Another bundle of live dates for you to go mad spending your cash on tickets for. Go on, you know it makes sense – keep music live!
Tell me that’s not a brilliant line-up. Onslaught return to home soil celebrating the 30th anniversary of their legendary opus The Force, while Beholder will be delivering tracks from their highly acclaimed Reflections album which has taken the band to the next level. Joining them are the excellent Anihilated who we’ve enjoyed at Wildfire and Bloodstock and who are also playing the upcoming Padfest3 event.
All dates are in November (*=not Beholder / **=Onslaught only):
- 2nd SOUTHAMPTON – Talking Heads *
- 3rd GRIMSBY – Yardbirds *
- 4th LIMERICK – Dolans
- 5th DUBLIN – Voodoo
- 6th BELFAST – Limelight2
- 7th DERBY – Hairy Dog
- 9th SWANSEA – The Scene *
- 10th EDINBURGH – Bannermans
- 11th GLASGOW – Audio
- 12th KETTERING – Athletic Club **
- 13th MANCHESTER -Rebellion
- 14th BIRMINGHAM – Rainbow
- 15th BANBURY – Wheatsheaf
- 16th CHESTER – Live Room
- 17th CARDIFF – Globe
- 18th BRISTOL – Fleece
- 19th LONDON – Titanfest
Following an appearance at the Rockaway Beach Festival (UK) on October 8th, Killing Joke will embark on an extensive headline European tour over the autumn / winter period; a 25-date run of shows starting in Ireland on October 30th and concluding in Belgium on December 5th, taking in 16 different territories along the way.
During the tour – on Friday, November 4th – the band will head the cast of a special London show at the O2 Academy in Brixton; this anticipated event will take place under ‘The Great Gathering’ banner, with carefully selected support acts to be announced in due course. The UK and Irish dates of the tour are as follows:
- 30 – Dublin, the Academy (Ireland)
- 31 – Belfast, the Limelight (UK)
- 3 – Colchester, Arts Centre (UK)
- 4 – London, Brixton Academy (UK – ‘The Great Gathering’)
You can’t beat a bit of ska (see what I did there?) and to prove it, the genre will be taking Holmfirth by the throat and making it dance on Saturday 30th July at the Picturedrome.
One of the biggest bands of the 2-Tone movement, The Beat present a wall of sound that transcends time and ska fusion rhythms to ignite a crowd. The 2016 line-up features Ranking Roger and Ranking Junior on vocals with Oscar Harrison on drums, Andy Pearson and Steve Harper on guitars.
The Beat are known the world over for a string of hit singles, including “Mirror in the Bathroom”, “Too Nice To Talk To”, “Can’t Get Used To Losing You”, “Hands off She’s Mine” and “All Out To Get You”. Their songs of peace, love and unity fuse ska, pop, reggae and punk rock and their dynamic live show.
Doors are at 4:30 and you can get tickets from the box office (08444 780898) or via Eventim for a bargain £20.
Nashville natives, so therefore legally bound to be country-influenced, The Cadillac Three have announced a new album due out on August 5th. Not hanging around, they’re celebrating the release of Bury Me In My Boots with a swathe of UK dates in November (as well as playing Ramblin’ Man Festival on July 24th). Dig out those cowboy boots and brush up on your line dancing!
- 5TH – MANCHESTER, O2 RITZ
- 6TH – LONDON, O2 SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE
- 7TH – CAMBRIDGE, JUNCTION
- 9TH – GLASGOW, O2 ABC
- 10TH – BIRMINGHAM, O2 ACADEMY
- 11TH – BRISTOL, O2 ACADEMY