Thursday, 5 May 2016
Warner Bros Records/Warner Music Nashville’s Frankie Ballard returns to UK this autumn for another highly anticipated tour. His recent sold out tour and upcoming shows are another sign of the rockin’ Michigan native’s growing popularity as he prepares to release his new album, El Rio, later this year in the UK.
"Our first trip was such a great time, we decided to come back for more,” says Ballard. “I'm anxious to see how the new album reacts overseas...it'll have its sea-legs by October!"
Ballard’s first foray overseas included sold-out shows at London’s Hoxton Bar and Brooklyn Bowl. The new tour is much more ambitious with 10 dates, beginning Oct. 3 in Amsterdam. He then travels to Hamburg and Munich, Germany, before hitting Manchester, Glasgow, Leeds, Birmingham, Brighton, London and Dublin. Each has a rich pageantry of rock ‘n’ roll history, something Ballard taps into when he write and records his music.
UK TOUR - OCTOBER
7th – Manchester, Academy 3 8th - Glasgow, Oran Mor 9th - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club 11th - Birmingham, O2 Academy 2 12th - Brighton, Concorde 2 13th - London, Bush Hall
U.S. fans can catch Ballard on the road all summer.
ANTI-FLAG ANNOUNCE HEADLINE UK SHOW IN PORTSMOUTH FOLLOWING APPEARANCE AT DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL ON JUNE 11th
Anti-Flag, Pittsburgh's incendiary punk rock iconoclasts, have added a one-off UK headliner at the Wedgewood Rooms in Portsmouth in the wake of their appearance at this year’s prestigious Download event, where they play on Saturday, June 11th.
Details of the headline show are as follows:-
Sunday, June 12th – Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
The band, whose latest studio album ‘American Spring’ was released via Spinefarm in May 2015, recently issued a limited edition clear vinyl LP in support of Record Store Day 2016; titled ‘Live Acoustic At 11th Street Records’, this is a nine-track outing featuring songs such as ‘Fabled World’ & ‘Brandenburg Gate’.
3 Doors Down has announced a headlining European tour in support of the band's recently released Us And The Night album out now on Spinefarm Records. The 13 confirmed dates will bring the group in to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, and The United Kingdom. The run kicks off on October 19 at Berlin's Columbiahalle, and wraps at UK's Hammerstein Apollo on November 6. Pop Evil will be direct support on all dates. For the first time in Europe the band will offer a VIP Sound Check Party which includes access to the band’s afternoon rehearsal, M&G, Photo opportunity, exclusive laminate, signed poster and more. Details are available at www.3doorsdown.com
Singer Brad Arnold shares, "Chris and I had a great time setting up the record in the UK, Paris and Germany this past March and have been looking forward to getting back to Europe for some time now. Our European fans have always welcomed us with open arms and been big supporters of our music. We can’t wait to be back rocking and playing songs from our newest album “Us And The Night” for them!"
Grammy Award®-nominated, multiplatinum band 3 Doors Down released their sixth full-length album, Us And The Night on March 11 globally. The lead single "In The Dark" has risen on the charts across the world and is a bona fide smash at rock radio. The group recorded at Rivergate Studios in Nashville, TN with producer Matt Wallace [Maroon 5, Train, Faith No More] over the course of 2015.
The first video from the new album features Breaking Bad's RJ Mitte and was directed by Magnus Jonsson and Martin Landgreve of Gaucho Film:
CONFIRMED UK APPEARANCES INCLUDE:
11/02 Bristol, UK 02 Academy 11/03 Birmingham, UK 02 Academy 11/05 Manchester, UK Academy 11/06 London, UK Hammersmith Apollo
Minneapolis rockers Soul Asylum announces new U.S. tour dates with The English Beat in support of its newest album, Change of Fortune, which was released on March 18, 2016.
In addition, the second single from the album, “Doomsday,” will impact at radio on May 23rd. The song was featured as the Song of the Day on Minneapolis’ tastemaker station KCMP The Current. Listen to “Doomsday” here.
Change of Fortune is three years in the making, recorded while the band toured non-stop, had a few line-up changes and some soul searching, but upon listening to Change of Fortune, it’s clear the band’s trademark ragged-but-right sound is still very much intact.
About Change of Fortune, Blurt Magazine writes that the album ““kicks serious f*cking ass,” while Relix adds, “the new album shows a band still at the peak of their prowess, with clear potential for garnering whatever fortunes the future may hold.” And Innocent Words offers, “’Change of Fortune’ is a straightforward rock & roll album led by Pirner’s poetic gift for storytelling and finds the frontman soul-searching along the way…while maintaining that signature Soul Asylum sound which so many fans love.”
The heart and soul of Soul Asylum remains and they continue to produce heartfelt and passionate rock n’ roll. The band consists of David Pirner on guitar and vocals, Michael Bland on drums, Winston Roye on bass and Justin Sharbono on guitar.
Tour dates (more dates to be added shortly):
Sat, May 21, 2016 - Dallas, TX - Wildflower Festival Sat, Jun 4, 2016 - Memphis, TN - Marquette Park Thu, Jun 16, 2016 - Burlington, ON, CAN - Sound Of Music Festival June 18, 2016 - Apple Valley, MN - Weesner Family Amphitheater* June 19, 2016 - Kansas City, MO - Boulevardia* June 22, 2016 - Warrendale, PA - Jergel's Rhythm Grille* Jun 23, 2016 - Baltimore, MD - Sound Stage* Jun 25, 2016 - Boston, MA - The Royale* Jul 1, 2016 - Fairfield, CT - Ridgefield Playhouse* Jul 2, 2016 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero* Jul 5, 2016 - Kent, OH - The Kent Stage* Jul 9, 2016 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall* Jul 10, 2016 - Rochester, MN - Down By the Riverside Jul 12, 2016 - Vail, CO - Gerald Ford Amphitheater Jul 21, 2016 - Los Angeles, CA - Whisky A Go-Go Jul 28, 2016 - Royalton, MN - Halfway Jam Jul 30, 2016 - Sterling Heights, MI - Dodge Park Bandshell
*Dates with The English Beat
MORTIIS first video of short film trilogy by Reinert Kiil launched / UK Tour starting at the end of May
Mortiis has launched a new video for the track ‘Geisteskrank’ (Vardøger). The video is the first of three short films by noted Norwegian shock filmmaker Reinert Kiil for which Mortiis contributed the soundtrack. It officially debuted on Metal Hammer's website.
The song ‘Geisteskrank’ is accompanied by Kiil's mind-blowing visuals accompany and was recorded during the same sessions that yielded Mortiis' latest work, ‘The Great Deceiver’ album which is out now via Omnipresence.
Kiil who has made a name as Norway's only Grindhouse filmmaker, decided to collaborate with Mortiis as both parties were intrigued by the idea of delving into the other's art form, but both were waiting to find that kindred soul to capture a shared essence which they found in each other.
"The video unpleasantness continues - a while back Norwegian horror director Reinert Kiil started his short film trilogy based on his own ugly descent into depravity and violence. Never ones to turn our backs to a good cause, we leaped at the opportunity to provide the soundtrack to what is essentially a good old bashing. ‘Vardøger’ is the first part. I've seen the next one, and it just keeps getting worse” says Mortiis.
He continues: ”The music is sonically fused with a glimpse of his soul - or crazed mind or whatever it might be - and it is complete, a sordid success. The result is sleazy, strange, disturbing, and extremely violent."
The band will return to the UK later this month for a 7 date strong headline run to debut songs from their latest release ’The Great Deceiver’ - dates below.
MORTIIS 'demons are back' UK TOUR
May 23rd NEWCASTLE Cluny May 24th GLASGOW Audio May 25th MANCHESTER Ruby May 26th BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute May 27th BRIGHTON Haunt May 28th LONDON Garage May 29th BRISTOL Fleece