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29 January 2014

Boston funk rockers Extreme will be performing the album 'Pornograffitti' in its entirety on a European tour throughout June and July with UK dates at the beginning of July.

It will be the first visit from the band on these shores in six years when they toured their previous album 'Saudes de Rock'.

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The correct full length title 'Extreme II : Pornograffitti (A Funked Up Fairy Tale)' was originally released back in 1990, but the album really took off a year later when MTV started to play the acoustic ballad 'More Than Words' that made the band a household name and seeing the single become a Number 1 hit in the States and reached Number 2 here in the UK.

The album was certified double platinum and was a Top Ten hit on the Billboard Top 200 and amazingly stayed in the British album charts for an astonishing 61 weeks.

The album eventually spawned five hit singles including 'Decadence Dance', 'Get The Funk Out', 'Hole Hearted' and 'Song For Love'.

Extreme still feature Gary Cherone, Nuno Bettencourt, Pat Badger and drummer Kevin Figueiredo who has been with the band since 2007. Life has been quiet in the Extreme camp for the past few years as guitarist Nuno Bettencourt has been busy touring the world as part of the band for R&B star Rihanna whilst Gary Cherone has been working with his side project Hurtsmile.

Tour Dates
Jun 17 - Mannheim, Germany - Alte Seilerei
Jun 18 - Brussels, Belgium - Ancienne Belgique
Jun 19 - Amsterdam, Holland - Milkweg
Jun 21 - Clisson, France - Hellfest
Jun 23 - Paris, France - Le Bataclan
Jun 25 - Milan, Italy - Fiera (with Aerosmith)
Jun 27 - Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz 1
Jun 28 - Bilbao, Spain - Santana 27
Jun 29 - Madrid, Spain - La Riviera
Jul 01 - Lisbon, Portugal - Espa&ccdeil;o Armazem F
Jul 04 - Manchester, UK - O2 Academy
Jul 05 - Glasgow, UK - O2 Academy
Jul 07 - Birmingham, UK - The Institute
Jul 08 - London, UK - Forum
Jul 10 - Cologne, Germany - Live Music Hall
Jul 11 - Nuremberg, Germany - Rockfabrik
Jul 13 - Weert, Netherlands - Bospop Festival



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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