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15th January 2017

ross the boss

The Ross The Boss band announced their permanent touring line-up in late December and now the first dates for the Discipline Of Steel World Tour are in and they include seven UK performances taking in London, ​Evesham, ​Swansea, ​Dublin, ​Glasgow, Edinburgh and ​Milton Keynes, as well as gigs across eight more European countries.

The actual venues are yet to be revealed but we do know that the London gig will be at Camden Underworld and the Milton Keynes venue is Craufurd Arms.

Ross is to be inducted into the Hall Of Heavy Metal History on Wednesday night and will be speaking exclusively to MetalTalk Radio on Steve Göldby Talks Metal on the day. The show will be broadcast at 4.00pm on 18th January and you can listen right here.

Ross said about the forthcoming tour:

"I am proud to announce, for immediate release, The Discipline Of Steel World Tour 2017 for Ross The Boss Band: Ross The Boss Friedman on lead guitar and co-founder of Manowar with Mike LePond on bass (Symphony X), Kenny 'Rhino' Earl on drums (ex-Manowar) and Marc Lopes on vocals (Let Us Prey).

"The tour begins in Mexico and Central America where the RTB Band will headline two Metal festivals, performing a classic Manwoar set. Twenty-five dates in Europe are scheduled in March and April, including an iconic tour of England where years ago Ross Friedman began the Metal onslaught. The earth will rumble and the momentum will continue through the summer and fall festival calendar.

"I have assembled three incredible musicians, and together we will deliver an experience only to be described as true classic Metal. We are going to devastate every audience, every night, without mercy!"

The Discipline Of Steel World Tour 2017 European dates:
3rd March: ​Zlin, Czech Republic
5th March: ​Vienna, Austria
6​th March: Mannheim, Germany
8​th March: Hamburg, Germany
9th March:​ Stadskanaal, Netherlands
10​th March: Essen, Germany
11th March:​ Andernach, Germany
12th March:​ Helmond, Netherlands
13​th March: Utrecht, Netherlands
16th March:​ Barcelona, Spain
17​th March: Zaragoza, Spain
18​th March: Erandio, Spain
19​th March: Madrid, Spain
20​th March: Cangas do Morrazo, Spain
21s​t March: Lisbon, Portugal
24​th March: Brescia, Italy
25​th March: Torino, Italy
26th March:​ Prato, Italy
28​th March: Diest, Belgium
30th March:​ London, UK
31​st March: Evesham, UK
1​st April: Swansea, UK
2​nd April: Dublin, Ireland
4​th April: Glasgow, UK
5th April: ​Edinburgh, UK
6th April:​ Milton Keynes, UK

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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