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13th April 2018


Glasgow based Shock City Productions and Main Man Records are proud to announce a UK tour featuring guitarist Punky Meadows and vocalist Frank DiMino who will perform a set of Angel tracks with support coming from the recently reactivated rockers Heavy Pettin'.

Angel were formed in Washington DC during the mid-1970s and discovered by Kiss bass player Gene Simmons performing at a nightclub before being signed to Casablanca Records, which was also the home of Kiss at the time.

Angel's image of dressing in all white was a deliberate contrast to Kiss. Never achieving mass commercial success, they did however acquire a following as a cult band and they released over half a dozen studio albums between 1975 and 1999 including their eponymous debut, 'On Earth As It Is In Heaven' in 1977 and 'Sinful' in 1979.

Both DiMino and Meadows departed the band in 1981, and the remaining members continued but this new line-up dissolved shortly thereafter. Angel made an appearance in the 1980 film 'Foxes', starring Jodie Foster, Scott Baio, Sally Kellerman and Randy Quaid, while Frank DiMino sang 'Seduce Me Tonight' which appeared on the soundtrack for the 1983 film, 'Flashdance'.

Angel DiMino joined UFO guitarist Paul Raymond in the Paul Raymond Project in which he sang lead vocals before moving to Las Vegas, where he still resides, playing in classic rock tribute bands.

Meadows, meanwhile, occupied himself with a number of successful business ventures while continuing to play guitar and write songs. Through social media, fans let him know they missed him and wanted to hear new music. With renewed passion for recording music, and inspiration from close friend and fellow musician, Danny Farrow Anniello, they crafted fifteen new songs together for 2016s 'Fallen Angel' album.

Support on all dates comes from Heavy Pettin' who were formed in Glasgow in mid-1981 and recently reunited for the 2017 WinterStorm festival, which took place in Troon, Scotland in November 2017. Best known for their debut album, 'Lettin Loose', which was released in 1983 and was produced Queen guitarist Brian May. Support slots with Kiss and Ozzy Osbourne followed in 1984 before they released the 'Rock Is Not Dead' album in 1985. The band struggled on after being dropped by their record label before splitting in 1987.

Heavy Pettin' have also announced two of their own headlining shows, in Glasgow and Milton Keynes, their former being thier first show in the city for over thirty years, at The Cathouse on Tuesday 16th October.

You can see Anglez plus Heavy Pettin' here:
Friday 12th October: Eleven, Stoke
Saturday 13th October: The Underworld, London
Sunday 14th October: The Robin 2, Bilston
Monday 15th October: Bannermans, Edinburgh
Tuesday 16th October: Cathouse, Glasgow*
Wednesday 17th October: Trillians, Newcastle
Thursday 18th October: Rock City, Nottingham
Friday 19th October: The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes*
*Heavy Pettin' Headline Show

Tickets are on sale now and available right here.

And as it is Friday 13th today, here's a timely reminder of one of Heavy Pettin's past glories.



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