Joe Satriani has become the most recent addition to the list of artists who have had to reschedule dates in the wake of the Covid-19 global crisis. The guitar virtuoso, whose new album 'Shapeshifting' is released on 10th April 2020, has however, urged fans to "band together to beat this virus and rock another day".
Last year the team behind Bristol's Boomtown, the UK’s most immersive festival, opened venue Area 404 - which has meant fans of the festival are now able to experience the magic and joy of the festival all year round. The venue blends the best in music with an unrivaled theatrical experience.
Kansas, America’s legendary progressive rock band, will release their highly anticipated new studio album 'The Absence of Presence' on 26th June 2020. The release comes ahead of a European run that includes a stop off at London's Palladium in October.
Snow Patrol and The Chemical Brothers have joined the already announced Rage Against the Machine as headliners for 2020's Electric Picnic. Other acts announced include multiple Brit Award winner Lewis Capaldi, sensations Picture This, and a returning Run the Jewels. Taking place from 5th - 6th September in Stradbally, Co. Laois, Electric Picnic is Ireland's largest music and arts festival.
On April 24, Eagle Rock Entertainment will present legendary British Rock ‘N’ Roll icons and Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame® inductees Def Leppard: London to Vegas. This limited edition 2Blu-ray+4CD, 2DVD+4CD, DVD/Blu-ray+2CD and digital format release features two spectacular concert films: Hysteria At The O2 and Hits Vegas, Live At Planet Hollywood.
Testament rolled into Dublin on Wednesday (4th March 2020) for a night of thrash metal brutality nary seen since their last visit. Upping the ante, the San Francisco act brought along two of their contemporaries – Exodus and Death Angel – for the package aptly dubbed ‘The Bay Strikes Back’.
Genesis, who are among the biggest selling recording artists of all time and one of Britain's most internationally renowned bands, will be touring for the first time in 13 years, with dates across the UK and Ireland. Kicking off in Dublin on 16th November at the 3Arena, 'The Last Domino?' tour comes to Belfast on 19th, before moving on to the UK mainland.
By popular demand, Colston Hall has announced a second date for Nile Rodgers & CHIC, following the sell-out of the 16th July show in less than 24 hours. The iconic band will play an additional date on Wednesday 15th July at The Amphitheatre as part of the Colston Hall Presents programme.
Download Festival has announced major site improvement plans for the 2020 festival which takes place on 12 - 14 June 2020 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Headlined by System of a Down, Iron Maiden and Kiss, Download 2020 follows on from 2019's event which saw Slayer bow out and Tool return.
Rewind The 80s Music Festival has announced the headline DJs for its' all new Club Tropicana tent. At Rewind Scotland and Rewind North Club Tropicana will be headlined by Pat Sharp on Friday, Gary Davies on Saturday and Bruno Brooks on Sunday. Once again Pat Sharp will headline the tent on Friday at Rewind South while Mark Goodier keeps the party going on Saturday and Gary Davies on Sunday.