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10th March 2017


Foreigner announced earlier this week they were returning to the UK in November for four dates in celebration of their 40th anniversary with Asia as special guests but those dates have now been postponed.

Asia would have been performing a tribute to John Wetton who sadly passed away in January aged 67, following a battle against colon cancer.

John Parr was also slated to be opening the shows with an acoustic set. The dates affected are:

26th November: Wolverhampton - Wolverhampton Civic Hall
27th November: London - The Royal Albert Hall
29th November: Glasgow – SEC Armadillo
30th November: Manchester - O2 Apollo

MetalTalk understand that the the UK dates are being re-arranged and were postponed due to "sheduling problems".

Apparently Foreigner performed together last week and will continue to do so, unannounced, and at odd dates on the 40th anniversary tour.

Refunds can be obtained from ticket offices, or tickets can kept for rescheduled dates, and we'll announce these as soon as we have them.

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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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