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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Brief News Update for Wednesday October 3rd, 2012

NIGHT RANGER "24 Strings and a Drummer - Live and Acoustic" EPK

 The new EPk for NIGHT RANGER's forthcoming release "24 Strings and a Drummer", out October 19th in Europe and October 22nd in North America on Frontiers Records

A compelling, all acoustic performance with Night Ranger at their best, watch the video clicking on the image below:
Night Ranger debuted in 1982 with the album “Dawn Patrol”, containing such classic tracks as “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me”, “Sing Me Away” and “Call My Name”.
This record was the beginning of the band’s incredible success story. To date, Night Ranger has sold more than 16 Million records worldwide, has earned and multiple gold and platinum certifications and two Top Ten singles, including the ubiquitous “Sister Christian.”

Their contributions are featured in multiple entertainment realms, including the hit Broadway musical and film “Rock of Ages” and the successful videogame series "Rock Band" and "Guitar Hero".
The band has also been recognized in such significant films and television shows as Boogie Nights and “American Dad”.

As a celebration of the 30th anniversary of their debut album, Night Ranger has planned a very special release: an album/DVD recorded live in an intimate all-acoustic setting, with a select number of fans at The Studio D Recording in Sausalito, CA in May 2012. The result includes exciting live renditions of the band’s classic hits with new, refreshing arrangements; tracks include “(You Can Still) Rock In America”, “Sister Christian”, “This Boy Needs To Rock” or “Four In The Morning.”
Available in CD/DVD package “24 Strings and a Drummer” is a superb release; a testament to Night Ranger’s stellar live show and the strength of their songwriting abilities.

Official weblinks:

Heaven's Basement - Photo: James Minchin III
(New York, NY) - Hard rock fans worldwide brace yourselves because Heaven's Basement, the rising UK quartet, is set to release their debut full-length album, FILTHY EMPIRE, via Red Bull Records in early 2013. 
FILTHY EMPIRE is produced by John Feldmann (The Used, Papa Roach, Black Veil Brides) and is the follow-up to the band's independently-released, acclaimed EP, UNBREAKABLE.  The band just premiered the video for the first single, "Fire, Fire" via broadcast on Scuzz TV and online at 
The clip, directed by Michael Maxxis (Ours, Sum 41, and Our Lady Peace) can be seen here:
Heaven's Basement have been making a name for themselves overseas via their relentless touring and fiery live show plus music that features huge guitar riffs, killer melodies and an arena-rock sound. 
The band is currently on tour as support for Halestorm in The UK and Europe and will then hit the road to support Seether later this year, also in The UK and Europe. 
Please see below for all tour dates.
Originally formed in the East Midlands in England in 2007 (although the band's current line-up came together more recently in 2009), Heaven's Basement have already toured with the likes of Buckcherry, Papa Roach, Theory Of A Deadman, Shinedown, and more and played this year's Download Festival in the UK to a packed tent of more than 5,000 fans.  Kerrang declared, "Heaven's Basement play as if their lives depend on it.  They should already be a big name - bristling riffs and jagged, riotous hooks are their poison and exceptional is not too strong a word." 

Heaven's Basement is Aaron Buchanan (vocals), Sid Glover (guitar), Rob Ellershaw (bass), and Chris Rivers (drums).
Heaven's Basement tour dates:
 3  Cologne, Germany  - Luxor*
 4  Antwerp, Belgium  -  TRIX Centrum voor Muziek*
 5  Paris, France  - Nouveau Casino*
 7  Milan, Italy - Magazzini Generale*
 9 Vienna, Austria  - Szene*
10  Munich, Germany - Backstage*
11  Frankfurt, Germany - Batschkapp*
12  Tiburg, Netherlands - O13*
13   Dortmund, Germany - FZW*
14  Berlin, Germany  -  Lido*
15  Hamburg, Germany - Hamburg*
17  Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Slussen*
18  Oslo, Norway  - John Dee*
19   Copenhagen, Denmark -  BETA*
21 Zurich, Switzerland - Dynamo*
24 Los Angeles, CA - Club Nokia with The Darkness
26  Plymouth, UK - Plymouth Pavilion
with Duff McKagan's Loaded/Ugly Kid Joe
 3 Dublin, Ireland - The Academy Dublin
with Duff McKagan's Loaded/Ugly Kid Joe
 9   Helsinki, Finland - The Circus**
11  Gothenburg, Sweden - Brewhouse**
15  London, UK - Electric Ballroom**
16  Manchester, UK - Manchester Academy 2**
17  Edinburgh, UK - The Liquid Room**
18  Birmingham, UK - Birmingham Institute**
20  Tiburg, Netherlands - O13**
21  Luzern, Switzerland - Schuur**
23  Bilbao, Spain - Kafe Antzokia**
29  - Trezzo sull'Adda - Live Club**
30  Solothurn, Switzerland - Kulturfabrik Kofmehl**
 1 Munich, Germany - Backstage**
 2  Frankfurt, Germany - Batschkapp**
 4  Hamburg, Germany - Markhalle**
 5  Cologne, Germany - Stollwerk**
 6   Berlin, Germany - C-Club**
*supporting Halestorm
**supporting Seether
For more information, please visit:

Tommy Emmanuel and Martin Taylor announce UK Tour
Tommy and Martin Photo: Allen Clark
Tommy Emmanuel and Martin Taylor are pleased to announce “The Colonel & The Governor UK Tour 2013”. A forthcoming collaborative acoustic album of the same name is scheduled for UK release in February 2013. The 16-date tour, which sees both guitarists playing together and separately, starts March 7 at the Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury. Tickets are available from the 24 hour box office 0844 478 0898,

While they are both serious "men of letters" with Tommy Emmanuel being an honorary Kentucky Colonel, a CGP (Certified Guitar Player), an Order of Australia Medalist (AM) and the holder of an honorary masters (MA) and Martin Taylor being an M.B.E. (Member of the British Empire) and holder of two Honourary Doctorates, they honour each other affectionately with these titles. Both acoustic guitarists are leaders of music in their respective countries - Australia and the UK.
Call it a British Commonwealth thing.
Known for his complex finger-picking style, Tommy Emmanuel is an Australian guitarist who performs energetic concerts, and is highly regarded for the use of percussive effects on the guitar. In 2008 and 2010, Guitar Player Magazine’s Readers Poll voted him Best Acoustic Guitarist. Martin Taylor is a multi-award winning guitarist and Acoustic Guitar magazine calls him, “the acoustic guitarist of his generation.” 
Live dates:
Aylesbury, Waterside Theatre (March 7)
Gateshead, The Sage (March 8)
Manchester, Bridgewater Hall (March 9)
Wolverhampton, Robin 2 (March 10)
Barnstaple, Queen’s Theatre (March 12)
Exeter, Corn Exchange (March 13)
Bristol, Colston Hall (March 14)
London o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire (March 16)
Folkestone, Leas Cliffe Hall (March 17)
Crawley, Hawth Theatre (March 18)
Ipswich, Corn Exchange (March 20)
Chesterfield, Winding Wheel (March 21)
Halifax, Victoria Theatre (March 22)
Ulverston, Coronation Hall (March 24)
Aberdeen, Lemon Tree (March 26)
Edinburgh, Queen’s Hall (March 28)

Tracer confirm details for next album and announce new member

Australian rock band TRACER started their “Spaces In Between” UK tour on Wednesday September 26 at the Slade Rooms in Wolverhampton with special guests Virgil and the Accelerators.
Nominated as Best New Band at this year’s Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards, Tracer will be head to LA at the end of the year to record their next album with producer Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Silverchair, Cold Chisel). 
The band recently replaced their bassist Leigh Brown with new member, Pat Saracino. Says Tracer’s drummer, Andre Wise, “We'd like to thank Leigh Brown for his tireless efforts and massive contribution to the band. Leigh recently decided his musical journey with Tracer has come to end.”
During the UK tour, Tracer will also perform acoustic sessions with Birmingham’s Kerrang! Radio (Oct 26), Manchester’s Real Radio XS (Oct 27), and Glasgow’s Real Radio XS (Oct 29).
Tickets for Tracer’s UK tour dates can be ordered from the 24 hour box office number 0844 478 0898,

Remaining live dates:

Nottingham Rescue Rooms (Oct 3)
Bath Komedia (Oct 4)
Gloucester Guildhall (Oct 5)
Poole Mr Kyps (Oct 6)
Brighton The Haunt (Oct 7)

For the full online announcement:

Tracer - Official Website:

Tracer - Official Facebook:

Tracer - Official Twitter:!/Tracerband

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