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  8th February 2010


We are pleased to announce that GUN are to hit the road again throughout March in support of their new mini album 'POPKILLER'.

A string of headline shows have been confirmed and we are delighted to announce that GUN will also appear as 'special guests' to US rock legends Lynyrd Sknyrd on their UK arena shows.

To buy tickets for the GUN tour simply visit

After an initial exclusive release on, the 'Popkiller' album will be available in all good record stores from Monday 1st March to coincide with the tour.

Special guests on GUN's headline dates will be young Manchester rock band The Virginmarys (apart from Shetland/Orkney/Hull). To receive their latest free download single 'Portrait Of Red' simply visit

A new GUN 'Popkiller' t-shirt is also now available to order in the GUN store

Tour dates as follows...

Lynyrd Sknyrd with special guests Gun
Thursday 4th Birmingham LG Arena - 0844 338 8000
Friday 5th Cardiff International Arena - 029 2022 4488
Saturday 6th London Hammersmith Apollo - 0844 844 4748
Monday 8th Manchester Apollo - 08444 777 677
Tuesday 9th Glasgow Clyde Auditorium - 08444 999 990

Special Guests The Virginmarys (apart from Shetland/Orkney/Lynyrd Skynyrd shows)

Thursday 11th The Warehouse, Aberdeen - 0844 847 2319
Friday 12th Buccleuch Centre, Langholm, Dumfriesshire - 01387 381196
Saturday 13th Studio 24, Edinburgh - 0871 230 7131
Monday 15th Bootleggers, Kendal - 01539 723824
Tuesday 16th Yardbirds Rock Club, Grimsby - 07771 520374
Wednesday 17th Fusion, Orkney Isles - 01856 873359
Friday 19th The Duchess, York - 0844 477 1000
Saturday 20th The Asylum, Birmingham - 0844 581 1333
Sun 21st March Reading, Sub 89 - 0870 264 3333
Saturday 27th Burra Hall, Shetland Isles - 01595 745555



Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.



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