Guns N’ Roses have announced the release of an expanded version of 1987’s Appetite for Destruction, the band’s blockbuster debut album. The new edition includes in-progress demos and unreleased tracks. Appetite, which is still the best-selling debut album ever, is re-released as the band embarks on its third year of a reunion tour, after years of seeming like it was never going to happen. News of the reissue came after a billboard of the original album artwork was discovered in Camden, North London.
Mike & The Mechanics have announced their 2019 nationwide ‘Looking Back Over My Shoulder Tour’. An epic run of thirty-four UK concerts running from February to April, the stint includes a stop off at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall.
Dynamo Concerts is set to release a brace of live album taken from archive recordings from the legendary Dutch music festival. With a full series to follow, the first releases will be sets by Pantera and Soulfly.
Bloodstock Festival has revealed details for the opening Thursday night of the festival. The fest kicks off proper on Friday 10th August, but early arrivers will be treated to sets by Arkona, Bloodshot Dawn and more. Taking Place from 9th - 12th August at Catton Park, Derbyshire, BOA 2018 features headliners Gojira, Judas Priest and Nightwish.
Electric Picnic Music & Arts Festival has announced the return of the Artist in Residence programme - D.I.V.A., which will see a bursary of €5,000 shared amongst the successful artists. Taking place at Stradbally, Co. Laois from 30th August – 2nd September, and featuring Massive Attack, N.E.R.D. and Kendrick Lamar, Electric Picnic is Ireland’s largest music and arts festival.
Download Festival has announced the debut of DO.OMYOGA on-site for 2018. Taking place from 8th - 10th June 2018 at Donington Park, Leicestershire, this years' event features headliners Avenged Sevenfold, Guns 'N' Roses and Ozzy Osbourne.
Slayer have announced details of their final European tour. Starting in Dublin at the 3Arena on 1st November, the extended jaunt will see the pioneers joined by Lamb of God, fellow big four members Anthrax, and Florid death metal act Obituary.
The running times for 2018's Stone Free Festival have been announced. Returning for its third year taking over London's O2 arena, The Scorpions, Megadeth, and Yes featuring ARW head up the event which takes place on 16th - 17th June.
The countdown is on for Bloodstock 2018, with organisers adding a further seven bands to what is fast becoming the biggest ever BOA yet. Taking Place from 9th - 12th August at Catton Park, Derbyshire, this years' event features headliners Gojira, Judas Priest and Nightwish.
Stevie Van Zandt, principle architect of the Jersey Shore sound and a founding member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, is set to return to Europe this summer. The Soulfire TeachRock Tour 2018 kicks off in Dublin, on 28th June.