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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Brief News Update for Saturday July 9th, 2011

Def Leppard North American dates rescheduled after Joe Elliott's father passes

It's tough enough losing best mates, like Def Leppard's  Steve Clark's passing some years back now, but yesterday Joe Elliott lost his father after an illness, admidst the bands North American 'Mirror Ball' tour. has posted this message:

We sadly share the following news with you. Joe Elliott's father, who has been ill for a number of weeks, has passed in a UK hospital.

The band has out of respect and sympathy for the man, cancelled a number of dates, including Thursday 7th July in Cincinnati and tonights (Saturday) gig in Bristow, VA.
This posted at the Def Leppard site:

The following performances in Cincinnati, OH (July 7th), Bristow, VA (July 9th), Saratoga Springs, NY (July 10th), Wantagh, NY (July 12th), Holmdel, NJ (July 13th), and Tinley Park, Il (July 15th) have been rescheduled due to a family illness.
The rescheduled concert dates, with special guests HEART, will now take place on the following dates:

July 27 - Cincinnati, OH (Riverbend Music Center)
July 28 - Tinley Park, Il (First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre)
July 30 - Wantagh, NY (Nikon at Jones Beach Theater)
July 31 - Bristow, VA (Jiffy Lube Live)
August 2 - Saratgoa Springs, NY (Saratoga Performing Arts Center)
August 3 - Holmdel, NJ (PNC Bank Arts Center)

DEF LEPPARD regrets the inconvenience and looks forward to returning to the cities in several weeks. Tickets purchased for the above dates will be honored for the rescheduled new dates.

My thoughts and prayers go out to Joe at this time, as I know what it's like, I lost my father ten years ago this year. Take care Joe, the fans will understand if the tour gets pushed back.

Magnum to release 'Evolution' later this year

After the success of this years studio album "The Visitation" , Magnum is in the studio right now to rerecord/remix/remaster songs for a very special best of album named "Evolution".
Coming in November this CD will cover the last 10 years plus a lot more.

Not a new, new album but ...., well Magnum's Tony Clarkin has this to say on the matter ...

'Olly Hahn suggested we put out an album of the last ten years we've been at SPV, we discussed this while we were on tour in Germany, at first I wasn't that keen but the more I thought about it the more I got to like the idea as long as we could re-look at some of the older songs and bring them up to the quality of 'The Visitation' our latest studio album.
Bob (Catley) and I sat in the studio and chose what we thought would make a good rock album so maybe its not all the obvious tracks you would expect, that done we are now in the process of re-recording various things from drums to guitars and even some vocals, bits of keyboards and bass, we are also including two brand new tracks on this album, the name of the album is 'EVOLUTION' for obvious reasons.
We've already got the artwork sorted for the front cover and we've got some real good photo's that were taken in Berlin for the inside.'
Tony Clarkin

Meanwhile, the band will play three live UK dates later this year:

30th November, 2011
The Robin 2, Bilston. England

1st December, 2011
Cambridge Junction, Cambridge. England

2nd December, 2011
Hard Rock Hell, Prestatyn. Wales.

Keep up with all things Magnum at:


New Live Simple Minds CD's Selling Out Fast!

Live CD's Of This Summers Shows Almost Sold Out!
European Tour Tickets Still Available
Concert Live CDs

Hurry!! The remaining Live CD recordings of Simple Minds stunning performances at Bedgebury Pinetum & Forest, Hampton Court Palace and Cannock Chase Forest are selling out fast!
For your chance to get these CDs, before they are all snapped up, follow the link below to the special Concert Live page.
Click here for the Live CD's and to hear samples:

European Tour Tickets Still Available

Some tickets are still available for the shows below:

07/07/11 - St Peter at Sunset, Kestenholz, CH
09/07/11 - TW Classic Festival, Werchter, BE
09/07/11 - Rock Zottegem, Belgium, BE
10/07/11 - Festival Terres Blanches, Guerande, FR
16/07/11 - City Rocks, Inverness, Scotland, GB
19/07/11 - Honberger Festival, Festivalzelt in der Ruine, Tuttlingen, DE
21/07/11 - Zeltspektakel Festival, Winterbach, DE
23/07/11 - Burgtheater Dinslaken, Dinslaken, DE
26/07/11 - Dortmunder Music Festival, Westfalenhalle, DE
30/07/11 - INEC, Killarney, Ireland
06/08/11 - Rock the Rock Festival, Gibraltar, GB, Iberia
11/08/11 - Les nuits musicales de Ma�che, FR
12/08/11 - Festival du Chant de Marin, Paimpol, FR
13/08/11 - F�te du Bruit dans Landerneau, FR
18/08/11 - Belgrade Beer Fest, Belgrade, RS
More more info go to:

UFO to release Eleven in '11

Classic rockers UFO, have lined up a deal with 'Back on Black' to release eleven of their classic albums this year.

For more information on this and the bands current tour plans, go to:

 UK festival 'High Voltage' releases information on artists stage times

Stage Times

Saturday 23 July 2011

20:35 – 22:50 Judas Priest
18:55 – 19:55 Slash
17:35 – 18:25 Thin Lizzy
16:20 – 17:05 Queensryche
15:20 – 15:50 Rival Sons
14:25 – 14:55 Skin
13:30 – 14:00 Michael Monroe

19:35 – 20:50 Barclay James Harvest
18:00 – 19:00 Neil Morse
16:45 – 17:30 Anathema
15:30 – 16:15 Caravan
14:30 – 15:00 Amplifier
13:30 – 14:00 Von Hertzen Brothers

21:00 – 21:45 Electric Wizard
19:45 – 20:30 Grand Magnus
18:30 – 19:15 Sylosis
17:15 – 18:00 Triggerfinger
16:15 – 16:45 Ravens Creed
15:15 – 15:45 Primitai
14:15 – 14:45 Attica Rage

Sunday 24 July 2011

20:20 – 22:20 Dream Theater
18:35 – 19:35 Black Country Communion
17:15 – 18:05 Thunder
16:00 – 16:45 Michael Schenker
15:00 – 15:35 Saint Jude
14:00 – 14:35 Heaven’s Basement

19:20 – 20:35 Jethro Tull
18:00 – 18:45 Spock’s Beard
16:45 – 17:30 Mostly Autumn
15:30 – 16:15 Curved Air
14:30 – 15:00 The Enid
13:30 – 14:00 Pallas

18:45 – 20:25 Neurosis
17:30 – 18:15 Black Spiders
16:30 – 17:00 Graveyard
15:30 – 16:00 Gentleman’s Pistols
14:30 – 15:00 The Treatment
13:30 – 14:00 Furyon

For further details:

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