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Black Stone Cherry announce UK arena tour

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 25th March 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Fresh from their very special, sold-out-in-a-day Southern Hospitality UK tour last month, Kentucky rockers Black Stone Cherry have proudly announced a string of UK arena shows that will take place in October and November. The band’s drummer, John Fred Young, comments:

We are beyond thrilled to be headlining our first arena tour in the UK!  It’s amazing for us to have this opportunity and we owe it all to the incredible fans that continue to support us and believe in our music!

Widely acknowledged as an electrifying live band, Black Stone Cherry are also looking forward to the release of their fourth studio album, Magic Mountain, which hits stores on 5th May through Roadrunner Records.  The Joe Barresi (QOTSA, Soundgarden)-produced opus follows 2011’s Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea which racked up a silver sales certification from the BPI (British Phonographic Industry), marking over 60,000 UK copies sold.  Magic Mountain can already be pre-ordered over at iTunes and Amazon.

Support on all dates comes from two Roadrunner labelmates, rabble-rousing Aussies Airbourne, who released their third album Black Dog Barking in May of last year and radio-friendly Canadians, Theory Of A Deadman, who are working on a new album pencilled for release this summer. Tour dates are as follow:

Sun 26th Oct – GLASGOW Hydro
Mon 27th Oct – SHEFFIELD Arena
Tue 28th Oct – CARDIFF Arena
Thu 30th Oct – BIRMINGHAM LG Arena
Fri 31st Oct – MANCHESTER Evening News Arena
Sat 1st Nov – LONDON Wembley Arena

Black Stone Cherry online:

http://blackstonecherry.com
http://facebook.com/officialblackstonecherry
http://youtube.com/blackstonecherry
http://twitter.com/BlkStoneCherry

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Bulletproof w/Fable @ Hollywood and Vine, Hull

Posted in Gig, Live with tags , , , , on 29th January 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Bands: Bulletproof, Fable
Location: Hollywood and Vine, Hull
Date: 27th January 2012

The show originally had four bands on the bill: Clown Corpse (whom I was really looking forward to see), Promethium, Bulletproof and Fable. Unfortunately, Clown Corpse had dropped off the bill [something about a member being ill] and Promethium had been delayed by an accident on the M62 and so had arrived and played after I’d left the venue to head for home.

Fable started up the night, beginning with a cover of Queens Of The Stone Age’s “Go With The Flow”. I’ve never been a fan of QOTSA, so I found this cover to be more entertaining than that of the original. They continued the set with an average rendition of “I Feel Like A Monster” by Three Days Grace [I think]. The rest of their set was built up by covers – though I’m not so sure about the fourth song they played. The vocals through out the entire set seemed to go from strong sounding to more weak throughout several of the songs, which is a shame since the frontman has potential. The only other thing that irked me about Fable’s set was the lack of energy and charisma, though it was their first gig so the nerves might have affected the overall performance.

After a long hour or so, Bulletproof made their way to the stage at long last though we were all left waiting a bit longer as some photographer was preventing the band from playing by getting in their faces with his camera, though the frontman didn’t seem that bothered by it. When they finally began playing, they took us all by surprise with a great use of riffs and strong clean vocals – except for the shouting-like vocals. The drummer displayed a lot of talent, keeping his sections tight. The highlight of their performance was that of a song called “Bacon Strips”. Bulletproof finished off with an almost perfect rendition of Motorhead’s “Rock Out” and a brutalising version of “Paranoid” by Black Sabbath.

As I stated above, I had left before Promethium had arrived at the venue, so I missed their set which is disappointing since I’ve heard their recorded material and quite enjoyed it. Bulletproof are definitely a band I’d recommend people to go see, as are Fable.

Nico Davidson