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Steve Hackett celebrates the 40th anniversary of the release of his debut solo album – ‘Voyage Of The Acolyte’ – with an extensive UK tour starting in Guildford on Tuesday 6 October.
The set-list will take in highlights from his solo career along with “Genesis Revisited”.
On 16 October, a 14-disc boxed set – “Premonitions – The Charisma Recordings 1975-1983″ – is released featuring the first six solo albums together with previously unreleased material, rarities and 5.1 remixes.
Album review (Premonitions)
Get Ready to ROCK! Radio celebrates the 40th anniversary tour – “Acolyte to Wolflight with Genesis Revisited” by adding in more Steve Hackett tracks to their general playlists in October.
In addition, book-ending the tour, the radio station repeats two Steve Hackett specials. On Sunday 4 October, in an hour long feature, Steve chats about his long career. On Sunday 25 October, Steve selects ‘Favourite Tracks from Favourite Artists’ – those pieces that have influenced and inspired him over the years.
And in ‘Assume The Position’ on Sunday 4 October, David Randall gives away a copy of the recent biographical DVD ‘Steve Hackett – The Man, The Music’
More information (Radio, Featured Artist)
UK Tour Dates
Tue October 06 GUILDFORD G Live
Wed October 07 Shepherds Bush Empire
Fri October 09 NORTHAMPTON Royal and Derngate
Sat October 10 CARDIFF St Davids Hall
Sun October 11 SOUTHAMPTON O2 Guildhall
Tue October 13 BASINGSTOKE Anvil
Wed October 14 YORK York Barbican
Fri October 16 ABERDEEN Music Hall
Sat October 17 GATESHEAD Sage
Sun October 18 GLASGOW Royal Concert Hall
Tue October 20 LEEDS Leeds Town Hall
Wed October 21 LLANDUDNO Venue Cymru
Fri October 23 LIVERPOOL Philharmonic Hall
Sat October 24 LEICESTER De Montfort Hall
Sun October 25 MANCHESTER Lowry
Tue October 27 IPSWICH Regent Theatre
Wed October 28 BRISTOL Colston Hall
Fri October 30 BIRMINGHAM Symphony Hall
Sat October 31 SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion
Win Status Quo Vinyl Collection 1972-1980 boxed set!
Our latest competition running throughout September offers a chance to win the highly collectible 10-LP boxed set which features remastered 180gm vinyl with original covers, inserts and an exclusive poster in each record.
With ten complete albums, including the double ‘Live’ album from 1977, this is a phenomenal collection that will be cherished by Quo fans the world over.
For the runner-up, there is the updated authorised history of the band, edited by Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt and chronicling the band in words and pictures from 1966-2013.
The competition closes 4 October 2015 and is being in run in conjunction with our Facebook page.
Photo: Noel Buckley
ERJA LYYTINEN TOUR THIS WEEK
Finnish blues/rock guitarist Erja Lyytinen is currently touring the UK.
Friday October 2 DARLINGTON, DARLINGTON BLUES CLUB
Saturday October 3 LUTON, THE BEAR CLUB
Tuesday October 6 GRIMSBY, YARDBIRDS CLUB
Wednesday October 7 WOLVERHAMPTON, ROBIN 2
Thursday October 8 EDINBURGH, VOODOO ROOMS
Friday October 9 KEIGHLEY, KEIGHLEY BLUES CLUB
Saturday October 10 BLAKENEY, THE HARBOUR ROOM
Monday October 12 OXFORD, HAVEN MUSIC CLUB
Wednesday October 14 EVESHAM, IRON ROAD
Thursday October 15 CHISLEHURST, BEAVERWOOD CLUB
Friday October 16 SUTTON, BOOM BOOM CLUB
Saturday October 17 CHESTER, CHESTER BLUES FESTIVAL
Sunday October 18 FROME, FROME BLUES FESTIVAL
Album review (Live In London)
JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR UK TOUR CONTINUES THIS WEEK
Blues/rocker Joanne Shaw Taylor’s UK tour continues until the end of October. Support on all dates is Federal Charm.
Thu October 01 LIVERPOOL Epstein Theatre
Fri October 02 SALE Waterside Arts Centre
Sat October 03 KENDAL Brewery Arts
Sun October 04 CLITHEROE Clitheroe Grand
Wed October 07 DURHAM Gala Theatre
Thu October 08 LINCOLN Drill Hall
Sat October 10 SHOREHAM Ropetackle
Mon October 12 BROMSGROVE Artrix (SOLD OUT)
Tue October 13 BROMSGROVE Artix
Wed October 14 GLOUCESTER Guildhall
Thu October 15 FROME Cheese and Grain
Mon October 19 MILTON KEYNES Stables
Tue October 20 NORWICH Waterfront
Thu October 22 HERTFORD Corn Exchange
Fri October 23 NEWBURY Arlington Arts Centre
Sat October 24 SOUTHAMPTON Talking Heads
Mon October 26 LONDON Jazz Cafe (SOLD OUT)
Tue October 27 LONDON Jazz Cafe
Photo: MHP Studios
Get Ready to ROCK! Radio Featured Artist Deborah Bonham plays UK dates this autumn.
Deborah is a special guest at the “Bolanesque” event in aid of Marc Bolan Music School in West Africa, on 15 September. Her regular band is the house band and amongst the other artists appearing are Linda Lewis and Gonzalez.
A regular festival favourite Deborah played Royal Albert Hall in 2014 as guest to Paul Rodgers. She toured in her own right in spring 2015, with several UK dates, and most recently played Weyfest.
Her latest album ‘Spirit’ mixes country, rhythm and blues and rock influences and features a very special guest appearance from Robert Plant.
Tues 15th LONDON Cafe de Paris ‘Bolanesque’ in aid of Marc Bolan Music School in West Africa.
Tickets available on the door or from
Sat 3rd FRANCE Salaise Blues Festival (38) http://www.salaisebluesfestival.fr/
Sat 7th FRANCE Arles (13) www.106db.com
Sat 14th UK SOUTHEND ON SEA Chinnerys – www.chinnerys.co.uk/?
John Otway Convention http://www.johnotway.com/southend.html
Sat 28th BELGIUM Hastierre (55) La Cave www.lacavehastiere.be
Purchase Deborah Bonham CDs & DVDs at www.deborahbonham.com
STACKRIDGE TAKE FINAL BOW – TOUR
Prog-pop rockers Stackridge continue their farewell tour in October.
The band have decided to “call it a day” after many successful years of touring and recording. They say: “It just seems like the right time to do this while we are performing at our peak with the best live line up we have ever had”. The last gig of the Final Bow Tour will be at The Fiddlers , Bristol on Saturday 19 December 2015.
October 2 (Friday)
The Ropetackle, Shoreham, West Sussex BN43 5EG
Tickets: www.ropetacklecentre.co.uk Ticket hotline: 01273 464440
October 3 (Saturday)
The Bull Theatre, 68, High Street, Barnet, London EN5 5SJ
Tickets: www.thebulltheatre.com Ticket hotline: 020 84415010
October 9 (Friday)
Chapel Arts Centre, Lower Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1QR
Tickets: www.chapelarts.org Ticket hotline: 01225 461700
October 10 (Saturday)
The Square & Compass, Windmill Hill, Near Illminster, Somerset TA19 9NX
Tickets: www.mojopromo.co.uk Ticket hotline: 01823 480467
October 16 (Friday)
The Borderline, Manette Street, Soho, London W1D 4JB
Tickets available from www.seetickets.com
October 17 (Saturday)
The Quarterhouse, Mill Bay, Folkestone Kent CT20 1BN
Tickets £15 Advance £18 on the door Tickets: www.quarterhouse.co.uk Ticket hotline: 01303 760750
November 1 (Sunday)
The Tithe Barn, Cheltenham Road, Bishops Cleeve, GL52 8LU
Tickets: www.cleeveconcerts.com Ticket hotline: 0333 666 3366
November 6 (Friday)
The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB
Tickets £18. Support Steve Rodgers Tickets: www.theatkinson.co.uk Ticket hotline: 01704 533333
November 7 (Saturday)
The Railway Venue, 37 Chapeltown Road, Bromley Cross, Bolton BL7 9LY
Tickets in advance £15 Tickets: www.railwayvenue.com Ticket hotline: 01204 306450
November 13 (Friday)
The Scene, 50 Plymouth Street, Swansea SA1 3QQ
Tickets £15 from Derricks Music Swansea Tickets: www.big-day-productions.co.uk
December 11 (Friday)
Farncombe Music Club, St.Johns Church, St.Johns Street, Farncombe, Godalming, Surrey GU7 3EH
Tickets: www.julianlewrymusic.com Ticket hotline: 01483 421520
December 19 (Saturday)
The Fiddlers, Willway Street, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 4BG
THE FINAL GIG ! There will be an aftershow party until 2.00am !
Tickets From : www.wegottickets.com and bristolticketshop.co.uk Tickets: www.fiddlers.co.uk Ticket hotline: 0117 987 3403
For further info: www.stackridge.net
CHANTEL McGREGOR Take The Power
CHANTEL MCGREGOR – 2015 UK TOUR DATES
Thursday October 1 Birmingham Institute, The Temple
Friday October 2 Ruislip, The Tropic
Friday October 9 Halifax, Playhouse
Saturday October 10 Southport, Atkinson Blues Festival
Friday October 16 Doncaster, The Dome
Saturday October 17 Retford, The Elms
Wednesday October 21 Sheffield, Greystones
Thursday October 22 Edinburgh, The Caves
Friday October 23 Glasgow, Nice N Sleazy
Saturday October 24 Carlisle, The Venue
Monday October 25 Salisbury, Arts Centre
Tuesday October 27 Exeter, Phoenix
Wednesday October 28 Bridport Arts Centre
Thursday October 29 Brighton, Komedia
Saturday October 31 Lincoln, Engine Shed
Saturday December 12 Ripley, Town Hall
Sunday December 13 Newcastle, The Cluny
Monday December 14 Morecambe, The Platform
Tuesday December 15 Leeds, The Brudenell
Wednesday December 16 Bristol, The Tunnels
Thursday December 17 Derby, The Flowerpot
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