PANIC! AT THE DISCO AT THE BARROWLANDS BALLROOM

A collection of photos from Panic! At The Disco‘s wonderful set at the Barrowlands, Glasgow is up now for your viewing pleasure – check ’em out!

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FIRST BANDS FOR HEVY FEST!

One of the most successful festivals to emerge in the past few years, Hevy Festival, has announced  their first slew of bands of their fourth year of the festival, which will once again be held at t Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Kent from August 3rd-6th 2012.

Converge | Will Haven | Protest The Hero | Deaf Havana | A Wilhelm Scream | Verse | The Chariot | Deez Nuts | Set Your Goals | Trapped Under Ice | Pianos Become The Teeth | Balance and Composure | Sharks | Last Witness | Crocus

Weekend tickets are on sale now, costing £96, including access to the animal park.

MORE BANDS FOR HIT THE DECK

The second wave of bands has now been released for Nottingham’s Hit The Deck Festival in April 2012. The newly announced bands are:

Cancer Bats | Arse Full Of Chips | Bat Sabbath | Bury Tomorrow | Campus | The Dangerous Summer | Heights | I Am The Avalanche | Perry Bryan (Acoustic) | Rolo Tomassi | Spycatcher | Straight Lines | TRC | Verses | William Bailey (Acoustic)

Tickets are on sale now from Alt Tickets and cost £20

BLINK-182 ANNOUNCE SUPPORT ACTS FOR UK TOUR

Pop punkers Blink-182 are arriving on UK shores this June to make good on their postponed summer 2011 tour. At the loss of Surrey quintet You Me At Six, Four Year Strong are joined on the support bill by fellow US rockers All American Rejects, the lads from The Blackout and Glaswegians Twin Atlantic. Not all of the bands are playing all of the dates, so be sure to check below to see who’s playing your date

The band have also added a new date to the summer line-up at on 7th July at Bournemouth BIC. Tickets for this date will be available from Friday 27th of January through usual ticket outlets and go live from 9:00am.

Full UK Tour Dates and which support acts will be performing:

07.06 – NIA, Birmingham  – All American Rejects and Four Year Strong
08.06 – O2 Arena, London  – All American Rejects and Four Year Strong
09.06 – O2 Arena, London – All American Rejects and Twin Atlantic
12.06 – The O2, Dublin – All American Rejects and Four Year Strong
13.06 – Odyssey Arena, Belfast – All American Rejects and Four Year Strong
15.06 – Arena, Manchester – All American Rejects and Twin Atlantic
16.06 – LG Arena, Birmingham  – All American Rejects and Twin Atlantic
17.06 – Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield – All American Rejects and Twin Atlantic
19.06 – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle – All American Rejects and Twin Atlantic
20.06 – SECC, Glasgow – All American Rejects and Twin Atlantic
07.07 – BIC, Birmingham – All American Rejects and The Blackout
10.07 – Motorpoint Arena Cardiff – All American Rejects and The Blackout
11.07 – Capital FM Arena Nottingham – All American Rejects and The Blackout
12.07 – Echo Arena Liverpool  – All American Rejects and The Blackout

For more on what each of the bands on the tour are up to just now check out the following:  

Blink-182’s Behind The Scenes video from making After Midnight
The All American Rejects music video for Someday’s Gone
Twin Atlantic’s  live performance of Free from their incredible sold-out Glasgow Academy gig last December.
The Blackout’s fan made video of  Never By Your Side from Oxford Academy last December
Four Year Strong’s music video for Just Drive 

LOSTPROPHETS ANNOUNCE WEAPONS UK TOUR

Lostprophets have announced a full UK tour to support their new album ‘Weapons’ which is released on April 2nd.

16.04 – Ulster Hall, Belfast
18.04 – Academy, Liverpool
19.04 – Academy, Liverpool
20.04 – Academy , Manchester
21.04 – Academy, Leeds
23.04 – Academy, Birmingham
24.04 – Music Hall, Aberdeen
25.04 – Academy, Glasgow
27.04 – Academy, Newcastle
28.04 – Arena, Cardiff
30.04 – Rock City, Nottingham
01.05 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
02.05 – Guildhall, Southampton
04.05 – Brixton Academy, London

Tickets go on sale this Friday, 27th January.

SUM 41 PULL OUT OF KERRANG! TOUR SPONSORED BY RELENTLESS ENERGY DRINK. THE BLACKOUT REPLACING THEM

Sadly due to a recurring back injury frontman Deryck Whibley has been suffering from, Sum 41 have had to pull out of the imminent 2012 Kerrang! Tour sponsored by Relentless Energy Drink.

“I feel really terrible about letting down the fans,” says Deryck. “I injured my back about eight months ago and the doctors are saying that I could be in a wheelchair. So, as much as I wanted to be able to do it, I’ve got to look at reality, and for the first time I’ve got to listen to somebody else and not just myself. We’re all really upset about this; we’ve had such a great relationship with our UK fans. We were really looking forward to thistour.”

But of course, the show(s) must go on, and this morning Kerrang! announced that The Blackout were set to replace them on the tour with the rest of the previously announced bands New Found Glory, letlive and While She Sleeps.

“We’re delighted to step in for Sum 41 at the last minute!” says The Blackout’s co-vocalist Sean Smith. “We’ve played the tour once before [in 2010] and we know what a total laugh it is. But hopefully Sum 41 fans won’t try and murder us! This should be a really, really great tour and we’re all really excited to watch the other bands every night.”

Tickets are still on sale for the tour via all the usual outlets, the full listing of which can be found here.

SLAM DUNK 2012

Slam Dunk 2012 has been announced for both 26th May in Leeds University and 27th May at the Hatfield Campus of Herts University. Promoter Ben Ray who started this in 2001 has seen the festival grow over the years; “Again this year it’s been hard work, but I’m extremely happy with how the lineup is shaping up so far. Here are just 10 bands out of over 50 artists, so I’m confident the festival can again deliver a lineup of bands that everyone will agree is amazing value. I also thought it was extra important this year to demonstrate the value so tickets have been frozen at 2011 prices!”

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 17th February with day tickets priced at  £32.50 and £36 aftershow. From www.lunatickets.co.uk and www.seetickets.com 24 hr cc hotline is 0871 220 0260.

FIRST BANDS FOR SLAM DUNK 2012

MORE BANDS ANNOUNCED FOR SLAM DUNK 2012 & SLAM DUNK WALES AND SCOTLAND

SLAM DUNK ON TOUR

FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND AND MORE FOR SLAM DUNK 

Bands announced so far for North and South:

Taking Back Sunday | Architects | The King Blues | Every Time I Die | Cancer Bats | Set Your Goals | Make Do and Mend | Mayday Parade | Forever The Sickest Kids | The Audition | The Blackout | Motion City Soundtrack | Say Anything | While She Sleeps | Of Mice And Men | Hit The Lights | Lower Than Atlantis | The Story So Far | Don Broco | The Word Alive | For The Fallen Dreams | I See Stars | Upon A Burning Book | Cartel | MC Lars | No Trigger | Heartsounds | Decade | Save Your Breath | It Boys | Hadouken (DJ Set) | Charlie Simpson (acoustic) | Canterbury | Funeral For A Friend | Rob Lynch  (acoustic) | Shane Henderson  (acoustic) | Into It Over It  (acoustic) | Marmozets | 

26.05 – Slam Dunk North – Leeds Uni
27.05 – Slam Dunk South – Hatfield
28.05 – Slam Dunk Wales, Cardiff Uni featuring Taking Back Sunday, Motion City Soundtrack, Say Anything, Cancer Bats, While She Sleeps, The Audition, Don Broco and Straight Lines.
29.05 – Slam Dunk Scotland – ABC, Glasgow featuring Taking Back Sunday, Motion City Soundtrack and Say Anything, Cancer Bats, Hit The Lights and The Story So Far

Additionally Slam Dunk on Tour runs from 23.05 – 02.06 and features Hit The Lights, The Story So Far, Decade and Transit.

WE ARE THE IN CROWD TO RETURN IN APRIL

Already in the UK right now with All Time Low and The Maine, We Are The In Crowd have announced that they’ll be back in mere months! Not only will they be playing at the amazing Hit The Deck Festival in Nottingham, but they’ll be doing a tour of their very own with Every Avenue as support.

13.04 – Concorde 2, Brighton
15.04 – Waterfront, Norwich
16.04 – University Solus, Cardiff
17.04 – Academy, Liverpool
18.04 – King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
19.04 – The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
20.04 – Academy 2, Newcastle
21.04 – Academy 3, Manchester
22.04 – Rock City, Nottingham (Hit The Deck Festival)
24.04 – The Cockpit, Leeds
26.04 – Academy 2, Islington