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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Brief News Update for Tuesday 1st February, 2011

British Hard Rock Legends URIAH HEEP announce the new album deal!

Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the signing of URIAH HEEP, the legendary British Hard Rock band for the release of their 23rd studio album in April 2011.

Following the completion of their 40th Anniversary Tour, the band started the recordings in January 2010 at Liscombe Park Studios in Buckinghamshire England. The confirmed title of the album is “Into the Wild” and it will include 11 brand new songs, including some epic additions to the band’s huge catalogue of rock classics.

Guitarist and founding member Mick Box said: “We are delighted and excited to be joining the Frontiers roster. We see it as a really fantastic move and we are now fully immersed in recording process and hope to deliver the album they want, we want and the fans want. ‘Appy Days”

The band has recorded a video recording diary and the first chapter can be seen following this link :

Uriah Heep debuted in 1970 with the release of one of Hard Rock music’s milestones “Very 'eavy... Very 'umble” and have since sold in excess of 30 millions albums worldwide. They constantly tour in the world, playing in over 53 countries and the band’s live setlist features hits from the 70s and 80s, such as “The Wizard”, “Free ‘n Easy”, “Sunrise” and their monster hits “Easy Livin’”, “July Morning” and “Lady in Black”, as well as new material.

Uriah Heep play up to 250 shows a year to a total audience of 150,000 people and a full tour in support of the new release has been already announced:

March 2011
31.03.11 Brisbane - Tivoli, Australia

April 2011
01.04.11 Sydney - Enmore, Australia
02.04.11 Melbourne - Palais Theatre, Australia
12.04.11 Weert - Bosuil, Netherlands
14.04.11 Ebersbach - Kulturhaus, Germany
15.04.11 Worpswede - Musichall, Germany
16.04.11 Flensburg - Roxy, Germany
17.04.11 Osnabruck - Rosenhof, Germany
18.04.11 Hamburg - Fabrik, Germany
20.04.11 Aalen - Stadthalle, Germany
21.04.11 Unna - Stadthalle, Germany
23.04.11 Leipzich - Haus Auensee, Germany
24.04.11 Erfurt - Thuringenhalle, Germany
25.04.11 Filderstadt - Filharmonie, Germany
26.04.11 Aschaffenburg - Colossaal, Germany
27.04.11 Pratteln - Z7, Switzerland
29.04.11 Zug - Collierhalle, Switzerland
30.04.11 Appenweier - Stadthalle, Classic Rock Night Germany

May 2011
06.05.11 Oldenburg - Kulturetage, Germany
07.05.11 Lichtenfels - Stadthalle, Germany
10.05.11 Munchen - Muffathalle, Germany
11.05.11 Memmingen - Kaminwerk, Germany
12.05.11 Wien - Gasometer, Austria
13.05.11 Leoben - Stadthalle, Austria
14.05.11 Temitz - Stadthalle, Austria
16.05.11 Saarbrucken - Garage, Germany
17.05.11 Nurnberg - Hirsch, Germany
18.05.11 Simbach - Lokhalle, Germany
19.05.11 Giessen - Hessenhalle, Germany
20.05.11 Oberhausen - Turbinennhalle, Germany
21.05.11 Morbach - Stadthalle, Germany
23.05.11 Wroclaw - Eter, Poland
24.05.11 Praha - KD Vitavska, Chech Rep
25.05.11 Katowice - Mega club, Poland
27.05.11 Gunzberg - Market place, Germany
28.05.11 Karlsruhe - Radio, Ettlingen open Air Germany
29.05.11 Zwolle - Hedon, Netherlands
30.05.11 Zoetermeer - Boerderij, Netherlands
31.05.11 Ulft - Drufabriek, Netherlands

July 2011
28.07.11 Vallemaggia - Vallemaggia Blues Festival, Switzerland

August 2011
05.08.11 Bad Krozingen - Kurpark, Germany

Mick Box - guitar, vocals
Trevor Bolder - bass, vocals
Bernie Shaw - lead vocals
Phil Lanzon - keyboards, vocals
Russell Gilbrook - drums, vocals


Incidentally, keep watching both the band's home site, as well as here as I understand directly from Mick Box that June has been set aside for return Uriah Heep US live dates. :)

Journey add Kansas and Night Ranger to European tour dates

Over at the Journey website, the band has added the following message, which is great news for European fans of both Night Ranger and Kansas. Although I know Kansas have played European dates in recent years, fans of Night Ranger know all too well, that it's been a number of years since the band played Europe.
As previously mentioned here, Night Ranger will also be opening for Journey for two US dates in February:

February 23, 2011 - LAS VEGAS, NV - PLANET HOLLYWOOD
Special Guest: Night Ranger
February 25, 2011 - RENO, NV - RENO EVENTS CENTER
Special Guest: Night Ranger

"Rock the Nation" Festival Germany - additions to lineups ... 
Kansas and Night Ranger have been added to several shows in Germany and one in Switzerland too.
Check Journey's Tour Dates page for more info!

News source link:

Robin Trower supports new album 'The Playful Heart' with multiple US live dates

Classic rock guitar legend Robin Trower who's recently released his new album, 'The Playful Heart,' has set up a large tour of North America, which in fact already started late last month but continues tonight, February 1st at his sold out show in Knoxville, TN at the Bijou Theatre.
The tour continues tomorrow night in Greenville at the Handlebar venue.
For all tour dates go to:

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