2018 Preview – Hottest Tours

UK tours are in full swing for some bands and some are now preparing to kick things off as the countdown for festival season slowly dwindles to zero, but until then, some big bands are playing  shows that shouldn’t be missed. To help here is our list of some of the biggest tours to be hitting UK venues that definitely shouldn’t be missed.

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Foo Fighters 

We reported way back when the Foos teased and announced their mini UK tour which will be hitting our arenas in June. If you managed to get tickets for these shows then it’s guaranteed to be a good night, and if you return back home with your voice still in tact then you definitely didn’t sing enough.

Foo Fighters UK dates:

  • June 19th – Manchester Etihad Stadium (Support: Wolf Alice, The Cribs)
  • June 22nd – The London Stadium (Support: Wolf Alice, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes)
  • June 23rd – The London Stadium (Support: The Kills, Slaves)

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Iron Maiden

The Metal legends are back at it again, Maiden will be embarking on a HUGE European tour seeing Ed Force One flying to 24 countries over four months playing 34 shows, kicking off at the end of May in Estonia and ending their mammoth tour on home soil at the O2 Arena in August.

Iron Maiden UK dates (Support: Killswitch Engage)

July

  • 31 Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

August

  • 02 SSE Arena, Belfast
  • 04 Exhibition & Conference Centre, Aberdeen
  • 06 Manchester Arena, Manchester
  • 07 Genting arena, Birmingham
  • 10 O2 Arena, London

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Thirty Seconds to Mars

As we reported on back in October, Thirty Seconds To Mars are back this year after Jared Leto’s latest stint on the big screen, Mars are promising a new album and a massive European tour for 2018 with 5 of the dates on the tour are around the UK. If you look back to the Closer To The Edge video that is example enough to know these guys put on a hell of a show.

March

  • 23 Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
  • 24 Manchester Arena, Manchester
  • 25 The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
  • 27 The O2, London
  • 29 Arena Birmingham, Birmingham

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Stone Sour

Unfortunately only a quick stop over in the UK on their tour but these are 3 shows you would be foolish to miss. Currently touring their latest record ‘Hydrograd’ Stone Sour are on a long run of shows and festivals for the album and if there ever was a sure thing for a gig of the highest quality, then make sure you catch Corey and co in June.

June

  • 17 O2 Apollo, Manchester
  • 18 Roundhouse, London
  • 19 Rock City, Nottingham

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Myles Kennedy

The Alter Bridge and Slash vocalist is coming over to the UK to tour his first ever solo record. If you want to know what to expect, search on YouTube the acoustic sets he has done with Slash and just how powerful and impressive his voice is and that’s exactly what will be playing 7 shows over the UK, definitely keep an eye out for this one!

March

  • 17 O2 Institute, Birmingham
  • 18 Nottingham Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
  • 20 Glasgow Garage, Glasgow
  • 21 Manchester Gorilla, Manchester
  • 23 Islington Assembly Hall, London
  • 24 Thekla, Bristol
  • 26 Islington Assembly Hall, London

Weekly Playlist – 23/10

The Weekly Playlist is back again for another week, featuring a variety of rock music from the latest releases to some absolute classics you may not have listened to in a while.

This week we have new releases from Frank Turner, Roam and Waterparks, as well as the latest single from Weezer called ‘Happy Hour’ which will feature on their new album Pacific Daydream. We also have classics from Guns N Roses, Metallica and Van Halen which was also a cracking track to play on Guitar Hero with the banging solo at the beginning of the song.

Also introducing Finn Doherty to this week’s playlist with his song ‘Bruv’ a singer/songwriter local to Norwich and North London.

Check it out below:

Tracklist:

  1. Rise Against – Intro/Chamber The Cartridge
  2. While She Sleeps – Hurricane
  3. Guns N’ Roses – Welcome to the Jungle
  4. Metallica – One
  5. Royal Blood – Lights Out
  6. Foo Fighters – These Days
  7. Green Day – Jesus of Suburbia
  8. Slipknot – Duality
  9. Waterparks – Blonde
  10. Neck Deep – In Bloom
  11. Finn Doherty – Bruv
  12. Weezer – Happy Hour
  13. Frank Turner – There She Is
  14. ROAM – Playing Fiction
  15. Tonight Alive – Temple
  16. The Sherlocks – Live for the Moment
  17. Primal Scream – Loaded
  18. Four Year Strong – Heroes Get Remembered, Legends Never Die
  19. BlackWaters – Fuck Yeah
  20. Liam Gallagher – Greedy Soul
  21. Van Halen – Hot For Teacher

5 bands we’d like to see announced as Download headliners

With Download making an announcement of a coming announcement, our minds began to wonder and get curious on who it could be that will be heading up rock’s biggest UK festival, Download 2018. So here is a list of 5 bands we would love to see announced in just over a week’s time:

1.Guns N’ Roses

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They have recently been selling out Madison Square Gardens for 3 nights in a row and it’s a dream for many fans out there that Slash and Axl have finally resolved their differences and gotten the band back together.

Currently still on their ‘Not in this Lifetime’ tour, which surely was a saying many had said about the band getting back together and that Axl did say in 2012. They have only played 2 nights in the UK for this tour, so surely a big festival appearance is in order. Download love having a night or two for one of the big classic rock bands to head up with Aerosmith taking the Sunday last year and Maiden and Black Sabbath both playing in 2016, so is it the complete Guns N’ Roses turn next year?

Sweet Child O’ Mine…Had to be done…

2. Metallica

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Currently in the UK touring their latest album Hardwired to Self-Destruct it seems like it would be a sure thing for these legends of heavy metal to be claiming a headline slot next summer and there isn’t really much more I can say that you don’t know already.

It’s been over 5 years now since the band has visited Donnington, where Black Sabbath and The Prodigy headlined the days around them, so it’s about time the founding members of the big four made an appearance.

 

3. Royal Blood

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Would be new comers to headlining Download and it’s hard to reason why they couldn’t claim a headline slot on the bill. Since their debut self titled album, Royal Blood have been one of the biggest rock bands going and that’s only been boosted with their follow up How Did We Get So Dark?

Although it still maybe a little premature for them to take to the main stage at one of the biggest rock festivals going it’s still something that could happen and would be a big draw for many hearing ‘Little Monster’ blasted in Leicestershire.

 

4. Foo Fighters

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So with the likes of The Prodigy, Biffy Clyro, Avenged Sevenfold and Muse all previously  headlining, it’s hard to believe that the Foos have never claimed a headline spot. Although they have headlined many UK festivals such as Glasto last year, it’s a crime that they have never done the same at Download.

Recently releasing Concrete and Gold it would be the perfect time to make their debut performance at Donington and finally right a wrong that has just gone on for far too long now.

 

5. Green Day

They headlined the French Download festival last year as well as British Summertime Festival, and you would be hard pressed to say they shouldn’t headline the big one this year.

Releasing a greatest hits album later this year would give a perfect excuse for them to take to the stage and deliver a greatest hits set that would get the whole crowd singing. I know I would love to see ‘Basket Case’ performed on the main stage.

Let us know who you would like to see announced to headline Download?

 

 

 

 

 

Foo Fighters sell out UK dates

No surprises here that these were going to sell out quick.

Foo Fighters earlier this month announced a mini stadium tour in the UK, playing 3 dates in 2018. Kicking things off at Manchester Etihad Stadium on the 19th of June and playing 2 nights at London Stadium on the 22nd and 23rd of June.

Well tickets got released this morning at 9am for these hotly anticipated shows and they sold out in minutes!

Frontman Dave Grohl has taken to social media to show his appreciation and to make a promise for the coming shows.

Can’t help but wonder if there is going to be any festival appearances to accompany these 3 shows in the UK…we can only hope!

Weekly Playlist – 16/10

The This Is Noise Weekly Playlist is back for another week and it features a little bit of everything to meet all tastes.

This week we have new songs from Marmozets and Theory of a Deadman. We also have the latest single released by Noel Gallagher and his High Flying Birds ‘Holy Mountain’ which see’s the former Oasis guitarist go down a slightly different route but it’s bloody catchy, especially the whistle, he promised it would get stuck in your head and he wasn’t wrong.

We also feature some classics from Feeder and Letlive, as well as bringing back the massive hardcore band Your Demise, with arguably one of their greatest songs they released whilst they were still together ‘The Kids We Used To Be…’ although it was hard to choose between that and ‘Life of Luxury’.

Check out the playlist below:

Tracklist

  1. Rise Against – Intro/Chamber of the Cartridge
  2. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Holy Mountain
  3. Rage Against The Machine – Killing In The Name
  4. Theory of a Deadman – Wake Up Call
  5. Knuckle Puck – Gone
  6. Green Day – Oh Love
  7. Linkin Park – Waiting For The End
  8. Marmozets – Habits
  9. Foo Fighters – The Sky Is A Neighborhood
  10. Your Demise – The Kids We Used To Be…
  11. Deaf Havana – Trigger
  12. Moose Blood – Gum
  13. Letlive. – Renegade 86′
  14. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Bellbottoms
  15. Monster Truck – Saturday Night
  16. Avenged Sevenfold – Wish You Were Here
  17. Black Stone Cherry – Champagne & Reefer
  18. The Smashing Pumpkins – Tonight, Tonight
  19. Feeder – Just a Day
  20. The Swellers – The Best I Ever Had
  21. Alien Ant Farm – Movies

Foo Fighters announce UK shows

The Foos are coming back!

After a series of pictures being uploaded to their social media accounts all yesterday with old style portraits of the each member of the band with a Union Jack banner, the Foo Fighters have finally revealed what they have been hinting at

They have officially announced they will be playing 3 shows in the UK, one night at the Manchester Etihad and two nights at the London stadium in June 2018 with tickets going on sale on October 20th which can be bought here

See the official dates announced below:

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Be sure to get in quick as this is definitely going to sell out fast!

Could the Foos be on their way?

Could a Concrete and Gold UK tour about to be announced?

The Foo Fighters have been posting these random photos of the band on to their social media accounts, with the first being of their keyboardist Rami Jaffee and the second of guitarist Chris Shiflett all with a Union Jack behind their old timey portraits

 

Aside from playing a show at the London O2 Arena whilst also opening a Foo Fighters pub for a short amount of time, they are yet to announce anything tour related in United Kingdom for their latest album Concrete and Gold.

These posts have been put up with 3 hours between each other so hopefully tonight we might get some official announcement from the Foo Fighters.

To tide you over before anything get’s announced, have a gander at their latest album below: