There has been a change of line-up for the NWOBHM tour coming up in June.
VENOM INC. have had to pull out of the tour but the ready made replacement is none other than TANK.
As a result, the Adelaide sideshow that was to feature VENOM INC, is still going ahead but with RAVEN in their place.
Full press release below.
AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT THE NWOBHM TOUR
+ EXTRA SHOWS & SIDESHOWS ADDED - SYDNEY, CANBERRA & ADELAIDE - TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!!
Due to circumstances beyond our control, we must announce a line-up change to the bill for the NWOBHM tour coming up in June 2019.
A note from Demolition Man of Venom Inc:
"Due to health reasons, unfortunately we are prevented from doing any extended touring dates after Japan. We apologise to our Australian fans, but my great friends TANK will be taking our place to kick major Aussie Ass and the shows will be killer. VENOM INC will return…”
Our very best goes out to Venom Inc, wishes for a speedy recovery and looking forward to seeing you, our good friends, for the shows when it is right for you to return Downunder!
With that said, here’s the good news…
TANK ANNOUNCED FOR THE NWOBHM TOUR!!! FIRST TIME IN AUSTRALIA!!!
For their first time in Australia - The Filth Hounds of Hades themselves, bring their heavy artillery Downunder!!! Formed in 1980, Tank has often been compared to British brothers Motörhead - both being trios, fronted by singing bassists, with a loose, grinding, punk-metal sound and gravelly vocals.
The release of their legendary 1982 debut Filth Hounds of Hades, cemented Tank’s position as NWOBHM royalty, as the album was received enthusiastically by music fans, critics and industry folk alike. The album to this day is regarded as one of the best albums of the NWOBHM movement.
Guitarists Mick Tucker and Cliff Evans are back with a full band including David Readman (PINK CREAM 69) on vocals, Randy Van Der Elsen on bass and longterm TANK member and former SODOM drummer Bobby Schottkowski.
TANK also descend Downunder with a NEW ALBUM, a tribute to early TANK days, with 11 classic TANK songs re-imagined, and spanning four albums. With exclusive guest appearances from CRADLE OF FILTH frontman Dani Filth, thrash legend Tom Angelripper of SODOM, as well as members of MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP and DARK ANGEL!!!
GIRLSCHOOL - EXTRA SIDESHOW ADDED!!!
ADELAIDE - ENIGMA - SUN 30 JUNE!!!
GIRLSCHOOL are a British rock band that formed in the new wave of British heavy metal scene in 1978, frequently associated with contemporaries Motörhead. They are the longest-running all-female rock band, still active after almost 40 years. Formed from a school band called Painted Lady, GIRLSCHOOL enjoyed strong media exposure and commercial success in the UK in the early 1980s with three albums of 'punk-tinged metal' and a few singles, that placed them up there with the legends of NWOBHM.
In the 1990’s and 2000’s, GIRLSCHOOL focused on shows and tours and made a few studio albums. During their career they travelled the world, playing in many rock and metal festivals and co-headlining with or supporting important hard rock and heavy metal bands. They maintain a worldwide cult following and are an inspiration for many female rock musicians.
We'll never have Motörhead again, but we can have their mates.
RAVEN - EXTRA SIDESHOWS ADDED:
SYDNEY - FRANKIE’S - SUN 30 JUNE!!!
ADELAIDE - ENIGMA BAR - MON 1 JULY!!!
This will be RAVEN’s FIRST TIME IN AUSTRALIA - LET’S GET LOUD!!!
RAVEN are rare, true originals – cut these guys with a razor and they will BLEED true heavy metal!!!
Hailing from Newcastle Upon Tyne in North East England back in 1974 (yes – 45 YEARS ago!!!) the brothers Gallagher cut their teeth playing the pubs & clubs until solidifying their line up in 1980 with drummer Rob Hunter. The trio went on to release three of the most influential metal albums of the NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) genre on the Neat records label which in turn inspired every band of that era and beyond. Basically, without RAVEN you just might not have had thrash/speed metal. After all, the band did give Metallica & Anthrax their first tours!
Join us for this unique opportunity to see all three bands on one mighty NWOBHM bill!
AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES:
EXTRA SHOWS & SIDESHOWS ADDED - SYDNEY, CANBERRA & ADELAIDE - TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!!
GIRLSCHOOL / RAVEN / TANK:
WED 26 JUNE - THE BASEMENT - CANBERRA
THUR 27 JUNE - THE ZOO - BRISBANE
FRI 28 JUNE - THE MANNING - SYDNEY
SAT 29 JUNE - CROXTON BANDROOM - MELBOURNE
LIMITED VIP MEET AND GREETS AVAILABLE (Meet all 3 bands)
SUN 30 JUNE - ENIGMA BAR - ADELAIDE
LIMITED VIP MEET AND GREETS AVAILABLE (Meet Girlschool)
SUN 30 JUNE - FRANKIE’S - SYDNEY
MON 1 JULY - ENIGMA BAR - ADELAIDE
LIMITED VIP MEET AND GREETS AVAILABLE (Meet Raven)
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