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9th June 2017

jared james nichols

Jared James Nichols returns to the UK on 21st June for a series of club dates and festival appearances, including Ramblin’ Man Fair on 29th July and Steelhouse Festival the following day, 30th July.

To coincide with Jared’'s return to the UK, Listenable Records will release the official music video for 'Last Chance' on Friday 16th June 2017. The new single is available now on digital download from Amazon right here.

'Last Chance' is the first single taken from Jared'’s new studio album, 'Black Magic', which will be released this coming September.

Jared tells us:

"'Last Chance' is easily the hardest-hitting song I've ever written. I completely let it all hang out and went WILD! Even the guitar solo is off the wall, blazing fast, and absolutely crazy. I needed to set the bar high for the new record and come out with a BANG!"

jared james nichols

The new single, produced by Tony Perry (Joe’s Son) and Jared James Nichols, features drummer Aquiles Priester (Angra, W.A.S.P, Tony McAlpine), and is mixed by Jay Ruston (Stone Sour, Anthrax).

Hailed as one of the most exciting new blues rock guitarists around, Jared is no stranger to UK audiences. In 2015 he embarked on a full European tour with Lynyrd Skynyrd in Germany, followed by an extensive UK tour supporting the legendary Glenn Hughes, where he won over critics with across-the-board rave reviews. The band features Dennis Holm (drums), Jared James Nichols (guitar, vocals), and Erik Sandin (drums).

Dates are as follows:

Wednesday 21st June: Grimsby, Yardbirds
Saturday 24th June: Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms
Sunday 25th June: Manchester, Academy*
Monday 26th June: Newcastle, Northumbria Institute*
Wednesday 28th June: Nottingham, Rock City*
Thursday 29th June: Glasgow, ABC*
Thursday 27th July: Birmingham, Town Hall**
Friday 28th July: Blackburn, King Georges Hall**
Saturday 29th July: Ramblin' Man Fair
Sunday 30th July: Steelhouse Festival

* supporting Blue Oyster Cult
** supporting UFO

Jared James Nichols tickets available right here.

Photo credits: Reg Richards and Steve Johnston

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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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