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  13th April 2010


new york dolls

Following hot on the heels of the bands rapturously received winter UK Tour and the critically acclaimed Todd Rundgren produced studio album ''Cause I Sez So', the legendary New York Dolls will return to the UK for a special one-off concert as part of their forthcoming European tour.

Tickets for the bands Monday April 19th concert at the London Koko go on sale at 10am on Thursday March 18th. National Ticket Hotline: 08700 603 777. Book Online:

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What the critics said about the Dolls' recent UK concerts:

The New York Dolls look in better shape than ever, It's only rock'n' roll, but they still sound as if they like it.
The Times (4 Stars)

The collective howl of energy which was punk's tinderbox and the Dolls' ticket to immortality
The London Evening Standard

The Dolls come stomping and pouting back to life – The Daily Telegraph

One of the most important Rock 'n' Roll bands of all time
The Independent (4 Stars)

The New York Dolls' reunion continues to go from strength to strength, and this show presented debauched rock 'n' roll at it's finest
The Glasgow Herald (5 Stars)

A Masterclass in how to play proto-punk with attitude
The Daily Record (4 Stars)

Punk Pioneers on form and on fire in the capitol
Classic Rock Magazine

The Dolls proved they can wipe the floor with any of today's over-hyped indie bands
Record Collector

Living proof that old punks never die
Clash Magazine


In addition to the April 19th concert at the London Koko, a complete list of the New York Dolls European tour dates are listed below: Thu, April 15: France Caen Big Band Cafe
Fri, April 16: France Paris Trebendo
Sat, April 17: France Le Mans Le Mans Raceway
Mon, April 19: England London Koko
Tue, April 20: Ireland Dublin Academy
Thu, April 22: Holland Den Haag Paard Van Troje
Fri, April 23: Belgium Leuven Hep Depot
Sun, April 25: Germany Berlin Columbia Club (TBA)
Tue, April 27: Denmark Copenhagen Amager Bio
Wed, April 28: Sweden Goteborg Sticky Fingers
Thu, April 29: Norway Drammen Union Scnene
Fri, April 30: Norway Bergen Bergenfest

The New York Dolls consist of David Johansen (vocals); Sylvain Sylvain (guitar); Steve Conte (guitar); Brian Delaney (drums); and former Hanoi Rocks bass guitarist Sami Yaffa.

The New York Dolls originally swaggered onto the New York music scene in the early '70s, influencing a generation with its subversive mix of high-decibel rock and high-heeled androgyny. The original band recorded two seminal albums – the eponymous debut New York Dolls (1973) and Too Much Too Soon (1974), before calling it a day in 1977.

The surviving members reformed the group in 2004 to much acclaim, but soon lost bassist Arthur Kane to leukemia. In 2006, Johansen and Sylvain reunited again and recorded the NY Dolls' third studio album, One Day It Will Please Us To Remember Even This.



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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