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19th April 2012

the treatment

The Treatment, the Cambridge five-piece who recently completed a full European tour with Steel Panther, have been confirmed to guest with Kiss and Motley Crue on the hottest US rock tour of 2012.

Called simply 'The Tour', this run of 40-plus US/Canadian dates features rock legends Kiss and Motley Crue going head to head live for the first time since 1982. The Treatment, favourites of Crue bassist Nikki Sixx since their debut 'Drink, F**k, Fight' single/video, were invited to join a run of arena dates starting July 20th in Virginia that may soon be extended due to incredible out-of-the-box demand.

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"Frankly, our involvement with 'The Tour' is something that hasn't truly sunk in yet", says Treatment vocalist Matt Jones. "People may be wondering how a bunch of 19-year-olds from the UK have been offered such a wonderful opportunity, and all we can say is, we have a dedicated team around us and we work hard at what we do...

"And of course big thanks to Kiss and Motley Crue, especially Nikki Sixx, who played us on his US radio show straight away. Their support means a lot to us - those guys are living legends!

"We're proud to be representing the British rock scene in the US, 'cos when it comes to rockin' music, we have a long and proud tradition in the UK. We will do everything possible to fly the flag and play our part."

In addition, The Treatment have the following events lined up for the next few months:

· Release of five-track covers EP, 'Then And Again', in celebration of Record Store Day on April 21st; this release will initially be limited to 300 autographed copies.

The track-listing for the EP – a choice selection of 70s covers – is as follows:

Motorbikin' – Chris Spedding
Let's Work Together – Canned Heat
Evil Woman – Electric Light Orchestra
Run Run Run – Jo Jo Gunne
Take Me Back 'Ome – Slade

· Festival appearances in the UK (Download, June 9th) and Europe (Earshaker Days, Basel, Switzerland June 23rd and Graspop, Dessel, Belgium June 24th).

· UK dates with rock royalty Thin Lizzy in Leamington Spa (The Assembly, May 15th) and Guildford (G Live, May 16th).

· New digital single scheduled for June 4th 2012 – a re-recorded version of 'Nothing To Lose But Our Minds', the original of which can be found on the band's debut 'This Might Hurt' album, released through Spinefarm Records in September 2011. The B-side of the single will be a newly recorded cover of the Electric Light Orchestra's 'Evil Woman'.



Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

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