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Planet Rock are delighted to announce the launch of Planet Rock Magazine – a brand new extension of the radio station Where Rock Lives.
First edition out 12th May
For more information check out the link HERE
anet Rockstock returns to Trecco Bay, South Wales from
1st – 3rd December 2017!
Fifth annual rock ‘n’ roll weekender, once again bringing Planet Rock, live music and the Rockstock family together for one hell of a good time. If you’ve come along before, you’ll know how special it is. If not, you’ll hopefully have already decided you don’t want to miss out again. Expect great live bands, a friendly atmosphere truly befitting the rock community and loads of entertainment, all hosted by Planet Rock.
Three levels of on-site accommodation packages are available: Gold, Silver and Bronze. Those booking Gold tickets will once again get an extra night of live music and accommodation on Thursday 30th November, plus a free Planet Rockstock t-shirt. Following last year’s sell-out event, tickets are expected to go very quickly, so if you want to come… don’t delay!
Watch this space for band announcements in due course…
RSVP to the Planet Rockstock 2017 Facebook Event Page to stay up-to-date.
Rockstock is a Bluesdoodles favourite!
More details and links for tickets follow the link HERE
Iconic US-rockers Cheap Trick have announced a special three date UK tour, with the band visiting London, Manchester and Bristol in June 2017.
Planet Rock 48-hour presale to the tour, which kicks off at Planet Rock Tickets at 10am on Wednesday 22nd March.
Tickets on Sale from 24th March 2017
Tickets HERE – MyTicket or SeeTickets
The Illinois quartet, who originally formed in 1973, will delight fans with their huge back catalogue of rock classics, including hits ‘Surrender’, ‘I Want You To Want Me’, ‘Dream Police’ and ‘The Flame’. The tour comes on the back of their most recent 2016 album, Bang, Zoom, Crazy… Hello, their 17th studio release and first for 7 years, which includes the single When I Wake Up Tomorrow
CHUCK BERRY – A STATEMENT FROM HIS FAMILY
Since Chuck’s passing on Saturday, the Berry family has received many inquiries from friends, fans and media about the status of his forthcoming album CHUCK, which was originally announced on his 90th birthday, 18th October 2016.
Working to prepare the release of this record in recent months and in fact over the last several years brought Chuck a great sense of joy and satisfaction. While our hearts are very heavy at this time, we know that Chuck had no greater wish than to see this album released to the world, and we know of no better way to celebrate and remember his 90 years of life than through his music.
For months now plans have been in place, and preparations have been made with our friends at Dualtone Records, to reveal further details and music from the album this week. As a tribute to Chuck Berry, and with gratitude to his fans around the world, we will be following through on those plans in the coming days.
The Chuck Berry Family
Sneaky Preview and Video
Thea Gilmore The Counterweight
Video track – Sounds Good To me and more about the album out 2nd June on Cooking Vinyl
Video – HERE
For Oh Susanna 2017 Equals
New Album New Tour Dates
Video A Girl in Teen City & Tour Dates
Alex will be hitting the road in April with her after providing guest vocals for her track ‘Hold On’. The tour includes seven UK dates, and his debut EP is coming later this year, following collaborative sessions in Nashville, Belfast and London throughout 2016.
Find out more about Brent Cobb’s debut album UK Tour dates and more HERE
Watch Newton’s cradle below…
LITTLE HURRICANE UNVEIL STUNNING NEW VIDEO FOR ‘OTL’
FROM THE UPCOMING ALBUM ‘SAME SUN SAME MOON’ OUT APRIL 14TH VIA MASCOT RECORDS/MASCOT LABEL GROUP.
May 2 2017 – London, UK – Borderline
Iron Maiden Putting Tickets In The Right Hands
IRON MAIDEN’S STANCE AGAINST EXPLOITATIVE TICKETING PROVES A HUGE SUCCESS AS THEY CHAMPION THEIR FANS WITH A SERIES OF ANTI-TOUT INITIATIVES FOR THEIR UK ARENA TOUR
LISTINGS ON SECONDARY SITES ARE DOWN BY OVER 95%
Going to be a Monster tour read more HERE
Brighten your day with OLSSON Pop taking you back to the parties of the nineties with the new single ‘One In A Million’ from the Swedish dance-pop stalwart OLSSON. It leads with a bright 90s inspired garage house beat, reminiscent of the likes of Disclosure, before breaking into a danceable indie-pop swagger similar to LCD Soundsystem or Hot Chip.
A tasty pop helping before the debut album release later in 2017 Get Your Dancing Shoes ON!
OLSSON is a prolific songwriter and has worked with the likes of Charli XCX, SeeB, Jacob Banks and more.
Legendary guitarist Eric Gales announces new studio album ‘Middle Of The Road’
Check out the brand new lyric video for Boogie Man
May sound like Shakespeare but is an Indie-pop act.
Bluesdoodles sends our congratulations to the winners.
Every Competitor had a journey to arrive at the competition in Memphis 2017.
DEBUT EP ANNOUNCED
RELEASED MARCH 10th
Listen below to New Portals single Stereo
Opening with crisp synths and a hushed vocal, Stereo looks back on the blossoming first steps of young love. Enlisting broken hip-hop beats, experimental electronics and their irresistible indie charm, New Portals take their first steps into 2017 bigger and bolder than ever before. New Portals with their own distinctive Synth-led Pop.
Line-ups – Camping what is fresh, new and exciting about Colne 2017
Read all about it HERE
January Album reviews
Check out what we said by clicking the album cover now:-
Canadian alt-rock outfit Bleeker have released the brand new stripped back 2017 mix of their single ‘Highway’, taken from their brand new album Erase You, due for UK release on February 10th via Five Seven Music.
‘Highway’ now holds the #1 spot on the Canadian Active Rock Charts, and was featured on Apple Music’s ‘Best Tracks of 2016’ and Spotify’s ‘Best of 2016 Rock This’, while reaching over 2 million streams.
With debut album Erase You set for release in the UK, Britain will soon be falling for Bleeker’s mischievous charm, sexy swagger and red-hot rock’n’roll tunes too.
Review of Great British Rock & Blues Festival,
Butlins Skegness – HERE
Matt Andersen Touring Summer 2017
Check out what Bluesdoodles said about Matt Andersen plus details of the tour. Notes on Matt’s current album Honest Man and more –