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7th January 2017

glenn hughes

Glenn Hughes, who is currently in an LA studio recording a new studio album with Black Country Communion, has sent a message to his fans about touring the UK later this month.

Glenn told us:

"I'm thrilled to be coming over to tour the UK and Europe this month and February. My band will now be a four-piece. On guitar is Søren Andersen, on drums Pontus Engborg, and on keyboards Jay Boe.

"Song selections will be a mix from my new album, 'Resonate', and from my well of historic songs through the decades. This tour is all about ROCK and what it means to us all, including my band, and to my fans and friends.

"Let's get 2017 going with a killer night for ROCK lovers, movers and shakers. I'm in. Let's go! See you down the front!"

Here's all the dates and yes, we will be down the front!

20th January: Riverside - Newcastle
21st January: Islington Assembly - London
23rd January: Robin 2 - Bilston
24th January: The Garage - Glasgow
26th January: Rescue Rooms - Nottingham
27th January: Academy 2 - Manchester
29th January: Sub 89 - Reading
30th January: The Junction - Cambridge
1st February: The Church - Leeds
2nd February: The Fleece - Bristol
4th February: Le Forum - Vaureal, France
5th February: Boerjerij - Zoetermeer, Holland
7th February: Posten - Odense, Denmark
8th February: Toldkammeret - Helsingor, Denmark
10th February: Union Scene - Drammen, Norway
11th February: Frimis Salonger - Orebro, Sweden
13th February: Meet Factory - Prague, Czech Republic
14th February: House Of Art - Spa Piestany, Slovakia
16th February: Simm City - Vienna, Austria
17th February: Zona Roveri - Bologna, Italy
19th February: Serraglio - Milan, Italy
20th February: Conrad Sohm - Dornbirn, Austria
22nd February: Zeche - Bochum, Germany
23rd February: 013 - Tilburg, Holland

Tickets for all UK dates and some European dates can be obtained right here.

Support is from rising stars Stone Broken who were the replacements for Living Colour who did the dirty on Glenn when their new management pulled them off the November tour for more bucks supporting Alter Bridge.

You'll enjoy Stone Broken as they really are a class act and definitely destined for great things.

'Resonate' is really making waves and is well worth checking out right 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.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.



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