s a superbly feisty album of pulsating, uplifting rock anthems such as the joyous first single ‘Think I Need It Too’, ‘Do You Know Who I Am’, ‘Forgotten Fields’, ‘Everlasting’ and the Bowie-esque pop of ‘Proxy’, ‘Shroud Of Turin’, all centred around a grand, reflective soul-stirring ballad ‘The Idolness Of Gods’. It’s a powerful album that sees the Bunnymen back to their very best and Continue reading →

Red Hot Chili Peppers Reuniting In October

red_hot_chili_peppersWith another Chickenfoot tour and the first release of his instrumental side band Chad Smith’s Bombastic Meatbats looming, the drummer has October circled on his calendar for the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ return to active duty. “That’s the plan,” Smith tells Billboard.com, noting that what was announced as a one-year break turned into two for the quartet after touring to support 2005′s “Stadium Arcadium.” “Everybody was like, ‘Y’know, I really like having this time off, not being a Chili Pepper and doing other things…It’ll be two years in September, so now we’re ready. You can’t force Continue reading →

Mando Diao new album and UK tour dates

mandodiao-rtvMando Diao rank as one of Sweden’s most successful musical exports ever; working class heroes with guitars that have blazed their way out of their hom= e country’s snow-covered industrial hinterland to a worldwide audience.  They’ve preached their blue-eyed garage-soul gospel everywhere from the Conan O’Brian show on network TV in New York to a headline slot at the groundbreaking Beijing Pop Festival in 2007. Having sold over a million records international (multiple gold albums in Sweden, Germany and Japan) Mando’s newest work sees them take the garage rock template they created in a basement in Borlenge, Sweden and refine it to a cinematic new height.  Playing over 150 gigs a year Mando Diao honed their live show to one of the greatest garage-soul shows on earth. UK album ‘Give Me Fire!’ is released on Monday 5th October, single ‘Dance With Somebody’ is out on Monday 21st September.

September UK Tour:

Tues 15th London O2 Academy Islington 0844 477 2000
Wed 16th O2 Academy 2 Birmingham 0844 477 2000
Thur 17th Manchester Club Academy 0161 832 1111
Sat 19th Bristol Thekla 08713 100 0=00

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