Architects: Live at Wembley Arena, London

And so, to Architects at Wembley Arena. You start off with one of those angel/devil on your shoulder conversations about how this could be a really great way to spend a Saturday night or, conversely, rather like Roger Murtaugh in Lethal Weapon, you find yourself wondering whether you really are getting too old for this shit; a feeling that seems to continue as you take the tube northbound, past semi-frozen shoppers heading to warm homes and warm food, to the glorified cattle shed that is the SSE Arena, or Wembley Arena, as most of us still know (if not love) it. Continue reading

BABYMETAL Joined On Stage By Chad Smith From Red Hot Chili Peppers

BABYMETAL were joined on stage by Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith at their last show in the UK together. Watch the video below:  Continue reading

BABYMETAL To Support Guns N Roses On Upcoming Tour Of Japan

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Already flying high on the strength of their Metal Resistance (Sony/RAL) album and first world tour in 2016 and global hit record, BABYMETAL scores another big move. Now the metal/J-pop hybrid band will open Guns `N Roses forthcoming 2017 tour of Japan. Continue reading

Video: Nightwish Shares Shudder Before The Beautiful And Alpenglow From Vehicle Of Spirit

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Photo by Ville Akseli Juurikkala

Nightwish will be immortalizing their “Endless Forms Most Beautiful” tour with the special Vehicle Of Spirit DVD. The collection, set to come out later this year, featuring not only two full concerts, but tons of bonus material too. Continue reading

Nightwish announce Wembley (UK) show for December

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With their hotly anticipated eighth album Endless Forms Most Beautiful, the first to feature new vocalist Floor Jansen (ex-After ForeverReVamp), due out on March 30 via Nuclear Blast, Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish have announced their most significant UK appearance to date, confirming they will be headlining a one-off exclusive show at the prestigious Wembley Arena on Saturday December 19.

The show sees the band become the first Finnish act to headline at the venue.

Mainman Tuomas Holopainen had this to say: “Who would have thought about headlining at Wembley Arena one day when we were starting our UK touring history from the downstairs of the legendary Astoria Club in London over ten years ago. This truly is a dream come true for us !”

Support comes from two big hitters in the form of Arch Enemy and fellow-Finns Amorphis.

 

Tickets go on sale this Friday 13th Feb at 10am and will be available here:
http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/nightwish-tickets

 

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Endless Forms Most Beautiful can be pre-ordered via Nuclear Blast here.

 

 

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System Of A Down Announce European 2015 Tour Dates

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System Of A Down have announced the dates for their 2015 European tour, which includes their first ever gig in Armenia, with a free show on the 100 year anniversary of the Armenian genocide.

Singer Serj Tankian said in a video announcing the tour,

“For years we have commemorated by doing a ‘Souls’ show, so we decided to call this tour the ‘Wake Up the Souls’ tour, playing in Armenia for the first time on April 23, the day before the commemoration of the 100th anniversary I think is a big deal.”

System of a Down Wake Up The Souls Tour Dates:
Apr 10: Wembley Arena – London, UK
Apr 13: Lanxess Arena – Cologne, Germany
Apr 14: La Halle Tony Garnier – Lyon, France
Apr 16: Forest National – Brussels, Belgium
Apr 17: Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Apr 20: Olympisky – Moscow, Russia
Apr 23: Republic Square – Yerevan, Armenia