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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Brief Update for Thursday May 17th, 2012

Hey folks, sorry it's brief news today, late getting a lunch break in the day job, to get this done ...
Wanted to catch up with reviews, but right now it's not been able to happen, as I keep seeing news on the very sites and through PR emails and just want to keep you folks posted.
Will catch up as soon as I can, same with those interviews that I know so many people are waiting to read ... Sorry, time is so limited here.
Anyway, on with the news, Cheers, Al

No 2012 Summer US tour for Uriah Heep but possible Fall / Winter shows

British rockers Uriah Heep, who last year put out the excellent 'Into The Wild' album - Review link: - have put plans to tour the USA this summer, on hold. It does seem possible that either dates in the Fall or Winter may still be a possibility.

Over the past few years the band had seemed to up the ante on US live dates, as they not done for a bunch of year and had been getting some great reviews. Sadly, I was not able to catch any of their shows, for the last three years on the trot, as Detroit was not part of the tour plan.

They have just posted the following message to fans, over at their website, saying this:

Dear Fans,

Uriah Heep has made the decision to postpone it's speculated 2012 USA Summer Tour, in order to be able to fulfill additional European dates.

While we never officially announced any of the dates on the website or in press releases, several promoters had announced a few dates tentatively scheduled for July and some tickets have been purchased by fans.

Please know that we will be mindful of any ticket sales and will be able to assist in recovery fees if requested, although we are advised that the club and Performing Arts Centre Dates will still be valid, later in the year.

We feel that we will be in a much better position toward the latter part of the year to put together a very successful tour and look forward to see you all once again.

Uriah Heep

So, if you are a 'Heep fan, then make sure that you keep tabs on activities over at:

Asia 30th Anniversary US Tour dates

As AOR / Prog rockers Asia prepare to release their new studio album "XXX" with the original line-up of Geoff Downes, Steve Howe, Carl Palmer and John Wetton, the band has announced a number of North American tour dates for 2012.

The new album is due to be released mainland Europe on June 29th, with a UK Release on July 2nd and then North American on July 3rd.

The North America tour dates announced so far are as follows:

October 2012

Oct 17 - Red Bank, NJ, Count Basie
Oct 18 - Boston, MA, Wilbur Theater
Oct 19 - Westbury, NY, Westbury Theater
Oct 20 - Philadelphia, PA, Keswick
Oct 21 - Wilmington, DE, Opera House
Oct 23 - Verona, NY, Turning Stone Casino
Oct 25 - Ridgefield, CT, Ridgefield Playhouse
Oct 26 - Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun
Oct 27 - NY, NY, Best Buy Theater
Oct 28 - York, PA, Strand Capital
Oct 30 - Annapolis, MD, Rams Head On Stage

November 2012

Nov 01 - Royal Oak, MI, Royal Oak
Nov 02 - St. Charles, IL, Arcada Theatre
Nov 03 - Sloan, IA, Winnavegas Casino Showroom
Nov 08 - Santa Ynez, CA, Chumash Casino
Nov 09 - Agoura Hills, CA, Canyon Club
Nov 10 - Las Vegas, NV, Green Valley Casino
Nov 11 - San Juan Capistrano, CA, Coach House
Nov 13 - Scottsdale, AZ, Talking Stick Casino
Nov 16 - Dallas, TX, Granada Theater
Nov 17 - Austin, TX, One World Theatre (2 shows)
Nov 20 - Clearwater, FL , Capitol Theatre
Nov 21 - Orlando, FL, Fl Plaza Theatre
Nov 23 - Manistee, MI, Little River Casino Resort

For more details, go to:

“Hands without Shadows – A Tribute to Rock Guitar”


HOLLYWOOD, CA (May 17, 2012) – Michael Angelo Batio is taking his show on the road and taking over Europe starting May 23rd in Italy at Magga. See a preview of this amazing show here:

Hands Without Shadows – A Tribute To Rock Guitar -

Legendary shredder Michael Angelo Batio will take over Europe with his newly devised show: “Hands without Shadows – A Tribute to Rock Guitar.” This show is a multimedia extravaganza featuring the music of some of the greatest rock guitarists of the past 50 years.

Michael Angelo Batio, takes you on his 90 minute aural/visual journey to the different eras of rock music while playing guitars with incredible speed and musical precision. The “Hands without Shadow’s – A Tribute to Rock Guitar" show entails an awesome display of guitar wizardry accompanied by an equally talented band. This chronological tribute features Batio’s incredible arrangements and medley’s from the different eras of rock beginning with Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton, then moving on to Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Metallica and more.

2012 European Tour:


23rd - Magga - Civitanova Marche (Italy)
24th - Jailbreak - Roma (Italy)
25th - Black Stuff - Udine (Italy)
26th - Il PEocio - Trofarello (Italy)
27th - Bad Bull - Cupra Marittima (Italy)
30th - Borderline - Pisa (Italy)


01st - Teatro - Las Palmas (Spain)
02nd - Rock City - Uster (Switzerland)
03th - TNT - Milano (Italy)
06th - Revolver Club - San DonĂ  di Piave (Italy)
07th - A38 - Budapest (Hungary)
08th - Muzeum - Bratislava (Slovakia)
09th - New York Club - Vilnius (Lithuania)
10th - Melna Piektdiena - Riga (Lettonia)

Back to the USA – More dates to come:

June 15, 2012 – Riverbend Festival, Chattanooga, Tennessee

The excitement of the show stays with you long after the performance. Michael Angelo Batio has been an extraordinary inspiration to countless musicians around the world, playing a major role in the evolution of modern rock guitar. He embodies the spirit of a true artist who has ceaselessly pursued his own creative vision, while mentoring and cultivating the next generation of emerging musicians. Come see what all the talk is about of this true shred guitar legend!

For more information and to watch for the upcoming tour dates go to:


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