VANS WARPED TOUR UK LINE UP ANNOUNCED

Lostprophets and Bring Me The Horizon are to headline the UK leg of the legendary music festival, coming to Alexandra Palace on 10th November. Also playing are 3OH!3, A Loss For Words, A Skylit Drive, Architects, AWOLNATION, Blood On The Dance Floor, Bowling For Soup, Breathe Carolina, Bury Tomorrow, Crossfaith, Dead Sara, Family Force 5, Less Than Jake, Man Overboard, Me Vs Hero, Middle Finger Salute, New Found Glory, The Acacia Strain, The Story So Far and Yashin. More bands will be announced over four stages and the festival will play host to a skate show and a huge merch market. All of the fun of the US Warped, under one roof to keep you warm and dry! Tickets are on sale now from this link.

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MUSIC PIRACY FEATURE

It’s very rare to find someone in this day and age who hasn’t succumbed to one little illegal download in their life. Even if it was just a song by a band you were curious about, most people do it and know full well they’re breaking the law.

Most will tell you that times are hard, which yes, they are hard but does this really give us the right to illegally download albums by bands who are working like crazy just to make it somewhere in the world? read more 

NEW FOUND GLORY / TAKING BACK SUNDAY AUS TOUR

Finally! I hear you Australians say. A tour announcement we can all get excited about! Soundwave Touring have brought together two of your favourites and will be thrusting both Taking Back Sunday and New Found Glory around your fine land as soon as April.

Tickets for this incredible double header go on sale on Friday the 20th of January at 9am and you shouldn’t waste a minute! Snap them up as fast as you can!

05.04 – The Tivoli, Brisbane. 18+ www.ticketek.com.au
07.04 – Big Top- Luna Park, Sydney. LIC AA www.ticketek.com.au & www.oztix.com.au & www.bigtopsydney.com
08.04 – Festival Hall, Melbourne. Unlicensed & Licensed areas www.ticketmaster.com.au
10.04  – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide. LIC AA www.venuetix.com.au

So here we are, another year has crept upon us, and what a year it’s going to be. With no time to even contemplate what’s in store this year, venues are jammed pack full of tours across the UK, with some of the biggest tours we’ve seen in a long time. It’s not just our home grown talent that’s making stops around the country, in fact, quite the opposite with a huge list of pop punk and alternative bands flying from across the pond to grace us with a visit.

First to arrive are loveable Americans, Four Year Strong, who come to the UK with the first plays of new album, In some way, shape or form which was released last November in the UK. The band will only be here for a week but are still making sure no fan is left playing from Leeds to Portsmouth. Support comes from rising British talent, Don Broco and pop punkers, A Loss for Words. They were meant to be joined by American newcomers, This Time Next Year, however due to financial issues the bands announced before Christmas they would have to pull out and apologise to any UK fan that was going to see them. Expect a whole host of crowd sing-alongs when the Four Year Strong takes to the stage. A tour not to be missed.

Next to come from across the pond are the fan girls favourite, All Time Low, no stranger to the UK, the band are followed by a great support that can rival the All Time Low themselves. We Are The In Crowd are a male and female dual vocal led group, but don’t let that put you off. If anything, they’ve started a new trend for the music scene and front lady, Tay Jardine is waving goodbye to the Paramore stereotype that every female fronted band automatically gains nowadays. The Maine are also flying over to join the tour, a band, who managed to break their way in the UK scene after a successful headline tour early last year. Although All Time Low have shot to fame on this side of the Atlantic, the band have actually been around for quite a few years – so don’t let the cheesy pop punk put you off. I assure you, between songs the guys will provide you with some laughs as, unlike many other ‘we’re good looking and we know it’ bands that seem to be ever increasing in the music world, All Time Low do not release it and if anything would rather be vulgar on stage than make the crowd of adoring fans love them anymore.

Its not just our American friends going on tour this month, Watford boys Lower Than Atlantis are touring all over the UK. Still breaking through the UK scene 2012 will no doubt be the year for these boys. After getting back from the US at the end of last year, they have took a short break before getting back on the road on the 20th. They’ve already managed to sell out the Southampton and London dates so make sure you get yourself a ticket whilst you can.

Coming back to the UK are Brand New, this is a rare opportunity so if you’re a fan, grab a ticket whilst you can because Brand New don’t stick around for long. Frontman Jesse Lacey and the boys come back to our shores this February and there’s no doubt each show will be totally unique. The bands lyrics are enough to send shivers down anybody’s spine so expect something special, and for less than £20 it’s more than worth it.

Finally, this year see’s the return of the annual Kerrang! Tour Sponsored by Relentless Energy Drink, which always has some amazing headliners with rising acts that are sure to impress with past years hosting it to the likes of Good Charlotte, Four Year Strong and Alexisonfire. True to its word, this year has a cracking line-up, with pop punk veterans New Found Glory co-headling with Sum 41, a band who rarely come over to the UK, up and coming screamers, Letlive and British band, While She Sleeps. With such a varied line up you’d be mad to miss it, and the best thing about it? It’s only £20. Tickets are selling fast so be sure to yours before the tour kicks off at the beginning of February.

There you have it, just some of the tours that the UK has to offer in the coming weeks. Make sure you have yours planned out as the majority all fall over the same weeks so you don’t want to be clashing your tours!

Additional UK tours coming your way over the next month:

Panic! At The Disco | Never Shout Never |  Young Guns | Canterbury | Lights

KERRANG! TOUR SPONSORED BY RELENTLESS ENERGY DRINK ANNOUNCES HEADLINERS

Punk rock fans get ready for one of the best nights of your life! February 2012 will find us with yet an another incredible Kerrang Tour thanks to sponsors Relentless. This year the headliners will come in the form of Sum-41 and New Found Glory, with support from Letlive and While She Sleeps.

05.02 – Academy, Dublin
07.02 – Guildhall, Southampton
08.02 – UEA, Norwich
10.02 – Academy, Bristol
11.02 – Great Hall @ Uni, Cardiff
12.02 – Academy, Newcastle
13.02 – ABC, Glasgow
15.02 – Academy, Manchester
16.02 – Academy,  Birmingham
17.02 – Roundhouse,  London

Tickets are priced at £20+ booking fees. Pre-sale tickets are available from 29th September via aloud.com with general release from 9am on 30th September from the usual outlets.

NEW FOUND GLORY UK DATES


Whilst over in the UK for Reading & Leeds Festivals, New Found Glory have added a string of UK dates:

21.08 – Birmingham, Academy
22.08 – Glasgow, Garage (Rock & Roll Damnation Festival)
23.08 – London, Electric Ballroom
24.08 – Brighton, Concorde 2
26.08 – Reading Festival
27.08 – Leeds Festival

Tickets are on sale now.

ROCK N ROLL DAMNATION 2011


For Scottish music fans the end of August is always a difficult time to hear about the abundance of warm up shows for the epic Leeds and Reading Festivals. Every year some of the top billed and favourite acts are known to play ridiculously intimate shows for dedicated fans, and we sob at the thought of pricing a return train ticket to London.

But worry no longer as DF Concerts Rock n Roll Damnation has got you covered!
Announcements so far are as follows:

22.08 New Found Glory,  Garage
24.08 The Blackout, ABC
25.08 Flogging Molly, Garage
25.08 Face to Face, King Tuts
26.08 The Bronx/Mariachi El Bronx, Garage

More shows are to be announced with pre-sale starting Wednesday 4th May at 9am, and general sale commencing Friday 6th May at 9am.

Head on over to Rock n Roll Damnation to sign up for more details.