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In what promises to be one of the biggest tours of next year EVANESCENCE and WITHIN TEMPTATION confirmed they have joined forces for  WORLDS COLLIDE.

Tues 7th            UK, London, The O2

Tickets on sale 20th September

Released 18th October 2019 on Killing Joke Records / Cadiz Music

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I was very excited to get a listen to this release: I have fond memories of being at this show and it marked a unique period for the band. 

With original drummer “Big” Paul Ferguson and bassist Youth coming back into the Killing Joke family in recent years, the band were a very different sounding animal around this time. The tour was centered around the band’s 2003 album, often referred to as “Killing Joke 2003”. The drum duties were handled by Mr Dave Grohl (yes, that one) and, given its age, it’s an album that has really stood the test of time in KJ history.

With the band in my opinion taking a slightly more commercial approach to their song writing at the time, and with the now sadly departed Paul Raven rejoining the band, this was a very exciting time to be a Killing Joke fan. For this tour (and indeed, this album) Ted Parsons was brought in to play drums. I have a lot of respect for Ted: his CV is up there with some of the best, but, for me, he just never seemed to gel as much as other KJ drummers have over the years.

That being said, this was a very enjoyable listen. The band have left the odd bum note and imperfection in the mix but, as most fans will tell you, it’s often the imperfections that make Killing Joke what they are. The double cd contains 18 tracks spanning through Killing Joke’s career that point and features many of the classics the band still play to this day. It’s worth remembering that this recording is from 15 years ago now. Since then, the band have gone from strength to strength. There are many live recordings of the band in its current guise, but this was a welcome reminder of how it was…many, many moons ago.

Available on double CD and limited edition vinyl/DVD

London, 6th July 2019

Having hinted that Ministry would be coming to an end in recent years, it was a surprise to see the band not only put out a new record, but also embark on a full European Tour. Tonight, that tour pulled into London for a show at the Shepherds Bush Empire; quite an intimate set up for a band who many fans regard as the true anti-hero originators of Industrial Rock.

The venue is nice and full and, with the famous Ministry video-screen  Back Drop in place, the crowd awaits to see the bands latest incantation. Led as always by Uncle Al Jourgensen the band begin a set that basically consisted of 2 parts. 

The first was dominated (unsurprisingly) by the band’s latest studio album Amerikkkant, which is received very well. Ministry sound great and it’s really nice to see Al looking well and enjoying his interactions with the crowd.

The second part of the set however, is what most die-hard fans came to see or, as Al said, “Time for the Doggy Treats”. Here we got many examples of why this band had and continue to have such an impact on fans and fellow musicians alike. “N.W.O”, “Just One Fix”, "Thieves” and “Stigmata” are all shredded to perfection. It was also great to hear “Jesus built my Hotrod”, a song i have not heard the band play live in years. 

All in all, a great night of nostalgia mixed with a comforting feeling that a band you love can still deliver. Even after all these years.

After two hugely successful years, Community Festival returns to Finsbury Park on 30th June 2019 with The Kooks, Blossoms, The Amazons, Kate Nash, Gerry Cinnamon, Don Broco, Sea Girls, The Hunna and more heading to the defining summer celebration of guitar music.

Tickets for the one-day music festival Community are priced at £40 (booking fees apply) and on sale now:
www.Communityfestival.london@CommunityLDN

Due to overwhelming demand, and to accommodate as many registered Verified Fan code holders as possible, Live Nation has confirmed an additional 3 MADONNA MADAME X concerts 12, 13 & 15 February at the London Palladium.

Tickets for the newly announced dates will go on sale Wednesday, 29-May at 9am giving confirmed Verified Fans (including Citi Card holders and Icon Legacy members) a further chance to access tickets to these rare and intimate shows.  Any Verified Fan who was unable to purchase tickets throughout the weekend, may use the Ticketmaster code provided to access tickets to the 3 new dates just announced. There is a ticket limit of 4tickets per person.

Madonna performances in London are now confirmed as 26, 27, 29, 30 January and 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 & 11 February, with added shows on 12, 13 & 15 February 2020.

Following last week’s heralded announcement that Madonna will perform a series of rare and intimate performances exclusively in theatres, Madonna, Live Nation and Maverick today unveiled the dates for her appearances at the iconic London Palladium giving fans the opportunity to see her like never before with shows confirmed on 26, 27, 29, 30 January and 1 and 2 February 2020.

To ensure fans have the best access, Verified Fan is in effect for Madonna’s Madame X tickets at the London Palladium. Fans may unlock ticket access by registering today through Thursday, 16 May (4pm BST) at ticketmaster.co.uk/Madonna.  With Verified Fan, a simple registration is all it takes to get verified for the opportunity to access tickets when they become available to Verified Fans on Friday, 24-May at 9am BST. Verified Fan does not guarantee a ticket but does enable all fans an equal chance to access on a first come, first-served basis. Tickets will be limited to 4 tickets per person.

ICON is Madonna’s official fan club. Lifetime Legacy members of ICON may register from Monday, 13 May (6AM BST) through Thursday, 16 May (4PM BST) to become a Verified Fan and receive first access to tickets when they become available to Verified ICON members on Monday, 20 May at 9AM BST. Icon presale runs through Tuesday, 21 May (4PM BST). Complete details at: www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Madonna.

After two hugely successful years, Community Festival returns to Finsbury Park on 30th June 2019 with The Kooks, Blossoms, The Amazons, Kate Nash, Gerry Cinnamon, Don Broco, Sea Girls, The Hunna and more heading to the defining summer celebration of guitar music.

Tickets for the one-day music festival Community are priced at £40 (booking fees apply) and on sale now
www.Communityfestival.london
@CommunityLDN

[Photo credit: Al Overdrive]

The burning question on everybody’s lips is just who the hell are Glitter Machine? So why not do yourselves a favour and give them a listen. The band release a single – Black Bird on 12th April and their first Live show will be at The Lexington in London on Saturday 18th May.

Jawbreaker, the seminal American punk rock band, have announced details of their first UK show in 25 years, taking place at O2 Academy Brixton, London on Saturday 27th April 2019.

Tickets go on sale Friday November 30th at 10:00am

Acclaimed DJ Black Coffee has announced a headline show for Feb 2019 at London’s O2 Academy Brixton. Tickets go on sale on 23rd November at 10am.