Issue 81 of Black Velvet Zine is out now and is the final printed issue of Black Velvet (before we go fully online).
It includes:


Interviews with The Summer Set, Halestorm, Chevelle, Delain, Toseland, Lit, Reachback, Lacey, Twister, My Favourite Runner Up and Everybody Looks Famous.


Concert reviews of Within Temptation, Richie Sambora, Lit and The Summer Set.


Jon Bon Jovi in Mexico.


2 page Slam Dunk Midlands Report.


Album, single and EP reviews such as Saliva, Chevelle, Seether, Reachback, Zoltar Speaks, Heavy Honey, The Cringe, Diaries Of A Hero, The Tripdown Project, MisterNothing, Matty James, Martyr De Mona, Fahran, My Favourite Runner Up, A New Day, Sevendaze and more


'A (Musical) Note From…' - Mitchel Emms of MisterNothing. Read a regular column which is written by a different musician every issue. In a band and want to write a column? Get in touch.


'Me, Me, Me & My Rock CV' - If you have a job in the music industry you get to tell us what you do and why you do it. This issue featuring metal DJ Emidio Vaz.


All the usuals such as DVD Reviews & Supersonic Future Superstars (this issue featuring Casino Thieves and Carson).


Get the final printed Black Velvet!


Order Black Velvet Online at:

(UK) http://www.punkrockshop.co.uk & http://www.jumborecords.co.uk

(USA) http://www.atomicbooks.com & http://www.quimbys.com


Find in stores such as Birmingham Newspoint Newsagents (along the Bullring walkway), Redditch train station newsagents, Dudley ST Records, Leeds Jumbo Records, Cardiff Spillers Records, Baltimore Atomic Books & Chicago Quimbys.


More info at www.blackvelvetmagazine.com

Issue 81 of Black Velvet Zine is out now and is the final printed issue of Black Velvet (before we go fully online).

It includes:

Interviews with The Summer Set, Halestorm, Chevelle, Delain, Toseland, Lit, Reachback, Lacey, Twister, My Favourite Runner Up and Everybody Looks Famous.

Concert reviews of Within Temptation, Richie Sambora, Lit and The Summer Set.

Jon Bon Jovi in Mexico.

2 page Slam Dunk Midlands Report.

Album, single and EP reviews such as Saliva, Chevelle, Seether, Reachback, Zoltar Speaks, Heavy Honey, The Cringe, Diaries Of A Hero, The Tripdown Project, MisterNothing, Matty James, Martyr De Mona, Fahran, My Favourite Runner Up, A New Day, Sevendaze and more

'A (Musical) Note From…' - Mitchel Emms of MisterNothing. Read a regular column which is written by a different musician every issue. In a band and want to write a column? Get in touch.

'Me, Me, Me & My Rock CV' - If you have a job in the music industry you get to tell us what you do and why you do it. This issue featuring metal DJ Emidio Vaz.

All the usuals such as DVD Reviews & Supersonic Future Superstars (this issue featuring Casino Thieves and Carson).

Get the final printed Black Velvet!

Order Black Velvet Online at:
(UK) http://www.punkrockshop.co.uk & http://www.jumborecords.co.uk

(USA) http://www.atomicbooks.com & http://www.quimbys.com

Find in stores such as Birmingham Newspoint Newsagents (along the Bullring walkway), Redditch train station newsagents, Dudley ST Records, Leeds Jumbo Records, Cardiff Spillers Records, Baltimore Atomic Books & Chicago Quimbys.

More info at www.blackvelvetmagazine.com
MOTÖRHEAD Announce UK Shows
MOTÖRHEAD have announced that they will be returning to the UK for three shows in November, hitting O2 Apollo Manchester on 4th November, Birmingham NIA on 6th November and culminating in their largest headline show in over a decade at London’s SSE Wembley Arena on 8th November. Joining the band on their November run will be The Damned and The Bosshoss.
 
Tickets go on sale 9am on 25th July 2014 priced £39.50 London / £36.50 Birmingham / £36.50 Manchester (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk  or www.ticketmaster.co.uk
Linkin Park European Tour
Linkin Park have announced a European tour for November. The tour only includes two dates in the UK - at Manchester Arena on November 22nd and London’s O2 Arena on November 23rd.   Tickets go on sale on Friday 11th July at 9 a.m. More info at www.linkinpark.com 
 
Special guests on the tour will be Of Mice And Men.
Dates are:
 
November 2014:
Monday 3rd                       Zurich Hallenstadion
Tuesday 4th                         Stuttgart Schleyerhalle
Thursday 6th                       Cologne Lanxess Arena
Friday 7th                              Amsterdam Ziggo Dome
Sunday 9th                           Oberhausen Koenig-Pilsner Arena
Monday 10th                       Hamburg 02 World
Wednesday 12th               Leipzig Arena
Thursday 13th                     Munich Olympiahalle
Friday 14th                           Vienna Stadhalle
Sunday 16th                         Paris Bercy
Monday 17th                       Frankfurt Festhalle
Wednesday 19th               Berlin 02 World
Thursday 20th                     Bremen OVB Arena
Saturday 22nd                     Manchester Arena
Sunday 23rd                        London 02 Arena
Joe Elliott’s Down ‘N’ Outz Announce Tour
Down ‘N’ Outz featuring Joe Elliott and London Quireboys (Guy Griffin, Paul Guerin, Keith Weir & Phil Martini) have announced a tour in support of their latest release, ‘The Further Adventures Of… Down ‘N’ Outz’. Tickets go on sale tomorrow via the usual outlets.
 
Dates are:
 
Dec 05 Bristol Bierkeller
Dec 06 South Cornelly Park Dean Holiday Park
Dec 08 London Garage
Dec 09 York Fibbers
Dec 11 Sheffield Corporation
Dec 12 Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
Dec 14 Newcastle  Riverside
Dec 15 Glasgow Garage
Dec 17 Belfast Limelight
Dec 18 Dublin Academy
 
More info over at http://www.downnoutz.net/
frnkiero and the cellabration to support Taking Back Sunday / The Used.
 
frnkiero and the cellabration (featuring Frank Iero of My Chemical Romance) will support Taking Back Sunday and The Used on their upcoming North American co-headlining tour.
 
Taking Back Sunday have also added three headlining stops with frnkiero andthe cellabration in Cincinnati, OH, Spokane, WA, and Nashville, TN.  Tickets for these dates go on sale this Friday, June 20 at 10 am local.
 
Taking Back Sunday will wrap up their North American fall touring, which also includes performances at all three dates of RIOT FEST, on October 8th with a special show at The Fillmore in Charlotte, NC with label-mates The Wonder Years and Modern Baseball. Tickets are available for pre-sale now at: http://concerts.livenation.com/event/0E004CD0CEB0DB1B
 
 
TAKING BACK SUNDAY UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
* with The Used
# with frnkiero andthe cellabration
^ with Marmozets
 
JUN 20  Amnesia Rockfest  | Montebello, QC
JUL 18  Great South Bay Music Fest | Patchogue, NY
AUG 13-17 Chiemsee Rocks | Übersee, DE
AUG 15-17 Serengeti Festival | Ostwestfalen, DE
AUG 15-17 Highfield Festival  | Leipzig, DE
AUG 17 Merthyr Rock | Merthyr Tydfil, UK
AUG 21 HQ  |  Adelaide, AU *
AUG 22 Eatons Hill Hotel | Brisbane, AU *
AUG 23 UNSW Roundhouse | Sydney, AU *  SOLD OUT
AUG 25 170 Russell | Melbourne, AU *
AUG 26 170 Russell | Melbourne, AU * SOLD OUT
AUG 30 Bazooka Rocks | Quezon City, PH *
 
SEP 6-7 RIOT FEST | Toronto, ON
SEP 7  89X Chill On The Hill | Detroit, MI
SEP 8  LC Pavilion |  Columbus, OH* #
SEP 10  Stage AE |  Pittsburgh, PA* #
SEP 11  Bogart’s | Cincinnati, OH #
SEP 12  Orbit Room  | Grand Rapids, MI * #
SEP 12-14 RIOT FEST |  Chicago, IL * #
SEP 14  Egyptian Room | Indianapolis, IN * #
SEP 16  The Myth |  St. Paul, MN * #
SEP 17  The District |  Sioux Falls, SD * #
SEP 19  KC Live! (FREE) | Kansas City, MO * #
SEP 19-21 RIOT FEST |  Denver, CO *
SEP 21   Shrine Auditorium | Billings, MT * #
SEP 23  Idaho Falls Civic Auditorium |  Idaho Falls, ID * #
SEP 24  Knitting Factory | Spokane, WA #
SEP 25  Showbox Sodo |  Seattle, WA * #
SEP 26  Roseland Theater | Portland, OR * #
SEP 27  Summer Ends Festival | Tempe, AZ
SEP 29  Macewan Hall  | Calgary, AB * #
SEP 30  Union Hall  | Edmonton, AB * #
OCT 2  Burton Cummings Theatre  | Winnipeg, MB * #
OCT 3  The Venue |  Fargo, ND * #
OCT 4  7 Flags Event Center | Des Moines, IA * #
OCT 6  The Pageant  | St. Louis, MO * #
OCT 7  Cannery Ballroom | Nashville, TN #
OCT 8   The Fillmore  |  Charlotte, NC (w/ The Wonder Years & Modern Baseball) 
 
NOV 30 Vega Hall  | Copenhagen, Denmark ^
DEC 03  Roxy  |  Prague, Czech ^
DEC 06  Mod Box  | Hasselt, Belgium  ^
DEC 07  Pyramids  | Portsmouth, UK ^
DEC 08  02 Academy |  Bristol, UK ^
DEC 09  Roundhouse |  London, UK ^
DEC 11  Institute  |  Birmingham, UK ^
DEC 12  The Ritz |  Manchester, UK ^
DEC 13  O2 ABC | Glasgow, UK ^
DEC 14  02 Academy | Oxford, UK ^
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly - the final show
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly has announced his final ever show at The Forum, London on Friday 12th September. Joining him on the night will also be some handpicked special guests:
 
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Bye – The Forum, London – Friday 12th September 2014
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly (final show)
Shy Fx
Jehst
The Xcerts
Seán McGowan
Dave House
Ritual Beating System (DJs)
*Plus more to be announced!
 
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 20th June priced £20 (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk  or www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
 
On the farewell show, Sam Duckworth had the following to say:
 
“2004. Much simpler times, more room for less simpler names.
 
The last decade as Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly has been amazing. I’ve had the pleasure of making music with some incredible people and sharing the journey with many good folk. There have been challenges, triumphs and parasites.
 
I have decided that it is time to transition into life as Sam Duckworth. It’s easier to explain to strangers and it’s starting to feel more comfortable. So… I figured it best that we throw one giant going away party for Get Cape. Wear Cape Fly. 
 
We’ll have some of the best live musicians on the planet joining us. It’s very eclectic but all are on the top of their game, so it should feel a bit like a mini festival and a chance to enjoy music of different styles.
 
We’ll have the Forum ‘til 1am on a Friday, so there’s a bit of elbow room to really enjoy the night.
 
We’ll be on at 9pm to make sure those coming by train will not miss the show.”
Visit www.samduckworth.co.uk for more info.
The Gaslight Anthem UK Tour
The Gaslight Anthem will release new album ‘Get Hurt’ on 18th August through Virgin EMI. The album was recorded at Blackbird Studios in Nashville with producer Mike Crossey (The 1975, Arctic Monkeys and Jake Bugg). It is said to be an album that is heavier, and yet at the same time more intimate, than anything they have produced to date.
 
The band have also announced a European tour for October/November. Dates are:
 
Wed, 29-Oct-2014          Dusseldorf, Germany    Mitsubishi Electric Hall                   
Fri, 31-Oct-2014             Berlin, Germany  Columbia Halle     
Sat, 01-Nov-2014           Hamburg, Germany Sport Halle                     
Mon, 03-Nov-2014         Brussels, Belgium  AB              
Wed, 05-Nov-2014         Saarbrucken, Germany E Werk               
Fri, 07-Nov-2014            Munich, Germany Zenith
Sat, 08-Nov-2014           Vienna, Austria  Gasometer
Sun, 09-Nov-2014          Zagreb, Croatia  Culture factory                        
Tue, 10-Nov-2014           Milan, Italy  Alcatraz  
Wed, 12-Nov-2014         Zurich, Switzerland  Volkshaus  
Thu, 13-Nov-2014          Stuttgart, Germany Porche Arena
Fri, 14-Nov-2014            Frankfurt, Germany  Jahrhunderthalle        
Sat, 15-Nov-2014           Amsterdam, Holland  Heineken Music Hall
UK:
Mon, 17-Nov-2014         Manchester, UK O2 Apollo
Wed, 19-Nov-2014         Alexander Palace, UK London                      
Fri, 21-Nov-2014            Edinburgh, UK Corn Exchange
Sat, 22-Nov-2014           Cardiff, UK Motorpoint Arena  
Sun, 23-Nov-2014          Birmingham, UK O2 Academy           
 
 
UK tickets go on-sale 9am on Friday 20th June priced at £24.50 regionally and £26.00 in London (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk
Hidden In Plain View UK Shows

New Jersey’s Hidden In Plain View have announced three UK dates for November. Tickets go on sale tomorrow. Details in the image below.

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Hidden In Plain View are Joe Reo, Chris Amato, Rob Freeman, Mike Saffert and Spencer Peterson. The band originally formed in August 2000 but announced their split in January 2007 due to personal and creative differences.

The reunited band, who played TLA in Philadelphia last year and then Skate & Surf Festival in New Jersey in May, will also play New York City on October 4th.

Lower Than Atlantis Tour

Lower Than Atlantis have announced an intimate club tour for July. Support comes from Decade and Yearbook. Dates are as per their flyer:

The band also play Reading and Leeds in August.

Lower Than Atlantis will release their self-titled album on September 29th and single ‘Here We Go’ on July 21st. Watch the video for ‘Here We Go’ below.

The tracklisting for the album is as follows. The album was recorded in Watford with Dan Lancaster.

Lower Than Atlantis tracklist:
1. Here We Go
2. Ain’t No Friend
3. English Kids In America
4. Criminal
5. Words Don’t Come So Easily
6. Emily
7. Stays The Same
8. Live Slow, Die Old
9. Damn Nation
10. Time
11. Just What You Need
12. Number One
SLASH UK/European Tour & ‘World On Fire’ Album
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SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators have announced a UK and European tour in support of their upcoming album ‘World On Fire’. Tickets go on general sale Friday 30th May from www.ticketmaster.co.uk or www.livenation.co.uk with a pre-sale on Wednesday.
 
‘World On Fire’ will be released on September 15 via SLASH’s own label Dik Hayd International distributed through Roadrunner Records (Europe, Middle East, Africa, & Latin America). The cover artwork is designed by American artist Ron English. The album was produced by Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Alter Bridge, Falling In Reverse, Incubus).
 
European tour dates are as follows:
 
Mon 10th Nov                 Dublin, O2 Arena - IRELAND
Wed 12th Nov                 Paris, Le Zenith - FRANCE
Sat 15th Nov                  Basel, St. Jakobshalle - SWITZERLAND
Sun 16th Nov                  Turin, Palaolimpico – ITALY
Mon 17th Nov                 Florence, Mandela Forum – ITALY
Wed 19th Nov                 Vienna, Stadthalle – AUSTRIA
Thu 20th Nov                  Krakow, Krakow Arena – POLAND
Sat 22nd Nov                  Munich, Zenith – GERMANY
Sun 23rd Nov                 Cologne, Palladium – GERMANY
Mon 24th Nov                 Amsterdam, Heineken Music Hall – THE NETHERLANDS
Wed 26th Nov                 Brussels, Forest Club – BELGIUM
Fri 28th Nov                Manchester, Phones 4U Arena – UK
Sat 29th Nov               Leeds, Leeds Arena – UK
Mon 1st Dec               Birmingham, LG Arena – UK
Tue 2nd Dec                London, Wembley Arena – UK
Thu 4th Dec                Glasgow, Hydro Arena - UK
 
http://smarturl.it/slash.tour
 
Greenhorn

Roger Lima (Less Than Jake/Rehasher) has announced the release of a debut EP from his new band GREENHORN. 

The 6 track EP ‘I WANT MORE’ will be released by Saint November Records in the UK digitally and on vinyl (tri-colour striped pressing, limited to 250 copies) on July 8th, 2014.

Roger recorded bass, guitars AND drums for all tracks on the EP and shares vocal duties with fellow Gainesville musician Jen Vito (NoMore). 

The EP is available to pre-order now from

www.saintnovember.com/GREENHORN
Framing Hanley UK Tour
Framing Hanley have announced a UK and Ireland tour to take place in October/November. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Wednesday May 14th. Dates are:
 
October
Fri 24  Belfast Oh Yeah             £12 / www.mcd.ie
Sat 25  Dublin Academy 2         EU14.15 / www.mcd.ie
Mon 27  Leeds Cockpit              £12 / www.seetickets.com
Wed 29  Glasgow  King Tuts           £12 / www.gigsinscotland.com
Thu 30  Manchester The Roadhouse   £12 / www.seetickets.com
Fri 31 Birmingham Academy 3         £12 / www.seetickets.com
 
November
Sun 02   Newcastle Academy 2         £12 / www.seetickets.com
Mon 03  Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach    £12 / www.seetickets.com
Wed 05  London Barfly                £13.50 / www.seetickets.com
Thu 06  Brighton  Bermuda            £12 / www.seetickets.com
 
This follows the release of the band’s new album, ‘The Sum Of Who We Are’, which is released in the UK today!
Rat Attack Auditioning New Vocalists

Following the departure of frontman Mike Hodges, Rat Attack are now looking for a new vocalist. Here’s some info from the band themselves:

So you want to sing for RAT ATTACK?

There is certain criteria that needs to be applicable to you if you want to join RAT ATTACK:

- You need to be committed 110% to the band, it must be your main priority as it is ours.

- You need to be able to practice twice a week near to Newton Abbot, Devon.

- Own transport preferable but not essential.

- Financially sound enough to be able to go on tour.

- Previous touring band experience preferable but not essential.

Record yourself singing over one or two of our tracks, post the video to Youtube and send us the link.

Link to Youtube video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaqIS7reGE8

Link to instrumental tracks:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/if60nu6uho5topd/UnghHBuOee

Please send your Youtube video links to: ratattackuk@gmail.com

Good luck!

RA x

Black Velvet’s Anberlin Video Interview

Check out our video interview with Stephen Christian of Anberlin from last year. Stephen talks about the birth of his daughter and missing her on tour, playing for the troops, what he did when he felt his ego growing, and how he’d like people to realise there’s hope and they can always change their life for the better.

Richie Sambora European Shows
Richie Sambora will be touring Europe in June with Orianthi. Dates announced so far and on sale now are:
June 19 Stuttgart Liederhalle Beethovensaal
June 20 Munich Kesselhaus
June 22 Berlin Huxleys Neue Welt
June 24 Cologne E-Werk
June 26 Paris Bataclan 
 
Get German tickets from:
http://www.eventim.de/Tickets.html?affiliate=EVE&fun=search&action=search&doc=search%2Fsearch&detailadoc=erdetaila&detailbdoc=evdetailb&kudoc=artist&sort_by=score&sort_direction=desc&fuzzy=yes&suchbegriff=richie+sambora
 
Buy Paris ticket from:
http://plateforme.francebillet.com/place-spectacle/manifestation/Pop-rock-Folk-RICHIE-SAMBORA-BASAM.htm?kard=1&_v=html&zanpid=1887069753844392960
 
More dates including the UK are expected.
 
Watch Richie’s video for ‘Every Road Leads Home To You’.