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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Rock News for Tuesday 23rd February, 2010

Kiss playing Classic Rock London Club gig!
UK Classic Rock magazine has secured the services of mega rockers Kiss for one night, for a low key club show! Imagine the ticket rush!!!
After the global success of their latest album 'Sonic Boom,' Classic rock has made the following announcement.

You wanted the best, and now you'll get the best, The hottest band in the world…at the O2 Academy Islington in London!

Seriously, this is not a wind-up (check the calendar, it ain't April 1!), but KISS are playing the 800-capacity club in North London on Tuesday, March 2. And it's sponsored by Classic Rock! The most intimate venue the legends have played in the UK since the opening of the Marquee Club in Charing Cross Road more than two decades back – remember, they're doing an arena tour in May!

Tickets for this special event – and, that is no hype, this is special! – will go on sale from noon (GMT) on Wednesday, February 24, and you may get them ONLY from HERE:
Remember though, you MUST use the promo code 'sonic'.

UFO added to play at London's High Voltage festival
Legendary UK rockers UFO have confirmed at their site that they will be playing the HIGH VOLTAGE FESTIVAL in London in July.
They are also currently lining up shows in South America with 1 confirmed date in Sao Paulo, Brasil at the
Carioca Club: and their tour dates page also shows other dates between 28th and 30th May in Brasil too.

Their current full list of tour dates is as follows:
April 2010
14th April - Germany - Hannover - Bluesgarage
16th April - Greece - Athens - Fuzz Live Music Club
17th April - Greece - Thessaloniki - Block 33
19th April - Germany - Nuremberg - Hirsch
20th April - Germany - Oberhausen - Zentrum Altenberg
22nd April - England - Workington - Carnegie Theatre
23rd April - England - Middlesbrough - Town Hall
24th April - Scotland - Edinburgh - Picture House
25th April - Scotland - Inverness - Ironworks
27th April - England - Sheffield - Academy
28th April - England - Leamington Spa - The Assembly
29th April - Wales - Cardiff - Millennium Music Hall

May 2010
1st May - Belgium - Charleroi - Le Coliseum
2nd May - Holland - Zoetermeer - Boerderij
4th May - France - Paris - La Trabendo
6th May - Germany - Osnabrück - Rodenhof
7th May - Germany - Berlin - Parkbühne Biesdorf
8th May - Germany - Dresden - Tante Ju
26th May - Brasil - São Paulo - Carioca Club
28th to 30th May - Brasil - TBA

July 2010
25th July - England - London - Victoria Park - High Voltage Festival

Robin Trower announces European dates but no US dates for 2010

Blues rocker Robin Trower, who pretty much every year has played a USA tour is this year planning to try and play a few more European dates, so no US tour dates are planned for 2010.

His site announced, 'Head to the Tours page for Robin's European tour dates in 2010.
Sorry to dissapoint the US fans, but there will be no US tour in 2010.'
Tour dates announced so far that won't start until September are:

September 2010 
03 Holland Boerderij Zootermeer
04 Holland Tegelen Festival
08 Cardiff The Globe
09 Bilston Robin 2
10 Birkenhead Pacific Arts Centre
11 Glasgow Academy
12 Holmfirth Picturedrome
15 Norwich Waterfront
16 Newcastle Academy
17 Derby Assembly Rooms
18 London Shepherds Bush Empire
22 Bath Komedia
23 St. Ives Cornwall Festival
24 Barnstaple Queens Hall
25 Sevenoaks Stag Theatre
26 Brighton Komedia
29 Verviers, Belgium Spirit of 66

October 2010
08 Lefrinchouke France La Poudriere
09 Paris Bobino, with Hot Tuna
10 Terville France 112 Club
Head to Robin's site for all other things Trower related -

Stryper gets busy preparing for new album

Christian rock / metal act, Stryper have had an interesting start to the New Year. Lead man Michael Sweet got married on January 8th to Lisa (Belated congrats!), their very good 2009 release 'Murder by Pride' in their 25th Anniversary was in the Top 20 CMSpin albums of 2009 and received many great reviews and in 2010, Michael Sweet has said the band will release ..., wait for it, a covers album!

This was announced on February 15th, 2010:

 Hey Everyone, Just as promised, I wanted to outline some more details regarding the new Stryper record. We grew up listening to many different styles of music and there is a list of bands that influenced us throughout our musical education. Bands like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Scorpions, Van Halen, UFO, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Kansas and many others, helped to shape our sound and make us who we are today, musically speaking.
We grew up on the streets of LA playing every club in town from Gazzari's to The Whisky to The Troubadour to you name it. We played covers from all the bands mentioned above and we shaped our own sound from listening and performing songs from these classic bands.

We wanted to step outside the box and record a record that shows you, the fans, where we come from - our historical, musical roots so to speak. It's a side to Stryper that no one has really seen or heard before, or at least quite like this. We performed "On Fire" by Van Halen on a few tours and we also performed "Breaking The Law" by Priest on this last tour. The response was far beyond our expectations each time we performed these songs. People seemed genuinely surprised to hear Stryper cover these songs and even more surprised to hear Stryper perform these songs relatively well. This will be an opportunity for Robert Sweet, Oz Fox, Tim Gaines and myself to loosen up and have some fun.
For those of you who may think that we're walking away from our faith - your wrong. We've never been more serious about our faith at any point in our lives. It is however important to enjoy what you do and lighten up from time to time. That's what we plan to do. This will be a fun record to make and we hope that this comes through, as well as the chance to showcase the abilities that we've been blessed with. More details to come and a specific song list and sequence to follow.
We're looking forward to getting back into the studio and more important, to seeing all of you on the road again this year!
Be well, be blessed and let the games begin,

He also goes on to say that he will release, gradually, the songs they are covering through his Twitter page: he's already listed the following songs as on the list to be included - I'm impressed, as these will be a challenge:

'Breaking the Law' - Judas Priest
'The Trooper' - Iron Maiden
'Blackout' - Scorpions
'Over the Mountain' - Ozzy Osbourne
'Set Me Free' - The Sweet
'On Fire' - Van Halen'
That's all so far, but follow Michael through his Twitter site for the latest updates on the albums progress and the song titles!
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