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15th February 2017


Tarja has announced two headline UK shows for next month and the former Nightwish singer says these will be a fantastic celebration at the end of a very successful year.

2016 saw the release of a mini album, 'The Brightest Void', and her fourth studio album, 'The Shadow Self', Tarja's heaviest record to date, to widespread critical acclaim.

The first single (on both albums), 'No Bitter End', collected the essence of Tarja's new work: massive guitar riffs, a driving beat and of course Tarja's incredible vocals to create a powerful soundscape that is unmissable live.

The versatile singer is following up on the success of the multi-platinum and gold awarded previous records 'My Winter Storm' (2007), 'What Lies Beneath' (2010) and her most recent album 'Colours In The Dark' (2013) which charted all over the globe including four Top 10 entries.

And now Tarja has announced two UK shows to support the release of both mini and studio album. Dates are as follows:

Thursday 9th March: Manchester, Academy 2
Friday 10th March: London, Koko

Tickets available right here.

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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