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UK metallers Awake have been confirmed as guests on the UK leg of Magnum’s May 2008 European tour - dates below. Awake will also be appearing at the Dokkem Open Air Festival Holland, Cambridge Rock Festival, UK and the East Riding Rock Festival, UK.
Here are the UK tour dates in support of Magnum:
07/5/08 Bristol Academy UK
08/5/08 Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall UK
09/5/08 Newcastle Academy
10/5/08 Oxford Academy
11/5/08 Manchester Academy
12/5/08 Sheffield Academy
Kex Gorin, original drummer (from 1972 - 1984) for long-time UK rockers MAGNUM, has been in the hospital, critically ill with cancer. The band are sad to report the following message:
"All the guys in Magnum wish to say how deeply sorry we are to hear that Kex Gorin passed away Friday morning (December 21st). Our thoughts are with (partner) Sally and family at this time. We would would like to thank all those who showed their support. Kex Gorin will be deeply missed."
Longtime UK rockers MAGNUM have announced dates for the upcoming Wings Of Heaven Tour that will commence in November. The shows are to be recorded for a forthcoming live album for release next year to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the original Wings Of Heaven album. The shows will include many of the tracks from the latest Princess Alice & The Broken Arrow album and many classic Magnum tracks from their extensive back catalogue. Also, Magnum's Wings Of Heaven album will be played in it’s entirety, It will be a two part show with no support.
Wings Of Heaven Tour dates include:
10 - Inverness, UK - Ironworks
11 - Glasgow, UK - The Garage
12 - Preston, UK - 53 Degrees
14 - Cambridge, UK - The Junction
15 - Holmfirth, UK - Picturedrome
17 - Birmingham, UK - The Academy
18 - London, UK - Mean Fiddler
Metal rock ‘n' roll outlaws Damage Control, featuring Chris Slade (drums AC/DC), Pete Way (bass UFO), Spike (vocals Quireboys), and Robin George (guitar Robert Plant, Thin Lizzy, Magnum), has been confirmed as "very special guests" to perform at Bloodstock 2007 on Thursday 16 August. Bloodstock will be the band's only UK show this year. Damage Control just released their self-titled debut album on Cargo Records.
The UK’s PREMIER Metal Festival
Thu 16, Fri 17 & Sat 18 August 2007
UK rocker MAGNUM have announced a string of live dates in support of their forthcoming album, Princess Alice & The Broken Arrow, due out in March. Confirmed dates include:
17 - The Garage in Glasgow, UK
18 - The Academy in Newcastle, UK
19 - Rock City in Nottingham, UK
20 - The Academy in Bristol, UK
23 - The Academy 2 in Manchester, UK
24 - Wulfrun Hall in Wolverhampton, UK
25 - Rio's in Bradford, UK
26 - The Astoria in London, UK
More dates will be announced soon.
Sweden Rock Festival will take place on June 9 to 11, 2005 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The progressive metal band Dream Theater have just been confirmed for the festival. Other confirmed band are as follows:
Swedish bands: Morgana Lefay, Satanic Slauter, Symphorce, Crystal Eyes, Yngwie Malmsteen, Candlemass, Hammerfall, Therion, Hellfueled, Statetrooper, A.C.T, Thryfing
Foreign bands: Mötley Crüe (US), Accept (D), DIO (UK), Saxon (UK), Kansas (US), Styx (US), Blackfoot (US), Magnum (UK), Sebastian Bach (US), Helix (CAN), Vixen (US), Sonata Arctica (FIN), Robin Trower (US), Nazareth (UK), Shakra (CH), Force Of Evil (DK)