Whether a balletomane or looking for a belly laugh, you’re in for a thespian treat at the brand-new Theatre at Electric Picnic 2022. One for the drama kings and queens, the culture vultures and those simply seeking a good time, the Theatre promises to have attendees shouting ‘encore, encore!’ as a stellar line-up of players and prodigies enter stage left to deliver a suite of spectacular performances over the festival weekend.
KEYS, a collaboration between keyboardist Mark Mangold (Touch, Drive, She Said, Michael Bolton, Cher, Paul Rogers and others) and singer Jake E (Cyhra, Amarenthe, and others) have just released their debut album. Self-titled, the set is available direct from Cargo Records.
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That Was Then This Is Now is a new and innovative six-part streaming music show, masterminded by Mike Stock of Stock Aitken Waterman fame and available on StagePlayer+ from 8th July 2022. Featuring great pop acts of the last 50 years in exclusive new live studio performances, served up with Top Of The Pops vibes, the show is hosted by broadcasting legend Mike Read, and Sky's Hayley Palmer.
Pearl Jam delivered back to back shows at London’s Hyde Park on Friday and Saturday night (8th and 9th June 2022). Appearing as part of the American Express Presents BST series of events, the gig witnessed the Grunge superstars perform almost the entirety of their ‘Ten’ album, and guests Simon Townsend and Johnny Marr to join them across the brace of shows, for what Eddie Vedder dubbed; “the best crowd we’ve eve had in London”.
Duran Duran closed out the American Express Presents BST run of events in Hyde Park, London on Sunday night (10th July 2022), with a spectacular set that saw the Wild Boys celebrate four decades in pop. Touching on all corners of their career, the show also witnessed Nile Rodgers join the band for a brace of classic tracks.
Billy Idol has announced that Toyah will be joining the October UK dates of The Roadside Tour 2022, alongside very special guests, Television. Billy will be heading out with some new music and a stack of timeless classics for his first appearances in the UK since 2018 and will play six arena dates.
The second annual RokIsland Fest 2023 has added hard rock icon Vince Neil to its line up. Taking place from 17th - 21st January in Key West, Florida, the Mötley Crüe frontman joins previously announced performers Styx, Tesla, Loverboy, 38 Special, Queensrÿche, Extreme and a host of others for the festival's second year.
Steve Vai will bring the Hydra out on tour, and perform the jaw-dropping solo piece ‘Teeth of the Hydra’, as early as the end of the year, so says the guitar god in a brand new chat with eonmusic. Vai made the revelation while talking to eonmusic at Hellfest in Clisson, France, on 23rd June 2022.