ARfm News (97)

Catch up with rock and metal news here on ARfm, from around the world, including new releases, tours and more!

ARfm and Just Say Yes are proud to announce that BlackStar Amplification are sponsoring the event by providing the backline for the artists appearing at the JSY/ ARfm Rock January event on 30th January 2016 at The Spot in Derby.

Dont forget Tickets for the event are available. Cick HERE to purchase your tickets.

 

GLENN HUGHES, the legendary ‘Voice of Rock’, is extending his 2015 Solo Tour with new shows in the UK, spanning mid October into November. Joining Hughes for his UK shows will be Doug Aldrich (Revolution Saints, formerly Whitesnake, Dio).

The concerts will showcase highlights from Glenn's colorful career including Trapeze, Deep Purple, Black Country Communion, California Breed, along with his solo material.

"It's always a great pleasure for me to play in the UK,” says Hughes. “I have lived in Los Angeles most of my life, but my career started back in the UK.”

Support for the tour is Jared James Nichols who recently released his debut album Old Glory & The Wild Revival.

The final announcement for Rockingham Live took place on The Steve Price Rock Show on Saturday 20th June. What a line-up it has turned out to be!

Added to the final line-up of the inaugaral Rockingham festival were Jim Peterik, Romeo's Daughter, Care Of Night, Serpentine and the long awaited return to the UK for the Sunday night headliners Dokken.

This is going to be an amazing weekend of fine melodic rock at Nottingham Rock City on October 23rd, 24th & 25th. For more information on Rockingham and ticket details click here.

They’re Coming!!! The Unchained Rock Show - Download 2015 Review Shows


And so the bands have played, the punters have gone and The Unchained Rock Show’s Steve Harrison has returned from Download 2015. He has braved the elements and battled the forces of nature to bring his unique views, in a series of review shows featuring his and your favourite tracks from the bands that played. Also a plethora of interviews with some of the bands from this fantastic festival, includingHerman Li from Dragonforce, Ali Richardson from Sylosis & Bleed From Within and Jacob & Tim from The One Hundred who all feature in his first of three special shows.

Checkout some of the Scenes from the Festival!

 Dragonforce & Babymetal / Download 2015 - Photographer Danny North 

Sylosis / Download 2015 - Photographer Gobinda Jhitter

The One Hundred / Download 2015 - Photographer Richard Johnson

And some familiar faces to the ARfm Team

Main Arena / Download 2015 - Photographer Andrew Whitton

Tune in to The Unchained Rock Show – Downlod 2015 Special Part 1 on Thursday 25th June at 9pm on ARfm.

For clips of Download Festival 2015 checkout the official Download Festival Youtube Channel Here!

 

JSY/ARFM Have just announced NEWMAN being added to the line-up for the Rock January event at The Spot, Derby on 30th January 2016. Event organiser Sue said 'With an extensive career spanning 3 decades we are overjoyed that Steve and the band will be playing this event.'

Also confirmed are, HAND OF DIMES, CRIMES OF PASSION (C.O.P UK) and FAHRAN with more announcements due very soon as well as all the details you need to make this a fantastic day!

Check out this space for more details soon!

MONSTER ENERGY PRESENTS...

THE DEBUT UK ‘CARNIVAL OF MADNESS’ TOUR

The US touring spectacle, ‘Carnival Of Madness’ is set to make its debut appearance on UK shores in 2016, sponsored by Monster Energy. Established in 2010, the tour has seen an array of hard rock talent join the parade in years prior, including Alter Bridge, Papa Roach, Evanescence and In This Moment over in the US, but now it’s the UK’s turn in the spotlight with a fresh batch of bands!

Heading up the ‘Carnival...’ invasion on this side of the pond will be Kentucky rockers, BLACK STONE CHERRY, who announce this news as they ready to headline Stage Two at this year’s Download Festival. Special guests on the run are SHINEDOWN, who will release their fifth studio album via Atlantic Records this Autumn. Rounding out the bill are hot property, HALESTORM, and opening the evening are newcomers HIGHLY SUSPECT.

BLACK STONE CHERRY embrace returning to the UK once again, commenting “We are beyond excited and honoured to return to the UK to headline the UK’s first ever Carnival Of Madness Tour!  The UK is a very special place for us, and to be able to return in this way after our first arena tour in 2014 is a testament to where our fans have taken us.  We don't take it for granted!  With Highly Suspect, Halestorm, and Shinedown rounding out this incredible bill, you will for sure get your ass kicked like never before!  Seriously...we're comin’ for ya!  Much love from your favorite Kentucky gentlemen!”

After such a fantastic show and your amazing support earlier this year, we've decided to do it all again! Just announced, the first band for ARfm/ Just Say Yes Charity event fundraiser on 30th January 2016 at The Spot in Derby.

Joining the superb Hand of Dimes featuring the amazing vocal talents of Nev Macdonald is the band Fahran, having graced the stages at Download and Bloodstock are playing the ARfm event in January. Announced this week as well, are Crimes of Passion (C.O.P UK), with their latest album completed and set for release later this year, we look forward to them playing a blistering set!

Keep your eyes and ears peeled for more great band announcements and details soon! In the meantime click the link to the Facebook Event Link here and let us know you are coming!

The award-winning, legendary guitarist Michael Schenker will embark on a nationwide UK tour with his band Temple of Rock starting at the Bilston Robin in Wolverhampton on Wednesday 20th January 2016.

Schenker will perform tracks from his current studio album Spirit On A Mission which features the singles Vigilante Man and Live and Let Live.

Spirit On A Mission is a rapturous, explosive collection of brand new songs steeped in shades of dark and light. Musically and lyrically, the new album shows a re-energised guitarist at the top of his game, surrounded by some of the best musicians in rock. The new album features twelve classic rock guitar-driven songs that highlight Schenker’s distinctive and dynamic guitar playing, valiantly underpinned by the ferocious rhythm section of Herman Rarebell and Francis Buchholz, the same rhythm section that originally performed together on the Scorpions’ 1979 album Lovedrive.

Scottish vocalist Doogie White, who co-wrote the album with Schenker, soars across every song, and stamps his personality with every note and phrase, while Wayne Findlay adds a new level to Schenker’s classic sound with his Dean 7-string guitar and keyboard arrangements.

MICHAEL SCHENKER – JANUARY 2016 UK TOUR

BILSTON ROBIN                                WEDNESDAY JANUARY 20
HOLMFIRTH PICTUREDROME           THURSDAY JANUARY 21
EDINBURGH QUEEN’S HALL             FRIDAY JANUARY 22
INVERNESS IRON WORKS               SATURDAY JANUARY 23
GATESHEAD SAGE                          MONDAY JANUARY 25
LIVEPOOL ACADEMY                      TUESDAY JANUARY 26
MANCHESTER ACADEMY 2             THURSDAY JANUARY 28
NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY               FRIDAY JANUARY 29
ISLINGTON ASSEMBLY HALL          SATURDAY JANUARY 30

Legendary artist and performer and the hardest working guitarist in the business, Joe Satriani is proud to announce that Award-winning South African guitarist and singer-songwriter Dan Patlansky will be special guest on his Shockwave November 2015 UK Tour.

The news follows the UK release Dan Patlansky’s new album Dear Silence Thieves on April 27, the same day he performs a special album launch showcase concert at London’s The Borderline, followed by dates at Sheffield Greystones (April 28), York Fibbers (April 30) and Poole’s Mr Kyps (May 7). Check out Dan's latest video for 'Backbite' on our Home page Gallery.

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