I am open to ideas regarding cloning as there are now officially too many shows for me to go to.
Richmond Virginia’s speed metal punks Municipal Waste have today been confirmed for the 2017 instalment of the infamous Persistance Tour – which will bring the five piece to London venue The Forum on 29th January 2017 – as part of an 11 date European run. The tour will kick off on January 18th in Berlin, Germany – taking the band across 6 countries before wrapping up at the renowned north London venue. They will be playing alongside New York hardcore legends Agnostic Front, the ‘fathers of crossover thrash’ Suicidal Tendencies and Detriot metallic hardcore veterans Walls Of Jericho.
More bands to be announced, tickets on sale now!
A reminder of De Staat’s UK tour in October 2016. The tour supports their 2016 album O, available now through Caroline. The band have recently supported Muse across Germany, Portugal, Spain, Austria, Switzerland and Italy. The UK dates will be the band’s first shows since a Barfly show in March that sold out two months in advance! Full UK dates are as follows:
- Tuesday 18th October 2016 Louisiana, Bristol
- Wednesday 19th October 2016 Soup Kitchen, Manchester
- Thursday 20th Octoberr 2016 King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
- Friday 21st October 2016 Bodega, Nottingham
- Saturday 22nd October 2016 Oslo, London
Tickets are on sale now.
Barb Wire Dolls
I think our photographer Gary’s blood pressure just spiked… Punk/grunge/metal rebels Barb Wire Dolls have announced a handful of UK dates in support of their recent album Desperate. Fronted by the whip-smart vocal and fashion icon Isis Queen (named after the Greek Goddess herself), Barb Wire Dolls intelligently weave sub-genres of punk, grunge, and metal, producing an urgent sound that is truly unique.
- Wed 12th Oct London, Camden Assembly
- Fri 14th Oct Leeds, Temple Of Boom
- Sat 15th Oct Edinburgh, Bannermans
- Sun 16th Oct Glasgow, Stereo
- Mon 17th Oct Liverpool, Krazyhouse
- Tue 18th Oct Birmingham, O2 Academy 3
Boomtown Fair welcomes The TiPS for a one-off appearance as the band play their mix of reggae, rock, punk and soul. The band will play Chinatown Courtyard, Boomtown Fair at 8pm on Friday 12th August. Bassist Philil Pfaff says:
After playing our first two shows in the UK, we are more than stoked to have the opportunity to come back so soon. Boomtown sounds like one of the craziest festivals in the world – It’s really diverse and we can’t wait to be there!
Sons of Texas
Hard rock act Sons of Texas have been added to the bill for Soil’s upcoming European dates, including the UK. They’ll be promoting their very well received debut album Baptized In the Rio Grande throughout the November dates.
- Mon 07 Nov 2016 Southampton, Engine Rooms
- Tue 08 Nov Brighton, Concorde
- Wed 09 Nov Bristol, The Fleece
- Thu 10 Nov Reading, Sub 89
- Fri 11 Nov Plymouth, The Hub
- Sat 12 Nov Barnstaple, The Factory
- Sun 13 Nov Cardiff, The Globe
- Tue 15 Nov London, Islington Academy
- Wed 16 Nov Norwich, Waterfront
- Thu 17 Nov Manchester, Sound Control
- Fri 18 Nov Sheffield, Corporation
- Sat 19 Nov Birmingham, O2 Institute 2
- Sun 20 Nov Newcastle, Riverside
- Tue 22 Nov Glasgow, Cathouse
- Wed 23 Nov Hull, The Welly
- Thu 24 Nov York, Fibbers
- Fri 25 Nov Chester, The Live Rooms
- Sat 26 Nov Milton Keynes, Crauford Arms