Friday, December 9, 2011

Upcoming Eloy Dates


Dear friends of ELOY,
Firstly, a very special thank you for the incredible reactions you gave us at our shows in the summer. We were deeply touched by the strong and emotional response we received at each event.
After the emotional time spent on the stage and the tremendous response to our three concerts in June of this year, we received many emails and letters expressing a desire for more concerts. Despite the well-attended festivals where some people had travelled from far-flung countries - some even travelling from outside Europe - in order to see us live, we received many messages from Germany from people who regretted that they couldn’t attend the shows due to being on holiday and asking us to play more concerts.
Thus we have decided to play a comprehensive tour of Germany for you in March 2012. We have aimed to choose more intimate settings in order to create yet more closeness, which of course means that visitor numbers will be somewhat limited here and there. This tour is about creating events that are tailored especially to our closest fan community. This applies to the music as well as to the environment in which the concerts take place. We want to offer you a special concert experience where the almost unique connection between band and audience - as we have recently experienced again - is just right.

24.03.2012 Berlin, Postbahnhof
25.03.2012 Hamburg, Markthalle
26.03.2012 Cologne, Gloria
27.03.2012 Stuttgart, Longhorn
28.03.2012 Pratteln (CH) - Z7
29.03.2012 Munich, Muffathalle
30.03.2012 Mainz, Frankfurter Hof
24.06.2012 - Nearfest, Bethlehem, PA - USA

For the 6 German ELOY Shows and the show in Pratteln we exclusively offer hard-tickets available at the ELOY Webshop only. Details regarding the tour in Germany in March can be found in the forum here, and regarding the appearance at the legendary Nearfest here.
We don’t want to keep it from you that the shows this spring could well be our last in Germany and that it’s possible that we will stop performing after headlining the legendary Nearfest in the U.S. in June 2012. For this reason, we are especially looking forward to the concerts in March and hope for numerous reunions with lots of fans in lots of full venues!
Sincerely yours,
Frank Bornemann

NIGHTWISH's 'Imaginaerum' Tops Finnish Chart

"Imaginaerum", the first album in four years from Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH, has entered the official chart in Finland at position No. 1.

According to, "Imaginaerum" sold 50,000 copies in Finland in its first two days of release. The band's first CD since 2007's "Dark Passion Play" — which was then-new singer Anette Olzon's debut — is due in North America on January 10, 2012 via Roadrunner Records.

Note: The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) in Finland has revised the sales requirements for albums to reach
platinum status in the country from the pre-2010 level of 30,000 to the
current 20,000.

"Imaginaerum" track listing (note that track 12 is broken down into four parts):

01. Taikatalvi
02. Storytime
03. Ghost River
04. Slow, Love, Slow
05. I Want My Tears Back
06. Scaretale
07. Arabesque
08. Turn Loose the Mermaids
09. Rest Calm
10. The Crow, the Owl and the Dove
11. Last Ride of the Day
12. Song Of Myself
Song 1: From A Dusty Bookshelf
Song 2: All That Great Heart Lying Still
Song 3: Piano Black
Song 4: Love
13. Imaginaerum

NIGHTWISH will kick off the "Imaginaerum" world tour in Los Angeles. The very first show of the trek will take
place at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California on
Saturday, January 21. This will be the biggest NIGHTWISH show production ever on North American soil and strictly a one-off — there will be no U.S. tour until later in 2012.

ULI JON ROTH Schedules 'Sky Academy' Seminar, Announces North American Tour Dates

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth's (SCOPRIONS) Sky Academy seminar is now confirmed for Anaheim, California for January 23, 2012.

Sky Academy was conceived by Uli to provide knowledge and inspiration to those who take guitar seriously and to help them reach a new plateau.

The seminars are designed to open people's eyes to new possibilities and to trigger an awakening of the student’s full awareness.

The philosophy and approach of Sky Academy is consistent with the ideals of its founder.

The teaching will center on achieving the student’s transition to a noticeably higher level of ability. This includes raising their general and specific musical awareness, as well as facilitating an increase in their technical abilities. The participants will be able to receive
invaluable direct insights into the way Uli approaches the art of guitar playing, as well as concerning his philosophy of music in general.
In other news, Uli will embark on a North American tour in January, beginning with three shows during NAMM and then picking up again in Milwaukee on January 26.

Confirmed dates so far (more to be added):

Jan. 20 - Corona, CA @ The Marque 15
Jan. 21 - Hollywood, CA @ Key Club (NAMM Jam)
Jan. 22 - Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
Jan. 26 - Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
Jan. 27 - Chicago, IL @ Reggies
Jan. 29 - Toronto, ONT @ The Rockpile
Jan. 31 - New York, NY @ B.B. Blues Club & Grill (with Leslie West)
Feb. 01 - Foxbourough, MA @ Showcase Live (with Leslie West)
Feb. 02 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
Feb. 03 - Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville Theater (with Leslie West)
Feb. 04 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom (with Leslie West)
Feb. 09 - Tempe, AZ @ Club Red
Feb. 10 - Redondo Beach, CA @ The Brixton
Feb. 11 - Oakland, CA @ The Pound West
Feb. 14 - Tacoma, WA @ Backstage Live
Feb. 15 - Seatle, WA @ El Corazon
Feb. 17 - Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
Feb. 18 - Garden Grove, CA @ The Can

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Pallas Annouce Christmas Shows and UK/European tour Feb/March

Pallas are pleased to announce that once again they will be releasing a FREE single as a pre Christmas ‘Thank You’ to everybody who has made 2011 a very special year for the band. The track is a cover of Emerson Lake and Palmer’s Black Moon. Originally intended for inclusion on the ill-fated Classic Rock Presents Prog ELP tribute CD, it was the first track recorded with (then) new vocalist Paul Mackie,

The Download is available via the Pallas website and is released to coincide with the band’s appearance at this years Hard Rock Hell Festival the following day.

As well as Black Moon Pallas have a few more special Christmas freebies in store and on December 17th will be making available for FREE download a very radical reworking of Monster, from their last album XXV as well as a specially designed downloadable version of the 2012 Pallas artwork calendar. To finish the year with a live bang, the band will also be playing a hometown Christmas gig/party at The Tunnels in Aberdeen on Saturday December 10th, tickets are available in advance from the venue and through the usual outlets, so all in all it is going to be a very happy Christmas for Pallas fans.

2012 will begin with Pallas beginning work on the follow up album to XXV before the band hit the road in late Feb/March for a series of UK and European shows. The first show will be at The Classic Grand in Glasgow on Friday Feb 24th, followed by The Peel (House of Progression), Kingston the following night Sat Feb 25th and then The Robin, Bilston Sunday Feb 26th.

Following this the band head out to Europe with shows in Paris on Feb 27th (venue tbc), Galery in Pratteln Switzerland on Feb 28th, Frankfurt Germany (venue tbc) on Feb 29th, W2, Den Bosch, Holland on March 1st, The Boerderij Zoetermeer Holland March 2nd and finally March 3rd Spirit of 66, Verviers, Belgium. On their return to the UK, the band will be continuing work on the new album. Pallas will also be appearing at a number of Festivals throughout the summer in the run up to the release of the new album in September 2012

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