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  THE QUIREBOYS UK TOUR DATES AND NEW STUDIO ALBUM FOR 2013
23rd March 2013

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The Quireboys are set to storm 2013 with a series of UK dates on a brand new studio album which will be released early June.

The Quireboys were formed in 1984 in London, England. After two successful independent singles (including the Top 40 "7 O'Clock") and supports to the likes of Guns N Roses, Sharon Osbourne was appointed as manager and The Quireboys were signed to EMI for the release of their debut album, A Bit of What You Fancy. The album entered the UK Albums Chart at No. 2 and was compared favorably to British rock names such as Rod Stewart and The Faces. The album was produced by Stewart's musical director and guitarist Jim Cregan.

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In support of the debut, the Quireboys toured for the next year playing with the likes of L.A. Guns, Soundgarden, The Cramps, Iggy Pop and The Rolling Stones. The long touring schedule was finished off with a gig in Japan at the Tokyo Dome on New Years Eve in front of 50,000 people. A live album was released following this long touring, entitled Recorded Around the World. 1993 saw the band release the follow up album, Bitter Sweet & Twisted and run support to Guns N Roses on their 'Use Your Illusion Tour', before going into hiatus only to reunite for a series of exclusive shows.

The band have experienced various line up changes along the way, but have still maintained a loyal following across the globe. A more permanent reformation came just after 2001 with front man Spike, guitarists Guy Griffin and Paul Guerin, and Keith Weir on keyboards forming what remains the back bone of the band. The band then released 'This Is Rock'N'Roll' in 2002 and followed it with 'Well Oiled' in 2004 'Homewreckers & Heartbreakers' and 2008. The yet untitled new studio album will be produced and mixed by the legendary Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Gary Moore, Thin Lizzy), who promises a modern sound with old school values.

Fast forward to January 2013, The Quireboys appointed marketing and festival guru Jonni Davis as their new manager as well as signing a new worldwide deal with Off Yer Rocka Recordings. 2013 can be classed as the next generation for The Quireboys. With multiple festival appearances, The Monsters of Rock Cruise, a European Headline tour and three planned releases, things are ramping up in a manner that will put them back where they belong on the Global playing field.

The Quireboys are touring Europe across 2013 (Official Album Launch at the HRH Ibiza Road Trip in front of a few hundred bikers). UK tour dates confirmed so far include:

Thursday 18th Apr – Assembly, Leamington Spa w/ Saxon
Friday 19th Apr – Rock City, Nottingham w/ Saxon
Saturday 20th Apr – ABC, Glasgow w/ Saxon
Sunday 21st Apr – Ritz, Manchester w/ Saxon
Tuesday 23rd Apr – Wulfrun, Wolverhampton w/ Saxon
Wednesday 24th Apr – Shepherds Bush Empire, London w/ Saxon
Friday 26th Apr – Academy, Leeds w/ Saxon
Saturday 27th Apr – Shepherds Bush Empire, London w/ Saxon
Sunday 28th Apr – Academy, Bristol w/ Saxon
Saturday 4th May – Stortford Music Fest, Bishops Stortford festival
Sunday 5th May – Academy, Oxford w/ Saxon
Monday 6th May – Princess Pavillion, Falmouth w/ Saxon
Wednesday 15th May – HRH Road Trip, Ibiza ( Official Album launch)
Thursday 16th May – HRH Road Trip, Ibiza ( Bikers Classics Set)
Saturday 18th May – Bearded Theory Fest, Derby
Sunday 2nd Jun – Acoustic Festival, Uttoxeter Race, Derby
Saturday 27th Jul – Maryport Festival
Friday 2nd Aug – Rock Festival, Cambridge
Saturday 3rd Aug – Arts Centre, Bingley

Tickets are available from all the usual outlets

The Quireboys will release a new studio album in June 2013



WACKEN WINTER NIGHTS IS HEAVY METAL WONDERLAND

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.

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