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Dan Reed Network tour starts 1 March
Dan Reed Network’s 11-date UK Tour starts 1 March to promote their latest studio album “Fight Another Day.” Special guests on all dates (except Sheffield) is Vega.
“DRN is thrilled to be returning to Europe this next March, says frontman Dan Reed, “and especially excited about the extensive UK Tour in celebration of our album ‘Fight Another Day’ and the reaction we have received from the record, and our CD Release show at the 100 Club last June in London!”
The album ‘Fight Another Day’ was released by Frontiers Music Srl and is the band’s first studio album for 25 years.
Says Dan to the fans: “We thank you for the many years of support and especially believing that we had new music in us to offer! We are forever grateful for you all being there with us on this journey!”
The band originally formed in Portland, Oregon where they packed out local clubs from late 1984 through 1986 before their recording debut in 1987. Their compelling mix of musical styles ranging from hard rock, funk to metal drew comparisons at that time with artists like Prince and Bon Jovi with whom they toured in 1989/90.
Wednesday 1 March Level 3 Club, Swindon
Friday 3 March Warehouse 23, Wakefield
Saturday 4 March Live Rooms, Chester
Sunday 5 March The Globe, Cardiff
Tuesday 7 March The Cluny, Newcastle
Wednesday 8 March Oran Mor, Glasgow
Friday 10 March 100 Club, London
Saturday 11 March Local Authority, Sheffield
Sunday 12 March The Robin 2, Bilston
Tuesday 14 March Ruby Lounge, Manchester
Wednesday 15 March Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
Tickets are on sale via www.danreed-network.com
The Who present ‘Tommy’ on tour in April
For the first time in 48 years, The Who bring a new presentation of Pete Townsend’s Rock Opera Tommy – as well as a selection of their greatest hits – to the arenas in April, including Manchester MEN Arena on 5 April. Also included is a brand new video programme.
Tommy is the iconic story of a Deaf, Dumb and Blind boy – Tommy Walker – and his experience of life and relationships, good and – occasionally – evil. Tommy was acclaimed upon its release and today several writers view it as an important and influential album in the history of rock music.
With songs such as Pinball Wizard, Acid Queen and See Me, Feel Me, it is hardly surprising that the album has sold 20 million copies and has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
The original album, written largely by Peter Townsend, was released in 1969 and turned into a movie directed by Ken Russell in 1975, featuring Eric Clapton, Tina Turner and Elton John.
The tour sets out with two gigs at London’s Royal Albert Hall in aid of The Teenage Cancer Trust on March 30th and April 1st, followed by 5 further gigs in Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow, Sheffield and Birmingham. The band will also be taking the audience on a journey through their entire career, performing songs from their other classic albums including Who’s Next and My Generation.
The UK set will emulate the historic period around Live At Leeds and Woodstock when the central pivot of The Who’s show was always their performance of Tommy.
Manchester tickets: http://www.eventim.co.uk/the-who-manchester-Tickets.html?affiliate=PP2&doc=artistPages%2Ftickets&fun=artist&action=tickets&key=1216069%247852279&jumpIn=yTix&kuid=242293&from=erdetaila
New radio website launches 10 February
Friday 10 February sees the launch of an exciting new website for the internet-based radio station Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.
The station was launched in late-2008 as an audible companion to the popular reviews-based website www.getreadytorock.com
The station has always been available in iTunes and via the Tunein phone app and in several online directories. It is also available on most standalone Internet radio sets such as the PURE and Roberts range.
The new website will make listening much simpler especially on smartphone and tablets. It will also re-purpose nearly nine years of original content to add to the listener’s experience.
Says Station Manager David Randall: “The new website is an exciting development for us and makes the most of our radio offering. Given that many listeners tune in via their mobile devices, the site is fully optimised for a much better user experience. We’ve also given prominence to our Featured Artists, those artists who we play more often on the station and we have usually interviewed over an extended period.”
“There are several cutting edge features including the ability for listeners to interact immediately and request a favourite track. We hope this new approach will encourage more listeners during 2017 who identify with the eclectic nature of the station’s output under a general classic rock heading, and who can help us shape the offering going forward.”
The new website will be available from Friday 10 February at www.getreadytorockradio.com
Ramblin’ Man Fair adds more artists
Ramblin’ Man Fair have recently added more artists to their bill. Supersonic Blues Machine play their first-ever UK show together with Glenn Hughes, The Kyle Gass Band, Martin Turner’s Wishbone Ash and Steve ‘N’ Seagulls.
Forthcoming festivals 2017
We list here a selection of festivals/large events taking place in the first part of the year – if your event is not listed please contact us with the details.
Bearded Theory, Catton Hall, Derbyshire 25-28 May
including SKUNK ANANSIE, SEASICK STEVE, THE ALARM, CAST, MADNESS…
The Acoustic Festival of Britain, Uttoxeter Racecourse, Staffs 2-4 June 2017
including HOWARD JONES, FAIRPORT CONVENTION, MARTIN TURNER…
Stone Free Festival, O2 Arena, London, 17 June
BLUE OYSTER CULT, RITCHIE BLACKMORE’S RAINBOW, SWEET, THE ANSWER, GUN and more…
The Steelhouse Festival, Ebbw Vale, South Wales 29-30 July 2017
including LAST IN LINE, KING KING, SAXON, BROKEN WITT REBELS, STONE BROKEN…
Ramblin’ Man, Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent 29-30 July 2017
including ZZ TOP, KANSAS, DOKKEN…
FEBRUARY-MARCH 2017 (UK)
MIKE + THE MECHANICS 14 February-28 March
JO HARMAN 16 Feb-31 March
DAVE MASON 23 February-7 March
STEVIE NIMMO 1 March -1 April
DAN REED NETWORK 1-15 March
BLACK STAR RIDERS (pictured) 2-19 March
ARW (Anderson Rabin Wakeman) 12-25 March
MONSTER TRUCK 13-22 March
THUNDER 17-31 March
FEEDER 24 March-6 April
ASH WILSON Peace & Love
Ash Wilson’s debut album – ‘Broken Machine’ – is released 21 April.
AYREON The Day The World Broke Free
Dutch multi-instrumentalist Arjen Lucassen aka AYREON has revealed his much anticipated new video ‘The Day The World Broke Free’ taken from the new album ‘The Source’ and features an array of guests including James LaBrie (Dream Theater), Simone Simons (Epica), Floor Jansen (Nightwish) plus many more.
The album is rerleased via Music Theories/Mascot 28 April.
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