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David Randall caught up with The Treatment’s Mitchel Emms after the first night of the current tour.  In this exclusive feature Mitch describes his own musical development against the background of a difficult music industry and the rising force that is The Treatment.  With tracks from their current album, ‘Generation Me’. (53:39)

The Treatment - Steelhouse Festival - Ebbw Vale, S.Wales, 25 July 2015
Photo: Darren Griffiths/GRTR!

Critically acclaimed hard rockers The Treatment started their 14-date UK tour on 27 April at Norwich Waterfront.  The tour continues until 13 May when they play London’s O2 Islington Academy.  Special guest on the tour is The Amorettes.

The band’s latest album ‘Generation Me’ was released by Frontiers Music SRL  in March.  It is their third album and the first to feature new lead singer Mitchel Emms and new guitarist Tao Grey.

The Treatment

The band formed in Cambridge in 2008 and Get Ready to ROCK!’s Jason Ritchie described the new album: “…with a new vocalist coupled with a set of catchy hard rock tunes, this is their best album to date and one with plenty to entertain rock fans of all ages”.  It has been in regular rotation on the website’s radio station for several weeks.

The band’s debut album was released in 2011 – This Might Hurt – and since then they have played numerous festivals including Sonisphere, Download and most recently, Steelhouse, and toured extensively with Alice Cooper, Steel Panther, Kiss, Motley Crue, Slash, and W.A.S.P.

Line-Up: Mitchel Emms (vocals)/ Tagore Grey (guitar)/ Tao Grey (guitar)/ Dhani Mansworth (drums)/ Rick ‘Swoggle’ Newman (bass)

Tour dates

The Asylum 2 Birmingham
Friday 29th April 2016
Tickets £10
Box Office No: 08444 77 1000
Book Online: seetickets.com
38-43 Hampton St, Birmingham B19 3LS
www.theasylumvenue.co.uk
Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach
Saturday 30 April 2016
Tickets: £10 advance
Box Office: 029 2023 2199
Book Online: www.seetickets.com/go/thetreatmentcardiff
11 Womanby Street, Cardiff, CF10 1BR

https://clwb.net/

Sheffield Corporation
Sunday 1 May 2016
Tickets: £10 advance
Box Office: 0114 276 0262
Book Online: www.corporation.org.uk
Milton Street, Sheffield, S1 4JU
www.corporation.org.uk
O2 Academy2 Oxford
Monday 2 May 2016
Tickets: £10 advance
Box Office: 01865 813 500
Book Online: www.ticketweb.co.uk
190 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1UE
www.o2academyoxford.co.uk
Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Wednesday 4 May 2016
Tickets: £10 advance
Box Office: 023 9286 3911
Book Online: www.musicglue.com/the-wedgewood-rooms
147-B Albert Road, Portsmouth, Southsea, PO4 0JW
www.wedgewood-rooms.co.uk
Leeds – The Key Club
Thursday 5 May 2016
Tickets: £10 advance
Tickets: www.lunatickets.co.uk
66 Merrion Street, Leeds, LS2 8LW
www.thekeyclubleeds.com
Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
Friday 6 May 2016
Tickets: £10 advance
Box Office: 0870 320 7000
Book Online: www.wolvescivic.co.uk,
www.ticketmaster.co.uk
Broad Street, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV1 1HP
www.wolvescivic.co.uk
The Sugarmill – Stoke-On-Trent
Saturday 7 May 2016
Tickets: £10 advance
Box Office: 0115 896 0163
Ticket Link: www.thesugarmill.co.uk/tickets.htm
Brunswick St, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 1DR
www.thesugarmill.co.uk
O2 Academy2 Newcastle
Monday 9 May 2016
Tickets: £10 advance
Box Office: 0191 260 2020
Book Online: www.ticketweb.co.uk
Westgate Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 1SW
www.o2academynewcastle.co.uk
Glasgow Stereo
Tuesday 10 May 2016
Tickets: £10 advance
Box Office: 08444 999 990
Book Online: www.gigsinscotland.com
22-28 Renfield Lane, Glasgow?, G2 6PH
www.stereocafebar.com
Satan’s Hollow – Manchester
Wednesday 11 May 2016
Tickets: £10 advance
Box Office Phone Number: 0871 220 0260
Book Online: www.seetickets.com
101 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 6DD
www.facebook.com/satanshollowmanchester
Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Thursday 12 May 2016
Ticket Price: £10 advance
Box Office: 0844 871 8819, 0115 896 4456
Book Online: www.alt-tickets.co.uk
25 Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 5LB
www.rescuerooms.com
London O2 Academy Islington
Friday 13 May 2016
Tickets: £14 advance
Box Office: 08444 771 000
Book Online: www.academymusicgroup.com/o2academyislington/events/music
N1 Centre, 16 Parkfield Street, Islington, London, N1 0PS
www.academymusicgroup.com/o2academyislington
Frontiers Rock Festival, Trezzo, Milan
Saturday 23 April
Nordic Noise Festival, Denmark
Saturday 14 May

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In August 2014 Get Ready to ROCK! Radio chatted to Chris Daughtry who revealed that Rick Astley was an early influence… (7:10)

Daughtry 2016

Daughtry UK tour starts 21 May, extra Glasgow date, and VIP package competition!

Due to phenomenal demand multi-platinum selling recording artist Daughtry have recently announced an additional Glasgow date to their UK tour in May.

After selling out their first show at Glasgow O2 ABC in just under an hour, the band will perform a second date at the venue on Wednesday May 25. Tickets for Birmingham, Manchester and London are still available but selling fast!

If you are unlucky, from 16 April (Record Store Day) until 8 May we have a competition for four lucky winners to bag a VIP package which will include a pair of tickets to their gig of choice, Meet and Greet and priority access, and a selection of merchandise.

The band returns to the UK after their sold-out tour in 2014 which saw them play two highly sought out sold-out shows back to back at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire followed by another sold-out show at the Roundhouse in March 2015.

The UK tour comes after the release of their first greatest hits record entitled It’s Not Over…The Hits So Far 19 Recordings/RCA Records. The greatest hits compilation features one brand new track from the group “Torches” as well as all the hits to date.

UK Tour dates
May 21, Birmingham, O2 Academy
May 22, Manchester, Academy
May 24, Glasgow, O2 ABC *SOLD OUT
May 25, Glasgow, O2 ABC * NEW DATE
May 27, London, Eventim Apollo

Competition (closes 8 May 2016)


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Magnum

Melodic hard rockers Magnum start the UK leg of their European tour on 11 May in Southampton.

The band released their latest studio album – ‘Sacred Blood “Divine” Lies’ in February and Get Ready to ROCK! described it as “fresh, relevant and, yes, even redolent of the glory days”.

Get Ready to ROCK! Radio is replaying several features in May showcasing the band’s music.  On Thursday 28 April at 22:00 GMT there is a chance to hear ‘Vintage Rare – Magnum’ featuring several rarities from the 1970s and alternate versions.

“Magnum in the 1990s” (Sunday 1 May, 18:00 GMT) traces the band’s progress in a difficult decade which saw their split in 1995 and reconstitution in Hard Rain which also was a first outing for current bass player Al Barrow.

“Magnum in the Millennium” (Sunday 8 May, 18:00 GMT) brings the story up to date, reflecting the revival of the band’s fortunes and featuring an archive interview from 2011.  Signed to SPV, in the last decade they have gone from strength to strength.

In 2012 Magnum were appointed “Ambassadors” for GRTR! coinciding with the website’s 10th anniversary and the band’s 40th (The beginnings of the band can be traced back to 1972).  Their first recordings were made in 1974 and a single was released in 1975.  It was three years later that Magnum released their debut album on Jet Records ‘Kingdom Of Madness’.

UK Tour Dates
11th May  SOUTHAMPTON The Brook
12th May CARDIFF Tramshed
13th May LONDON Islington Assembly Hall
14th May OXFORD 02 Academy
16th May NORWICH Waterfront
17th May NOTTINGHAM Rock City
19th May BIRMINGHAM 02 Institute
20th May HOLMFIRTH Picturedome
21st May MANCHESTER Academy 2
22nd May NEWCASTLE 02 Academy
24th May ABERDEEN Garage
25th May GLASGOW Garage
27th May BELFAST Limelight 1
29th May BRISTOL 02 Academy
30th May LEAMINGTON SPA Assembly

Album review (Sacred Blood “Divine” Lies)


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Feature video
DAN REED NETWORK Divided

Dan Reed Network previewed this track on their March UK tour.  The album – ‘Fight Another Day’ is out 3 June via Frontiers Music.

Album review


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Here’s a quick round-up of some key 2016 festival events – for more information about tours/festivals see our upcoming section

Great British Rock & Blues Festival, Skegness 22-24 January
Review

Giants Of Rock, Minehead 29-31 January
Review

Hard Rock Hell AOR, Pwllheli, 10-13 March
Review

Hammerfest, Pwllheli, 10-13 March
Review

Hard Rock Hell Prog, Pwllheli, 17-20 March
Review

Bearded Theory Festival, Catton Hall, South Derbyshire 26-29 May

PUBLIC IMAGE LTD,  LEVELLERS, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, SQUEEZE,  BILLY BRAGG, KILLING JOKE, TERRORVISION and more

Acoustic Festival of Britain, Uttoxeter Racecourse 3-5 June

THE BLOCKHEADS, KING KING, NELL BRYDEN, MIDGE URE, JUDIE TZUKE and more

Download, Donington Park, 10-12 June

RAMMSTEIN, BLACK SABBATH, IRON MAIDEN, NIGHTWISH and more

7 bands to Watch

Stone Free, The O2, London 18-19 June

ALICE COOPER, THE DARKNESS, BLACKBERRY SMOKE, RICK WAKEMAN, MARILLION, STEVE HACKETT and more to be announced.

Be Prog! My Friend, Poble Espanyol, Barcelona, Spain 1-2 July

STEVEN WILSON, OPETH, MAGMA, BETWEEN THE BURIED & ME, ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN, THE PINEAPPLE THIEF and more

Cornbury Music Festival, Oxfordshire 8-10 July

WILKO JOHNSON, THE DUNWELLS and more

SOS Festival, Prestwich, Manchester 15-17 July

ABSOLVA, ATTICA RAGE, KNOCK OUT KAINE, MASSIVE WAGONS and more

Chagstock Festival, Whiddon Down, Devon 22-23 July

DONOVAN, THE STRANGLERS, THE BLOCKHEADS, FEROCIOUS DOG and more

Ramblin’ Man Fair, Mote Park, Maidstone, 23-24 July

WHITESNAKE (SATURDAY HEADLINERS), BLACK STONE CHERRY (SUNDAY HEADLINERS), THIN LIZZY, AIRBOURNE, EUROPE, THUNDER, GINGER WILDHEART, SEBASTIAN BACH, GINGER BAKER’S AIRFORCE 3, PURSON, CADILLAC THREE, THE GRAVELTONES, PROCOL HARUM, URIAH HEEP, HAWKWIND, VON HERTZEN BROTHERS, BLURRED VISION, THE FIERCE AND THE DEAD, FROST*, IO EARTH, THE WHITE BUFFALO, LIFE SIGNS, HAYSEED DIXIE, WALTER TROUT, KING KING, THE KENTUCKY HEADHUNTERS, HEADSPACE, INGLORIOUS, THE ZOMBIES, WARREN HAYNES, SIMO, TAX THE HEAT, THE SUPERSUCKERS, SONS OF ROYALTY

Steelhouse Festival, Ebbw Vale, South Wales, 23-24 July

THUNDER, THE DARKNESS, THE DEAD DAISIES, BLUES PILLS, GINGER WILDHEART’S HEY! HELLO!, TAX THE HEAT, TERRORVISION, TOSELAND, VON HERTZEN BROTHERS, VEGA and others

A New Day Festival, Mt Ephraim Gardens, Faversham, Kent, 5-7 August

JETHRO TULL’S IAN ANDERSON, THE STRANGLERS, WILKO JOHNSON, STEELEYE SPAN, FOCUS, CURVED AIR, CARAVAN, MARTIN BARRE BAND and others

Cropredy, Oxfordshire, 11-13 August

FAIRPORT CONVENTION, STEELEYE SPAN, RALPH McTELL, GRYPHON, HAYSEED DIXIE and more to be announced.

Down To The Woods, Hardwick Hall Hotel, County Durham, 13 August

PRIMAL SCREAM, ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN and more to be announced.


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