Red Hot Chili Peppers returned to Dublin on Wednesday night (29th June 2022) for their first Irish show in five years. Marking the return of John Frusciante, the date was also their first show in Ireland with the guitarist since 2006. Taking place at Dublin’s Marlay Park, the band were enamoured to be back on stage in Ireland, with bassist Flea praising the country as “a magical place”.
Def Leppard celebrate their massive impact on rock history with their 45th anniversary in 2022, and to commemorate the occasion, the award-winning Swedish liquor producer Brands For Fans is releasing not one, but two Lepp-branded premium gin products.
RokIsland Fest is set to return to the island of Key West, Florida, from 17th - 21st January 2023. Hosted by radio and television personality Eddie Trunk, the second annual music festival has added an additional day of music to its schedule that will feature a raucous line up of legendary hitmakers and hard rock icons.
BST Hyde Park made a spectacular return on Friday (24th June 2022) following three years of anticipation by music lovers. Taking place in London’s Hyde Park, this was Elton John’s sold out opening concert for the series of British Summer Time events seeing The Rolling Stones, The Eagles, Pearl Jam, Adele and Duran Duran also perform in the U.K. capital.
EXCLUSIVE: Devin Townsend has spoken about the upcoming 30th anniversary of the release of the Vai band’s ‘Sex & Religion’ album. Released in 1993, the alt-rock project featured Townsend, alongside guitar god Steve Vai. Devin made his comments while speaking to eonmusic during his press conference on Saturday 19th June 2022, at Hellfest in Clisson, France.
Steve Vai sensationally joined Whitesnake on stage in Clisson, France, at Hellfest on Thursday night (23rd June 2022). The guitarist, who was a member of the band from 1989 - 1990 appeared during the band’s encore ‘Still of the Night’
Hellfest 2022 has kicked off in Clisson, France, in the first weekend of its 2022 mega event. Taking place from 17th – 19th June 2022, weekend one will be followed by a four-dayer from 23rd – 26th June, which is set to feature headliners The Scorpions, Nine Inch Nails, Guns n’ Roses and Metallica.
Thirty two years on from their debut Belfast show, Iron Maiden returned to the city on Monday night (13th Jun 2022), for a stop on their ‘Legacy of the Beast’ run. Now morphed with their ‘Senjetsu’ album campaign, the show witnessed a band reborn at the absolute peak of their powers.
Download Festival returned with a bang on Friday night (10th June 2022), for a three day musical extravaganza that most had waited three years to see return. The first full Download since 2019, the event was headlined by Kiss, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro.
Bat – The Official Meat Loaf Celebration featuring The Neverland Express plus American Idol winner, Caleb Johnson, have announced live dates for 2023. The tour starts on Sat 20th May at Oxford’s New Theatre and culminates in London at Indigo at The O2 on Sat 27th May.