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21st March 2017

cheap trick

Cheap Trick hit the UK in June for a special three date tour that takes in London, Manchester and Bristol.

The Illinois quartet, who originally formed in 1973, have a huge back catalogue of rock classics, including hits 'Surrender', 'I Want You To Want Me', 'Dream Police' and 'The Flame'. The tour comes on the back of their most recent 2016 album, 'Bang, Zoom, Crazy... Hello', their seventeenth studio release and first for seven years, which includes the single 'When I Wake Up Tomorrow'.

Cheap Trick have amassed a huge worldwide following over four decades, achieved a string of awards and honours, featured on over twenty film soundtracks and were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in April 2016.

Commenting on the tour the band said: "We love touring the world and playing music to our loyal fan base – this is what we do and we'll probably never quit.

"We're as excited and energised today as we've ever been and we can't wait to hit the UK this summer."

Cheap Trick are Robin Zander (vocals), Rick Nielsen (guitar), Tom Petersson (bass) and Daxx Nielsen (drums).

UK Tour dates
Tuesday 27th June: London, O2 Kentish Town Forum
Wednesday 28th June: Manchester, Academy
Thursday 29th June: Bristol, O2 Academy

judas priest


monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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