News Updates
TOUR NEWS: Skam to support RavenEye on Jan/Feb dates Print E-mail
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 13:41

Über Rock faves Skam are to support RavenEye on the blues-rockers' previously announced 'It's Not Over 'Til It's Nova' UK and Ireland tour this coming January and February.


Full dates are as follows:


 RavenEye Skam tour poster


Skam released their latest album, 'The Amazing Memoirs Of Geoffrey Goddard' last month.

TOUR NEWS: Billy Idol confirms three June dates Print E-mail
Monday, 11 December 2017 22:54

Billy Idol has confirmed that he will play his first shows on British soil in four years next June.


The dates are:


Wednesday 20 June – Manchester, O2 Apollo

Thursday 21 June – Birmingham, O2 Academy

Saturday 23 June – London, O2 Academy Brixton


Tickets go on sale this Friday (15 December).

TOUR NEWS: The Damned add second London date at Koko Print E-mail
Monday, 11 December 2017 22:50

The Damned have added a second date at London’s Koko to their previously announced ‘Evil Spirits’ 2018 tour.


The full run of dates is now:


The Damned 2018 tour poster


The Damned also will release their first new album in ten years in 2018.

VIDEO RELEASE: At The Sun invite us to 'Walk On Over' Print E-mail
Saturday, 09 December 2017 14:03

At The Sun have just dropped a new single, 'Walk On Over':



 The track is taken from their debut EP, 'Breathe'.


At The Sun support Tarot Rats at The Green Door Store in Brighton on 15 December.

FESTIVAL NEWS: Handmade confirms first raft of bands for 2018 Print E-mail
Friday, 08 December 2017 15:34

The first tranche of band’s for next year’s iteration of Handmade Festival, which takes place in Leicester on 5 and 6 May, has been announced:


Handmade 2018 First Poster


Weekend tickets are on sale HERE.

ALBUM NEWS: Laurence Jones to tell ‘The Truth’ in March Print E-mail
Friday, 08 December 2017 12:41

Rising British blues-rock guitarist/singer Laurence Jones, will release his new album, ‘The Truth’, on 9 March.


Pre-orders are available HERE.

Jones will play a number of dates in the early part of 2018:


Laurence Jones tour header

VIDEO RELEASE: The Pearl Harts introduce ‘Lara' on new single Print E-mail
Friday, 08 December 2017 12:25

The Pearl Harts have released, ‘Lara’, the first single taken from their forthcoming debut album, which is due to follow early next year:



The duo – lead singer/guitarist Kirsty and drummer/vocalist Sara – say of the single:


“Lara represents the duality of women in the 21st Century, their traditional feminine side, for example, putting on make-up can directly encounter their harder side, for example, eating chips messily in a kebab shop, or running riot in the streets. Everyone is, or can be Lara, people should be able to relate to her, want to be her or see her as a friend of theirs already. She is cool, badass and fearless.”

ALBUM NEWS: Levellers to mark 30th anniversary with new acoustic collection Print E-mail
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 13:27

As part of their 30th anniversary celebrations next year, Brighton folk-punk band Levellers will be releasing a new retrospective compilation, ‘We The Collective’ on 9 March via their own label, On The Fiddle Recordings.


Levellers We The Collective


The album will feature new acoustic arrangements for eight of their previous singles, including ‘Liberty’, ‘Hope Street’ and ‘One Way’, as well as two new songs, ‘Shame’ and ‘Drug Bust McGee’, all recorded at Abbey Road Studios with producer John Leckie (Radiohead, Stone Roses).


Levellers will head out on a full acoustic tour in February and March, when they will be playing the new arrangements with guest musicians, starting at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival: 


Thursday 1 February – Glasgow, Old Fruitmarket (Celtic Connections Festival)

Friday 2 February – Wrexham, William Aston Hall

Saturday 3 February – Preston, Charter Theatre (SOLD OUT)

Sunday 4 February – London, Roundhouse (In The Round Festival)

Tuesday 13 March – Buxton, Opera House

Wednesday 14 March – Cheltenham, Town Hall

Thursday 15 March – Yeovil, Westlands

Friday 16 March – York, Barbican

Saturday 17 March – Milton Keynes, The Stables (SOLD OUT)

Sunday 18 March – Liverpool, Philhamonic

Tuesday 20 March – Basingstoke, The Anvil

Wednesday 21 March – Cambridge, Corn Exchange

Thursday 22 March – Leicester, De Montfort Hall

Friday 23 March – Bexhill, De La Warr Pavilion

Saturday 24 March – Winchester, Cathedral (SOLD OUT)


Support on the tour (except Glasgow and London) will come from Ginger Wildheart.

VIDEO RELEASE: Iced Earth raise their 'Black Flag' Print E-mail
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 22:25

US power metallers Iced Earth - who feature Über Rock contributor Luke Appleton and hit Europe's shores in early January - have released a video for the track 'Black Flag', taken from their latest album, 'Incorruptible', released earlier this year via Century Media:

TOUR NEWS: The Fallen State announce Spring dates Print E-mail
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 12:32

The Fallen State have announced a run of dates for next Spring:


The Fallen State tour poster


Tickets for all dates are available from all usual outlets.


The Fallen State also release a new single, ‘Nova’, featuring Chris Robertson of Black Stone Cherry, on 18 December.

FESTIVAL NEWS: Bloodstock confirm four more main stage acts Print E-mail
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 11:00

In what may be seen by many as a surprise announcement, melodic rock "supergroup" Mr Big have been confirmed for a main stage appearance at next summer's Bloodstock festival.




They join crossover thrash legends Suicidal Tendencies, US power metal giants Kamelot and the "Duke of Spook" Wednesday 13 in today's latest announcement.


Bloodstock takes place at Catton Park, Derbyshire from 9 -12 August.  Get additional information, and tickets, over at

FESTIVAL NEWS: Black Star Riders and Stone Broken first headliners confirmed for Steelhouse 2018 Print E-mail
Friday, 01 December 2017 10:22

Black Star Riders have been confirmed as one of the headliners at next summer’s expanded Steelhouse Festival, which takes place at Hafod-Y-Dafal, just outside Ebbw Vale, over the weekend of 27 – 29 July.


Black Star Riders


The event has now been extended to the Friday evening, which will be headlined by Stone Broken.


Promoter Mikey Evans said:


“Here we go again - Steelhouse 2018. Our eighth consecutive year. We are enormously buzzed to welcome back some old friends on this first announcement!  It’s also vital to Steelhouse to continue to introduce young and hungry, exciting first-timers; this little island has produced some of the greatest rock bands to ever grace a stage and on this evidence it continues to do so.

“We couldn't resist the opportunity of Black Star Riders making a return to 'The Mountain'. They've gone from strength to strength since their first appearance in 2014. Top Ten albums, global touring - they are true Steelhouse headliners - a perfect fit.”


BSR frontman Ricky Warwick added:


“[We] are delighted to come back and headline Steelhouse Festival for a second time. We cannot wait to see you there...Bring YOUR rock ‘n’ roll, because we will be bringing OURS”.


Announcing the "upgrading" of the festival's Friday night, promoter Max Rhead said:


“Stone Broken’s rise has been incredible and proof that rock certainly isn't dead. You can feel the momentum that's with them. Friday night at Steelhouse has just gone up a level.


Stone Broken


“For years we've been putting on a 'warm-up' evening on the Friday, but it’s become such a pivotal part of the weekend, it now feels necessary to shout about it. We think it's fair to say Stone Broken are the fastest-rising UK rock act out there and it just feels right and proper for such an exciting 'new' act to be taking the bold step of headlining the night that grew beyond a warm-up.”


The lads from Stone Broken told Über Rock:


“We are really excited to be returning to the Steelhouse festival stage next year after our debut this year. Not only do we get to play this great event again, we get to top the bill on the Friday night, which just blows us away! We will be bringing brand new songs from our new album ‘Ain’t Always Easy’, which will be out on 2 March. We can’t wait to get back up the mountain and put on an awesome ROCK SHOW for you all!”


King King dutifully take up the spot they had to miss last year. Alan Nimmo commented:


"I’m so very happy that King King have been honoured with a second opportunity to perform at Steelhouse Festival again! I was absolutely gutted not to be able to make it last time due to my illness but we are very much looking forward to coming back and giving it our all for the fans this time around! From all of us here at King King, Thank you for your patience and kindness! We can’t wait to Rock it up for you!"

Additionally, the Quireboys return to the mountain for the first time since they headlined the first ever Steelhouse back in 2011. Spike and the boys will be raising a glass and letting the good times roll on Sunday afternoon. Aaron Buchanan & The Cult Classics, Massive Wagons, The Dust Coda, The Bad Flowers and Those Damn Crows also take up spots over the weekend.

Tickets for Steelhouse 2018 are available HERE.


Steelhouse 2018 First Announcement

TOUR NEWS: Möngöl Hörde return for four live dates in January Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 November 2017 14:00

More than three years after their last live appearance, at 2014’s Reading Festival, Möngöl Hörde – the band featuring folk ‘n’ roll troubadour Frank Turner, as well as fellow Sleeping Soul Matt Nasir and former Million dead drummer Ben Dawson – return for four live dates in January:


Mongol Horde tour poster


Tickets for all four shows are on sale now.


Page 4 of 4