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30th September 2011


Multi Gold and Platinum Blackfoot are to perform on UK stages once more and will bring their classic tracks like 'Train Train', 'Highway Song', 'Baby Blue', 'Fox Chase', 'Left Turn', 'Fly Away' and others as well as new songs.

This time Greg Walker (bass and vocals) and Charlie Hargrett (lead guitar) called former Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist/vocalist Mike Estes who, along with new drummer Kurt Pietro, had played with them on various all-star gigs all over the USA. This line-up is currently tearing it up!

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Mike Estes exclusively told "It's gonna be great to play towns in the UK we missed last tour. We took some heat from fans for not having a London gig booked last time. So we're gonna do one in town at the Academy and another on the south side near Bromley. Can't wait to come over!"

And here's the tour dates in full;

Friday, 14 October Gulf Shores Alabama
Friday, 21 October Barcelona Spain
Saturday, 22 October Jarvenpaa Finland
Sunday, 23 October Joensuu Finland
Monday, 24 October Joensuu Finland
Tuesday, 25 October TBA Finland
Wednesday, 26 October Vasa Finland
Thursday, 27 October Oulo
Friday, 28 October Helsinki Finland
Saturday, 29 October Kouvola Finland
Tuesday, 1 November TBA UK
Wednesday, 2 November Cardiff UK
Thursday, 3 November TBA UK
Friday, 4 November TBA UK
Saturday, 5 November Tavistock UK
Sunday, 6 November London UK
Monday, 7 November TBA UK
Tuesday, 8 November Chiselhurst UK
Wednesday, 9 November Southampton UK
Thursday, 10 November Manchester UK
Friday, 11 November Derby UK
Saturday, 12 November TBA UK
Thursday, 1 December 16:30 Rock Legends Cruise
Friday, 2 December 00:30 Rock Legends Cruise
Saturday, 3 December Legends Rock Cruise

You can get your Blackfoot tickets by clicking here.



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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