Category: new album

FRANCIS ROSSI to release book and album in 201…

Francis Rossi, founder of the mighty Quo, is gearing up for a busy 2019.  Rossi, a bona fide musical legend, has confirmed the release of a collaborative album with vocalist Hannah Rickard, a brand new autobiography written with Mick Wall, and a spoken word tour that will see him and Wall tour the country discussing his Quo guitarist’s illustrious career and taking questions from fans.

‘We Talk Too Much’ is the title of the album by Rossi / Rickard – the pair met when Hannah Rickard worked with Status Quo on the hugely successful ‘Aquostic’ projects.  Reconnecting with one of Rossi’s true loves, this is a collection of Country-flavoured duets and is due for release 15 March 2019 via earMUSIC / Edel. Featuring all brand-new material, and boasting writing credits for Rossi and Rickard as well as Quo stalwart Bob Young, this album has been a true labour of love.

The new autobiography, ‘I Talk Too Much’, is to be published by Little, Brownon 14 March 2019.  This gripping brand-new book has been created in conjunction with award-winning writer and broadcaster Mick Wall, who has sold more than 1 million books.  In this explosive new memoir, the famously indiscreet Rossi reveals the true-life stories behind his unbelievable career. Painfully honest at times, the book covers the glory years, the dark days, the ups and downs of his relationship with the late Rick Parfitt and the real stories behind the creation of some of the greatest rock music of all time.

Rossi will share the extraordinary secrets of his 50-plus years in rock’n’roll when he takes to the stage for an intimate evening at 36 theatres across the UK [see below]. Kicking off on 20 March 2019 in Whitley Bay and culminating on 20 May in King’s Lynn, the ‘I Talk Too Much’ tour, will feature Francis – joined by Mick Wall – sharing some of the best Rock ’n’ Roll stories ever, accrued during an extraordinary life on the road. Expect laughter, revelations, tales involving some of the giants of music, exclusive video clips, snatches of classic tunes and a great night out. Rossi said: “This show is something new for me. It will be live and unscripted, so god knows what could happen! One thing’s for sure though, it’ll be a white-knuckle ride for me, but fans will get a real unvarnished insight into what’s happened over the years.  I’ll be taking a guitar along to demonstrate how some of those Quo classics came into being, and hopefully we’ll take a few questions from the audience too. It’s been quite a journey, there’s a lot to share.”

I Talk Too Much tour dates:

MARCH 2019

20th – Whitley Bay – Playhouse
21st – Stirling – Albert Halls
22nd – Kilmarnock – Grand Hall
23rd – Dunfermline – Carnegie Hall
24th – Greenock – Beacon Arts Centre
27th – Leamington – Royal Spa Centre
28th – Lincoln – New Theatre Royal
29th – Shrewsbury – Theatre Severn
30th – Birmingham – Town Hall
31st – Crewe – Lyceum

APRIL 2019

3rd – Richmond – Theatre
4th – Coventry – Albany Theatre
5th – Porthcawl – Grand Pavilion
6th – Brierley Hill – Civic Hall
7th – Preston – Guild Hall
24th – Bury St Edmunds – The Apex
25th – Cheltenham – Town Hall
26th – Swindon – Wyvern Theatre
27th – Watford – Colosseum
28th – Southend – Palace Theatre

MAY 2019

1st – Lancaster – Grand Theatre
2nd – Harrogate – Theatre
3rd – Newark – Palace Theatre
4th – Leeds – City Varieties
5th – Loughborough – Town Hall
8th – Reading – Hexagon
9th – Worthing – Pavilion
10th – Hayes – Beck Theatre
11th – Bromley – Churchill Theatre
12th – Wycombe – Swan Theatre
15th – Aldershot – Princes Hall
16th – Exeter – Corn Exchange
17th – Folkestone – Leas Cliff Hall
18th – Clacton – West Cliff Theatre
19th – Dartford – Orchard Theatre
20th – King’s Lynn – Corn Exchange

Norwegian artist Susanna is back with a new …

Norwegian artist Susanna is back with a new album ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’, set for release Feb 22nd via her SusannaSonata label. To create this record, Susanna has gathered a new band/a new team of musicians, called The Brotherhood of Our Lady. Largely inspired by the works of medieval Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch, the first single from the record “City of Hope” is streaming online now.

DIDO has announced her return in 2019 with her…

DIDO has announced her return in 2019 with her first album in five years and her first tour in fifteen years!

Still On My Mind will be released on March 8th while her tour will start on 26th May:

May 2019
Sun 26th  – Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
Mon 27th  – Dublin, Olympia Theatre
Wed 29th – Manchester, Albert Hall
Thur 30th – London, The Roundhouse

The Specials announce 40th anniversary tour fo…

The Specials, one of the most electrifying, influential and important bands of all time have announced a 31-date European and UK tour in support of their just announced brand new album, “Encore”. “Encore”, The Specials first new music for 37 years, will be released on February 1st via UMC /Island Records.  2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the formation of The Specials and the legendary Two-Tone label in Coventry in 1979, and also marks 10 years since the band reformed to play some of the most vital and joyous live shows in recent memory.

The full list of dates is as follows:

MARCH

29 / COLOGNE E WERK

30 / BRUSSELS ANCIENNE BELGIQUE

APRIL

2 / HAMBURG GROSSE FREIHEIT

3 / BERLIN COLUMBIAHALLE

5 / AMSTERDAM PARADISO

8 / PARIS LA CIGALE

11 / DUBLIN OLYMPIA THEATRE

15 / BOURNEMOUTH O2 ACADEMY
16 / PORTSMOUTH GUILDHALL
17 / BRIGHTON DOME
19 / PLYMOUTH PAVILIONS
20 / EXETER GREAT HALL
21 / CARDIFF UNI GREAT HALL
23 / BLACKBURN KING GEORGE’S HALL

24 / LEICESTER DE MONTFORT HALL
26 / BIRMINGHAM O2 ACADEMY
27 / LIVERPOOL OLYMPIA
28 / MANCHESTER ACADEMY
30 / LEEDS O2 ACADEMY

MAY

01 / CARLISLE SANDS CENTRE
02 / GLASGOW BARROWLAND
04 / NEWCASTLE O2 ACADEMY
05 / MIDDLESBROUGH TOWN HALL
06 / SCARBOROUGH SPA GRAND HALL

08 / SCUNTHORPE THE BATHS HALL
09 / YORK BARBICAN
10 / SHEFFIELD O2 ACADEMY
12 / CAMBRIDGE CORN EXCHANGE
13 / SOUTHEND CLIFF PAVILION
14 / MARGATE WINTER GARDENS
16 / LONDON O2 ACADEMY BRIXTON

Tickets go on general sale on Friday 2nd November at 9am GMT / 10am CET

STEVE HACKETT announces new album

Following the tremendous success of 2017′s The Night Siren (charted at #22 in Germany, #28 in the UK), legendary former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett announces the release of his new studio album At The Edge Of Light on the 25th January 2019.

At The Edge Of Light was mainly recorded in Steve’s own studio but also around the world. The album features international artists, including Durga and Loreley of Pink Floyd vocal fame with drummers Nick D’Virgilio and Simon Phillips from USA, Sheema on sitar from India, Icelandic drummer/percussionist Gulli Briem, tar player Malik Mansurov and Swedish bass player Jonas Reingold… This album also features Paul Stillwell on didgeridoo, Rob Townsend on sax, bass clarinet and duduk, Amanda Lehmann on vocals, John Hackett on flute, drummer Gary O’Toole, Roger King and Ben Fenner on keyboards, Dick Driver on double bass, violinist and viola player Christine Townsend… All magically honed and engineered by Roger King.

Avantasia announce new album – Moonglow

The wait is finally over! Tobias Sammet is pleased to announce the release of the upcoming AVANTASIA masterpiece Moonglow on February 1st 2019 through Nuclear Blast. Comprising 11 tracks, the new opus once again features several guest vocalists. This time round, Tobias worked not only with well-known faces such as Ronnie Atkins, Jørn Lande, Eric Martin, Geoff Tate, Michael Kiske or Bob Catley but also with new singers like Candice Night, Hansi Kürsch as well as Mille Petrozza who help to vitalize the new AVANTASIA record.

Comments Tobias Sammet, “It’s alive! After more than two years of hard work – and what felt like 71 overnight shifts back to back recently – we’re ready to unleash »Moonglow« upon the universe. I believe it’s the most adorned and detailed album we’ve ever produced. Not over ambitious, but there is a lot of love for detail in there. AVANTASIA is the ultimate playground for a musician’s wildest fantasies to come true: Celtic elements, world music elements, big choirs, atmospheric stuff, amazing guest vocal performances and of course all that wrapped up in what I consider to be the typical AVANTASIA sound. Someone in the music business just told me that the embellished nature of the sound makes it hard to market it, it doesn’t fit in the contemporary musical landscape and "if you take a look around, no one really sounds like that.” – EXACTLY! THANK YOU! I can’t wait to release »Moonglow«, take my friends of the AVANTASIA family and hit the road for the big Moonglow World Tour.“

Papa Roach return with two new tracks from the…

Papa Roach return with two new tracks from their upcoming 10th album. Watch the video for Who Do You Trust above and stream Renegade Music through your preferred service of choice: https://paparoach.ffm.to/renegademusic

METAL CHURCH to release new album this Decembe…

West coast metal veterans METAL CHURCH will release their 12th full length studio album Damned If You Do via Nuclear Blast Records on December 7th 2018 (Rat Pak Records/America & King Records/Japan). The latest release is the follow-up to their highly successful 2016 album XI, which saw the return of legendary front man Mike Howe.

Sigh are back with new album Heir to Despair o…

Sigh are back with new album Heir to Despair on 16th November via Candlelight Records – stream new track ‘Homo Homini Lupus’ above…

Heavy/ slow duo, BISMUTH have confirmed detail…

Heavy/ slow duo, BISMUTH have confirmed details of their upcoming album, titled The Slow Dying of the Great Barrier Reef. The album will be released on November 2 via a collaboration between four independent labels; Dry Cough (UK), Rope or Guillotine (NL), Medusa Crush (CA), and Tartarus Records (NL) will jointly share release duties. 

The Slow Dying of the Great Barrier Reef is a two song opus with quite self explanatory subject matter, lyric-wise. Outside of the band, Tanya Byrne, is a volcanologist with a passion for environmental science. She explains:

“The current political discourse on how to reduce our impact on ecosystems is stuck in semantics, all while these systems degrade. I believe we can reduce our impact, and I am hopeful that solutions will be found. However, many of these solutions are halted, while governments argue over who is to blame. The album title makes reference to the fact that climate change is affecting this habitat extremely, and inaction is one of the biggest causes of it’s decline." 

BISMUTH will be touring throughout November in support of The Slow Dying of the Great Barrier Reef, including dates with Canadian duo Vile Creature.

BISMUTH UK tour dates:

23.11 – Nottingham
24.11 – Manchester
25.11 – Glasgow
26.11 – Edinburgh
27.11 – Liverpool
28.11 – Leeds
29.11 – Birmingham
30.11 – Cardiff
01.12 – London
02.12 – Bristol
03.12 – Brighton