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  5th March 2010


AC/DC co-founder and original frontman Dave Evans, who recently signed a UK exclusive deal with Rocksector Records to release his latest album 'Judgement Day' (April 26th), announces UK tour dates in May.

Evans, who formed the band along with brothers Angus and Malcolm Young, left AC/DC late in 1974 to be replaced by Bon Scott and went on to enjoy success in Australia with Rabbit, Thunder Down Under and also toured the United States and Europe with his band The Baddasses.

A UK version of The Baddasses has been formed for this tour, including Chris Appleton (guitar) and Martin McNee (drums) from Fury UK, and Marshall Gill (guitar) from New Model Army. The line-up is completed by Leon Gill (bass) from New Union. These shows will feature material from 'Judgement Day' plus some AC/DC classics from both Dave's era in the band and respectfully the Bon Scott era.

The main support band on the tour is Cumbrian rockers Falling Red who just released their excellent debut album 'Shake The Faith', also on Rocksector Records. Falling Red are hotly tipped with their album already making waves in early reviews/features in the press...

"rock gods-in-the-making... the most thrilling UK sleaze rockers we've heard in a long time"
Big Cheese magazine

"A British band to believe in... attitude, musicianship & some dazzling hooks" 8/10
Classic Rock magazine

Tour schedule :- May
20th Newcastle, Trillians Rock Bar
21st Carlisle, The Brickyard
22nd Birkenhead, Revolver
23rd Manchester, Moho Live
25th Milton Keynes, SNO!Bar
26th London, The Gaff
27th Grimsby, Yardbirds Rock Club
28th Swindon, The 12 Bar
29th Nottingham, Rock City
30th Blackpool, "Let There Be Rock" (AC/DC Convention)



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.

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